Q:#ThatsLike buying a comb for a bald guy.
There are entrepreneurs who would love to fly drones all over the country. They dream of drones taking photos for real estate agents and helping farmers survey their fields. But there’s a battle in the courts right now standing in their way. The battle is about whether it’s legal for drones to take to the sky.
The question at the core of the battle: Who owns the air?
GIF Credit: Quoctrung Bui/NPR
Who owns the air? Not you. Not me. Certainly not governments. THE AIR BELONGS TO GOD AND GOD ALONE.
…which means you can fly your silly little drones all you want.
Only about 1,500 people have watched this. Which is a shame because it’s one of the fathers of ad planning talking about brands. It’s still as relevant as the day it was made. Watch it if you want to be smarter.
Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill-bucket.
George Orwell wrote this. But he didn’t say it. A character of his did. And while characters can often speak the truth, they’re working as commentary on the world. If you see this quote and it makes your blood boil the proper response is not to stomp off in a huff.
The proper response is to prove it wrong. Which, in my opinion, very few people in advertising today are trying to do. Shame.
Trailer: ‘Her' - Nov 20
Written and directed by Spike Jonze, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde and Chris Pratt.
'Siri the Movie' looks pretty good.
I wish I liked this movie because of Spike Jonze’s insistence on directing some of my all-time favorite visuals or Joaquin Phoenix’s acting talent (I maintain that he was robbed last year for The Master) or some other appreciation of the art of movie-making. But then came “Skeletons” by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and I’m already writing the pledge to share extra love with the people around me that, in a couple of months, watching Her will inspire.
I was hooked seconds into the trailer. Being completely alone yet completely fulfilled? This looks excellent.
Calling all bikers! We have 12 gorgeous Gotham Bicycle Defense Industries “Defenders” to give away.
The Defender is a theft-proof, weather-proof, city-proof headlight that locks onto your handlebars for years of urban assault. These retail for $60 but we’re going to send them out…
I usually hate these kinds of contests. But biking is cool. These lights are beyond cool. And CentUp is a great cause. I’m using it to sling money around the internet because sometimes paying for content feels good even when you don’t have to.
Suppose this is what they mean when they say “life is a journey”. His journey is more interesting than most.
While I was at Seneca College this morning, one of the students commented on the difficulty of avoiding creative block when you’re trying to generate lots of ideas. Every person in advertising knows this feeling, and also the self-loathing it generates.
Fortunately, there are all kinds…
One for the students, a great resource
This is fine, fine resource. Though there is no better way, at least in my experience, to overcome “creative block” than talk about some unrelated topic for a while and then when you come back around to the problem at hand a solution presents itself.
That’s all you have to do.