Archives for January 2007

McBride Wants His Bosses To Fund A New Venture

Ad Age looks at the ambitions (and restlessness) of some prominent creative men on the West Coast. Lee Clow’s heir apparent, Chuck McBride, is putting the finishing touches on what could be his greatest work: a breakaway from TBWA/Chiat/Day to form a creative supergroup. Mr. McBride is negotiating with Omnicom Group to back a hotshop […]

Loch Ness Is 754 Feet Deep

I hadn’t seen the 60-second version of this Toyota Tacoma commercial unitl now. At this length the spot is allowed to build a bit before Nessie emerges from the depths.

Profit Or Perish: The Reality of A Held Company

According to Ad Age, Interpublic and OneSeven have severed ties. OneSeven is the agency made up of the Saatchi 17–the group of General Mills account people and creatives who followed Mike Burns out the door at Saatchi in February 2005. The agency’s clients include: ConAgra’s Hebrew National; Gorton’s seafood; McGraw-Hill’s BusinessWeek; Dun & Bradstreet; and […]

Don’t Go Home With Guys You Meet on MySpace

Not to get all Bill O’Reilly on you, but does anyone find it rather lame that parents are suing MySpace because thier teenage daughters were sexually assaulted by weirdos they met while using the service? CNET reports that families from New York, Texas, Pennsylvania and South Carolina have filed seperate civil suits against MySpace and […]

Another Dirty Trick

The New York Times is giving out some valuable consumer advise in an article titled, “Don’t Call. Don’t Write. Let Me Be.” Whatever you do, do not respond to an unsolicited e-mail message when it gives you the option to opt out of receiving more e-mail. That is a trick used by spammers to confirm […]

Crispin Porter & Backlash

People just really hate this ad. UPDATE: Here’s a shocker: Bob Garfield doesn’t like it, either.

Co-Creation Is Change. Change Is Scary.

Johnnie Moore and James Cherkoff have been putting alot of thought into co-creation, also known as open-source marketing. In fact, the two have put together a Change This manifesto on the topic. The manifesto is also available via their Open Sauce Wiki. Their manifesto gives 17 rules of the co-creation road, which ought to be […]

Nintendo To Die For

Radio station promotions are often lowest common denominator affairs. But the category reached a new low last week when Sacramento’s KDND 107.9 The End, appears to have accidentally killed a woman with one of their ill-conceived concepts. According to News 10, a 28-year-old mother of three from Rancho Cordova was found dead in her home […]