Archives for May 2009

“Even Ads Come From A Very Human Source” -Doug Pray

ART & COPY is a documentary that “reveals the stories behind and the personal odysseys of some of the most influential advertising visionaries of our time.” Director Doug Pray speaks to Lee Clow, Dan Wieden, Phyllis K. Robinson, Hal Riney, Cliff Freeman, Mary Wells, Rich Silverstein, Jeff Goodby and George Lois about the creative process […]

Spotlight on NW Creative: W+K Radio on Lack of Diversity In Advertising

W+K Radio rebroadcast Dan Wieden’s speech on diversity to the 4As this morning at 9:30 am PST. Adweek covered the talk, but it’s much better to hear it from the man himself. DJ Safi followed the rebroadcast by hosting a live discussion with Cheeraz Gorman on race in advertising. Gorman is a graduate of of […]

When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Pain In People’s Asses

Panasonic’s Next Generation talent competition is back. Winners can “bag a priceless work experience placement” at one of Panasonic’s “top creative agencies” as well as a 42″ Viera with freesat HD TV.

Infrastructure Is A Bear

If you can relate, go to and tell Congress why and how they need to fix our slow, crowded, congested commutes.

Talk Talk Walk

Best Buy is a company I loathe and will never support. The reason for my attitude is the $190 restocking fee Best Buy levied after I brought a PC back to the store in Lakewood, CO 18 hours after purchase. While Best Buy may have felt justified in that charge, I will never shop there […]

From Down Under: The Gruen Transfer

I haven’t fully explored this yet, but thanks to a comment on The Ad Contrarian I was pointed in the direction of an Australian TV show that deconstructs ad campaigns. The show is called The Gruen Transfer. From the website: The Gruen Transfer (TGT) is a show about advertising, how it works, and how it […]

The Vendor Client Relationship

You just know that they barely scratched the surface here: There’s plenty of material yet to be uncovered here…and agencies treat their vendors (photographers, printers) the same way the clients treat the agencies.

While the Story Teller Speaks, A Door Within the Fire Creaks

Are you a story telling genius with a gift for making slide shows? Are you also in need of some extra cash? Great, this could be your contest… Fuze Meeting is offering a $5000 Grand Prize in its “Tell A Story in 30 Slides (or less!) Contest.” Fuze Meeting & SlideShare "Tell A Story" Contest […]