Posts Tagged ‘advertising’

Here are excerpts of job descriptions I’ve seen recently: “Creative Director should have at least 5 years experience…” “Wanted: Associate Creative Director with 3-4 years experience…” “Hiring Creative Director. Have 5+ years working on brands…” And we wonder why creative is so universally poor these days? Five years of experience should barely be a mid-level […]

I’ll start this with a caveat – I actually know quite a few very good recruiters. They’re smart. They know what I’m interested in because they ask. And they don’t spam me with jobs that have nothing to do with my career. But I also recently had a recruiter tell me about a Creative Director […]

Just sit back and enjoy this gem. You’re welcome.

Probably not a key selling point if you ask me. Via.

SID LEE COLLECTIVE | Boot camp 2011 from sidlee on Vimeo. Here’s an interesting video by Sid Lee about how you build a culture that people want to be a part of. I find a lot of agencies are content to let their culture build itself – they’ve got no vision as to what they’re […]

Finally! Scam Creative Director Rodolfo Sampaio of scam Brazilian agency Moma Propaganda has had his fraudulently obtained Cannes Lions revoked for the Silver-winning scam pedophilia-themed Kia ad. Of course Cannes wussed out and only banned all the creatives listed on the entry for 1-year. They should have banned them for 5 years. Or maybe forever. But […]

“Fish where the fish are.” – it’s a basic maxim of advertising that makes more sense than just about other piece of industry advice I’ve heard. So it makes me shake my head with all these agencies that are trying to sell clients on “the next big thing” in technology. I’m not sure what they’re […]


Ok Cannes – it’s time to step up and ban this guy like you promised. Douchebag and scam artist extraordinaire Rodolfo Sampaio, Chief Creative Officer for Moma Propaganda in Sao Paulo, Brazil has been caught yet again entering a fake ad in an award show. If the name sounds familiar, Rodolfo was the lowlife who caused […]

I saw this quote this weekend, and while it had nothing to do with advertising, in my experience, it has everything to do with advertising. If you work for an agency started by creative people, you’re more than likely golden. If it’s started by account folks, you’re also doing pretty well. If it’s run by […]


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