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This is a blog of ideas. And it's a blog of ideas about ideas. Step inside for a glimpse of what's new and what's next. We'll hold the door open for you.

Inspiration from Elsewhere

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There is series of lightbulb jokes poking fun at the different roles within an advertising agency:   Q. How many creative directors does it take to change a light bulb? A. Let me go to LA and find out.   Q. How many traffic people does it take to change a light bulb? A. All I… Read more >>

Adjective, noun, does it matter?

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Language is an incredibly important element of advertising and communication, and the words we create for our clients are rigorously debated and crafted so that they are as targeted and meaningful as possible. I am not, however, a strict follower of any certain rulebook or style guide. Our words are created specifically for certain target audiences, and… Read more >>

Creating the Hirable Copywriting Portfolio

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Last week my partner in crime and advertising June Pham discussed how to create the perfect graphic design portfolio. The advice remains the same in some aspects, but here’s my take on it: Stand out How is the work you’ve done different from the slew of other applicants? Other copywriters in general? Are you a… Read more >>

SXSW 2015: Innovation Propaganda

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It’s been an amazing week here at SXSW, inspiration on every corner. I’ll leave you with some fun visuals from the presenter of one of my last sessions, Hugh McLeod, Creative Director of GapingVoid. One of Hugh’s talents is brining the entrepreneurial experience to life through art. He sees his mission at helping people understand… Read more >>

SXSW 2015: The Rise of the GIF, the Strategy of BuzzFeed

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Before giving you a recap of two of the sessions I attended today, I wanted everyone to see the real SXSW experience: standing  in line. See anyone you know?   Behind the GIF: The Future of Online Visual Culture This was a panel discussion featuring the heads of giphy.com and imgur.com, two online curators of GIFs; short, silent… Read more >>

SXSW 2015: Drones, Crazy Helmets & Stilts

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SXSW can be overwhelming. With more than 20 different options every single hour, for every session you get into, you’re bummed about the other ones what you’re missing! But I digress, here a few of the sessions I attended today: Gaming the Hospital for High-Quality Patient Care This was a panel about how to get… Read more >>

The Fun Part: The Making of a TV Spot

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Everybody likes making television commercials. In advertising circles, the process of making a TV spot is often referred to as “the fun part.” Once I reveal my occupation to someone I’ve recently met, I’m nearly always asked, “What’s it like to make a TV commercial?” Nobody ever asks me about online banner ads or direct… Read more >>