I just *love* how Ad Age declared the Death of the Rock Star CMO. Well, who do you think anoints them as rock stars in the first place? I decided to explore this asinine trend: Now, there’s nothing wrong with saying someone has extraordinary skill or talent. Heck, even an extra helping of charm and […]
AdAge calls Crispin a pioneer in forging a new compensation model in which agencies truly partner with their clients, up to and including getting paid for an idea that really works. “The discussion is beginning to shift from ‘What does it cost to generate work and services a client wants?’ to ‘What is the value […]
According to Ad Age, Interpublic and OneSeven have severed ties. OneSeven is the agency made up of the Saatchi 17–the group of General Mills account people and creatives who followed Mike Burns out the door at Saatchi in February 2005. The agency’s clients include: ConAgra’s Hebrew National; Gorton’s seafood; McGraw-Hill’s BusinessWeek; Dun & Bradstreet; and […]
People just really hate this ad. UPDATE: Here’s a shocker: Bob Garfield doesn’t like it, either.
Ad Age takes an accusatory tone in an article about top level creatives leaving one shop for another. McGarryBowen has been stealing Walt Disney Co.’s theme-parks creative work away from Leo Burnett, and now it’s swiping some of Burnett’s Disney creatives as well. The independent New York-based agency has hired Ned Crowley and Jonathan Moore […]
According to Ad Age, Shine Advertising of Madison, Wisconsin, could not simultaneously meet Bob Parson’s creative demands and live with themselves. A little more than a month after winning the GoDaddy.com account, independent Shine Advertising has resigned, citing irreconcilable creative differences. The shop also renounced responsibility for the GoDaddy work that will appear during the […]
Ad Age reports on one agency’s solution to the industry-wide shortage of Spanish-speaking creatives. In an innovative solution to the chronic talent shortage facing the U.S. Hispanic market, one Latino shop is going where the creatives are: Buenos Aires. Los Angeles-based independent Grupo Gallegos is opening an office this month in Argentina, where creative teams […]
This Ad Age chart shows, in actual percentages and numbers, the mandates for diversity hiring in New York City’s advertising agencies. But we all know how unpredictable the ad industry is, and inevitably, some of these ad agencies may hire new staff only to fire them if they lose business. So will their layoffs reflect […]