Archive for October, 2009

How they get here

October 30, 2009

What were these people looking for when they searched for:

marajuana

god exclamation point

“make my dick hard” shirt

and then they end up on my blog?  I hope they weren’t disappointed….especially the shirt.

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Turning on a dime

October 28, 2009

When you’re a small agency, you can do that. Turn on a dime. You can jump through a hoop and make it happen without inter-office bullshit, egos, protocols or hierarchy. So today when a client called and needed to change his commercial to push bananas at 39¢ a pound, we stopped everything else and did it.  In less than 3 hours, revision uploaded to the FTP. Boom. Done. I work with such cool people.

imagesDime turning.

It’s what we do.

It feels good.

Etch-a-Sketch Art

October 27, 2009

There’s no recession in Hooterville. Today has been a blur. We’ve got one client with the Swine Flu, and one who thinks he’s going to get a full blow presentation of spec work by Thursday. THINK AGAIN. So I got out my Etch-A-Sketch (had one as a kid, and have one at work) to pass some time in thought…then I found this. Whoever did this has nothing to do…or was on a conference call with that ONE client…yawn.  (via GadgetHIM)

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Insanely Great…Trust me.

October 24, 2009

Three new Mac/PC commercials are out and as usual, they do not disappoint.  I just think it’s brilliant work. This one is my favorite. See them all here-thanks ad gabber!

Bored at home

October 24, 2009

Sick today. Stayed home. (No, it’s not the Swine Flu.) Daytime TV is pretty weak.  (I watched the last half of Jeopardy and the last half of the Beverly Hillbillys.  Grannie was dancing and Jethro was a big time movie die-rector. Oh my God.) Random roaming on the internet is far more entertaining.  I found this:

Picture 3 I want one for every bathroom in the house.

Courtesy of audio cubes.

Time for a nap.

A word about your Demo, Portfolio, or Reel

October 21, 2009

We hire voice talent from all over the country to voice video projects. We listen to a demo, and it’s amazing. We hire them and get the product back, and it’s like listening to their dumb Uncle Buck.

Same with new designers. We look at their book, and it’s pretty cool. Within a week, the stuff they’re cranking out isn’t as good as the last college intern we had.

If you want to stay employed in this business, be good ALL the time. Don’t slop through the project -even if it only pays you $100. I think $100 for sitting down in front of a microphone for 15 minutes (or less) is a nice bit of change. Exceed the expectation, because its one thing to get hired.  It’s another thing to stay employed.

Ok.  I’m done now.

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Whatever you got in there, can you do it again?

Singing to your fruit

October 21, 2009

If they tried anything like this in our local grocery stores, somebody would get arrested. I mean, Hooterville likes the Sound of Music on a stage, not in the produce department.

Theater people.  Sheesh.

Twitter after Sex?

October 20, 2009

This article in the Chicago Tribune really intrigued me. I mean, gimme a break. Twitter after Sex is quite popular with the little ones 35 and under.   Kids.

images-5 In my day, we used to smoke.

And for a bit more valuable insight, you can read this from Time Magazine.

Huh?

October 19, 2009

From the “people never cease to amaze me” category.

images-2We use cows for caddys here in Hooterville.

Local Commercials

October 14, 2009

Thank you adfreak, who found this. The makers of the RED HOUSE furniture spot which I posted back in May, have done a commercial for a music store in Souix City Iowa. ILoveLocalCommercials.com. Very nice, although WE make local/regional commercials and none have ever been as good as this one.

We must try harder.