Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Jack Drinks Coke & More

Caught wind of this over on Brand New and thought I'd keep the wave going...a new Coke spot featuring Jack White of the White Stripes (who are getting sued by their old producer...but that's another story). Check it out...


Also on Brand New, found a link to a site within the WPP Group focused on brands, and the power they carry. Pretty interesting...and man would I love a gig sitting around coming up with this stuff...o'well...back to figuring out which client I want to be yelled at by first...

One more thing of note...everyone seems to be worked up about this VW campaign from CP+B. Yesterday some guys were pretty fired up on Adrants ( over the whole deal...drawing their ire for saying Crispen's average work is usually better than most.

This just proved my point that most agency-types, including myself, are pretty childish when it comes to piling on other agencies for doing work we either aren't thrilled with or dislike.

The fact remains that an agencies best efforts can become undone by a meddling client or a poor director...and all of this coming from a VW spot I rather enjoyed.

Ok, rambling...sorry.

Cheers, SPB

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Music Blogs

I'm a total music blog novice. I mean, read or hear about bands then hit the net to find out what they're all about...but I've been blown away by the amount of great info, insight...and well, music...on some of the blogs out there.

I consider myself to be a mid-waver. That is, I'm not riding on top of the wave, hearing everything and everything that's going on out there then letting people know what I think. Just no time for that and work...which sucks.

But I do tend to hear about the better bands that get the thumbs up from the music nazis around the world before those acts go mainstream.

Anyway, here are three sites that need to be checked out if you have any kind of new music interest.

Hype Machine (google it...sorry, lazy today)

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Look at his package!

There is not much better than good packaging. I mean, as an ad guy I'd love to say our creative content drives people to purchase more often than not...but that's not true. As a self proclaimed "marketers dream," great packaging will always drive me to buy.

So, I was stoked when I saw this on this morning. While I'm over the whole "fancy bottled water" thing (Figi has enough of my money), this is pretty cool...including the Starbucks-coffee carrier thing...really cool.

Check it...