The 2018 Super Bowl Advertisin ...

Posted on: Feb 05, 2018 | 0 Comments
Welcome to the 2018 Super Bowl Ad Awards For The Non-Poetic! Super Bowl LII is done, the Eagles are Super Bowl champions, the City of Brotherly Love is alive with, umm, celebration, and it’s time to reveal our judging panel’s (me and Office Dog) favorites from this year’s crop of Super Bowl ads. Note that, while everyone has their opinions of the best and worst, funniest and failures, award winners and money wasters, noteworthy and not worthy, our honors may stray wildly from the standard Super Bowl advertising accolades. ... Read More

What The Post (And Ben Bradlee ...

Posted on: Jan 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
For a guy who passed away in 2014, former Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee is suddenly very popular again. He’s currently being portrayed by Tom Hanks in a new historical drama called The Post, and he was also featured in an HBO documentary, titled The Newspaperman: The Life And Times of Ben Bradlee. While The Post chronicles the newspaper’s battle with the government over the so-called Pentagon Papers, for me, The Newspaperman provided a broader picture of who Ben Bradlee was. Featuring Bradlee’s own ... Read More

Is Your Advertising Keeping Yo ...

Posted on: Jul 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Welcome to the 2017 installment of What The Tour de France Can Teach You About Advertising. 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 advertising. (You can get caught up on some of the previous entries here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.) Though this year’s Tour has featured the dramatic, the dull, controversy and crashes, I’ve found myself thinking back to the 1989 Grande Boucle. That ... Read More