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Mercedes pulls advertising from Gawker network.

Yesterday, in the middle of bullying prevention month - see Pacer.org, Stop and Stomp - Sam Biddle of Gawker media cracked a few jokes on twitter.

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Adventure Filmmaker Taylor Steele Signs with Bully Pictures

Taylor Steele, an American filmmaker best known for the award-winning surf documentaries Sipping Jetstream and Castles in the Sky, has joined Bully Pictures for exclusive representation for advertising projects. The director of more than 40 films as well as television spots for Corona, Aston Martin, Roxy and Pacifico, Steele has spent more than two decades traveling the globe, capturing spectacular imagery while working with the world’s best surfers, musicians and other talents.

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Sarah Silverman's Equal Pay ad offends transgender community

When I posted the Equal Pay Project last week I called it, and I said "I honestly expect Sarah Silverman tarred and feathered by morning. Oooh! Next cover-photo should be that. That's kind of hot." The ad has indeed upset the transgender community so much, that National Women's Law Center now had to make a statement explaining the joke.

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Bob Garfield's Genius Dialogues on Kickstarter

Bob Garfield, the original adcritic, host of "On the Media" at NPR and author of at least a half-dozen books has a kickstarter campaign up now. They're seeking help to make Bob Garfield's "Genius Dialogues" with MacArthur's 'Genius' Grant Recipients available as multimedia ebooks/shows. Conversations with the people whose ideas are shaping our future, presented by Bob.

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Ads on Snapchat? Yes, very soon.

In Vanity Fair, of all places, we find Snapchat C.E.O. Evan Spiegel teasing the idea of ads on Snapchat

Spiegel revealed that advertising would be coming to the app “soon.”


“We’re cutting through the new technology around ads to the core of it, which is telling a story,” he said. “People are going to see the first Snapchat ads soon, they’re going to be around our Stories product.”

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Designboom talks to Neville Brody

Designboom has an interview with Neville Brody which I'm sure you don't want to miss.

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MPC Creative London appoints Sophie Gunn as Executive Producer

MPC Creative, the content production division of MPC, contains a core team of directors, producers, creatives, technologists, developers and strategists.  

Sophie brings with her extensive experience across agency, VFX and motion design production and until recently has been overseeing the growth and development of the MPC Motion Design studio, which specializes in dynamic motion graphics, design, illustration and animation.

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Making your portfolio look like Lürzers Archive: Badlanded!

This Badlander is fun! Creatives René Schultz and Casper Christensen wanted to get their portfolio in front of creative directors, who are notoriously hard to get an appointment with. They decided to disguise their portfolio as Lürzer's Archive magazine, containing all of their work, QR codes leading to online videos and even fake interview articles with themselves.

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