Monthly Archives: July 2013

Gary Prouk: A (Belated) Remembrance

It was 1995, and I was in my second interview at ad agency Lowe SMS, but my first interview with Gary Prouk, the Chairman and Creative Director.  He needed a new assistant and they’d been having trouble finding (or, more…

The thin line between ‘experienced’ and ‘jaded’

Or, how I have to start getting on board with mobile web development Back in 2000, I was one of the dotcom-bubble people we joke about now:  After a few years of working in ad agencies, I’d been recruited to…

Nutella ad: Finally, not a weird European edit

  The power of the home-grown commercial You may remember my rant of a couple of weeks ago concerning that excruciating Veet ad which had been so poorly dubbed into English. What I didn’t mention was that my opinion doesn’t…

The Friendship Machine: It’s all fun and marketing til someone gets hurt

  I kind of love this idea from Coke: (Can’t be bothered to watch the video?  Here’s the recap:  Coke created an extra-large vending machine with the coin slot and buttons located too high for a person to reach on…

The annoying VEET Wax ad: It was in French!

  I know you probably think I’ve been spending these romantic early days of motherhood experimenting with organic, gluten-free baby food recipes so I’ll be prepared when the little bundle of joy starts on solid food, but the truth is…