Why Working In Advertising Sucks And What We Can Do About It

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Editor’s Note: I am excited to introduce Mark St. Amant to our readers. Mark is an accomplished ad guy and author of two books about sports. He lives in Boulder, CO. Human Centipedes And Other Nastiness Right now, more than any other point I can recall in my 25-year (yikes) career, the Advertising industry is […]

Ask David Ogilvy And Watson Will Reply

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Wouldn’t it be nice to ask one of the early heroes of the ad business a few questions? Thanks to IBM’s Watson, and some diligent research work from The Drum, we are now able to ask one deceased legend—David Ogilvy—about various items of importance. By the way, The Drum is a global media platform and […]

FCB’s Creative Leader Sets The Story Straight

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Susan Credle, global chief creative officer at FCB, believes in the power of story to move people to buy and to believe. She’s not alone in this, although it pays to clearly make the argument over and over. In a guest piece written for The Wall Street Journal, Credle explains the great tradition that today’s […]

Descendants of South African Slaves Honored In Museum’s Slave Calendar

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What role did slavery play in the shaping of modern nations, and how is its legacy impacting contemporary thought and policy? These are important questions for Americans, but also for South Africans, and people from scores of nations who have committed crimes against humanity. They’re the kind of questions that might be answered in a […]

The Quick Guide to Cannes Lions 2015

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If you’re on your way to Cannes this weekend, AdPulp is happy for you. If you’re not on your way to Cannes to collect your Lion, you can stay up on the festival via various social media outlets detailed in the following infographic created by Ghergich & Co. and ImageBrief.

We Write for Ogilvy Dunthorpe, Jolie Freeman and Ad Grunts Like You

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AdPulp is for ad grunts, by ad grunts. We’re not Adverati. We can’t be, we’ve never been to Cannes. We know our place. And we’d like to think we know you, dear reader. We know you, because we work with you, we meet you for coffee or beer and we may even listen to you […]

Marketers Are Innovators, So Please, No Lagging

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There is a struggle underway for the soul of Adland. Such is the case when power, prestige and privilege slip from an industry’s grasp. It doesn’t help that many young, talented people prefer to work in tech, where the perks are stellar and the challenges never-ending. Hell, wine runs from water fountains in Silicon Valley […]

Luminaries Back Stage at The 60th Cannes Lions

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Cannes Lions turned 60 this year, which certainly makes her the grand old dame on the award show circuit. I wonder how many trips to Cannes designer and art director George Lois has made over the years. Whatever the number, his message remains relevant, and caustic. “Understand how to create big fucking advertising ideas, that’s […]