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Ad Biz Is Facing Dire Outlooks for 2020 Revenue, New Business, and Jobs

Ad Biz Is Facing Dire Outlooks for 2020 Revenue, New Business, and Jobs

How are you feeling about the future of your agency and your job? Or if you’re primarily an independent contractor, what is your outlook? I am hearing anecdotally from friends in the business that things look pretty bleak on the horizon. Then there are the press reports to weigh, which I will now do… Let’s […] Read More

Advisors Advise

Advisors Advise

  Advertising people are advisors and consultants to CEOs and CMOs. We also make things, but that follows the discovery and strategic planning phases. Right now, in the face of a global pandemic, there’s a new kind of advice emerging. Lots of people are genuinely offering to help others in distress, while others are working […] Read More

Fear of Unemployment Is Spreading Fast, Ad Workers Far from Immune

Fear of Unemployment Is Spreading Fast, Ad Workers Far from Immune

Fear sells. Fear also spreads. People who work in advertising are correct to feel fear, right now. According to The New York Times, more than a million Americans are expected to lose their jobs by the end of March. According to Moody’s Analytics, nearly 80m jobs in the US are currently at risk due to […] Read More

Courting Positivity

Courting Positivity

Court Crandall is a positive person. He also an advertising legend and Hollywood storyteller with one infectious idea after the next. Crandall’s latest idea, The Positivity Magnet, is an interactive installation that helps draw positive thoughts and emotions from the people who encounter it. It’s like a waterless wishing well, but with wishes that others […] Read More

FORD v FERRARI: A Classic Tale of Suits Versus Creatives

FORD v FERRARI: A Classic Tale of Suits Versus Creatives

Have you seen FORD v FERRARI? It’s the true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles, who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race […] Read More

Laura Desmond Meets with Advertising Students at UT, Learns Why They Block Ads

Laura Desmond Meets with Advertising Students at UT, Learns Why They Block Ads

Stan Talks is a library of short videos produced by the Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations in the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin. This new talk, released last month, features Laura Desmond, founder and CEO of Eagle Vista Partners in Chicago. Desmond is intent on building […] Read More

Talent Matters: Agency Layoffs, Repeat Resignations, and Recruitment Hurdles

Talent Matters: Agency Layoffs, Repeat Resignations, and Recruitment Hurdles

Layoffs. There’s a word you don’t want to hear at the start of a new year. Nevertheless, business realities creep in and staff reductions are often the result. WPP’s Ogilvy just laid off 80 employees across nine offices, amounting to 3.7 percent of its U.S. staff. Ogilvy’s chief creative officer Leslie Sims was one of […] Read More

Leo The Lion, Maker of Tony the Tiger, et al

Leo The Lion, Maker of Tony the Tiger, et al

Want to impress an ad geek? Buy and wear (or gift) this new “Leo Burnett, Ad Legend” t-shirt. This new t-shirt is offered by Go Ahead! Merchandise from Evanston, IL. The illustration is by Jason Walton from Portland, OR. The art was commissioned as part of my new Ad Legends Workshop. Leo Burnett left an […] Read More

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