February 06, 2012

AC #70 is super. And it's here!

The They Forgot To Make It Super Edition

Tug and I (along with a pretty mouthy community at #acbowl12) dish about this year's ads. Some of it worked, some of it didn't, and nearly all of it fell well below the high water mark of year's past.

Give it a listen and let us know your thoughts!


December 07, 2011

Obviously, we are broken. But renovations are underway.

Hey gang: Sorry we've been away so long but rest assured, plans are being made to reboot, retool, rejigger and re-energize American Copywriter in 2012. We are working to make it easier for us to post and podcast and even easier still for you to be a part of the conversation and community.

Have a safe and restful holiday season and look for us next year. You don't know how much JJ and I appreciate your support and we want to thank you so, so, so much for it now!

We'll be back, when deadlines allow.

Tug and JJ

July 07, 2011

AC #69 Now Available.

The Thrity Rooms To Hide In Addition.

John and Tug talk with Master Jedi Luke Sullivan about his new book Thirty Rooms To Hide In, creativity and getting out of advertising. It's a great Sunday afternoon chat with almost no cursing and only minorly bothersome mouth sounds.

Give it a listen won't you?

And stay tuned. 'Coming in August 2011: The American Copywriter Reboot.


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February 07, 2011

AC #68 Now Available

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AC #68: The Super Bowl 45 Edition

Bites and Bytes from John amd Tug's Super Bowl Party. What scored? What bored? Listen up to opinions from John and Tug plus a whole ton of AC friends. And remember kiddies, AC is NSFW. 

Looking for a second or 10th opinion? Check out what the Ad Hole Jason Fox has to say (note: he does not always agree with us).

Neither does Bill Green.

And check out all the good stuff from the AC community on Twitter at #acbowl

January 20, 2011

Colbert and the artist

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Friend of AC, best man of JJ, and super art guy Wade Hampton was the first artist featured in the Colbert's Nation user generated art contest. More evidence that the AC nation still rules. You may or may not remember Wade from this old AC episode about creativity.

June 11, 2010

Thanks HOW and HOWies.

American Copywriter would like to thank the HOW Design Conference, all the people that worked so hard to get it together, all the amazing speakers and all the awesome people we met.

We had a great time and look forward to doing it again!

May the force be with you.

Tug and JJ 

May 27, 2010

AC #67 now available

The First Half of 2010 Edition.

Cruise into your Memorial Day weekend by cracking a cold one, settling down in your lawn chair and catching up with John and Tug via this rambling assemblage of various podcasts recorded in several locations and times.

00:00 Preamble about current affairs

01:43 Nike + World Cup - Glory

03:59 Chevy moves fast

05:03 HOW Design Conference news

06:54 Geeked up about the World Cup

12:39 Be less evil

19:08 Southwest flavor

20:05 John, Tug and Tiger

31:01 Kindling for the fire

Total running time 40:35

It should be a good one so why don't you download it already? Oh, and sorry for the wonky audio there at the beginning, JJ promises to figure it out for next time. Have a great holiday everyone!

March 10, 2010

AC #66 Now Available.

The A Bit Frustrated With A Lot Of Things Edition

0 - 3:00 Save the Killer Whales
3:00 - 10:25 Olympics Coverage & Ads
10:25 - 13:00 Manly Targeting
13:00 - 15:33 Mail Order Clowns
15:33 - 18:45 Profuse Apologies & Walmart
18:45 - 24:25 It's My Addy and I'll Cry If I Want To
24:25 - 28:56 The Cornheiser Storm
28:56 - 32:25 Really Late Bowl Thoughts
33:25 - 34:45 Get out

Take a listen, or two!

November 19, 2009

American Copywriter #65 is Hot.

The Crotchety Old Edition

That's right, episode 65(ish) is out and available for your listening skills. Don't diss, check it out posthaste. Make sure you're subscribed (or resubscribed) on iTunes.

0:00 Juno Music and Titles
3:27 Interlude I: Wakarusa
5:23 Police Academy Noise Mouth Guy
9:00 Deutsch Wins VW. Tug channels Jason Elm.
13:38 The Point of the Story
16:05 Taylor Swift etc.
20:56 Interlude II: JJ's Halloween
22:25 Holiday Creep
27:00 Lights on!
30:16 Done

September 14, 2009

American Copywriter #64 now available

The "Follow the Money" Edition

Enjoying brews of a different sort, John and Tug present their own take on all the recent hubbub and gently lance the swollen, tender subject of awards and what's really behind the desire to win them. It's brief, chatty and maybe, just possibly, not an utter waste of your time. Listen now. And have you subscribed (or resubscribed) on iTunes?

00:00 Allergy Season
02:53 Our take on the recent hubbub
06:22 JJ does a terrible accent
09:30 The real reason for awards
17:33 Coffee shop culture
18:46 Today's copywriting lesson
22:15 Bye-bye

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