Skinny Jeans Covered In Moss

This self-promo piece for the Portland After Effects User Group is also an interesting “ad” for the city. An AEPDX Meeting from Juliet Zulu on Vimeo. AEPDX’s mission is to give visual and motion graphics effects artists in Portland a platform for communication, education and collaboration. [via W+K] Share

Self-Deprecating Promo

Nice job, Humongo. Share

Cannes Is For Closers

The New York Times and Adfreak are highlighting this self-promo campaign from Ogilvy One. Ogilvy execs apparently believe that salesmanship is a lost art. One they intend to find and revive. Rory Sutherland, vice chairman for the British operations of Ogilvy & Mather, said, “There’s an interesting case to be made that advertising has strayed […]

A Special Thanks To Our AdPulp Subscribers

According to Blog Rank by invesp, AdPulp presently has 6247 RSS subscribers; 109,435 incoming links; and averages 2.9 pages per visit (among other things). I admit it’s gratifying to see these stats on some level, but I’m not posting them in order to pat Shawn, Dan and myself on the back. I’m posting them so […]

Happy New Year!

2009 is coming to a close and for many of us in media, marketing and advertising, it’s a time to be thankful for our very survival. Cheers to that! No doubt, the stormy economy hurt a lot of our businesses and cost people jobs and income, but it also forced people to rethink some old […]

One Big Ad Blog Love Fest

I want to send out a very special thank to Bob Knorpp of The Beancast for a live read on his 2009 Year End Show. He, and guests George Parker and Bill Green have some terribly nice things to say about us. If a Web site could blush… Knorpp frames our content as “considered commentaries” […]

Self-Promo Ad #7

Yesterday, I had a great talk over Skype with Bob Knorpp of The BeanCast and Cool Beans Group. Like me, Bob is a freelance copywriter and brand consultant, who is fighting for a foothold in the scree field of this economy. One of the things we touched on was the need to be better self-promoters, […]

I Talk Like A Schmuck

“To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.” – Tom Peters in 1997 Share

Thanks To Our New Advertiser, ProtoShare

“Web prototyping can be cumbersome and expensive. ProtoShare is a smart way for the team to collaborate with clients.” – Steve Gray, Technology Director at Razorfish If you have an interest in improving your Web development process, I encourage you to support our new advertiser and learn more about ProtoShare. Share

Hill Holliday Serves Us A Royale With Cheese

When Hill Holliday busted out their redesign of HHCC.COM, Baba Shetty said, “the site is built on a platform that gives us enormous flexibility to create scenarios that vary by user situation.” I really wasn’t sure what that meant, but now I have a better idea. For one, Hill Holliday’s Web team is writing custom […]