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 […]
Photojournalism is a beautiful documentary art and a much-needed pursuit in today’s mixed up world of lies and propaganda. Thankfully, The New York Times employs some of the world’s best photojournalists. The newspaper’s ad agency, Droga5, wisely saw this truth and placed it at the center of this Cannes Lion-winning ad campaign. The combination of […]
Milk continues to be the perfect canvas for creative expressions of advertising. Witness these three little films from Colenso BBDO and New Zealand milk brand Anchor. The campaign just won a Gold Lion in the Health & Wellness category at Cannes. The campaign features slam poet Harry Baker working through some of the smartest product […]
Problem: There are 500,000 people suffering from hearing loss in the United Arab Emirates. Solution: FP7, a McCann agency in Dubai, came up with an ingenious campaign for HearLife Clinic to help address the public health issue. The early symptoms of hearing loss are difficulties hearing high frequency and low sounds, often only discovered in […]
Portland client. Portland agency. This is how good things grow. Portland, Oregon’s multi-tool pioneer, Leatherman, has a lot of fans, also known as brand loyalists eager to share their testimonials of how their Leatherman saved the day – and sometimes even their lives. Over 34 years, Leatherman has received more than 4,000 such stories from […]
Man, if only I smoked 2 packs a day for the last 15 years, I’d have a pretty good voiceover voice. So how are voiceover artists doing? Some do very well in an election year. The Hollywood Reporter looks at the money–and the party loyalties involved. Once a voiceover artist works for one major political […]
According to The Wall Street Journal, Annoying Orange, a web series from Dane Boedigheimer is a BIG, BIG hit. Mr. Boedigheimer, a North Dakota native who moved to California to work in film, now collects ad revenue, sells T-shirts and has an agent exploring spinoffs, all for a character that didn’t exist until October. He […]
Uncredited voiceovers can be lucrative gigs for famous actors and celebs. Which is sort of funny, because often times the voices go unrecognized. How many voices can you identify in the following presentation from Slate V?