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Staff Writer — Adweek
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Contributor to @adweek and @adfreak.

Ad of the Day: Check Out Geico's First Spots in a While Not Made by The Martin Agency — Geico is out with its first commercials that aren't from The Martin Agency in a good long while, but they do continue the brand's tradition of absurd, offbeat humor. Four 15-second spots, created by Atlanta shop IQ, are, in all fairness, up against impossibly tough competition from Martin's deep reel for the brand-all the more so on the heels of the brilliant, Grand Prix-winning "Unskippable" preroll campaign.

Ad of the Day: Droga5's Clever Energy Ad Lets People Choose Their Fuel Source — If you had the option to use sunshine, wind or fossil fuels to charge your cell phone, which would you choose? Droga5's first work for its newest client, energy company NRG, shows air travelers getting just that choice while waiting in a terminal.

Google Paints Stunning Portraits of Disability Rights Heroes on Washington, D.C., Steps — In 1990, a group of disabled people pulled themselves up the steps at the U.S. Capitol building to advocate for the Americans With Disabilites Act, protesting delays in an event that became known as the Capitol Crawl.

Harrowing Ad About Kids in War Puts a Girl at the Center of a First-Person Shooter — Anyone who's ever played a war-themed video game like Call of Duty has effectively imagined what it might be like to be a soldier. But it's far less common for people to imagine themselves as children victimized by military conflict. A potent new PSA from nonprofit humanitarian group War Child U.K.
Jul 28, 2015

Harrowing ad about kids in war puts a girl at the center of a first-person shooter.

Don't Get Too Excited About the Steamy Curves in Carl's Jr.'s 'Natural Beauties' Ad — If you were looking forward to drooling over whatever hot, near-naked model would grace Carl's Jr.'s notoriously lascivious advertising next, you're in for a disappointment. In a new 30-second commercial, the crass burger chain plays on its reputation for portraying women as pieces of meat who love to eat smaller pieces of meat in the most ridiculously carnal way possible.

Ad of the Day: Cable Companies Are Playground Bullies in Hilarious Ads for Sling TV

New York Lottery Posts Fliers in Last-Ditch Search for Winner of Unclaimed $7 Million — The popular knock against the lottery is that you can play it, but you're an idiot if you do, cause nobody ever wins. But a new campaign for the New York Lottery is about a different kind of problem-someone who actually won, but who's yet to claim the $7 million prize, and almost a year later, is about to run out of time.

Forever 21 Unveils a Giant, Crazy Machine That Re-creates Your Instagram Photos in Thread — If you want to see your next selfie brought to life as a real-time mosaic of moving thread, Forever 21 and Breakfast are happy to help-and the results are pretty stunning.
Jul 22, 2015

RT @deidrem: Forever 21 Unveils a Billboard That Re-creates Your Instagram Photos in Thread | Adweek…

Jul 27, 2015

Forever 21 built a giant machine that recreates your Instagram photos in thread:…

This Creative Director's Clever 'Combophotos' Are Awesomely Off-Kilter — If you like neat visual tricks, here's a set particularly worth checking out. "Combophotos" is a project featuring clever pairs of pictures spliced into single images, playing with scale-and often food-in delightful ways. It's the brainchild of Stephen McMennamy, a BBDO Atlanta creative director behind work like AT&T's riffing kids campaign and new Milana Vayntrub work.
Jul 22, 2015

RT @Adweek: This creative director's clever "combophotos" are awesomely off-kilter.

Jul 22, 2015

RT @AdFreak: This creative director's clever "combophotos" are awesomely off-kilter.

Jul 23, 2015

Love these: "This Creative Director's Clever 'Combophotos' Are Awesomely Off-Kilter"

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Painfully Funny Airbnb Parody Reminds You Who'll Really Be Staying in Your House — Airbnb's existential-crisis ad with the waddling baby didn't lend itself to being taken all that seriously in the first place. Now, a parody is helping it along the path to full ridicule.
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Dec 10, 2013

.@nudd's annual 10 best ads list, nice balance of viral hits and exceptionally well-produced spots

Dec 10, 2013

@rhettandlink thanks for writing a fun song, and reading, and tweeting. (Sent, of course, from my phone). Cc @Adweek

Dec 09, 2013

@eringriffith good times - thanks again for the intro. @SandersAK thanks for the coffee and the chat - looking forward to more soon.

Oct 02, 2013

@EranEyal hey, thanks for the heads up, working on sorting it out.

Sep 30, 2013

Coke loses laurels as world's top brand, slipping to third behind Apple and Google. by @chris_heine

Sep 17, 2013

"[VW] must have figured enough of the target market was soaking up MTV in the mid-1980s to make this worthwhile."

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