Open Mic

Advice to the Ad Community From an Unlikely Source: John Lennon

John Lennon sure had it nailed when he sang, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” I think of that this morning in the context of advertising. It must have been well over 20 years…

Oct 15, 2013

You Know That Executive the Network Just Hired? What an A-Hole!

Well, that was pretty simple. Name-calling that’s easy for me as a columnist/blogger to do, and a terrific attention grabber. Thanks for clicking on this piece. So who’s the asshole I’m referring to in the headline? Don’t have one in…

Oct 7, 2013

For the Women of ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ It’s All About the Love — Passionate, Violent Love

It may be the men of "Sons of Anarchy" who suck all of the air in the room when they hold secret meetings in their clubhouse, but it is the women who provide much of the motivation for the adrenalized…

Oct 1, 2013