When you work in a creative field, you traffic in ideas. For a creative person in advertising, ideas are currency and like cash, fluid and hard to capture. Ideas are also something that people in advertising fight for, steal, glorify, and covet. The thing to know about ideas is they do not accrue value when […]
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 […]
You guys, let’s get the bartender from Cheers for this! Casting: unoriginal. Acting: uninspired. Dialogue: painful. All of which is too bad. SMIRNOFF™ vodka deserves better advertising. It’s a Russian-born brand, but it’s made in America. It’s also a quality product at an affordable price point. So, why insist that actor, author and environmentalist, Ted […]
Think back on the last decade or so, and you’ll find countless examples of companies whose traditional positions in the marketplace were challenged. Some have successfully adapted, and some haven’t. Nicole Ertas takes a closer look at this phenomenon in Free Range Brands: Join the New Breed of Agile Brands. To start with, Ertas talks […]
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It really has become quite the phenomenon for ad agencies to roll up their trademarked processes and new business presentations in full-length books. We get a strong whiff of that in Storyscaping: Stop Creating Ads, Start Creating Worlds by Gaston Legorburu and Darren McColl of SapientNitro. At its core, Storyscaping is essentially an exhortation we’ve […]
Congrats to friend of AdPulp Jason Wright and the crew at The Buntin Group in Nashville. They recently won a Silver at the national American Advertising Awards for this short film done on behalf of A Life Story Foundation, which promotes awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). The video features Kevin Swan, who was diagnosed […]
When I was first learning to be a copywriter, I was told that powerful advertising writing exists in the verbs. Not the adjectives. Many advertisers don’t understand that. Real estate clients are quite guilty of this. And restaurants. But this is quite a doozy: Hey @McDonalds–I don't think "artisan" means what you think it means. […]