It’s college football season, and in the South, it’s a huge deal. It also usually means one thing: Lame, cheap-looking school promo commercials that are shown on TV at halftime. A group of University of Georgia alumni calling themselves “The Bulldog Collective” set out to create a better spot, and called upon Athens’ favorite sons, […]
As David mentioned the other day, I have left my native Atlanta for a move to the Emerald City. As of yesterday, I am now a resident of Seattle. Of all the changes and transitions I’ve made in my life, this one could be the biggest. That’s because I have accompanied my girlfriend Valerie out […]
Recently, after presenting to a particularly difficult client, a colleague in the media department turned to me and said, “Wow. You creatives really get beat up. I don’t know how you handle the constant criticism.” It wasn’t the first time I’d heard that—almost always from someone outside the Creative Department—but it reminded me how surviving […]
It seems that, despite the fact that Chevy advertising will increasingly focus on technology, it won’t be losing the nostalgia aspect of the brand altogether. A new Facebook contest asks Chevy owners to upload their favorite pictures for possible use in an upcoming commercial. At what point does the brand need to be focused solely […]
For quite some time, students at The Creative Circus have been hoping to lure Jon Hamm to their graduation ceremony to impart some Don Draper wisdom. They’ve gotten CDs from all over to help them make their case. But now, with graduation looming, they’re making their final pitch. I really hope Jon agrees to do […]
Behold the latest from Parry Gripp, close personal friend of mine (OK, professional acquaintance) and the musical genius behind YouTube sensations like Do You Like Waffles?, Hamster On A Piano and my personal favorite, Wiener Dog On A Minimoog. It’s a new iPhone app from Kihon inspired by one of his most popular songs, Baby […]
On Ideas in Jacksonville, Florida, is looking for a Copywriter. How do I know? Targeted advertising on Facebook: Will the job make you bananas? Do you have to be really hairy to qualify? Will you always feel hunted from the 1st day on the job? Apply and find out!
For the title of their new book, Jamie Turner and Reshma Shah didn’t go to Cleversville. They went straight for the gut with How to Make Money with Social Media: An Insider’s Guide on Using New and Emerging Media to Grow Your Business. The title is a little misleading; you’re not going to get a […]