Communication Arts is “The Bible” for the creative side of the business. To be featured in the advertising or design annual, or to appear in a feature article in one of the quarterly editions, is a form of acceptance into the club. To have an Adpulp article land on CA’s digital front page this week […]
Product launches are such difficult affairs. When the new product is Kibu — One for All Life Mist (which SOLD OUT within seconds of being introduced this week) the process is even harder. Nevertheless, YACHT makes it look easy. Typically, a rock band uses their music video to “sell” their song. Placing an actual product […]
The devastated island of Puerto Rico will not have power fully restored until May, nearly eight months after Hurricane Maria ripped through the Caribbean. Did you know that nine of Puerto Rico’s 78 municipalities are still without power three months after the powerful Category 4 hurricane slammed the island? Frustrated residents are forced to boil […]
Seattle agency, Wexley, realized this year, more than ever, that the world needs some holiday cheer. So, the agency called up a couple of out of work actors and invited them down for an impromptu video stretch. I like some of the vocal fill: Egg. Nog. Egg. Nog. Spirit. Happy. Ew, the happiest.
No one tells it like it is today. If someone dares to do so, they’re at risk of being cast out by the meek and mild masses. Toronto-based independent Zulu Alpha Kilo could give a shit. The agency is looking to fill 14 new positions and they want all the prima fucking donnas ad school […]
This has been a year of transformations for Adpulp. We stopped taking advertising (including paid posts), switched to a new responsive template, secured our hosting setup, loaded Facebook-enabled comments, implemented a micro-payments platform, and now we’ve refreshed our brand identity. The Chronicle of Bright Ideas The new logo was made by Jessica Knedgen, a designer […]
Too many award shows are back-slapping affairs where hungover creative directors drop a bean in a cup when they see a campaign they like. There’s a much higher standard for the industry’s output—the intended audience for the work. Did they bite or did they ignore? That’s the ultimate test of any ad campaign. Having said […]
Unlike larger and more mainstream online publications, AdPulp has the ability to reject online advertising in its current state. Like thousands of other independent publishers across the globe, we pay no rent for an office, no salaries, and no dividends. Having said that, removing advertising from this website is much more than a financial move. […]
Holding companies are the bane of the creative agency’s existence. Sell to a holding company and become like the bean counters themselves—that’s the not totally undeserved rap. Thankfully, there is another way. Your agency can remain independent, like Butler Shine Stern & Partners in Sausalito. Then you can choose to do whatever the hell you […]
After a 13-year ad-sponsored run, AdPulp.com stopped running ads this year. You’re welcome. Now, please sign up for Inkl—the micropayments platform that has the potential to change the score for thousands of indie journalists and publishers like AdPulp.com, while improving the reading experience for millions.
This year, AdPulp.com moved away from being an ad-supported site. The site currently carries no ads at all. We are now 100% publisher supported. We no longer take paid posts, although the offer is there to do so literally every day. And we no longer place banners or text ads on the site. I pay […]
Not too long ago, people used to “break in” to advertising. That’s how hard it was to land a job at a top creative agency. Today, even the best agencies need to make an effort to recruit talent. Witness Brunner’s self-promotional efforts on Twitter: We offer careers where you’re not holed up over a laptop […]