Is Your Mind Made Up?

This piece on the Bloomberg newsfeed caught our eye because of the cool animated graphics. It visually lays out the timeline and process Americans go through to create and solidify social change. They tracked several landmark issues — interracial marriage, prohibition, women’s suffrage, abortion, same-sex marriage, and recreational marijuana —...

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Your Conformity Is Showing

This article by our friend Seth Godin teases apart some old notions about how idea adoption works. Old demographers would lead us to believe that most people land somewhere between adventurous innovators or complacent Luddites in all of their behavior. But those of us who work in creative fields have...

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Creative Partners: Priceless

One of the things I could never have anticipated when getting into the business as a young copywriter, was the reward of collaborating with my art director partners. Nothing could replace the experience of two people putting their heads together (and sometimes knocking them) to come up with new ways...

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Client Charm School

Clients often wonder what it takes to get the most out of their agency relationships. How to ensure that the best creative minds are assigned to and enthusiastic about their business. They often hire expensive consultants to advise them on the subject, and conduct elaborate workshops to inspire team unity. Before...

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Detroit Goes To War: Who’s Winning?

War in Detroit? Not really news. Unless you focus on the Ad Wars, which GM and Ford have just made a bit more interesting by creating a duel between their luxury divisions. Business Insider sums up the deal quite well here, and the article contains a couple of very entertaining...

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ObamaCare Cliffs Notes

It doesn’t matter where you stand on the issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act, the fact is, this legislation affects us all somehow. No one understands the practical ramifications of this better than our friend Chris Felix, who owns Gizmo Health. These guys are totally up to date with the...

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Friendly or Frozen: You Get to Decide

We like this experiment the people at Duracell launched in Canada, where they created bus shelters that would provide heat — but only if people, possibly complete strangers, were willing to touch one another to complete the battery circuit. Lots of comment on this in the blogosphere that reveals people’s...

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For Your Eyes Only

Today a friend asked if we’d seen this unusual ad, which uses the old technique of lenticular printing to imbed a visual that is only visible to children. If you’re less than four-and-a-half feet tall, you see a message instructing victims of child abuse how to get help. Anyone taller...

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Put Congress On Notice

Should members of Congress be exempt from the rules and regulations that govern the rest of us? Our friend Gerry Skoning doesn’t think so, and had an Op-Ed piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday recommending that we demand nothing less than a constitutional amendment putting an end to this shameful practice....

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