Archives for October 2007

Saatchi ECDs Quit

Saatchi & Saatchi/NY ECDs Jan Jacobs and Leo Premutico have left the agency, according to Best Ads on TV. These are the guys who did “Hot Juicy Burgers” for Wendy’s and won a platoon of awards during their 2-year stint at the agency. My two cents on the Wendy’s spot is that it works too […]

Nice Lurk

It’s time for yet another entry in the “If you’re thinking it, someone’s already doing it” category. I had this idea a while ago that I could conduct the operation of this blog from a coffeeshop around the corner from Wieden’s Northwest Portland compound. It would be like a modern day sit in, minus the […]

Portrait of a Dream Client (Too Bad She’s Fictional)

Mad Men’s Rachel Menken, as portrayed by Maggie Siff, exudes confidence, intelligence, taste and other attributes one might like to find in a business partner. This is how Siff describes her character to her alumnae magazine: “Rachel is intelligent and thoughtful, very direct — a truth-teller — and also very in touch with her sexuality. […]

Caption It #23

[via McChronicles]

Targeted Placement In Toronto

In what seems like an obvious move, The Toronto Star is planning a revamped approach to selling newspaper advertising, including a switch to modular ads and sectional pricing, starting Jan. 1, 2008. Sectional advertising means ads will run in sections selected by advertisers and a separate rate card will be developed for each section tied […]

A Few Good Creative Men

I’m not sure who put this together, but it cracks me up:

Virgin Gets Endorsement From Some Of The Bloatosphere’s Finest

Click To Play Lauging Squid points out that a group of high profile geek bloggers are starring in the latest spot from Virgin American. Xeni Jardin, Cory Doctorow, David Pescovitz, and Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing; Pete Rojas of Engadget; Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose of Diggnation all appear, or I should say their cartoon […]

Straight Talk For A Crooked Time

Catharine P. Taylor points out that Boston-based Modernista had a hand in creating BusinessWeek’s new print edition, which debuts tomorrow. That’s pretty cool, but I like it anytime an agency breaks out of the ad box. The news got me to click over to the agency’s website and I found their mission statement prominently displayed. […]