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!


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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June 23, 2011

First Ever Barbie Ad -- A simpler time to be sure.

I love the jingle, I love the look of the thing, I love the fact that the big voice announcer-style is STILL with us. Saw it here.

June 01, 2011

Dirt Devil: Exorcised.

Great spot. Great homage. Great production. And gee whiz, did I get a -- wait for it -- product benefit in there? I think I did. Thanks to Mumaw for pointing it out.

May 20, 2011

Shots have been fired

Somebody has finally said what we've all known for a long time now – that big brewers worry more about their latest gimmick than their actual brew. Well done, Breckenridge Brewery. Well done.









May 12, 2011

Your parental guilt trip of the day.

Oh, how many times have I given my own children "the finger." Thanks for the find Sir Ernie.

May 10, 2011

And I thought the ketchup packets at Chick-fil-a were cool.


Cool idea by DPZ Propaganda in Sao Paulo. Here's the Heinz Dip & Squeeze. Via Ads of The World.

May 09, 2011

Dear Cannes: We ain't scared


Frankly, it's probably about time we put our mouths where our clients' money is. Er, you get what I mean.

May 05, 2011

Google and Daniel Lee makes me cry.


Holy schnikes is this awesome. If you're a parent, you will not be able to hold it together. Fine, fine stuff from Google. And that closing line, "the web is what you make of it" is terrific.

April 15, 2011

Concerning Hobbits (And social media and marketing.)


Years away from the premiere, Peter Jackson already has me FIRED UP. Here there be dragons.

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