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Oh, grow up!

06.01.2016

There are commercials that pique your interest and others that just piss you off. To start off the new year in an appropriately picky frame of mind, here’s an example of each. Schwab “Own your tomorrow.” On the theory that even high-net-worth individuals don’t know everything there is to know about making (and keeping) money,…

Cats to the rescue (again)

30.11.2015

From breaking the Internet to safeguarding national security, cats are having another of their nine-lives moments. How better to reward them with a treat, especially in light of the horrible and demeaning costumes we make them wear. Herewith, the best spot of the Christmas—or any—season. Thank you, Temptations Cat Treats and servez-vous!

Vive la France

14.11.2015

Once more the shock. Once more the horror. As always, artists are on the front line capturing what we didn’t even know what was in our hearts. Liberté, Egalité, Creativité.    

On the road and off

26.10.2015

In the pantheon of pain, air travel ranks up there with root canal and tax prep. From security theatre to DVT-inducing seats, the reality of life in the air contrasts cruelly with the promise and romance of the open skies. Not so with Delta Airlines whose new spot keeps its messaging focused on the horizon…

Belsomra wakes up a tired category

28.09.2015

A few years ago, The New Yorker ran a fascinating story about the FDA and the long, nightmarish process Merck underwent to get approval for a new class of anti-insomnia drugs. The article appeared in December 2013 and this month, the first commercial promoting the medication arrived…with a whisper. Unlike most sleeping pills, which knock…

Too old to make excuses

25.08.2015

A few weeks ago, Dominique Browning, writer, gardener and woman of a certain age, declared her independence from the insecurities and “annoyances” that, in her younger days, would have “knocked her off her perch.” Her new mantra? “I’m too old for this.” I know the feeling. I’m too old for the profession I once loved.…

PSAs that pack a punch

29.07.2015

Our devices are killing us…literally. AT&T reminds us that no text/post/email or phone call is “worth a life.” Put that phone away! And if you can’t–if the addiction is too strong–get help. Seriously. A brilliant and much needed campaign.

Where iron is more precious than gold

27.06.2015

It was the week that was—politically, culturally and creatively. Herewith, some work that crossed our radar. The sublime: – At the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (where presumably women can wear any shoes they like), Geometry Global (Dubai) was awarded the product design grand prix for its ingenious work for Lucky Iron Fish, a…

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