It’s A Numbers Game Today

Several high profile clients are shopping around for new agency partners, but there’s a catch according to The Wall Street Journal. “The chief procurement officer has become more important than the chief marketing officer inside some companies,” says Joanne Davis, a new-business consultant in New York. About 80% of reviews now include procurement departments, up […]

Finally, A Workaround That Keeps Pesky Creatives At A Distance

The following is a student project from prematurely jaded Miami Ad School grads: The Ad-O-Matic from James Kiersted on Vimeo. I love how they torch the revolutionary idea to make room for a much safer one. [via AdFreak]

Hilton Throws Don Under Bus, Don Squirms Before He Squeals

In this week’s Mad Men episode, Don underwhelms Connie Hilton when new work for the hotel chain is presented. Hilton asks to speak to Don in private after he’s seen the boards. After everyone files out of the conference room, Don is on the defensive. Don: This is a good campaign. One of the best. […]

Want A Good Deal On A Used Caddy? Call (617) 451-1110

Take a good look at the spot below, because Cadillac won’t have the luxury of such well crafted spots in the near future. Ad Age is reporting that the “new GM” will drop Modernista from the Cadillac account. Since GM’s exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy this summer, the Detroit grapevine has swirled that Modernista was […]

Crap On A Stick, Cont.

Why, why, why? Yahoo! is launching a new ad campaign and from the looks of it, it’s terrible. Naturally, Elisa Steele, Yahoo’s EVP & Chief Marketing Officer doesn’t see it that way. She ill-advisedly tries to sell her shit kabons on Yodel Anecdotal, a company blog. This is much more than an advertising campaign. It’s […]

Advertising Hurt By 15.4% Reduction In Client Spending

[source: “Breaking Down The Advertising Apocalypse” from Silicon Alley Insider]

Social Media Is The Largest Cocktail Party On Earth. Good Luck Pitching Your Wares There.

I’ve been looking at making the move to a client side position and last week I had the opportunity to learn first hand just what that could mean. There’s a Fortune 1000 company here in Portland that wants a Social Media Specialist to join their marketing team. Even though I’ve said several times that “there […]

Finally, Microsoft Competes In The Image Arena

Steve Ballmer and crew loves what Crispin Porter & Bogusky is doing for Microsoft’s external image and internal morale. In a New York Times feature, Sean Siler, 39, a software engineer at Microsoft who was featured in Crispin’s “I’m A PC” ad campaign says, “I’ve never seen more pride at Microsoft. You walk through the […]