Sometimes I'm asked to talk about advertising — in public, no less. Here are some of those times.
On the morning after the 2016 election, on very little sleep and in a high degree of shock, I sat down with Adweek and talked about my three favorite ads. Not surprisingly, my choices were pretty emotional.
"THREE THINGS THAT WILL WIN AT CANNES"
JUN 14, 2014
After reading one too many prediction listicles the day before I left for Cannes, I fired off this TOTALLY SATIRICAL and NOT SERIOUS piece about what really wins in the South of France. (spoiler: Cannes wins Cannes. Every time.)
Footnote: Jesse Angelo, Publisher of the NY Post, offered me my own weekly column on advertising after reading this. I'm 90% sure he wasn't kidding. My boss, Andrew Robertson, was definitely not kidding when he pointed out that I'd have to commit career suicide in order to be entertaining every week. So I passed. For now.
MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACKING
The Super Bowl is like the one day a year Americans give a damn about advertising. So we all do our best to say smart things when the reporters call. Inevitably, our attempts to talk about something other than "1984" will get steered back to "1984."
Guest "Best and Worst of Super Bowl XLVI" Fox & Friends, Feb 6, 2012
Interview "Advertisers Won't Quit at the 30-Second Spot" PSFK, Feb 2, 2012
Interview "The Best Super Bowl Ad of All Time," Forbes, Jan 30, 2012
Guest Review "Clint Scores for Detroit," NY Post, Feb 6, 2012
Article " Auto Industry Ads Score..." Wall Street Journal, Feb 6, 2012
Guest Review "...2012 Crop of Super Bowl Commercials," Shoot, Feb 6, 2012
Article "Super Bowl Ad Blitz" The Wall Street Journal, Feb 2, 2009
AD FACTORY - SPANISH TV DOCUMENTARY
This one is just weird. Some Spanish TV Crew did a documentary about JWT, which I have to assume is still their lowest-rated program in history.
America's Nightly Scorecard - JetBlue Segment
March 20, 2009
Channeling consumer outrage about Wall Street Excess in this segment for Fox Business. Not surprisingly, it was right up their alley.