I’m Tradigital

Agencies are ramping up on digitally-enabled talent. Again. Frankly, I see articles on this topic all the time. And the central point is always the same–if you have both a traditional and digital background, you’re golden. Yet, that’s precisely my background and I am not in high demand. I have had one headhunter call in […]

Literary Superstars Prefer Ballantine

Hem_Ballantine_Ad

The New York Times is running an interesting essay by author Tony Perrottet, about the need for self-promotion in today’s literary realms. In this era when most writers are expected to do everything but run the printing presses, self-promotion is so accepted that we hardly give it a second thought. And yet, whenever I have […]

Drunk Geeks Are Happy Geeks When You Feed Them

With so many people and companies vying for attention at SXSW, how can an agency formed in the 19th century possibly stand out and promote its brand? With famous local food, that’s freeā€”that’s how! Oh, with a twisted animated video, as well (vegans please look away): Tonight and tomorrow night from 10:00 pm to 2:00 […]

Great User Experience Wins CA’s Approval

DDB Canada

We’ve all heard, and maybe told, stories about how horrible the agency Web site is. Of course, it need not be that way, but all too often it is. Thankfully, that’s not the case at DDB Canada. DDB Canada’s self-promo site is featured in this year’s CA Interactive Annual. Josh Fehr, an art director on […]

Anti-Social Is A Non-Persuasive Position

MGH in Baltimore has an active social media presence and the agency is now using this fact against its local competition. This full page ad ran in the Baltimore Sun on Monday: Normally, I’d say number of followers is not the right metric, but for this self-promo ad it is. The numbers indicate a passion […]

These Guys Make The Best Commercials In The World, Yes These Guys

How freaking San Francisco is this? I love it. [via The San Francisco Egotist] Share

Sent From My iPhone: Year-End Micro Media Meditations

At this time of year I like to look back and also look forward. A year ago, I set some lofty goals for myself and the site. As I look them over now, I see that many of them were not met. Not by a long shot. I could feel bad about this or I […]

Vanity Post

I’d like to offer a public thank you to Judah Johns of London for expressing his devotion. And yes, Mr. Johns a few other people do read AdPulp. Share

Look At The Size Of That Search Bar

JWT has a new agency Web site. Try to contain your excitement. Here’s the thing that makes this agency self-promo site different: users can keep scrolling down and down and down, and more content appears. Like the new Twitter. The scale of the site is a good match for a global company as large as […]

Just Three Stocking Stuffers Remaining

Here’s my friend and AdPulp brand ambassador, DK, sporting one hell of a nice t-shirt on his recent trip to Australia. We only produced a couple dozen of these juice carton t-shirts, and as I glance over at my bookshelf, I see there are only three left (two XLs and one Medium). Would you, or […]