Mobile Magic Reveals Some Not-So-Secret But Valuable Information

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I can’t say that I’ve ever associated “Saatchi & Saatchi” with “mobile,” but as we’ve seen before, it’s an agency that’s quite fond of dropping books as self-promotional pieces. This time around, we get a little more useful information in Mobile Magic: The Saatchi & Saatchi Guide to Mobile Marketing by Tom Eslinger. Now, keep […]

BBDO/NY Rolls Film, Presents GE’s Technology As A Service To Humanity

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David Lubars is Chief Creative Officer of BBDO in New York. Therefore, it is safe to conclude BBDO/NY will consistently make beautiful work. Shot documentary-style by Greenpoint Pictures’ directorial duo The Hudson Dusters, the films capture real, inspirational stories from places around the globe where GE technology is truly making a difference. The films are […]

Mercury Awards Name 157 Finalists, Loads Audio Files To Show Site

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I stopped leafing through award show annuals years ago, but I do like to listen to radio spots. Therefore, I appreciate the 2014 Radio Mercury Awards making the spots from their 157 finalists available online for all to hear. There’s much worth listening to here and much of it is regional, so this is our […]

Spotting Advertising Talent In The Wild A Lot Tougher Than It Looks

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Creative people in advertising are not normal. Things like meetings and time sheets are real crimps in their machinery. So, imagine how hard it can be for a non-conformist artist or writer to package himself in a way that appeals to corporate America’s jester service. Despite the difficulty, it’s a popular pursuit for people not […]

New Campaign for USA Swimming Is Advertising Gold

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Colle+McVoy’s new work for USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming, is meant to inspire more kids to take up the sport and make it easier for parents to find clubs, pools and lessons. To do that, the agency needed to make swimming cool. I’d say they won that race on […]

Let’s Stop The Mass Use Of Artisanal Language In Advertising

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When I was first learning to be a copywriter, I was told that powerful advertising writing exists in the verbs. Not the adjectives. Many advertisers don’t understand that. Real estate clients are quite guilty of this. And restaurants. But this is quite a doozy: Hey @McDonalds–I don't think "artisan" means what you think it means. […]

People Sleep In The Daytime, If They Want To

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“Find a city. Find yourself a city to live in.” -David Byrne British newspaper The Guardian asked Saffron, a brand consultancy that prides itself on its expertise in urban branding, to update its 2008 study of European cities into an assessment of 57 major cities around the world. The resulting “brand barometer” may be eye-opening […]

Gary Vee Rocks The Mic, Wins AdPulp’s International Humanitarian Award

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The words we use are important. Words convey meaning. Right now, I am looking for the words to convey how much I love this ass-kicking, fact-kicking session from Gary Vaynerchuk, head of Vayner Media. In the video, a person asks Vaynerchuk how to meet “relevant people” at South By Southwest. Gary Vee rightly does the […]

Digitas LBi Applies BuzzFeed’s Content Formula To Client Problems

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Agencies active in the content game are making progress. They’ve moved away from the “every company is a media company” fallacy to a better place. One thing we know for sure, every company is NOT a media company, especially not every advertising agency nor the marketers they support. Yet, the need for compelling brand-building media […]

LinkedIn Stock Price Down 45% from All Time High Last Fall

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Do you smell that smell? I believe a degree of odiferous air has been let go from the social media bubble. According to USA TODAY, LinkedIn reported a 46% rise in first-quarter revenue, to $473.2 million, but a loss of $13.3 million. The news sent LinkedIn shares down 2% in after-hours trading, to $159.02. Its […]