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George Parker
Boise, Idaho.
Advertising creative consultant. Admired and loved by every one I come in contact with! I am also very reserved !!!
Interests: literature, advertising, good wine, movies, good music, bad women.
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Today is a holiday in both the US and Britain, so not much of note will be happening in the AdWorld. Then again, not much other than big data, social, AI, and all the other bullshit seems to be going... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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As the holiday weekend gets under way, you might want to check out this piece in AdAge... Everything you always wanted to know about booze these days. No surprise, sales of Nun's Piss are down, whilst craft brews are up...... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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According to a new study, mushrooms are the safest of all the drugs people take recreationally. Of the more than 12,000 people who reported taking psilocybin hallucinogenic mushrooms in 2016, just 0.2% of them said they needed emergency medical treatment.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Everyone is getting their knickers in a twist over the fact that Amazon has opened a book store in New York. Big fucking deal. A dozen years ago when I was at Ogilvy, I did a campaign for Qwest that... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Did you see the news that Harley-Davidson is building a plant in Thailand? This just three months after Der Trumpf praised Harley executives with... "We're proud of you! Made in America. Harley-Davidson." What the "Orange One" forgot to mention was... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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On the subject of "Wankiness," following on from my post of yesterday about ace douchenozzle, Will.i.am, check out this video of him expounding total bullshit about stuff he is obviously totally ignorant of. And, if you can stand it... Check... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Article over at MediaPost about the three most currently abused words. These would be "Data" - "Agency" - "TV." The article tells us that data is central to everything now, because it creates the opportunity to know the audience better,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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With the news that a monster of a landslide has buried a quarter-mile section of route 1 in California's Big Sur region, and that more than 1 million tons of rock and dirt fell Saturday onto the Pacific Coast Highway,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Remember when Will.i.am was named as Intel’s “Director of Creative Innovation.” The celebrity market gardener, heretofore famous for his delicious black eyed peas, was retained by the technology giant as part of their "compute continuum" vision, (whatever the fuck that... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Did you see the thrilling news that Brandzooka, the video advertising platform backed by Alex "I am a genius, 'cos I say I'm a fucking genius" Bogusky, has signed up Dentsu's MKTG lifestyle marketing unit as an enterprise-level customer. The... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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In case you haven't pissed away enough big bucks (or your companies big bucks) sign up for Ad Weeks "Ad:Tech" conference in November. The title is "Innovation in the Post Advertising Era." Yeah and it's sponsored by AdWeek. So, shouldn't... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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With the news that on Monday, Citigroup agreed to pay $97.4 million in a settlement after a long federal investigation into Banamex USA. In exchange, the Justice Department will not file criminal charges against the bank in connection with inadequate... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Didya see that whilst in Saudi Arabia with pater Der Trumpf, Ivanka gave a speech to Saudi women "Leaders," isn't that an oxymoron? She brought her message of female empowerment Sunday to the world’s most repressive society for women, a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Ad Agencies are the unqualified leaders in coming up with daft names for themselves. They are also great at coming up with meaningless titles for their senior management. Today's offering is Lindsay Pattison, global CEO of Maxus, who is taking... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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You will be thrilled to hear that leading Ad-Tech companies are going to create an Open-Source Initiative to address transparency issues. Are they doing this out of the goodness of their heart? Actually, it's 'cos client spending has dropped through... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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According to a new study this week, between 6 million and 7.5 million retail jobs are at risk of being replaced over the course of the next 10 years by some form of automation. "That represents at least 38% of... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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AdScamer Richard points us in the direction of a piece of shit written by the boss of an Indian agency, Famous Innovations... Ooops, sorry, he's not the boss 'cos they've abolished titles. Everyone is equal... Wonder if that applies to... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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At the time of writing, apparently Joe fucking Lieberman is the frontrunner for FBI director. Hasn't this fucker been dead for years ever since he shot the Democratic party in the arse in 2008 so he could cozy up to... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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I know it's not about the "Cannes Festival of Creativity," but Makeup Artist, Sarai Fiszel's piece on the Cannes Film Festival rang a few bells. Choice quotes from this guilt trip... "Free booze everywhere," and "Starting drinking at 11 a.m."... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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After the Chinese, Brits are the world's next biggest gamblers, betting on everything from horses to "The Eurovision Song Contest," proving they have little or no sense of what music should be. However, one of the biggest bets currently going... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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Just to make your day perfect... News that the IAB has a plan to swap the word "Programmatic" for the word "Automation." Yes folks, it doesn't get better than this. I am suggesting they combine the two words to create... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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It's not just the BDHC's (Big Dumb Holding Companies) that lay of thousands of worker-ants when the numbers need a boost, word now that "Ford will lay off 10% of white-collar workers as stock price suffers." And god forbid that... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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Wow... Did you see that Amazon is hiring heavy duty experts to figure out how the company can break into the multibillion-dollar pharmacy market, CNBC reports. For the last few years, Amazon has held at least one annual meeting to... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed Monday that hackers claiming to have access to a the upcoming film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, threatened to release it unless the studio paid a ransom. The Disney chief said... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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Did you see that Anheuser-Busch will be spending $2 billion promoting their Nuns Piss products in the US? You will be thrilled shitless to learn that in addition to their regular appalling products they will be moving into "Near Beer"... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!