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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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Did you see that George Clooney just sold his brand of tequila to Diageo for one million fucking dollars? Apparently, four years ago, he and a couple of friends created Casamigos, a "perfect' tequila so smooth it doesn't burn your... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Sticking with Jane Austin. As part of her review of the Cannes Fuck Fest over at MoreAboutAdvertising. She takes the piss out of Unilever CMO, Keith Weed, who is staying up all night worrying about... “joining the dots of the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at AdScam/The Horror!
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Actually, it's the other Jane Austin, the one who kicks arse as founder of PR agency, Persuasive Communications. She has a great run down of the Cannes Fuck Fest over at MoreAboutAdvertising. Adding to my post of yesterday about Publicis... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at AdScam/The Horror!
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Yeah... Everyone is wetting their knickers about Travis Kalanick's rise and fall at Uber. Mind you, he's also still involved and is trousering millions. As the NYT points out "Uber was a failure of the Silicon Valley start up machine."... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Did you see that Publicis will take a year off from any awards programs or promotional investments, including the industry's biggest, Cannes, to shift its spend toward a new AI-powered professional assistant platform. Wouldn't it be funny if missing all... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Every time I pull up an article from the ad trades it just reinforces my claim that the ad biz is fucked. MediaPost has one... "Is the era of the big idea dead?" in which McKinsey & Company's Jason Heller... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Spies inform me that Larry "Ninja" Ellison is mad as hell over the fact that his multimillion dollar boat is lagging 3-0 behind the New Zealanders entry for the America's Cup. Larry takes after Der Trumpf in as much as... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Sad to read that Charles Thacker, one of the lead hardware designers on the Xerox Alto, the first modern personal computer, died of a brief illness on Monday. He was 74. Created at Xerox PARC, the Alto, which was released... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Did you see the news that Jeff Bezos is a paltry five million fucking dollars away from becoming the world's richest man. With the purchase of Whole Foods (Kale wine anyone?) he added another $1.8 billion to his net worth,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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I just sent this letter to the New York Times Book Review... Regarding Churchill's coaching of subordinates on writing in "Churchill and Orwell" (June 11th) perhaps we should remember that when he was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty for... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Remember my post of a couple of months ago... "Why Snap Sucks." After its IPO valuation of twenty eight BILLION dollars the stock has been going downhill fast, very fucking fast and on Thursday reached its lowest price yet. The... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Did you see the news yesterday that Nike said that it plans to sell more shoes directly to customers online as part of a restructuring in which it plans to cut about 1,400 jobs. It will also reduce the number... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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No doubt you've read that the original "Most Interesting Man in the World," is making a comeback on behalf of tequila and wi-fi services. Havas introduced a younger, wankier version to flog Dos Equis, then lost the account to Droga5.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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If you read about how Der Trumpf's cabinet went out of their way to kiss his arse and tell him what a great man he is... You ain't seen nothing yet... An AdScamer "Deep Throat" has obtained another video which... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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You will be thrilled to hear that Marissa "I no longer wear purple knickers" Mayer is looking forward to using Gmail again after being forced to use Yahoo Mail in order to qualify for her fifty billion dollar golden parachute.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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If you needed further proof that Wieden+Kennedy - Portland (not the other offices) is going down the drain check out their latest dumb campaign for KFC... They are sending a "Zinger," which is an inedible chicken sandwich into space. Why,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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In yet another nail in the coffin lid of BDA's (Big Dumb Agencies) a piece in MediaPost... "Corporations creative groups are thriving. Why?" It points out that many corporations are doing most of their creative work in-house, rather than through... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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It's finally over, with the news today that Verizon announced the completion of its Yahoo acquisition at roughly $4.5 billion, giving us all the gift of a fancy new subsidiary named Oath and officially ending richly rewarded Marissa "I no... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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With the news that American Express is shifting the bulk of its account from Ogilvy to McGarryBowen, it's time to wake up to the fact that the ad biz is increasingly fucked. AmEx has been with Ogilvy for more than... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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So, Jeff Immelt is stepping down as Emperor of General Electric. I wonder how big his golden parachute will be? based on past experience you just know it will be fucking enormous. His predecessor, Jack "Neutron" Welsh walked with billions... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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Not so surprising News on Sunday that Der Trumpf may cancel his proposed visit to Britain later this year. Apart from the fact that he slagged off the Mayor of London, 'cos he is a terrorist loving Muslim, and during... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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Is it just me, or did anyone else notice that during Der Trumpf's speech with the Rumanian President yesterday, apart from virtually never mentioning Rumania and going on and fucking on about his "Amazing" overseas trip last week... When he... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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Dave Dye's excellent blog "Stuff from the loft" is featuring a piece on legendary British agency, Kingsley, Manton & Palmer, with particular emphasis on founding partner, Brian Palmer. KMP not only did great work, they also ignored the system at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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If you do nothing else today, watch this video of an Australian horse race... It's won by the unbeatable "Horsey McHorseface." See, you don't have to be a ad agency to sport a daft name. And the jockey was" Katie... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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Apparently, because the reputations of most airlines are deep in the shitter, they are "Going to get their groove back!" Whatever the fuck that means. It would seem that Delta believes it can bring young entrepreneurs on board: with indie... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!