Case Studies That Never Existed: Shadowy Criminal Mastermind (Strategy Consultation)

The Problem: According to the trio of bumbling henchmen who approached us, the client was looking for an objective third party who could assess and offer suggestions to improve an upcoming campaign that he–or she–referred to only as “P.Y.T.H.O.N.” We had been chosen, the voice-altered recording told us, because after … CONTINUE READING /

Perks.

In a struggling economy, every business makes tough choices.… CONTINUE READING /

The Story Circle and You.

When you sit down to talk with the team from Marshall Creative, one of the concepts we’re going to introduce to you is the use of the story circle as a tool to inform your brand and your business model. At first, you might think this is a little weird. You … CONTINUE READING /

Temps by Skynet.

But before they rise up and destroy us all, you should see how efficient they are with the filing and data entry.… CONTINUE READING /

The Thousand Things That Are Killing You.

We know this came out in 2010, but we didn’t have a full appreciation of its genius back then — follow this link to see the online video for international pop sensation Robyn’s song “Don’t F***ing Tell Me What To Do,” a trippy and 3D-capable experience that is written entirely in … CONTINUE READING /

Darwin Deez Wins At Stockbit.

The more sophisticated but no less ridiculous sibling of the stock photo is the stock video–featuring the same generic images of actors doing generic things for purposes of being generic enough for anybody to use them, but this time in full, looping motion.

Wacky singer-songwriter Darwin Deez uses these bits of … CONTINUE READING /

Aids Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Scientists have recently shown that sitting at your desk too long each day leads to premature death. Of course, if you’re the sort of person who has hated your job for decades you might welcome that. Wow, this is a dark stock photo bit. Happy Monday!… CONTINUE READING /

Case Studies That Never Existed: Pinocchio (Content Management)

The Problem: Carlo Collodi’s famous wooden boy was suffering from a major credibility crisis in his brand, brought on by his most unfortunate character flaw–specifically, Pinocchio couldn’t stop himself from lying, which meant he had dozens of different stories to keep straight. Complicating the problem was a feature of his magically … CONTINUE READING /

But Is It 4G?

A reminder that sometimes it’s okay if your phone isn’t smarter than you.

And that reminder is called a double feature viewing of The Terminator and The Matrix.CONTINUE READING /

The Power of Performers

I tell people that we’re an agency powered by theatre and comedy pros. It raises eyebrows at first. But it’s not long before they realize that many of the people they know in marketing also have a performing arts background.

Performing arts teaches you how to listen, engage, and … CONTINUE READING /