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September 27, 2006

Office in a bucket

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Running out of conference rooms? Here's the perfect, inflatable solution.

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September 25, 2006

bad speling and grammer

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Bad spelling and grammar were always Jay's pet peeves. One company feels the problem has become so endemic, they have started providing their employees with remedial writing courses.

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September 11, 2006

Agencies Agree to Hire More Black Managers

Can All-White Ad Industry Change? Agencies Agree to Hire More Black Managers

By Won Kim
(c) 2006 DiversityInc.com

Prompted by the apparent utter lack of racial/ethnic diversity in the advertising industry, New York City's Human Rights Commission took the lead in 2004 by actually checking out the numbers. The commission's findings were clear - the advertising industry, which conveys product information to most of America, is almost all white, especially in top-level positions.

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September 07, 2006

Japanese trends

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An online magazine about the latest Japanese trends.

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September 06, 2006

Demonic tots

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Kids. Eating. Advertising. Scary.

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September 01, 2006

Labor Day

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In honor of Labor Day weekend, I share with you this commentary by one of Labor's greatest friends, Pete Seeger.

Vicki Blucher
, one of this site's best friends, sent it to me. She received it from a friend of hers ...

I saw Pete last week at the annual Hudson River Swim for the River Pool at Beacon (www.riverpool.org) and asked him about the "Internationale" song which had been the workers' anthem in many languages till it became associated with Communism and fell into disuse. Don't we need it to come back? I asked Pete. He said there are so many good young songwriters now who are saying what needs to be said about the state of our world. Then he said something that I thought was so important I asked him to write it down & send it to me. Here it is:

"'The powers that be' have so much money, they can control almost any big thing they want - attack it from the outside, corrupt it or mislead it from the inside. But what can they do about millions upon millions of little things? As I look around America today I see so many good little things I am more optimistic than I was 60 years ago when the truth about the atom bomb sunk thru my skull. We have a better than a 50/50 chance now!

Please continue to do one or some of the million little things that you have been doing and please pass this on to your friends so they can too."

More alums found ....

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Cindy Clements, courtesy of Mediaweek

Alums of C/D keep cropping up in my email ...

Hilary Cochran (Rubens) 1989-1995 is currently in the California Bay Area and is a creative recruiter for FILTER talent.

Pam Monaghan worked at Chicago office of Chiat/Day for 10 years and is now at OMD.

Susie Vye, a.k.a. Susie Mason and Susie Breen. (Oh, the nights we spent together at the bar at the Biltmore!)

Dorcas Dvorak, who worked at Chiat (Chicago) from 1988 - 1992 and 1994-97.

Rommel Cinco worked on the Infiniti National account from 1999-2000.

And finally, Cindy Clements ... "Annette Lanotte passed along your website address and I thought I’d drop you a line. I started at Chiat in 1988 in the Spot group in the Dallas office working on the Nissan business when Chiat regionalized. I remember when I moved over and the other agencies said it wouldn’t last and the Chiat office would close within 6 months. HA. Oksana Glass hired me, and shortly after Stacey Lippman came on board. I’m currently at OMD as US Director of Local Broadcast overseeing the regional offices. Still working on the Nissan business after all these years. (along with many other OMD accounts as well as with TBWA, BBDO and DDB) Love your website. It’s great to see all the updates from the alumni."