How Can You Be The Only One To Do What You Do When There Are Thousands Of People Who Do What You Do?

Be Different Or Be Dead by Roy Osing explores “The Only Statement” among other topics meant to encourage business leaders today. Rick Spence, writing in Financial Post, likes Osing’s clarity and sense of purpose. I’ve heard lots of prescription for writing elevator pitches and mission statements, but Osing’s formula strikes me as one of the […]

Vocal Voices Amplified By The Web Force GAP To Reconsider The Evolution Of Its Identity

GAP Inc scrapped a new logo on Monday just a week after launching it following an “outpouring of comments” online and from customers in support of the original blue box design it’s had for more than 20 years. “We’ve been listening to and watching all of the comments this past week. We heard them say […]

Three Time Zones Away, Fiercely Competitive Nevertheless

Pac-10′s commissioner, Larry Scott, is out to re-vamp and re-brand the conference and put it on every sports fans’ radar. To forge a new and unique identity for the conference, Pac-10 approached Portland Oregon’s Mutt Industries – among other firms. Mutt designed the logo to capture the powerful landscapes that set the West Coast apart […]

Here’s One Way To Make Starbucks Execs See Red

Seattle’s Best Coffee has a new brand identity and to celebrate Seattle-based Creature and the Zeno Group collaborated to help the brand take over the iconic Starbucks building in Seattle. Overnight on May 11, a clandestine team wrapped the famous Starbucks Siren in the new logo. By the way, Starbucks owns Seattle’s Best Coffee, so […]

When Copy And Design Meet In Brooklyn, Magic Happens

Mucca Design in New York really went all “the media is the message” for their client Brooklyn Fare, but it works. [Hat Tip: Cathy Solarana]

Get Real

Yesterday, I read an article in the Wall Street Journal about the tanking market for Swiss watches, and how the manufacturer of one luxury brand is sending their ace consultant around to instruct retailers in the art of selling “pure fantasy,” which is something we know a lot about in advertising. Yet, many of us […]

Who Are You?

People have flaws, but sometimes flaws are beautiful. That’s the message Tara Hunt is putting out. We love people who represent the ideal, the perfect, the imperfectly perfect, the happy, the successful, the amazing, positive, go-for-it, wa-hoo in life. And I’m not saying those people don’t exist. They just don’t exist as much as we […]

Bad Practices May Lead To Identity Correction

The Yes Men is a movie from United Artists (that we watched last night), but it’s also more than that. The Yes Men are activists that go well beyond what’s captured on film. The group, led by Mike Bonnano and Andy Bichlbaum, engages in “identity correction,” a term they coined to describe their process of […]

Brains In Front of the Firecam

The crew at Brains on Fire reveal themselves:

Coming To The Big Screen This Fall

On the 40th anniversary of the Internet, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC tells the story of the effect it is having on our society as seen through the eyes of the greatest Internet pioneer youve never heard of, visionary Josh Harris. Award-winning director, Ondi Timoner (DIG!), documented his tumultuous life for more than a decade, to […]