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Mad Men and the bite on Steve’s apple

***Spoiler Alert***

David Ogilvy, Leo Burnett, Young and Rubicam are a few of many names that ring a bell in the mind of anyone interested, or actually working in the ad world. 1,693 more words

Random Thoughts

It's Not Art, It's Commerce

The Art of Writing Advertising:  Conversations
with Masters of the Craft
Denis Higgins

When the going gets tough, I turn to the masters. Surely I didn’t  make up what I’ve spent a working lifetime learning. 1,092 more words


Have you read these writing tips from famous authors?

I know I post a lot of stuff from Brainpickings, but they do such a fabulous job summarizing and providing vivid detail, I simply can’t resist! 597 more words

Writing Resources


“I find if I drink two or three brandies, or a good bottle of claret, I’m far better able to write. I also find that if I listen to music, this loosens me up. 23 more words


Netflix, Data, Drunkard’s and Adam Sandler

There has been much discussion about Netflix’ recent announcement signing Adam Sandler for an exclusive four movie deal to be premiered on Netflix. It has also generated talk of the beginning of the end of the traditional Hollywood studio model as well as praise for Netflix use of data to make a content investment decision; albeit, this particular decision has left many people scratching their heads. 762 more words


The Company of Immortals

I admire those who are well read so a few years ago I committed to building my library. I slowed down the building of my DVD empire, and began investing my time and money into books. 1,058 more words

Christian Living

Killers and Poets

David Ogilvy once said, “Most good copywriters fall into two categories. Poets. And killers…If you are both killer and poet, you get rich.”

Poets understand emotion. 481 more words