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150 years ago today

Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Like you’ve never heard or seen it before. (Just click here.) Creative Credits: Design & Animation: Adam GAULT and Stefanie AUGUSTINE Voiceover: Mitch RAPOPORT Sound design: Chris VILLEPIGUE Additional animation: Carlo VEGA

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Leo Burnett’s Mentor

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a fan of Leo Burnett. And although I never met him, he’s been a mentor to me. I’m serious. (Read Leo Burnett, Star Reacher by Joan Kufrin and you’ll be inspired, … Continue reading

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Best Qualitative Researcher I Know?

PATRICIA WOJDYLA, Founder, Patricia Wojdyla Qualitative Research. (And I’m not just saying that because my boss is married to her!) View on SlideShare

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BOZELL, NYC (1990)

To help build camaraderie across all departments, Chuck Peebler, agency CEO, funded a video with virtually everyone in it. To view it, CLICK HERE. CREATIVE CREDITS CD: Jay Schulberg Copywriter: Jimmy Cohen Art Director: Rick Paynter Director: Julius Weil Video: Karl … Continue reading

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Before the buzzword existed, he was Mr. “Media-Neutral”

During his career, Nick worked on the agency side (DDB Needham, Burnett), the client side (7-Up, Kmart), and the media side (Focus Media, Optimedia). He truly was a 360° guy. Teresa Luciano wants Chicago’s marketing community to know Nick loved … Continue reading

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Milk mustache creator’s digital advertising advice

Mr. Schulberg finished his thought by adding, “Without unexpected, brilliant creativity, your message – no matter where it’s placed – will pass like a ship in the night.”

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Apple’s “1984” Super Bowl Spot – The Backstory

Stuart Elliott labeled this the “Best TV Commercial Ever Made.” THE YEAR IS 1983 AND APPLE IS ABOUT TO LAUNCH a new computer called Macintosh. Steve Jobs thinks it will change the world. He wants to do a big introduction. … Continue reading

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Had lunch at the Tavern Club today…

…ran into a former client, who was already well under way on his New Year’s celebration. For the twenty-five years or more that I have known this man he has been both a drunkard and a lecher, yet he and … Continue reading

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Which search engine do you use?

Did you know when you search for something using Google, you may not be getting the most trustworthy results? That’s the point of “Scroogled,” a new holiday ad campaign by Bing. Here’s the script: HER: Jeff, what are you making? … Continue reading

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Last month, I made the most stupid mistake

Do you see the typo? When I signed off on this proof, I didn’t. Today, it’s the only thing I see.

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Steve Frankfurt, 1931-2012

A memorial service was held yesterday at the Riverside Memorial Chapel. Read Steve’s obituary. Read about his Hall of Fame career. Sign the guestbook.

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Robert Boyle (1909-2010)

In Hollywood, the art director (a.k.a. production designer), is responsible for the visual space in which the film takes place. No matter what your age, you’ve probably seen one of his films. After reading his obit in the NYT, you’ll probably … Continue reading

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Best magazine cover at Hudson News this month

Cover Story: IS FACEBOOK MAKING US LONELY? Magazine: The Atlantic, May 2012 (The Culture Issue) Writer: Stephen Marche Photographer: Phillip Toledano

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What do you think of the breast-feeding photo on the cover of Time Magazine?

People who know me only through Facebook or LinkedIn probably don’t know I started my career at HBO (in the Time-Life Building). Ever since then, I’ve had an affinity for powerful visuals. To me, this is their best magazine cover … Continue reading

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Robert B. Cohen (1927-2012) Hudson News Founder

A spontaneous flashmob memorial for the business executive who helped make business travel a bit more bearable.

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Hello world!

Here’s the first post. (The next one will be better.)

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