Holiday Publishing Schedule

Note to Readers: We plan to publish on a flexible schedule over this week. Thanks for all your support these past three months, with all our best wishes for a safe and happy holiday. Shawn Hartley and David Burn Share

Calling All Alpha Females

The Women’s Presidents’ Organization and Fast Company magazine are creating an award competition for female entrepreneurs. Finalists will be chosen through an open application process by the Fast Company staff, and a panel of judges will select 25 winners. The winners will be honored at a conference in April and featured in the magazine’s May […]

Same Clique, New Year.

Is it any wonder the CA Advertising Annual arrives during the holiday season? Mine arrived today via the postal service. Same cast of characters as always. You don’t even need to study it. Put the $24 (newstand price) towards some whiskey, is my advise. Or beer, if you favor malt beverages. Crispin Porter + Bogusky, […]

You Want ROI? Here You Go.

from Lewis Lazare: Though the ad industry itself is in a bit of the doldrums here in Chicago, the business of advertising still packs a wallop in terms of its economic impact locally, according to a new study by Global Insight on behalf of the Advertising Coalition. The coalition is made up of nine advertising […]

Talent Zoo Likes ‘Em Wild

Rick Myers, President of Talent Zoo was kind enough to call earlier this week and ask, “How can we help you succeed?” More on that later. Anyway, this doesn’t happen everyday in the blogosphere, nor in life. So it’s always a sweet moment to know there’s someone out there and that they don’t hate you. […]

Pro Golfer Takes A Page Right Out Of Kournikova’s Book

from Business Week: With rare exceptions, the women of the Ladies Professional Golf Assn. are not the sort of half-dressed hotties who fill the pages of mens’ magazines like FHM. Then there’s Natalie Gulbis. Gulbis’ decision to pose for FHM wasn’t one she came to alone, however. A PR firm, retained by the LPGA, aided […]

Spec Is So Not Special

“Engaging in spec work is eroding the image of designers. It perpetuates the falsehood that what we do is easy or valueless.” -Drew Davies, founder of Oxide Design I was happy to see Omaha designer, Drew Davies, in the CA Design Annual this year. Not as a winner, but as a judge–which may be even […]