In an email titled, “23 Reasons Moms Are The Best,” BuzzFeed used this picture.
“Where do they get these impossibly cute pictures?” I wondered out loud.
“From a digital artist using Photoshop,” replied our resident digital artist.
On Michigan Avenue, an &vertising street team gets ready to hand out bookmarks and a 12-page brochure created for the Illinois State Bar Association. The ISBA’s “Legal Health Checkup” aims to build confidence in the legal profession and educate consumers about the value of hiring a lawyer.
The two farmers in the Ocean Spray commercials have been on TV since 2005.
To me, they’re a pale imitation of Frank Bartles and Ed Jaymes (who were on TV from 1984-1991).
Here’s one of my favorites…
Make room on your bookshelf (or on your Kindle) for a new book about the “Father of Andvertising” and how to “make&s, not ads.”
Ron, a.k.a. the godfather of Minneapolis advertising, was the mentor who had the greatest impact on my career. (And my spiritual life.)
I recently re-discovered this photo in my basement. Unfortunately, there’s no caption. So if you’re in this pic — or know someone who is — please help!
When Ben Franklin said “Indeed we must all hang together or most assuredly we shall all hang separately,” he wasn’t being flip.
Every man who signed the Declaration understood he might also be signing his own ticket to the gallows. (Yet not one representative of the Thirteen Colonies refused to do so.)
MJ and his attorney, Frederick Sperling, are suing a local grocery store chain for $5 million.
U.S. District Judge Milton Shadur has said, “I thought the demand was greedy,” and #23 is making a “legal mountain” out of a “legal molehill.”
I just read in the Trib that you’re suing Dominick’s for $5 million b/c they used your name in an ad that ran in a commemorative edition of Sports Illustrated. Really? As I understand it, the subject of that special SI issue was “Michael Jordan and his induction into the Hall of Fame.”
20-some years ago, I volunteered to do a pro-animal research ad campaign for the Foundation for Biomedical Research. It got a lot of media coverage, won a lot of awards, and royally pissed off PETA supporters. (I still have their death threat letters in a scrapbook.)
Recently, I wrote a blog post it. And ever since then, I’ve had the feeling someone’s hacked my computer and installed icky stuff on it.
(It wouldn’t be hard to do. Until last week my password was “password.”)
This afternoon, a time-sensitive business proposal sent to a new client (using Apple Mail) didn’t go through. So I logged in to my Gmail account using Safari.
What I discovered turned a mild concern about malware into full-fledged paranoia.
The message I’d sent from my Mac had been (1) thrown in the Gmail trash and (2) replaced by a new one that was almost the same.
The one small – but important – difference?
The client’s email address had been changed just enough to make my time-sensitive ad proposal undeliverable.
I knoooow. It sounds unbelievable to me too! Kind of like something you’d see on CBS’ Person of Interest. But I grabbed a screenshot of the hack. So I know my 58-year-old mind isn’t playing tricks on me. (And hey, if White House Security can’t keep hackers from getting into Michelle Obama’s account, are any of us really safe?)
Anyway, here’s the point of the longest blog post I’ve ever written:
Does anyone know a Mac security specialist who is pro-animal research and more knowledgeable than this hacker with an allegiance to PETA?
If yes, have them call me asap. To the best of my knowledge, my phone lines haven’t been tapped. Yet.
W: 312-236-3800 | C: 312-545-5883 | H: 847-277-1959
We’ve always told clients, “There’s no such thing as bad publicity.” But now that our agency is on the receiving end of that advice, well, I’m not so sure. Would you call them back?
222 West 45th :: A play by Jon Robin Baitz & directed by Joe Mantello starring Stockard Channing, Stacy Keach, Judith Light, Elizabeth Marvel & Matthew Risch.
The ad guy who gently persuaded a reluctant car guy (Lee Iacocca) to get in front of the camera was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame last night.
Some people do good work. Some people work for good. Leo did both.
An AMC billboard for “Mad Men” shows a guy falling through the air.
The opening scene of Oscar 2012 Best Picture nominee “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” shows a guy falling through the air.
AMC’s defense of what may be a premeditated viral marketing tactic?
“The image of a man in a suit tumbling through space in no way references actual events.”
Do you buy it?
Unfortunately, &vertising.com can’t be registered.
ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) forbids use of special characters—like our ampersand—in new generic top-level domain (gTLD) name registration.
Fingers crossed some day ICANN’s Board of Directors will reverse that ruling.
Until then, the best answer to the query WHOIS &VERTISING.COM? can be found here.