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The Pitch Season 2, Episode 1. Hunks Get Screwed.

by / August 19, 2013 / You know, I said I wasn’t going to watch this season of The Pitch. Last season infuriated me to the point of bursting a blood vessel or two. But I’m an ad freak. I love the business, and I love watching reality shows about the business. Even if they illustrate how completely fucked up this industry is. Oh, there are huge spoilers in this by the way. If you haven’t seen it yet, bookmark this page for that moment immediately after watching it, when you fe[Read More]

The Pitch – A Review By The Most Annoyed AdMan In The World

by / April 18, 2012 / I certainly can’t call myself the most interesting ad man in the world. But then again, neither could half of the “professionals” in the first episode of The Pitch, a new AMC show that delves inside the gritty world of advertising. Now, before I continue, there are more spoilers in this review than there are spineless wonders in the average account department. There’s just no way around it, folks. To say what has to be said, I have to reveal all. So if you haven’t seen[Read More]

Google Fiber Enables Sick Boy to Pitch for MLB Game from 1,800 Miles Away

by / June 14, 2013 / Two nights ago, 13-year-old Nick LeGrande threw out the first pitch at the Yankees-Athletics game in Oakland from 1,800 miles away in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. This was the first telerobotic pitch in MLB history. Nick is just like any young baseball fan. He plays Little League. His bedroom is covered in pennants and posters. And he dreams of making it to the majors. This all changed when he was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a life-threatening blood disorder that has taken him [Read More]

Why a Small Agency Lost Some Big Pitches

by / March 3, 2016 /

It was a pitch, a room full of MBAs, acronyms and awkwardness. We were the small agency competing with two very big agencies. The other agencies had pre-existing relationships with this very large CPG company. The nice woman running the pitch was very clear that they were "open to working with a smaller agency."

There is that moment of time in a pitch we all know well, when you grasp that you are a likely choice to be awarded the business. The CMO will ask a question that makes it sou[Read More]

Apply Now for COMMON Pitch

by / June 24, 2011 / On August 19th, COMMON will welcome the cleverly curious to Boulder Theater for a night of ideas, creativity and collaboration. One part social change, one part creative problem solving and lots of moving parts (there will be music), COMMON Pitch brings mighty minds to the stage for the opportunity to rouse, rally and inspire. But world-changing businesses won’t pitch themselves – that’s where you (and your impeccable brains) come in. COMMON is currently accepting applications [Read More]

There’s More to Pitching Than Doing Killer Work

by / January 10, 2011 / Well, it’s 2011. And the new year will see many agencies across Colorado, the US, and the world battling for new accounts. But will the new year bring with it a completely fresh outlook on pitching for new business? Many up-and-coming agencies, and even more established ones, will face the following dilemma: Do you do work to win the account? Or do you do the best work you can? The uninitiated will no doubt think that the two are synonymous, but seasoned agency people will know that[Read More]

To Those Who Have Pitched and Lost

by / 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 the top guy decided to give it to his mate’s agency after all.

Fastest ac[Read More]

GIVEAWAY: Free Tickets to COMMON Pitch (with Entertainment by TENNIS)

by / July 12, 2011 / COMMON Pitch is going to be awesome. At least, that's what they're aspiring to. Brilliant minds, creative concepts, hundred-dollar bills dancing around the winners like a full-feathered pillow fight – the potential for these things is monstrous, and effectively a given. But the truth is, you never know what's gonna happen at these things. Slides get jacked up. A vendor chokes on a beer cap. Bean bags in the lounge areas swallow entire children alive[Read More]