Storyscaping Offers Good Advice Wrapped In Self-Promotion and Buzzword Bingo

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It really has become quite the phenomenon for ad agencies to roll up their trademarked processes and new business presentations in full-length books. We get a strong whiff of that in Storyscaping: Stop Creating Ads, Start Creating Worlds by Gaston Legorburu and Darren McColl of SapientNitro. At its core, Storyscaping is essentially an exhortation we’ve […]

Telling A Life Story Reaps Rewards For Buntin

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Congrats to friend of AdPulp Jason Wright and the crew at The Buntin Group in Nashville. They recently won a Silver at the national American Advertising Awards for this short film done on behalf of A Life Story Foundation, which promotes awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). The video features Kevin Swan, who was diagnosed […]

Jack Link’s Jerky Returns To The Wild With New Campaign from Carmichael Lynch

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Fans of Jack Link’s meaty treats are not done “Messin’ with Sasquatch.” For this, we can be thankful. However, there are new beasts to contend with. This eagle, for instance: “Hangry Moments,” developed by Carmichael Lynch, will run alongside the existing “Messin’ with Sasquatch” campaign, also developed by Carmichael Lynch. “We’re really proud of the […]

Holding Companies Don’t Hold All The Cards

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A recent article in Adweek wondered if independent ad agencies can thrive in the “merger era.” The answer, of course, is yes. In the era of “storytelling” and “content” nearly anyone and their project manager can get into the advertising business. But it’s not a guaranteed path to success. The weaknesses of upper management are […]

Today Is National Hamburger Day. Tweet It Twice.

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I have never been a fan of anonymous content. I rarely point to it. But today is a new day. The latest in Digiday’s series of anonymous reports from inside the agency business—Confessions of a social media strategist—is worth a careful read. The anonymous writer works at one of “the leading digital agencies in New […]

Viewer Counts In The Millions An Impressive New Agency Credential

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Mashable’s Todd Wasserman believes the ad industry’s “state of flux has swung open the doors for entrepreneurs, usual refugees from big agencies looking to capitalize on new opportunities.” Hey, I can identify with that. Wasserman points to three new types of ad agencies, including the viral video factory. He argues that it is impossible to […]

Two New Commercials Use Anti-Digital Sentiments To Sell Things

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Let’s make fun of digital culture, shall we? It’s certainly an easy target. Post by AdPulp.   With barbeque season upon us, Kingsford Charcoal is launching a new campaign with the aggressive tagline “Get Off Your Gas.” The work was created by DDB California, which neatly showcases the contrast between the self-indulgent, smartphone obsessed and […]

Narrowing Down the Necessary Features of Your Online Shopping Cart

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The whole world shops online. Before you purchase your product on an online merchant’s site, you have probably noticed that it is listed in the site’s cart. The notion of cart functionality sounds simple, but understanding the technology supporting this platform requires some prior knowledge. Simply put, a shopping cart is an online business’s content […]

Publicis Groupe’s Digerati Join NYC Media Lab

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In a quest to innovate and apply leaner methods to age old practices, agencies are increasingly acting like media and technology companies. In one such move, Publicis Groupe—agency parent to DigitasLBi, MRY, Razorfish and VivaKi—is joining the NYC Media Lab as a corporate member. Other partners include AT&T, ESPN, HBO, Hearst, NBCUniversal, News Corp., Time […]