by The Denver Egotist / October 15, 2018 / A relentless avalanche of energy. A constant erupting volcano of atomic hot ideas. A willingness to dive into the trenches with her troops. Tiffany Rolfe is all of these things and more. The longtime Crispin, Porter + Bogusky alum thrived during a critical run in the agency’s creative surge until going Big Apple and taking the creative helm at Co:Collective. There, she evolved the well-known art[Read More]
by The Denver Egotist / June 5, 2018 / 2004. George Bush was elected for a second term. Amy Winehouse launched her debut album. And while Friends was wrapping up its final season, Bryan Rowles was just getting started at a young, scrappy, modern-thinking agency with the name 72andSunny. Staying 14 years in one agency is a rare sight, but it’s loyalty of this nature that paid off for Bryan as he bounced from office to office until he [Read More]
by The Denver Egotist / November 22, 2017 / Dear Mr. Bezos,
Let’s talk about Denver for a few minutes. We know you probably earn about $1 million in that time, but hey, you’re earning it whether you read this or stare at a blank wall. Some may say the latter is preferable, but you don’t become a billionaire by staring at walls.
You and your top-level executives are looking at places to build your second headquarters. Well, second, f[Read More]
by The Denver Egotist / April 11, 2017 / The state of Indiana draws racing fans to the famed Indianapolis 500, produces 90% of the world’s popcorn, and houses The Dan Quayle Center in Huntington. The Hoosier State also hides a spectacular creative mind whose agency defies conventions and the hurdles of being in a smaller Midwest city. Meet Carolyn Hadlock here, and then meet her in person at The Denver Post Auditorium on Thursday, Apri[Read More]
by The Denver Egotist / March 15, 2017 / I’m in a fug. I’m sluggish. I’m agitated. I’m like a lovelorn teenager who’s just been dumped.
Yes, I’m in the midst of that pitch-loss after-glow. Can I get some compassionate leave? It’s hard to shake. There’s no easy way out of it. Unless the client changes their mind, which they never do. Except that time when they did. Unfortunately, that time we were the initial winners and [Read More]
by The Denver Egotist / November 15, 2016 / By Allison Kent-Smith, CEO and Founder at smith & beta.
Our skillsets have a shelf life.
In today’s fast moving digital economy, our skills must evolve at equal pace with the rapidly changing world around us. The trouble is, our capabilities often become stagnant. We read, take online classes, attend SXSW each year and do our best to keep up – but it’s rarely enough.
Agencies and mark[Read More]
by The Denver Egotist / September 1, 2016 / Creative Directors, please, for the love of God, do not, I repeat, DO NOT, tell your copywriters to pen something more “creative.” It doesn’t help you – or me. And it does absolutely nothing for the client.
When I hear the word “creative” I envision an out-of-touch, in-house middle manager who would never admit that he himself doesn’t really understand the word and uses it as a way [Read More]
by The Denver Egotist / June 29, 2016 / Human Centipedes And Other Nastiness
Right now, more than any other point I can recall in my 25-year (yikes) career, the Advertising industry is quite simply the worst it’s ever been. The. Goddamned. Worst. Apologies to all the kids, puppies and my mom out there for my ‘blue’, NSFW language, but I’m more angry than sad about it . . . which says a lot considering I’m Crying Jordan-/Nick [Read More]