Brian Morrissey


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Anatomy of a Twitter Scandal

Digital

Journalist and NYU fellow Nir Rosen probably didn’t know he was putting his career in jeopardy when he hit send on Twitter yesterday. After all, it was just one of [...]

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Harley breaks cage in first crowdsourced ad

Creativity

This should get picked over a bit more than your regular TV commercial. Harley-Davidson today breaks its first crowdsourced advertising since linking up with Victors & Spoils. The minute-long spot [...]

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Y&R’s ad awards now selling at flea markets

Creativity

The ad industry's seemingly irrational obsession with creative awards has a rational basis: It can mean big bucks for the lucky winners. Now, it turns out some spare change can [...]

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Will Crispin survive Tibet-gate at Groupon?

Creativity

Groupon has wended its way through several of the stages of Kübler-Ross grieving process, finally arriving at acceptance that its Tibet ad just isn't going to fly. The company said [...]

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Social Disconnect Between Agencies, Clients

Digital

Social media true believers herald it for playing a critical role in toppling Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. In the more humdrum world of marketing, clients aren’t ready to throw their [...]

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Groupon Scrambles to Answer Tibet Ad Criticism

Digital

There’s an irony in the fact that Groupon, a company that grew out of a platform for social causes, is accused now of crass insensitivity to social causes. The hot [...]

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Brown’s Web Woes

TV / Video

The Daily Beast’s execs are stars of the magazine world, but do they know what they’re doing online? The site, which merged with Newsweek last November, continues to ignite buzz [...]

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AOL’s ‘Netmare’

Digital

At AOL’s recent sales conference in New York the slogan was “GO, greatness only.” Unfortunately, greatness is in short supply at AOL. Not least among the headaches is what to [...]

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Egyptians actually want Kenneth Cole shoes

Creativity

Finally. The philosopher/shoe salesman Kenneth Cole has weighed in on the Egypt uprising. The Great Man finds an angle nobody else thought of when he cheekily interprets the Cairo "uproar" [...]

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Would Times Square be better without ads?

Creativity

Filmmaker and corporate provocateur Morgan Spurlock has teamed with The Barbarian Group in an effort to crowdsource away the ads in New York's Times Square. The inspiration for this was [...]

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Enjoy Twitter ad links without all the Twitter

Creativity

A common and persuasive argument against Twitter is: "Who has the time?" It's true that Twitter can be a rabbit hole that sucks up big chunks of a day. On [...]

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Google brings world’s great artworks to you

Creativity

Google sure is currying favor with creative agencies lately. It has gotten many shops to do projects showing off its vast array of products and technologies. The latest is a [...]

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IAB Elects IDG’s Bob Carrigan as Chair

Digital

The Interactive Advertising Bureau is in the midst of a leadership overhaul. Its board of directors has elected a new chairman, IDG Communications CEO Bob Carrigan, while it continues a [...]

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Wieden gets unpredictable for Honda’s Jazz

Creativity

Car commercials can be desultory affairs, stuffed with specs and the inevitable shots of a car wending its way down a serpentine road in the mountains. You have to hand [...]