>2009 Predictions

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Here is an article from Photo District News that asks different creatives their opinion about current and future trends in advertising. I have included a quote from Jennie Myers, from Boise Advertising Agency Drake Cooper. We couldn’t agree more with Jennie.

I have been working hard to push my imagery in that direction. I want to offer agencies and clients a new direction, new thought process and more options. Help shift the paradyne of what is possible.

>Talk Softly at least until 3pm.

>OMG, just waking up (brain pounding slightly) from the Mitchell + Palmer (here) Christmas Blowout. What a shindig. Great people, killer offices, go-go dancers, free food and booze. So great to see a building full of smiling faces, laughter and sticky concrete (probably from the Plum Vodka and Red Bull) .

The aroma of beer, cigars, guacamole, smoked ham, chocolate chip cookies and some other stuff I am not familiar with added to the vibe. The go-go dancers (gyrating on Billy and Robs desks) added to the controlled chaos. I posted a small video of the dancers.

The new digs (Muse Building) on Jefferson was absolutely packed. Billy and Rob made a huge splash and from what I can gather are very much loved and admired. I haven’t seen that many evening gowns and stillettos since I was in NYC in October. It was a ripper, seriously.

I am hoping to initiate the idea of doing that every other Friday.
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>This product really "Sucks"

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We just finished a great project with Mitchell+Palmer (here) for Pro Team (here). Pro Team manufactures world class vacuum cleaners. We had a great time working with Rob Palmer, Billy Mitchell and Hollis Welsh on this project. Pushed the photoshop possibilities even further. We totally dig the challenge. Did I mention that this product really sucks. No really.

The shot (created in the fertile recesses of the Mitchell Palmer psyche) was a composite of many different elements. The final ad illustrates the many medical benefits of having a superior cleaning system. The ads are being run in various trade publications, nationally.

Our deep appreciation to the group at Mitchell+Palmer and Pro Team.

>Hard Drives and Gun Powder

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This is a new series of images for high tech rifle manufacturer Tactical Solutions (here). What could possibly go together better than gun powder, massive amounts of electrical current and a Italian Female Secret Agent with a tude. We had a blast, AND nobody was hurt, at least visibly.