The New Generation of Hybrid Creatives Is Here. Is Your Agency Ready for Them?
Meet Jason. He's an art director/filmmaker/editor/web designer. Or say hello to Sarah. She's a writer/art director/journalist/photographer. Over there's Ayusha. She's a planner/art director.
5 Ways Local Awards Shows Make the Ad Industry a Better Place to Work
Last week I attended the Hatch Awards for the 34th time. I had nothing entered. I didn't get to walk up on stage or leave with a silver bowl. My [...]
How Volkswagen Just Squandered 55 Years of Great Advertising
"This Volkswagen missed the boat. The chrome strip on the glove compartment is blemished and must be replaced. Chances are you wouldn't have noticed it; inspector Kurt Kroner did."
Reality Check: Working at an Agency Is a Pretty Good Life
No industry in the world enjoys self-flagellation quite as much as the advertising industry.
18 Things Great Creative Directors Do Every Day
My friend and former colleague Mark Radcliffe just became the creative director of D'Addario, the world's largest maker of guitar strings with a who's who of famous clients.
If You Could Pick Only One, Would You Hire Don, Peggy or Joan?
We know them better than we know some of our own peers. We've admired their work. We've watched them present. We've seen them build an agency. We've also witnessed them [...]
5 Marketing and Creativity Books That Stand the Test of Time
I recently cleaned out my Mullen office after 31 years at the agency and lugged my remaining books to my new office at Boston University. When I shared a photo [...]
The Digital Exchange
If nothing else, SXSWi is a celebration of ideas. We share them, question them, challenge them and gather around them. Perhaps most importantly, we search for new ideas and try [...]
What Can Twitter Do for You?
Whenever I start a conversation about Twitter with someone who doesn’t use it — or who tried it, but never got beyond the inane act of twittering some insignificant detail [...]