Four great examples of social innovation happening right now

Submission to Open Ideo in response to getting kids to eat healthier: a smarter shopping card

Perhaps the coolest thing about the web, social media and the multi-billion dollar infrastructure (Google, the Cloud, 3G, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Skype) that is now available to all of us isn’t that we can simply connect with one another in more ways than ever, posting status updates, sharing funny videos, and uploading photos. Nor is […]


Hope you’ll join us for Brand Bowl 2011

Once again Brandbowl will invite everyone across the Twittersphere to join in critiquing Superbowl ads

Brand Bowl 2011 launches today with a pre-game site showing last year’s winners and spots. The official game site goes live on Friday, Feburary 4. For the last couple of years Mullen has invited anyone with an opinion about advertising to join us on Super Bowl Sunday for a Brand Bowl, a Twitter based social […]


Mullen makes Ad Age’s A-List; comes in third

Unbound is mindet, a philosopy, even the artwork in our lobby

Forgive me if I use space on my personal blog to celebrate Mullen’s most recent accomplishment. But we just made Ad Age’s A-List, coming in third place behind well-deserved winner Wieden and Kennedy and second place McGarryBowen. It’s a pretty cool accomplishment given that Ad Age conducts a rigorous review of the nation’s agencies and […]


Assignment: Make America passionate about innovation

It's been a while since the innovation was a national focus

Next month I have the honor of heading off to the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication where I’ve been invited to be an executive in residence.  During my three days in Eugene, I’ll give a keynote, meet with faculty, work with students in a few classes and perhaps participate in a TedX […]


As Quora takes off, it demonstrates the network effect


“The genius of these companies is that their users do most of the work and create most of the value; once the ball is rolling, it’s the users who keep pushing it along.” That line is from a recent James Surowiecki piece in the New Yorker. He may have been writing about Groupon, but in […]