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“Do not covet your ideas. Give away everything you know, and more will come back to you.”

August 2nd, 2005 · 2 Comments

If there’s an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other, this is an angel. A short, easy read, but full of good reminders of how to do things the right way. Paul Arden is a seasoned Saatchi & Saatchi vet, and shares his wisdom with a confident, funny, inspiring delivery. A great […]

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Books · Branding · Funny · Ideas · Inspiration

What everyone should know about blog depression

July 29th, 2005 · Comments Off

Cute. More here. Or download the entire PDF for handy reference in times of anxiety.

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Blogs · Culture · Funny

Who Needs a Copywriter?

July 20th, 2005 · Comments Off

Noun is the industry leader of leading-edge architectures. We will step up our ability to engage without reducing our capability to visualize. If all of this seems improbable to you, that’s because it is! What does it really mean to optimize “intra-efficiently”? Imagine a combination of XSL and XSLT. It seems discombobulating, but it’s realistic! […]

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Branding · Business · Funny

Blair is funny

June 24th, 2005 · Comments Off

Consistently smart, grouchy posts from the designer’s designer – always on the move.

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Blogs · Friends · Funny · Ideas


May 13th, 2005 · Comments Off

From the always-great I Have An Idea: An advertising team is working very late at night on a project due the next morning. Suddenly, a Genie appears before them and offers to each of them one wish. The copywriter says: “I’ve always dreamed of writing the great American novel and having my work studied in […]

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Funny

The Rules of Writing

May 12th, 2005 · Comments Off

Just in, from Bob on the GDC list-serv. Too good to pass up posting: 1. Verbs HAS to agree with their subjects. 2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. 3. And don’t start a sentence with a conjunction. 4. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive. 5. Avoid clichés like the plague. […]

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