Granger Makes Another Move On His Mad Ave Chessboard

Tony Granger, an avid art collector, came to the U.S. in 2001 from South Africa and helped inject life into Bozell, a New York agency with a sleepy reputation. He’s now chief creative officer of the New York office of Saatchi and about to leave that firm for Y&R. This according to today’s Wall Street […]

Goodby Guys To Wed For Fame And Money

Never say Goodby doesn’t understand the interwebs and modern culture. Adages points to 2 Husbands, a web-based reality series where people compete to wed one of two guys who work at Goodby. That’s all the proof we need. Zach Canfield, a creative recruiter, and Tanner Shea, a designer, are the guys. Canfield has had some […]

Meditate On This, Mr. Focus Group Man

[via Lee McEwan]

Creative Use of Seersucker

Adweek spoke with Richard Kirshenbaum, 46, about his agency and other pertinent matters. On why he’s Cheif Creative Officer and Co-Chair: I developed something called the Baskin-Robbins approach to creative directing. Instead of one cd who is expected to oversee everything, I have a number of senior-level cd’s who are different flavors. It’s a much […]

Schematic Kicks Ass And Takes Names

Do you know Schematic’s Trevor Kaufman? AT&T does. They awarded their $2 billion dollar account to WPP based upon his pitch, according to The Wall Street Journal. AT&T spokesman Michael Coe says the telecom company was impressed by the Internet capabilities of the WPP team. “That’s an important channel for us.” WPP aims to sell […]

Lessons From Alex

This month, the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta will host folks like Ani DiFranco, Shawn Mullins, and Suzanne Vega. But last night, it hosted Alex Bogusky, in an Atlanta Ad Club Event. Going in, I thought this would only perpetuate the dude’s so-called “rock star” image. (I’ve always said there are no rock stars in advertising.) […]

“Advertising Is Like Lettuce And Milk…It Must Be Sold Fresh”

London consultancy, Joined Up Company has been making short films featuring British brand and agency big wigs like John Hegarty, Hugh Burkitt, Sean Gogarty, Charles Vallance and others.

Score One For The Freaks

W+K hosted an event last week called Ignite Portland. A bunch of people stood up and spoke for five minutes on a variety of topics. I selected the one above because Keith Gerr looks as interesting as he sounds. When he’s not appearing on YouTube, he’s running Kemo Active, a brand actualization and invigoration consultancy.