Archives for September 2009

In Lieu of Headphones

Everyday I make not difficult decisions about what to post here. For instance, Bob Garfield recently wrote a book. AdPulp took a pass. Jeff Goodby recently wrote a response to said Garfield book. AdPulp took a pass. Ana Andjelic recently wrote a response to Goodby’s response (that was picked up by AdAge). AdPulp took a […]

Rich Media for Poor Kids

Every year a different Chicago ad agency takes up Off the Street Club’s cause. This year it’s Euro RSCG’s turn and Steffan Postaer is stoked. …if you go to videos of these delightful kids and staff as well as other surprises await you. You can actually pull children off the street and put them […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Ziba’s Sustainable Digs

Portland’s Ziba Design is a big deal. Almost as big of a deal as Wieden + Kennedy is, but in design, not advertising, circles. According to Fast Company, Ziba’s new 56,000 square foot headquarters in Portland’s Pearl District provided a chance for the firm to walk its talk and create a much more public presence […]

Hollywood Ventures Into The Web’s Tool Shed

Droga In Prada

The new lifestyle rag, WSJ Magazine, decided to dress David Droga up and pretend that it’s 1963. Which might have been fine if the attending article had any substance to it. Here’s the best that the writer can get from the ad man: This is not survival of the fittest–it’s mutation of the species that […]

Want to Get Off The Grid? Say Yee-Haw

Last night at Gallery Stokes in Atlanta, I had the pleasure of meeting Kevin Bradley, the proprietor of Yee-Haw Industries, a printmaking studio in Knoxville that operates old school–completely custom, hand-pressed posters, invitations and the like. Kevin’s work shows up in Print’s Regional Design Annual quite a bit, and some ad agencies use him to […]

When Used Wisely, Words Are Powerful.

Since when are taglines the most horrid part of already bad advertising? I don’t know the answer to that, but I do know I’m looking at two lines that are in contention for AdPulp’s new “Crap on a Stick” award. Wal-Mart — Save Money. Live Better. Sears — Life. Well Spent. Yes, yes, I get […]

We Read Blogs For Their Unvarnished Truths

Where’s My Jetpack? reached 1500 blog posts and used that occasion to wax philosophical. I sometimes see this blog as a burden, as have the authors of many of my favorite reads in recent years, disappearing without a word or sometimes announcing the end with finality… But whenever I entertain the notion of quitting this […]