[credit provider=”Alex Proimos via flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/proimos/4045973322/”] With the continuing vice-like grip of the holding companies on virtually all of the major agencies, the inevitable shift to digital media and the accelerating growth of social networking, the advertising business has changed dramatically since the Martini slurping; three pack a day, […]
HBOAfter becoming legal in both Colorado and Washington, Fox is now developing a weed-themed comedy, titled “The Happy Tree” — a half-hour effort from “Entourage” trio Mark Wahlberg, Steve Levinson and Rob Weiss, which will centre on a hotshot attorney who quits his day job following a nervous breakdown and seeks a life […]
[credit provider=”Screenshot Pamelael.com” url=”Pamelael.com”] Pamela El is a major player in the advertising industry.After working 25 years on the agency side at The Martin Agency, US WEST, and Terabeam, she is now the vp/marketing at State Farm.
[credit provider=”Ebay Screengrab” url=”http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/query/300781353312#ht_12002wt_1337″] On Wednesday, the innovative Swedish digital shop Forsman & Bodenfors announced the launch of a breakthrough new product site for the Volvo FH big rig on an unexpected social media site. It’s not Pinterest or Instagram or any of the other en vogue social platforms.Rather, F&B […]
[credit provider=”Google Creative Sandbox Screengrab”] Google recently launched what it hopes will be a hub for creative minds in the advertising world: the Creative Sandbox.According to the site, which was designed by AKQA, agencies have the opportunity to showcase “marketing campaigns that blend creative genius with digital innovation” by uploading […]
[credit provider=”AP Images”] A scandal involving $57 million in government contract dollars is set to rock the Federal Protective Service, a small agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.Congressional Democrats and Republicans have criticised the service in recent years, and both law enforcement reform organisations and labour unions have excoriated […]
[credit provider=”Mel Carson” url=”http://www.melcarson.com/sad-face-my-role-at-microsoft-advertising-has-been-eliminated.html”] Microsoft Advertising confirmed that it cut a number of key advertising and marketing positions, underscoring our previous reports that the company may be in large part backing away from the advertising business.Among the victims are seven-year veteran Mel Carson.
[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=776ZP_wQbVs”] After a two-year break, Alex Bogusky—the man Fast Company dubbed “Advertising’s Elvis” is kind of, sort of, returning to advertising.Bogusky—who is best known for his career at MDC Partners’ Crispin Porter & Bogusky, making ads for Burger King and Microsoft—has been named partner and creative adviser at Made […]
[credit provider=”Instagram”] Although brands have begun to get a handle on cool and visually exciting ways to use Instagram, it seems like advertising agencies themselves are still in the dark about utilising the photo networking service to their advantage. Click here to see the Instagram accounts> Tribal DDB Israel made […]
[credit provider=”brand toys”] In the aftermath of the 2012 Cannes Lions ad festival, one company has come up with a new way to rank the biggest ad shops in the world. Brand Toys has turned them into toys.Using qualitative and quantitative data (there’s a key and a methodology at the end […]
Earlier this week, we announced the preliminary results of the best advertising internships in the United States ranked by the people who know—the interns themselves.
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/5951909045/”] UPDATE: This was a preliminary list. Click here for the final results of interns’ favourite agency internships in the U.S.
Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Congressman and brother to Hollywood super-agent and Entourage model Ari Emanuel has accepted Obama’s offer to be his chief of staff.
A lot of agencies have mediocre websites. Some are so complicated it makes them difficult to use. Most of them are just boring. Well-designed, with the right content … but boring.We combed through more than 50 sites and identified the 11 stupidest mistakes that agencies make when promoting themselves online yesterday, […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/CarbonNYC” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/”] Ad industry people frequently gripe that clients get in the way of truly great work. But as it turns out, when ad agencies are in the client seat they can be guilty of the same.Take ad agency websites, for example.
When copywriters and art directors are looking for jobs in advertising their most valuable tool is their portfolio, which contains all of their previously produced ads, usually on a website.
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