• Jeff (Goodby) & Rich (Silverstein) Pound John (McCain)

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    In a continuation of the entire creative world uniting against John McCain in support of Barack Obama, comes this new set of spots that were supposedly funded directly by Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein out of their own pockets, uploaded onto YouTube, then sent around for coverage. The pieces were developed by Goodby’s creative director, Jamie Barrett, along with MJZ director, Craig Gillespie. Well, here’s some promotion, fellas. Nice work, no matter what side of the fence you’re on. For even more insight, check out the interview Creativity did with Jamie Barrett.

    (Thanks, Gordy)

  • Crystal Head Vodka

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    If you see a hobo passed out holding a crystal skull, don’t be alarmed. He’s probably just juiced off Crystal Head Vodka – a new liquor that just launched with rumors swirling around that the product is actually a fake and that its viral promotion will eventually be tied to the new Ghostbusters or Indiana Jones movies. (Lots of over-thinking about these sorts of things going on these days.)

    Alas, it’s just Dan Aykroyd acting like his (un)usual self pushing some nice, death-related packaging for a real product. Check out the site or the video below to see Aykroyd hyping this new juice. And be sure to buy your own here when they get a new shipment.

    (Via NOTCOT)

  • Karsh\Hagan's Wicked Agency Warfare

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    Check out this sly campaign developed by Karsh\Hagan to try and grab up the Pearl Izumi account when, we suppose, CP+B let go of the Boulder-based shoe brand they’d been working on in exchange for Nike. (See Crispin’s work here as a reminder.) Apparently, the posters were mailed to the client’s offices and the site backed up the messaging.

    We love when shops do this kind of thing and we’d love to see more of it out there. It shows hunger, confidence and cut-throat competitiveness. The effort won Bronze at the ADCD show in the Guerrilla / Non-traditional Media / Campaign category. How’s it hit you?

  • ADCD 2008: A Collection of Winning Work

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    Here’s a collection of our favorite work from the Art Director’s Club of Denver 2008 awards show. Congratulations to everyone on the amazing effort. Every year is getting better. That makes us proud to call this our city.

    By the way, ADCD launched a new site this past weekend, combining their blog and previous website into one – and punching their old web offering square in the nose. Check it out.

    Petunia Pickle Bottom Product Catalogs / Genesis

    Birthday Invites for Tom Van Ness / John Johnston Photography

    Decay Series Self-Promotion / Idée-Force

    Bellco Business Services Campaign / Juice Communications

    Keystone Light Hunting Canimal POS Posters / Integer

    Pacific Aviation Museum / Section 45

    We Are Not Crispin / Karsh\Hagan

    University Laser Vision Guerrilla / Cactus

  • New Editorial: Throw In Your NDAC Dating Game Questions >>

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    What are you dying to hear answered by some of Colorado’s best agency heads? Some of Colorado’s best CMO’s? Toss your questions in for Thursday’s event.

  • << New Copywriter Position Posted

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    Sukle is searching for a Copywriter. This is one of the most sought after writing positions in Colorado. Hurry.

  • Help Steve Escape Detroit

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    Denver Egotist,

    I’m writing to you in hopes of a miracle. I am a mid-level copywriter from the Midwest – Detroit to be exact. But for some time now I’ve longed to move west to Denver. Where life is greener. Cleaner. And just plain more fun.

    The problem lies in that being a Detroiter, most agencies aren’t too keen on taking a chance on an out-of-towner. I’ve had a few nibbles here and there but it’s always the same old issue of not being local. I want to be local. I yearn to be a Denverite, but I don’t make Madison Avenue cash. So unfortunately, I can’t up and relocate without employment in hopes of landing a new job while moving into a 225 square foot studio in LoDo.

    After perusing your inspiring content and learning of the movement to unify and elevate Denver’s advertising community, I was driven to action. I am a humble yet hungry young writer who desperately wants to leave the gloomy doldrums of the auto industry behind. I want to grow. And create. And contribute to the industry I love so much. With your help, maybe someone in the Denver area will give me the shot I’ve been working for.

    Please feel free to check out my work at stevemolnar.com and see if it is up to snuff. Thank you for your time and I eagerly await your response.

    Cheers,
    Steve M.
    s.molnar[at]comcast.net

    Help him out if you can, people. He’s stuck in Detroit for God’s sake.

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