Amazon Installs Alexa in Every Dorm Room This Year at Saint Louis University

by / August 16, 2018 / Saint Louis University is the first university in the country to bring Alexa-enabled devices, managed by Alexa for Business, into every student residence hall room or student apartment on campus.  If you don't get why this is crazy and invasive, then your children probably already talk to Alexa more than they do you. Read the Announcement Read the Student FAQ (not mandatory, yet.) https://yo[Read More]

Alex @Bogusky Returns to Advertising & @CPBGroup

by / August 8, 2018 / Via the Denver Egotist CP+B announced today that Alex Bogusky, one of the original founders of Crispin Porter + Bogusky, has rejoined the agency as Co-Founder, Chief Creative Engineer. In this new position, he will assume a leadership role in all aspects of the company, including creative direction, innovation, strategy and talent. Bogusky will be working closely with CEO Erik Sollenberg, Preside[Read More]

Beer Works: @HLKAgency Creates Agency-Themed Beers for #InternationalBeerDay

by / August 3, 2018 / In many ways, beer is the creative fuel of the modern advertising industry. To celebrate our favorite libation and to commemorate International Beer Day (today), our creative team at HLK crafted beer labels that combine our deep love of beer with agency tropes that we all can relate to. (e.g., Looming Deadline; Has This Ben Proofed? Pilsner; Scope Creeper Double IPA) The result? Nine hypothetical[Read More]

*Network* Now Hiring Full-Time: Editor – @BrutonStroube #BossJob

by / August 1, 2018 / Bruton Stroube is hiring: Editor. Description: The sexiest footage in the world isn’t worth the gigabytes it’s stored on if it’s not edited to perfection. Bruton Stroube is expanding its roster of editors skilled in crafting this kind of spot. We’re looking for someone with the creative prowess to do this over any media outlet, for any client. Check out the details here. [Read More]

Jonah Hill’s Skateboard Movie Looks Real Good

by / August 1, 2018 / Jonah Hill’s upcoming film, Mid90s, looks like a fantastic look back at 90s skate culture in Los Angeles. The star, Stevie (Sunny Suljic), uses his dysfunctional second family of his skate buddies to escape his even more dysfunctional first family. We can’t wait to see this, although we are a bit unnerved with how much Stevie looks like Danny from the Shining. Via[Read More]

LimeBike Releases Year One Report; Highlights 60,000 Unique Riders in St. Louis

by / July 25, 2018 / Still trailing more population dense cities such as Seattle and Dallas, but nice to see St. Louis included and a positive effect being made overall. "St. Louis has embraced dock-free mobility across racial, ethnic and income divisions. As part of their permitting process, local officials required Lime to deploy a significant percentage of bikes in underserved neighborhoods. This has dra[Read More]

Local Music Video Spotlight: ‘Nearer My God’ – @Foxing

by / July 19, 2018 / Foxing, one of the more visible local bands of late, wanted to make a bigger gesture with their latest single and decided to sing and film 5 different versions of their new song in 5 different languages. From a recent NPR article: "Each of the four foreign languages had its own set of difficulties, but, after working with 70-ish translators and friends for a few months, we've got one song in fiv[Read More]

General Magic

by / July 17, 2018 / In 1989 the idea of a super computer in your pocket existed only in the realms of Science Fiction... A team of young engineers set about changing that. Their company was called General Magic. Described by Forbes as the “most important dead company in Silicon Valley", General Magic, the movie, shows how a great vision and an epic failure changed the world as we now know it. [Read More]