Tuesday, August 23, 2005

harty heads to bbh

steve harty, formerly of merkley newman harty (now merkley + partners) joins bbh as chairman for north america.

steve is the first american to head the american operations of the british agency.

i hear awesome things about steve. what have you heard about him?

Monday, August 22, 2005

banana republic finds the art in the everyday

find the art in the everyday is banana republic's fall campaign from goodby, silverstein & partners.

find a banana republic art film here.

find the soundtrack to the film here.

what are your thoughts about the film?

Monday, August 15, 2005

friedrich goes to lowe

brian friedrich, a creative formerly at goodby and bbh, goes to lowe.

who are other creatives who have moved around lately?

Thursday, August 11, 2005

register for advertising week

advertising week is september 26 to 30. you can register for events now at the advertising week site.

i heard advertising week was lame last year, so don't blame me if you go and it sucks.

as soon as advertising week is over, you won't see the word advertising in this blog anymore.

Monday, August 08, 2005

find a new word for advertising

advertising is outdated. so i'm looking for a new word to replace it.

any ideas?

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

davies introduces planning 3.1

blogging planner russell davies introduced planning 3.1.

here are three of its characteristics.

1. strategy and execution are done at the same time, in the same place, by the same people.

2. ambivalance and ambiguity are tolerated.

3. ideas beat insights.

russell's presentation was the high point of the conference for me. there was something there beyond words and ideas. what did you think?

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

abolish focus groups, gladwell says

in his planning conference keynote, malcolm gladwell disses focus groups. focus groups harm rather than help. they're not only useless but dangerous.

i agree. do you agree?

Monday, August 01, 2005

planning conference pre-party raises $200 for charity

the planning conference pre-party organized by apny raised $200 for the young survival coalition, a cancer charity.