A BeanCast, And A Book

A couple of items of self-promotion, if you’ll allow me the privilege. First, I had the great opportunity to make a repeat appearance on this week’s BeanCast, which also featured: Steve Hall of AdRants, Kristi Faulkner of NYC’s Womenkind, Jim Hopkinson of The Hopkinson Report, and of course, show host Bob Knorpp. We got into […]

Strangers In A Strange Adland

40 Strangest Agency Names, and Where They Came From | Adweek

David Griner of Adweek’s blog Adfreak put an interesting list together of 40 agencies with strange names. Of course, I’m thrilled to see Bonehook, the company I started two years ago, on the list at #38 and humbled to be included along with some truly great shops like Taxi, Big Spaceship, Naked, Droga5, Creature, Wexley […]

Creative Recharge Is Your Jolt Of Bizarro For the Day

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Courtesy of a few Creative Circus students comes Creative Recharge, a site designed for industry folks to get the creative juices flowing when they’re stuck. It’s part self-promotion, part improv, and all just weirdness for fun’s sake. Hey, we all get a little drained sometimes, right? Not sure about the guys on the site, but […]

Inspired Advertising Is Born of the Streets

“New York is a stage that we’re all part of,” says The Chairman. This inclusive language is courtesy of Leo Burnett, a stalwart, but new arrival in The City. According to The New York Times, Burnett/New York is promoting itself with a consumer-generated content campaign called New York Writes Itself. New York Writes Itself is […]

Paid Content In 2012 And Beyond

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Geekend Roadshow is coming to DMA2011 in Boston next week. DMA is “the global event for real-time marketers,” and Geekend is DMA’s hot young date. It’s also the Savannah-based conference that my friend and former colleague, Sloane Kelley, is co-producing (and my former employer, BFG Communciations, is sponsoring). I’m traveling to Boston to speak on […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: W+K Goes To School With PIE

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Teressa Iezzi, former Editor of Creativity, is now working for Fast Company. Her latest piece for the newsstand pub, is a feature on Portland Incubator Experiment, or PIE, a partnership among leading brands, technology innovators, and Wieden+Kennedy. Wieden Portland just announced the winners of its PIE startup contest–nine companies ranging from a finance-focused cloud management […]

A Peek Under The AdPulp Hood

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There’s been quite a bit of activity under the hood at AdPulp, of late. I’d like to catch you up on some of it. First, we launched a new Jobs Section, with help from JobThread. It’s something we’ve discussed doing in the past, but we had Talent Zoo as a sponsor here for several years, […]

Agencies Hiring Their Own Chief Marketing Officers

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Heads up. There’s a client in the building. According to Dirct Marketing News: Several shops recently appointed their first marketing chiefs, among them Draftfcb, which named Debra Coughlin, previously CMO and EVP at Citigroup’s Citi Cards unit, to the position this spring. 
 “Agencies are terrific about helping clients develop their brands, but not always […]

The BeanCast Episode 164: Can You Say “Ewanick” Three Times Fast?

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I was a guest on Bob Knorpp’s The BeanCast again last night. Download the show from iTunes now. Thanks to Knorpp’s gracious invite (and my patented contentiousness), I joined Wendi Cooper of C Spot Run, Kelly Eidson of Modea and Tyler Hurst on the program’s 164th episode. We discussed GM’s desire to be more like […]

Are We Artists With An Income, Or Unconscious Pacifiers?

It’s perverse I suppose, but I like to see resistance to advertising. My reason for this is simple enough–I want bad advertising eradicated from our culture. It’s a tall order, but it’s one we can handle. All we need to do is guide our clients toward their brand truths, and show them how to best […]