I’d like to thank the Academy…

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OK, so we won some awards. My agency (Signal Theory) won a Summit Creative Award and two Telly Awards (one for animation and one for children’s audience) for a Pokémon TV spot we did last year. We didn’t used to care about awards but then we realized clients care about awards. And then we started collecing statues and it became kind of fun. You can check out the TV spot here. Thanks to everyone for their hard work on the spot.

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Wittle Piggy

Kingsford Goes to the Beach – video powered by Metacafe

Slay me!

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Hip Hop Peanut Buttah

Reeses Hip Hop DanceThis is a nice promotion from Reeses.  Development must have cost them some dime, as they say, so let’s hope they are putting some media behind it.  It will be interesting to see if this is web only or on TV too.

OK, I admit it. I wanted to see how the system works so I hyped myself and now I’m ranked #14. Yeah, it’s addictive.

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Everything is Better in the UK

This ad from the UK is really good. Yes, it’s a rip-off of Improv Everywhere but imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  Have been pitching a guerilla stunt in Grand Central to clients for years but, so far, no takers.

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Happy New Year!


Happy new year everyone! Admittedly, I’ve been quiet lately.  Lots happened.  Some good stuff.  Some bad stuff. Plus the election results were good and I didn’t have so much to rant and rave about.  And I had lovely Stella to raise (that’s Stella in the tree).  Will do my best to be witty and wise in 2009.  Wishing you good health and great joy.

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Palin as President

Please click here. It’s so good.

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We’ll Always Have Paris

See more Paris Hilton videos at Funny or Die

Loves it!

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Tommy Smothers Has Some

tommy smothersThank goodness for Tommy Smothers.  When they gave him his Emmy for writing (40 years late) he had the guts to speak his mind and the Emmy director didn’t cut away (like he did with everyone else who said anything political).  In his acceptance speech Tommy Smothers said, “It’s hard for me to stay silent when I keep hearing that peace is only attainable through war. And there’s nothing more scary than watching ignorance in action … The freedom to hear is just as important as the freedom of speech.”

People, we need to stand UP and make ourselves heard.  If we don’t we’ll get four more years of the same and we’ll be a hearbeat away from armageddon. Donate to Barack Obama’s campaign here.  Register to vote here. Find your local polling place here.

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How To Do Business Well

Check out this conversation between John Mackay, CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods Market, and Kip Tindall, CEO and co-founder of The Container Store, about how to run a business well. Turns out they were roomies in college. It articulates my philosophy of business perfectly. They focus on the employees and customers and if they do well by those stakeholders then the business grows. I found this post by way of Brand Autopsy, btw.

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Va-Jay-Jays Are Cool!

paintingWell, I have to admit that John McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin as a vice presidential nominee is brilliantly strategic, I think it’s pretty obvious that he’s trying to steal the Hillary votes by picking this gal. It pains me that I can’t support either of the two women who have paid/will pay major roles in the presidential campaign.  Just because they have the same “equipment” as I do doesn’t mean I’m going to run out to the polls and vote for them.

Speaking of va-jay-jays, I had a conversation with my gynecologist about this. She said she had to vote for Hillary because she never thought she would see a women have a chance at the presidency. That’s not a good enough reason for me. Hillary seems like she’s always giving a corporate presentation (although her speech this week was great). Sarah Palin is similar in her driving ambition. Everything she says and does seems planned to benefit her next move. Do we really want someone like that in the White House? Add to that the fact that, just last week, she wondered what the vice president does. Check out her views on offshore drilling. She’s probably invested in oil drilling companies just like Cheney has plowed millions (billions?) into Haliburton.

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