Calling Jon (As Don) To Atlanta

For quite some time, students at The Creative Circus have been hoping to lure Jon Hamm to their graduation ceremony to impart some Don Draper wisdom. They’ve gotten CDs from all over to help them make their case. But now, with graduation looming, they’re making their final pitch. I really hope Jon agrees to do […]

And The Hits Just Keep On Coming

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Behold the latest from Parry Gripp, close personal friend of mine (OK, professional acquaintance) and the musical genius behind YouTube sensations like Do You Like Waffles?, Hamster On A Piano and my personal favorite, Wiener Dog On A Minimoog. It’s a new iPhone app from Kihon inspired by one of his most popular songs, Baby […]

Jacksonville Agency Looking For Best-Of-Breed Creative, It Looks Like


On Ideas in Jacksonville, Florida, is looking for a Copywriter. How do I know? Targeted advertising on Facebook: Will the job make you bananas? Do you have to be really hairy to qualify? Will you always feel hunted from the 1st day on the job? Apply and find out!

How To Make Money With Social Media Offers More Than Just “Send Me $5 Now”


For the title of their new book, Jamie Turner and Reshma Shah didn’t go to Cleversville. They went straight for the gut with How to Make Money with Social Media: An Insider’s Guide on Using New and Emerging Media to Grow Your Business. The title is a little misleading; you’re not going to get a […]

Let’s Have A Chat About All These Conferences

I doubt I’ll be asked to speak at one anytime soon: Every week I see floods of tweets and blog posts from people I know sharing quotable nuggets or random observations from some marketing-related conference, seminar, or training session. Collectively, it always seems like these gatherings are the place to be for gaining bits of […]

A BeanCast To Kick Off The Week

Once again, I was privileged to appear on The BeanCast with show host Bob Knorpp as well as John Wall, Mike Rynchek and Jason Falls. We discussed a wide range of topics including social media’s role in broadcast metrics, the rise of co-viewing, online photos and usage rights, NFC payments, and the military’s use of […]

Can AgencyFinder Make Great Matches?


Ad agencies and marketing firms are always on the look out for new business, and clients often need a methodical process for finding the right shop. might be the answer, and its relaunched site includes an upgraded platform. From the press release: By adding video enhancement, deepening the Q & A database and introducing […]

Ad People Need To Follow The Money — If There’s Any Left

Hardly a week goes by that someone doesn’t post or link to creative jobs that pay a pittance. Even agencies are getting lowballed for their services these days. So how do you profit in advertising today? Our knowledge economy has spread the knowledge around quite well. And made it easy for certain jobs – writing, […]

The NOW Revolution Offers A Little Advice For Everyone


As if corporations didn’t have enough on their minds trying to stay lean, mean, and profitable in these times, authors Jay Baer and Amber Naslund offer a roadmap for business transformation in The Now Revolution: 7 Shifts to Make Your Business Faster, Smarter and More Social. From corporate culture, to changing hiring practices to embracing […]