Watching The River Flow

David Armano, Creative VP at Digitas/Chicago is looking for help. If you have the goods (plus a warm coat, hat, mittens and scarf) you could be on your way.

Of So-Called Rock Stars and Stage-Hogging Poseurs

I just *love* how Ad Age declared the Death of the Rock Star CMO. Well, who do you think anoints them as rock stars in the first place? I decided to explore this asinine trend: Now, there‚Äôs nothing wrong with saying someone has extraordinary skill or talent. Heck, even an extra helping of charm and […]

How Does Your Agency Get Paid?

AdAge calls Crispin a pioneer in forging a new compensation model in which agencies truly partner with their clients, up to and including getting paid for an idea that really works. “The discussion is beginning to shift from ‘What does it cost to generate work and services a client wants?’ to ‘What is the value […]

Profit Or Perish: The Reality of A Held Company

According to Ad Age, Interpublic and OneSeven have severed ties. OneSeven is the agency made up of the Saatchi 17–the group of General Mills account people and creatives who followed Mike Burns out the door at Saatchi in February 2005. The agency’s clients include: ConAgra’s Hebrew National; Gorton’s seafood; McGraw-Hill’s BusinessWeek; Dun & Bradstreet; and […]

Crispin Porter & Backlash

People just really hate this ad. UPDATE: Here’s a shocker: Bob Garfield doesn’t like it, either.

Opportunity Knocks

Ad Age takes an accusatory tone in an article about top level creatives leaving one shop for another. McGarryBowen has been stealing Walt Disney Co.’s theme-parks creative work away from Leo Burnett, and now it’s swiping some of Burnett’s Disney creatives as well. The independent New York-based agency has hired Ned Crowley and Jonathan Moore […]

From A City Of Idealists Comes An Agency With Attitude

According to Ad Age, Shine Advertising of Madison, Wisconsin, could not simultaneously meet Bob Parson’s creative demands and live with themselves. A little more than a month after winning the GoDaddy.com account, independent Shine Advertising has resigned, citing irreconcilable creative differences. The shop also renounced responsibility for the GoDaddy work that will appear during the […]

Geography No Obstacle

Ad Age reports on one agency’s solution to the industry-wide shortage of Spanish-speaking creatives. In an innovative solution to the chronic talent shortage facing the U.S. Hispanic market, one Latino shop is going where the creatives are: Buenos Aires. Los Angeles-based independent Grupo Gallegos is opening an office this month in Argentina, where creative teams […]