Shawn Waite’s Shedwa Six–a six question interview series with ad geeks and bloggers–this week features Ariel Waldman from Shake Well Before Use. I find this exchange interesting: S: What impact, if any, do you think blogs serve in the ad community? AW: I find that blogs have really broken down the barriers between competing agencies […]
Mike Byrne, chief creative officer at Anomaly on how to find fresh talent today: “I met with a guy last week who, when he was 18, got a DUI, drove into a ditch, ended up going to the Army instead of jail. Then he decided to design tattoos and did this documentary on this Christian […]
According to Drudge Report, a client’s head has rolled in Cartoon Network land. Here’s a slice of an internal email sent today by Jim Samples to his colleagues: I am sure you are aware of recent events in which a component of an Adult Swim marketing campaign made Turner Broadcasting the unintended focus of controversy […]
Ad Age is reporting that Chuck McBride’s proposed splinter group will be less one creative superstar. Wieden & Kennedy creative director Hal Curtis, who heads creative for the agency’s Coca-Cola account, will not be joining a planned startup involving his former creative partner, Chuck McBride. Executives familiar with the situation said Mr. Curtis was offered […]
…but rather in New York Magazine. I’ll have to take time to digest this one. It’s 6,000 words long, or so.
This whole, uh, sordid affair, is a huge cautionary tale for anyone thinking of leaping into a new job. BusinessWeek has a good story detailing how things began–and ended for Roehm during her tenure at Wal-Mart. As fall approached, the deadline for the agency review was looming. On Oct. 15, Wal-Mart finally settled on one […]
Author, educator and art director/brand strategist, Robin Landa, spoke with some of the industry’s top creative directors and compiled their best advise in a downloadable document available from Amazon.com for $0.49. Here’s a small slice: Robin Landa: “What’s your philosophy about advertising?” John Butler: “It has to be likeable. It has to inform and inspire. […]
Julie Roehm, the former Wal-Mart marketing executive whose December ouster caused a media firestorm, has filed a lawsuit against the retailer, claiming Wal-Mart breached her contract and smeared her in the press. The lawsuit was filed without fanfare last month in state court in Michigan, where the former Chrysler executive keeps a residence, but it […]