Fast Company foresees disaster; Bloomberg Businessweek predicts prosperity

Fast Company vs Bloomberg Businessweek: two perspectives on the state of advertising

When it comes to self-criticism, advertising tends to be an industry that loves exaggeration, speculation and especially self-flagellation. We beat ourselves up – or tolerate being berated by others — on a pretty regular basis.  Among the many predictions we’ve endured in recent years: The end of advertising as we know it; Agencies just don’t […]

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New agency models and what we can learn from them

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If you could ask John Winsor, Ty Montague or Ian Schafer any question at all, what would it be?  Please leave your questions in the comments below.  Thanks. Next week I get to moderate a panel that includes Ian Schafer, CEO and founder of Deep Focus; John Winsor, CEO and founder of Victors&Spoils; and Ty […]

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An encyclopedia founder is coming to our school! Woot!

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If you need evidence that the world has changed a lot since you were in high school, look no further than this quote from Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia. “When I go to speak at a university or high school, it’s completely insane how excited the kids are about Wikipedia,” Wales said. “I remember […]

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Will monkeys pay more for sex if the ads are good?

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“Oh my God, you won’t believe what I’m working on.  Are you ready for this?” A few nights ago I ran into Jim Amadeo, an old friend and ex-colleague. Always effusive and optimistic, Jim was even more excited than usual about his newest freelance gig. He could hardly contain himself as he proceeded to tell […]

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