For One Month, Copywriter Promises to Eat Only The Food He Finds In His Agency


In a strange feat of, it would seem, boredom, MRY copywriter Sam Bartos has decided he will go one month eating only what he can find in his agency's office. And he's chronicling the whole thing on a blog called Adult Food Finder. Witty.

Already, he's got the receptionist tipping him to food-fueled meeting in the conference room and co-workers passing him leftovers but for the most part, he's on his own; scavenging what he can find laying about.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-20-14    
Topic: Agencies

This Ad Campaign (And A Bunch of Other Stuff) Was Paid For in Meat


To prove that Montana's Best of BBQ Sampler event is irresistible, the Montana's team tried to shoot an entire ad campaign by bartering with BBQ ribs, sausages, chicken, brisket, and shrimp. And it worked.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-23-14    
Topic: Agencies

Stop What Your Doing And Watch This Inspirational Video Right Now!


It's not often we get inspirational reminders of what we should be doing rather than what we are doing in life. If you're in the creative business, take two minutes to watch this video, The Idea Catchers, from DDB Group Asia Pacific.

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by Steve Hall    Jul-15-14    
Topic: Agencies

This Ad Agency Has 4 Monty Python Tickets For You


Brussels-based motierbrigade has four tickets to the Monty Python Live shoe in London Sunday, July 20 and they want to give them to you. All you have to do to win them is subscribe to mortierbrigade and client Spam's "spam" email list.

You will then be inundated with three days of ridiculous emails. But somewhere within those ridiculous emails will be two winning emails each with a pair of Monty Python Live tickets.

by Steve Hall    Jul-11-14    
Topic: Agencies

Luis Suarez's Biting Incident Inspires Dutch Agency to Create World Cup-Themed Pacman Game Appropriately Named BiteMan


Well that didn't take very long. One day after Uruguayan superstar Luis Suarez bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini, Amsterdam-based creative agency ACHTUNG! redesigned their original Suarez themed Pacman game Hapman to have a little fun with yesterday's incident. They've renamed the game BiteMan.

In the game, while running away from the Mexican referee as Luis Suarez, players need to "munch" through all Chiellini's before Marco Rodriguez catches them. have at it!

by Steve Hall    Jun-25-14    
Topic: Agencies

Agency Goes From Garage to Cannes in One Year


Well here's a happy story. It's the story of a man named...oh wait...not that story. It's the story of an ad agency,, a Vancouver-based agency with the most bizarrely awesome website we have seen in years, perhaps since the early days of Modernista.

The agency is out with a video which tells the story of how they started in a suburban garage and are now off to Cannes to tell the world how they became so awesome. Along the way, the picked up work from 7-Eleven and Mercedes and used Fivr to create create content.

Congratulations, guys. I'd see you there if I was going.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 9-14    
Topic: Agencies

How to Get Agency Employees to Adopt Change Smoothly


Change. Everyone hates it. Everyone drags their feet. Everyone complains. Everyone enjoys the status quo. For the most part, that's true of every human on the planet. Getting people to adopt new things and new ways of doing things is a challenge. Sure, there's a small percentage of restless souls for whom change fuels every fiber of their being. But, for most, it's a hassle.

Agencies are no different. I reached out to several folks in ad agency space and asked them how they face change, deal with feet-draggers and successfully convince and inspire people to adopt the necessary changes an agency faces as it grows, wins new clients or gets acquired.

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by Steve Hall    May-27-14    
Topic: Agencies

Deutsch Makes Comic Out of Animated Gifs For Taco Bell


- Deutsch is out with "The Spicy Adventures of Johnny DLT" for Taco Bell which consists of what is said to be the first-ever comigif, a comic made out of gifs.

- LBS Financial Credit Union launched a multimedia ad campaign featuring its new spokesperson and brand mascot -- George Washington.

- Ukrainian startupper Alex Bessonov introduced an unusual device that will bring immersive watching experience for flat screen TV. Eye Flattener makes your eye the same shape as flat screen. To stop this madness Samsung made first Curved TV. Samsung Curved TV -- picture that fits your eyes.

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by Steve Hall    May-14-14    
Topic: Agencies

JWT's Intelligift Guarantees You Won't Give Mom the Wrong Gift


It's quite normal to see agencies go all out for April Fool's Day, the holidays and, yea, actual business-related stuff like the Super Bowl. But it's rare for an agency to get as elaborate as JWT has with its Mother's Day stunt.

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by Steve Hall    May- 8-14    
Topic: Agencies

Because Why Not, Agency Transforms Adobe Logo Into Clock


In the category of "creativity for creative sake" which, of course, is not a bad thing -- after all, creatives do need to remove themselves from pesky clients once in a while and stretch their creative juices -- EVB "remixed" the adobe logo and turned it into a clock.

Because why? Because when an idea is born, the clock starts ticking. That's why.

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by Steve Hall    May- 8-14    
Topic: Agencies

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