How To Improve Your Small Retail Business’s Cash Flow

Cashflow is more about regularity than amount. What you want is money going out of the business at about the same rate as it comes in. If your money goes out too quickly, you may find yourself with a shortfall even if you are expecting more money later that would cover it. If it goes […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Fell Swoop And Its Unique Client Mix

After living in Seattle for a few years, it’s become clear to me that many shops here struggle to capture significant business from clients headquartered beyond the west coast. Which is why seeing People, Time Inc., and Conde Nast on the roster of local agency Fell Swoop is so startling and highly refreshing. Founder Matt […]

Advertising Design and Typography Teaches The Craft Methodically

As an advertising instructor, I rely on all sorts of books and materials to help my class learn where “the bar” is. But most of what I use is written by working professionals in the business, aimed at other working professionals. It’s rare that I ever see an actual advertising textbook. So Alex W. White’s […]

Minor King

Advertising, and especially copywriting, has been the entry point of quite a few authors in the past. Clive Cussler, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Salman Rushdie, et. al. Since we like to highlight the modern day people who come from the industry, let me direct your attention to Jim Mitchem. Jim Mitchem is the author of the […]

Fantastic Drug Commercial

Nature Rx is a grassroots movement dedicated to entertaining and informing people about the healing and humorous aspects of nature.

Briefcase Tacos W+K Wins Error Error Best Mercury Meatballs Helicopter

Winners of 24th annual Radio Mercury Awards were announced last month at le Poisson Rouge in New York. Wieden + Kennedy and their client Old Spice took Best of Show for “Mandroid.” (click to listen) The Mercury Best of Show award comes with a $50,000 cash prize, making it one of the more coveted awards […]

Ad Grunts Want To Work for Pay, Time Off and Coffee (Not Trophies)

Advertising is a glamorous industry. Or so it may seem to some from the outside looking in, partly due to how the industry is portrayed in TV shows, film and lifestyle press. Of course, there are ad people enjoying a corner office with views of the San Francisco Bay or the equivalent, but they’re in […]