Radio Personality, Bob Knorpp On Camera. Yes, He’s A Longhair!

As you may know from previous reports here, Humongo Nation is an annual tour by Connecticut-based agency, Humongo. The team travels around in a Ford Flex and stops in to see various ad people along their route. People like BeanCast host, Bob Knorpp, in Greensboro, NC.

Knorpp breaks some interesting news in his segment, which starts at 5:36 minutes in. He says he’s starting another podcast in conjunction with Ad Age. He also outs himself as the heretofore anonymous Tweeter behind @bogusbogusky.
I also like how Knorpp says he works to give back to the ad community with his show. “It starts a conversation, not just among the guests, but also among the listeners.”
Speaking of sparking conversations, Humongo blog Brand Flakes for Breakfast, is being guest written while the crew is on the road, and one of the posts put up last week by @dabitch is something we discussed on The BeanCast last night.
Here are two very different takes on how best to respond to the environmental crisis unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico:

While neither ad is compelling from a craft point of view, I did defend the UnFucktheGulf effort for reaching beyond the typical rhetoric we see over and over again from environmental groups.
Green messaging needs to evolve if it’s going to impact a larger segment of the American population. I salute UnFucktheGulf for bringing some righteous anger to the YouTube party and for understanding that t-shirts sell better than stand-alone issue-oriented outrage.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.