Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Social Media Backlash Has Begun

√ery interesting take on the mass mind-numbing navel gazing that is Twitter. This print is for sale, too.

And... take a look at this. Similar ragging, this time on Facebook.

Joe Sedelmaier

Legendary commercial director Joe Sedelmaier will be in Dallas tonight at the Dallas Angelika (Mockingbird Station) screening some of his classic work — Wendy's "Where's The Beef?" spots and the fast-talker for FedEx among them. It's part of the USA Film Festival.

I believe it's $10 to get in. There's a question/answer afterward and cocktails at the Margarita Ranch downstairs. For more information, IM Kyle. He may know.

I may try to go. If you're up for it, let me know, okay?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Final Review

Kiran has a problem. Well, he has many problems. But this one isn't sexual in nature. No, it's about the final review.

He's going to be out on production the first two weeks of May. We've talked about it, and wanted to know what you guys thought of having the review either Saturday, May 9 or Sunday, May 10. That's really the only time he's going to be here. Plus it really isn't cutting your time short--you still have dead week to prepare.

So... which one will it be? We're recommending Saturday evening, say 5-ish. We're still trying to figure out a venue.

Post your replies in "comments."

Thank you, and pray for Kiran.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


From Adweek:

BMW makes an audacious move here in its battle against rival Audi. The latter apparently erected a billboard taunting, "Your move, BMW," for its redesigned 2009 A4, on a thoroughfare in Santa Monica. Shortly thereafter, in a bit of inspired luxury auto one-upmanship, signage for BWM's M3 sedan appeared across the street with the line, "Checkmate." It's a fun, in-your-face concept that's fast earning kudos in auto and ad media worldwide. (Juggernaut Advertising, an independent agency in Santa Monica, created the response ad for BMW of Santa Monica.) Audi should just shrug it off and respond with an ad proposing "Two out of three?"

—Posted by David Gianatasio

these are my favorite kinds of ads.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Boogs & Donuts


shoe tying




Saturday, April 18, 2009

Matthew Childs: Hang in there! 9 life lessons from rock climbing

A specialist in digital branding and interactive services, Matthew Childs seeks out new trends in competitive markets. As an advertising lead at Razorfish, Childs draws from extensive experience in the marketing world, having led Nike's global internal communications department. Before that, he was a writer and editor for Outside Magazine and Playboy.

Matthew Childs Hang in there! 9 life lessons from rock climbing

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The guy I worked with on this campaign.

Very good, and a very good guy. Check out his book.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Mike's (I'm losing my mind, couldn't remember Mike's last name, sheesh) label campaign is a motherfucking finalist in the ad competition.

Praise be!

I'm so proud.

Congrats, Mike.


Jacob's a One Show Client Pitch Finalist. (Try saying that three times quickly.)

Congratulations, Lunchem!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Somebody is Teabagging Senators

Teabags Of Doom Inundate Senate

Just put them in your mouth and suck on them for a while.Huzzah, another contribution from a brave Senate staffer who has suffered the terrible onslaught of anthrax (or “tea”) bags from voters who dislike taxes. All of these heavily irradiated teabags represent Freedom from Tyranny.

Note that many people opted not to send actual tea but just the little paper sleeve they came in, and one teabagger thought that a bag of fucking Vanilla Chai would really stick it to the man. This is the most terrifying bit of mail an elected official could hope to receive, besides maybe a goat’s head in a box.

Our informant, “Bilbo ‘Baggs,” tells us that this is a pretty representative haul from a typical mail run, which happens four or five times a day. Goodness gracious, that is a lot of anthrax to sort through.


Saturday, April 4, 2009

great idea.

Friday, April 3, 2009

thus far

what do you guys not like about these. Be honest please!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Errol's Article

Just noticed this article in The New York Times, written by Errol Morris... the director we were shooting with last week. A great guy. And a good writer, it turns out. Check it out:

Whose Father Was He? (Part One)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009