Veer From The Lovemarks Spectacle

John Moore at Brand Autopsy (not to be confused with Johnnie Moore) has started something by telling domain name registrar Go Daddy to stop trying to be Big Daddy. Moore wants the dot com to put their $2.4 mil. earmarked for a Super Bowl spot back into product development. I’d like to see user-centric design […]

This Journalist Knows How To Tell A Story

BY THEODORE DECKER Of The Patriot-News Hot on the trail of kidnapped Krispy Kremes, Swatara Twp. police were in pursuit yesterday of a crook who — very unwisely, some would say — stole a doughnut delivery truck. Police found the truck abandoned in downtown Harrisburg, but they hadn’t tracked down the perp who pilfered the […]

Talent Zoo Likes ‘Em Wild

Rick Myers, President of Talent Zoo was kind enough to call earlier this week and ask, “How can we help you succeed?” More on that later. Anyway, this doesn’t happen everyday in the blogosphere, nor in life. So it’s always a sweet moment to know there’s someone out there and that they don’t hate you. […]

Fudge Is More Than Confectionary

An estimated 10 percent to 30 percent of job applicants lie on their r

Napster Head Severed But Man Grows Another One

“It’s never too late to go straight,” said David Munns, vice chairman of the music giant EMI Group, about Shawn Fanning.

Attention Steel Execs: Gary’s All Yours

from Chicago Tribune: ATA Airlines has reached an agreement in principle to fly out of Gary/Chicago International Airport. Forced to cease operations out of Midway, the deal to take four flights a day in and out of Gary would give the financially strapped airline access to the Chicago area. All flights would go to Indianapolis, […]

Hormel Tries Target’s Schtick

from Lewis Lazare: Minnesota food processor, Hormel Foods (makers of SPAM) is heating up New York’s Times Square with a giant three-sided billboard that seeks to position cooking as an artful form of expression not unlike high fashion. Each image on the billboard created by BBDO/Minneapolis presents fashion models in chic outfits, but each look […]

Agencies In Strange Places: Third In A Series

While we’re on the topic of Nebraska, let’s examine the strange truth about one of the agency world’s legendary brands. Bozell + Jacobs was founded in Omaha, and exists there to this day. I know. Shocker of all shockers. Yet, it’s true. Two newspapermen, Leo Bozell and Morris Jacobs began their advertising firm in 1921 […]

“Spec Is So Not Special” Follow Up

I mentioned before that my friend Drew Davies, owner of Oxide Design in Omaha was a judge for CA’s Design Annual this year and what a major distinction that is, especially for an Omahan. I then drew attention to a remark from Davies concerning spec work. Below please find his commentary on the issue, further […]

Beer Buzz Wears Off

Ron Askew, Chief Marketing Officer at Coors Brewing–the nation’s third largest brewer–is stepping down. Askew helped shift the brewery’s advertising from quaint spots featuring Pete Coors “somewhere near Golden” to quick cut music video-style spots starring the Coors Light twins. According to USA TODAY, the concept got its start when Askew, asked roster shop, FCB […]