There Are No New Ideas, Vol. 37 No. 14

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The Kansas City Star is reporting that an ad from JWT Sydney for a pet store called Pets Pantry, which won a Silver Lion at Cannes was actually created by an art student in San Francisco who is now an art director at Cole & Weber in Seattle.
“At first I felt like, ‘This is so wrong.’ But I’m slammed with my own work,” said Lance Wei. “I mean, what can I do? Not much.”

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.