Heidi Hackemer, founder and director of strategy for Wolf & Wilhelmine, has the right idea—either rebuild the agency of the future around her own human needs or get the hell out of dodge. Hackemer is a Wisconsin-bred New Yorker who believes in good ideas, a good run and good hair. She also eloquently states several […]
Newser is an aggregator with an attitude. Face it: there’s too much news. At Newser, we choose the most important stories from hundreds of US and international sources and reduce them to a headline, picture, and two paragraphs. And we do it 24/7–you can come back morning, noon, night (and in between) for something new […]
Venables Bell has good intentions. Something incredible happens when you actively work to do right by people. You become utterly unafraid. Unafraid to have messy conversations. Unafraid to advocate unpopular stances. Unafraid to upend applecarts. Unafraid to hit reset buttons. Unafraid to simply be open and willing. This fearlessness also leads to disagreement. Lively debate. […]
Twitter has evangelists, but few are more prominent than Tony Hsieh, the Tweet slinging CEO of Las Vegas-based Internet shoe purveyor, Zappos. photo courtesy of Laughing Squid After kicking it with Ev, last week in DC, Hsieh looked inward and was delighted by what he saw. At Zappos, we have 10 core values that act […]
Burgerville, a regional quick serve restaurant with 39 locations in Oregon and Washington, has a different way of looking at the business they’re in. Our mission, “Serve With Love” is about choosing to be the difference with each other and our guests. When you visit us, we commit to serving you from our mission with […]
Wieden + Kennedy/Tokyo has a new web site and a bright and shiny mission statement to go with it.
North is a Portland agency with a quirky web presence full of stellar communications like their mission statement pictured above. North also has a blog, as if I need to add that tidbit any longer. An agency with no blog is ____________. Please use our comments to fill in the blank. By the way, a […]
The Anti-Advertising Agency has ambitious goals (and the tools to get them there). Here’s how they see things: Through long-term commercial saturation, it has become implicitly understood by the public that advertising has the right to own, occupy and control every inch of available space. The steady normalization of invasive advertising dulls the public’s perception […]