August 10, 2011

Sharpie + creative + styrofoam = awesome.

Oh, Sharpie, you are so delicious.

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.

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.

February 10, 2011

Vader Outtakes.

Great spot. Great idea to release the "unseen footage." Relieved and happy that they never gave into the temptation to actually levitate anything in the final cut. I like the reverse of Mom and Dad, too.

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.

November 11, 2010

Snow White Redux

This track is created with vocal syllables, musical chords and sound effects recorded from the 1937 Disney classic Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs. A lot more cool stuff here.

November 09, 2010

All I want for Christmas is an original spot.

Oh, thank you @radioshack! How did you know I was so sick and so bored of Santa and elves and warm holiday scenes and, most of all, rewritten Christmas carols. This is just what I wanted. It's fresh and fun and, gasp, benefit driven. God bless you @radioshack. And God bless us, everyone.

November 05, 2010

Cleveland responds to LeBron's new spot.

Interesting (and nicely done) parody of the new LeBron spot. Wondering if any of friends in Cleveland have any additional info?

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