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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

The 2017 Super Bowl Ad A

Welcome to the 2017 Super Bowl Ad Awards For The Non-Poetic! Super Bowl LI is done, the Patriots are again Super Bowl champions, Tom Brady has added a new layer of bland to his legend and it’s now time to reveal our judging panel’s (me and Office Dog) favorites from ... Read More

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