Tag Archives: Advertising

What Stella Artois Can Teach Us About Thriving In The Creative World

Stella Artois - Up There

Here’s a tradition that’s been all but replaced by photography and large format printing. This short documentary, commissioned by Stella Artois, shows the passion it takes to be a commercial mural painter today (jump to post to watch the video).

A Reminder From A Dying Breed Of Artists

The few painters in this trade still endure lengthy apprentice-master relationships before touching a brush. This is their passion and they commit to learning it thoroughly over many years.

This guild-like approach is rare in today’s world. The patience required of the apprentices is even more remarkable in our hyper-speed world. But the choice to keep a lasting respect for our work is available to all of us—we should take it.

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The Two Best Ads You’ll See Today

Louis Vuitton-Mohummad Ali Campaign

I’m not a big boxing fan, but I would have loved to witness Muhammad Ali in the ring during his prime. He is a champion of a rare breed—who went beyond excelling at his job as an athlete and owned the title of unconventional artist. Ogilvy France’s latest work (for Louis Vuitton, featuring Mos Def) breathes new life into Ali’s legendary pre-fight poems.

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Secrets Of Advertising Executives: Insider Advice From 12 Leading Directors

SenecaAsks June 19 Advertising Panel

Do you ever wish an ad veteran would sit down with you, answer your questions and spell out how to make a successful career in advertising?

Seneca College is granting your wish with a series of Google Hangouts for advertising up-and-comers. Each event gives you over an hour of free, live mentorship from leaders at TBWA, Proximity BBDO and more.

Join the conversation! Details after the jump.

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Getty Images’ Big Advertising Mistake

Getty From Love to Bingo Screenshot

Almap BBDO recently released “From Love to Bingo”—an ad for Getty Images that is making a bit of a buzz. If you haven’t watched it, hit play and see if you can spot the major flaw in the ad.

Hint: it’s not the nutty storyline. Jump to the post to find out what it is.

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