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Once, while trying to solicit some business, a Copywriter/Creative Director looked at my portfolio and said, "You're not a poet." While I understood his meaning, I've always tried to emphasize performance over poetry in my work. (Plus, you rarely saw Maya Angelou schlepping Hefty Trash Bags.) Thus, "You're not a poet" became both a badge of honor and a rallying cry. So, in my He's Not A Poet blog, you'll find random thoughts on advertising, alarming alliteration, a plethora of punditry, and absolutely no poetry!

He's Not A Poet

Don’t Believe The

Radney Foster performing at The Blue Door in Oklahoma City on October 20, 2016 Recently, I saw a story detailing the success of MasterCard’s branding update. While this type of self-congratulatory “news” is nothing new in ad industry publications, what caught my ... Read More

Don’t Make It Up A

Welcome to the 2016 installment of What The Tour de France Can Teach You About Advertising. As regular readers of this space know, this is my annual post using the Tour de France, professional bicycling’s greatest race, as a metaphor for how you can improve your company’s ... Read More