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The Sound of Advertising: Beatles for Sale

For those of us who came of age in the 1960s, The Beatles are sacred ground. They provided the soundtrack to our lives. When I hear “Revolution” I’m immediately transported to the summer of ’68 when I walked into Korvettes (ask your grandparents) and purchased the 45 RPM single (ask your parents) of “Hey...

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Shutterstock and Facebook Ad Creation Tool

If you haven’t heard about the Shutterstock and Facebook collaboration, you’ll want to be in-the-know. The Facebook ad creation tool will soon have Shutterstock directly integrated into it. For any folks that do work in advertising or marketing (for yourself or your company), this will be a great tool. According to Shutterstock, Facebook will...

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INspiration Wednesday: George Lois

“Most people work at keeping their job, rather than doing a good job. If you’re the former, you’re leading a meaningless life. If you’re the latter, keep up the good work.”   George Lois (born June 26, 1931) is an American art director, designer, author and one of the original “Mad Men”.  A unique...

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Cool Print Ads

These cooler than cool ads for Austin-based Amy’s Ice Cream perfectly capture the quirky charm of this unusual ice cream brand. They were designed by Eric Timmerman who is also responsible for the brand’s amazing packaging. The fantastic photos were taken by Eric Morales. These are not a normal ice cream print advertisements, because...

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INspiration Wednesdays: Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)“, written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono and released as a single in 1971 has become a ubiquitous FM radio staple of the holiday season. The song was the final note from the 1969 campaign by Lennon and Ono to promote peace during the tumultuous and unpopular Vietnam War...

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InSpiration Wednesday: Simplicity

“When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it.” —Jacob Lawrence  Jacob Lawrence (born 1917) is widely known as one of America’s premiere modern figurative painters. With the creation of his sixty-panel “Migration Series” at the age of 23, Lawrence gained national recognition, and he created a portfolio of work...

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Ad Grads and The New Path To Success Part 2

By Shannon Stull Last month I began a two-part article about why working in-house is a great opportunity for recent ad grads. In part one, we covered reasons why this could be a good move, such as: you’d have the opportunity to be the wild card, you could work on national brands, and you...

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Lunch With … A New Interview Series Debuts This Week

Lunch With … A New Interview Series Debuts This Week By Ed Roberts “Lunch With … ” is a new series of interviews featuring interesting people who have experience working in-house and are working on projects they are incredibly passionate about. The inspiration for this series came from two sources: “How to Think Like...