Monthly Archives: October 2010

National Creativity Day (aka Halloween)

Michael Jackson, giant Heinz condiments, Ms. Green M&M and four Tetris pieces. It's not a punchline. It's not an excerpt from my dream journal. It's a sampling of the creativity that comes pouring out on Halloween, which is why I'm … Continue reading

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The Ultimate List of Halloween Commercials

It's almost Halloween and I'm giving out treats a little early this year. Here's a big collection of creepy, kooky, creative, funny Halloween TV commercials. I've skipped the local ads and horror film trailers, and stuck to the national brands. … Continue reading

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Breathe magic back into your marketing

The economic recession may be over, but there's a second recession in America and its still at full strength. It's the Marketing Recession. You can see it in a deluge of ad campaigns that are all science and no art, … Continue reading

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Mad Men gives the world a glimpse of 'Creative Russian Roulette'

Season 4 of Mad Men wrapped up last night, and while the episode wasn't the most exciting, it did give us a glimpse of a phenomenon many outside the ad world might not know about. I'll call it Creative Russian … Continue reading

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The myth of '100' – Why many things should be finished, but most will never be complete

On a scale of 1 to 100, what do you think of the title of this post? If you say 100, you're lying. In fact, pretty much any number you give is a fabrication, because its purely a relative measurement … Continue reading

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