Richard Branson certainly doesn’t need more publicity or admiration, but when I read this Q&A article in Time Magazine, one of his answers caught my eye: Has your dyslexia hindered you in the business world? —Skye O’Brien, Dartmouth, Mass. Strangely, I think my dyslexia has helped. When I launch a new company, I need to […]
So if an agency monolith like Publicis can outsource production work in the new world-new media-order, what about the rest of the creative jobs in advertising? At some point, when marketers ultimately look at the efficiencies they’ve achieved with third-world interactive servants, they may decide to that the writing and the art direction doesn’t matter […]
L.A. Times is reporting on a looming strike by 12,000 members of Writers Guild of America, the union representing writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable and new media. Writers maintain they were shortchanged years ago, when they agreed to a discounted pay formula for home video sales, only to see that business flourish. They […]
Being a copywriter, albeit a strategically-aware one, I’m a bit of a fish out of water here at the 4A’s Account Planning Conference. So I won’t analyze everything I’ve heard today, but I do have a few random observations I’d like to make: If there’s one theme I heard constantly today, it’s that our industry, […]
I’m an adamant believer that folks who use cell phones don’t want a bevy of interruptive messages from marketers, but… Seeing the entire web on my iPhone, the possibilities open up. If it’s done smartly.
The Jeep account, previously held at an Omnicom agency, is now moving to a new Omnicom agency, after a pitch that involved other Omnicom agencies. Adweek clears it all up: Omnicom Group’s Cutwater has won creative duties on Jeep, the client confirmed. Cutwater, the newly launched San Francisco agency led by former TBWA\Chiat\Day creative executive […]
Although I bought a new Hyundai Santa Fe a few months ago, advertising had nothing to do with my purchase. And when I finally saw a Richards Group TV spot for it, I wasn’t impressed–and definitely didn’t feel like it was connecting with me as a Hyundai owner. Seems I wasn’t alone in that assessment: […]
In Southern California, Jiffy Lube locations got busted for not doing work that customers paid for. The above follow-up report, taken from the local news in LA, shows clips of a Jiffy Lube “apology” commercial and the reactions of some of the customers who got screwed. It doesn’t appear Jiffy Lube is all that interested […]