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Ad Chatter, Edición 7: Longing for Summer and Some Sense of Normal

Ad Chatter, Edición 7: Longing for Summer and Some Sense of Normal

It’s summer but it’s like no summer we’ve ever known before. Due to the pandemic and resulting confinements, even the simple act of going to the park or briefly chatting with a neighbor are real pleasures and moments we now savor. The simple pleasures are not so simple when it’s dangerous to be in public. […] Read More

Ad Chatter, Edición Seis: BLM, Plus New Work from The Lincoln Project and United Way

Ad Chatter, Edición Seis: BLM, Plus New Work from The Lincoln Project and United Way

George Floyd’s brutal killing and the aftermath make it difficult to focus on work, right now. It’s a time for sorrow, tears, and eventually redemption. As individuals, we are all at different places on the grief scale. On the far extreme, some people are not grieving at all. Presumably, this is the America they want […] Read More

Ad Chatter, Edición Cinco: Walmart’s New Resident Poet, Plus, Plus, Plus

Ad Chatter, Edición Cinco: Walmart’s New Resident Poet, Plus, Plus, Plus

In this fifth edition of Ad Chatter from Adpulp.com, Dan Goldgeier and I discuss new commercials from Lexus, Specialized Bikes, and Walmart. Plus Austin-based artist and ad man, Chad Rea, gets a shoutout, along with the new online portfolio school, rAdvertising. I meant to call Chad’s former agency 86theonions by its proper name, but I […] Read More

Ad Chatter No. 4: NASCAR Returns to the Track, Sponsors Get Back to Business

Ad Chatter No. 4: NASCAR Returns to the Track, Sponsors Get Back to Business

NASCAR is racing again on Sunday at the legendary track in Darlington, SC. There will be no fans in attendance for the first time in the sport’s history. It’s going to be an interesting thing to see on TV and a clue to the near future of professional sports. In this new edition of Ad […] Read More

Today’s Ad Chatter: The Ad Industry Shrinketh, Plus Two Sports Spots

Today’s Ad Chatter: The Ad Industry Shrinketh, Plus Two Sports Spots

In this new episode of Ad Chatter, Dan Goldgeier and I discuss the economic impacts on the ad industry and how it’s fast becoming a painful, nightmarish reality. We also discuss two commercials, one from ESPN and the other from Society Nine. You are welcome to join the conversation in our comments below, or in […] Read More

Ad Chatter: A New “Water Cooler” Discussion About Advertising

Ad Chatter: A New “Water Cooler” Discussion About Advertising

Yo, whassup? Have you seen Budweiser UK’s new remix of the famous “Whassup?” spot from the late 1990s? In the following video, Seattle copywriter Dan Goldgeier and I discuss its merits, as well as the plusses and minuses of two other spots—one from Coors Light and the other from Etsy.com. Earlier this week, I wrote […] Read More

Ad Chatter (The Pilot)

Ad Chatter (The Pilot)

Two advertising dudes pull up a chair and Zoom in. What do we talk about? Commercial outputs during pandemic times—not all are created equal. Push play to hear me and Seattle copywriter Dan Goldgeier discuss a spot from Farmer’s Insurance that we both like, a new and different spot from GoDaddy, and two funny spots […] Read More

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