Category Archives: Creativity

Three Takeaways: Transformation 2013

watch Last week the 4A’s hosted their annual Transformation Conference. It was a well-produced affair at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave a keynote and musical entertainment included the legendary Irma Thomas. The conference started with an agency forum on Sunday, limited to 4A’s members, which thankfully includes my agency. While the […]

My dream job: An interview with KMBA

A few years ago I did an interview with my friend and colleague Craig Brimm for his award-winning blog, Kiss My Black Ads.  Evidence below. See the whole thing here. How did you discover advertising? I graduated from design school in the late eighties. There were a few avenues for work — graphic design, illustration […]

Long live the fragile.

As my old friend Tripp Westbrook has said, I wish I’d known how fragile great ideas really are. It’s pretty amazing how an invisible acknowledgement can gift lift and life to a creative notion. And an equally fleeting and gentle dismissal can banish it forever. Most of us will dismiss a good idea rather than […]