Effen Outdoor

Lewis Lazare is giving credit to Steffan Postaer’s place. Oh my. Is the world spinning on a new axis? It done good. The corpse that was Euro RSCG/Chicago now is showing an award-winning streak. The agency was one of 18 Obie Award winners — and the only one from Chicago — at Tuesday night’s gala […]

Show Talent Zoo Some Love

Our friends at Talent Zoo have been nominated for A Webby, in the best employment sites category. If you’d like to vote for them, and ensure they punish corporate behemoths like Monster and Career Builder, visit the site, log in and vote. For more on The Webby Awards, see Random Culture’s top picks. Share

Where Rockers Chow

This is a good ad from Duncan/Channon, but I find it difficult to believe it’s the Best of Show winner in the latest San Francisco Addys competition. Adweek says it is, so I guess I need to accept that the Bay Area ad community has fallen on tough times. Either that, or the judges were […]

A Bullet Point For Someone’s Resume

Lewis Lazare reveals that during 2005, Staples sold no fewer than 500,000 replicas of its Easy Button as a desk accessory. When this happens–a genuine viral response driven by TV–you know your work is working. Conversely, when one of your peers gives you a little trophy for your desk, all you know is some ad […]

Ernie’s Up By 34

Ernie Schenck is up by 34 votes in Ad-Rag’s Battle of the Adblogs. The score is currently AdPulp 203, Ernie 237. Frankly, I’ll be glad when this beauty contest is over on Friday. I’m tired of clicking over there to see the score. Isn’t vanity a sin? I’m pretty sure it is, although I’m rusty […]

Omnicom To Pitch Against Omnicom, Omnicom, And Omnicom

Adweek reports on the finalists for Frito-Lay’s Doritos account. Four Omnicom Group agencies have made presentations to Frito-Lay in a review of the company’s estimated $30 million-plus Doritos account, according to sources. A decision is expected within a month, sources said. Incumbent BBDO in New York is defending against DDB in Chicago, GSD&M in Austin, […]

Stroke Me

Ad-Rag, one of the most influential ad blogs in the world, is sponsoring a self-love fest for all ad bloggers. It’s called Battle of the Ad Blogs and its logo has tanks as bookends, which may mean only the big guns are gonna be fired. You might expect me to say how pointless such award […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Art Directors Club Italiano call for entries, 2005 One Show call for entries, 2006 Thanks to Horace Kidman–the creator of the original idea–for the tip. I could say stealing is beyond lame, especially when there’s no need for it, but that’s obvious. Anyway, I’m more interested in hearing what you have to say. Share


The CA Advertising Annual arrived on my doorstep the other night. I recall how much I used to look forward to pouring poring over of the industry’s finest work displayed therein. For me, those days are gone. I’m not exactly sure what happened. I guess I finally let go of the idea that I would […]

Send Your Five Spot To Kalamazoo

Dean Gemmell has seen enough fancy schmancy self-congratualtion fests. He and his cohorts at Black Lab Five in lovely south central Michigan have whipped up their own damn award show, and it’s decidedly Pabst Blue Ribbon. Or should I say, Iron City? I’ve grown so weary of all the crap award shows. And embarrassed because […]