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Archive for the ‘Work’ Category

My Last Day of Work

02.22.2008 · Posted in Autobiographical, Work

My last day at the agency is here. Emotions are running through me; each of them trying to squeeze their way to the surface. Excitement, happiness, fear, anxiety, nostalgia, remorse, gratitude. This is the first time I have quit a job in eight years. (I had been laid off from my previous two employers.) I ...

Hello, Moto!

01.07.2008 · Posted in Absurdity, Work

I’ve always been a fan of Motorola’s RAZR campaign. The “Hello, Moto” line is hillarious. I find myself saying it whenever I’m feeling silly. It’s not so much the contents of the sentence, but the way it’s said – a youthful, synthetic voice with an air of mischievousness in it. And shortening the Motorola name ...


05.08.2007 · Posted in Work

Pro-bono clients are great because you’re generally given a much higher degree of what’s called “creative license.” This is an example of a piece of work my agency put out for a pro-bono client – a racetrack in rural MN. The idea behind the campaign was “speedy”. Imagine seeing this on the side of the ...


04.11.2007 · Posted in Work

I have goo days and bad days at the office. I really just need to be grateful that I work where I do – we get to do fun things like this. See the rest of ’em at www.MessinWithSasquatch.com. ...

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A new pitch tactic

08.26.2006 · Posted in Work

Ad agencies generally acquire new clients in one of two ways. Either the execs are in good through some networked relationship and the business is simply handed to them, or they go through a traditional pitch process, by which a review is conducted. A review starts with an request for proposal (RFP) being sent to ...

JT is back

08.25.2006 · Posted in Entertainment, Work

And I love viral marketing. JT himself sent me this email asking me to post this in my blog. Can you stand it? Okay – so maybe JT doesn’t know how to code very well. He’s still hot! ...

Advertising 2.0

03.14.2006 · Posted in Work

Our world is filled with ads. They’re everywhere you are. It’s nearly impossible to browse the ‘net these days without seeing advertisements littering your favorite sites. Magazines are published solely for the purpose of selling ad space (one must wonder about the merit of the editorial content). But with the advent of technologies like TiVo, ...

Public Service Announcement

01.13.2006 · Posted in Work

I’d like to think that I have a right to be a little shocked at my experience in the men’s room at work yesterday. As I was standing at the urinal, minding my own Christian business, I heard a strange sound coming from an occupied stall. No, it’s not what you’re thinking. There were no ...