David Abbott versus Goliath.
Illustration courtesy Minky Stapleton With the passing of David Abbott, arguably the greatest copywriter ever, there have been many fitting and glowing tributes. While I was reading them I kept asking myself the same question. If we, as an industry, revere what David Abbott believed in, why do we keep promoting and creating processes thatContinue reading “David Abbott versus Goliath”
Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can! F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Ray Davies, the weathered, lead singer of the seminal 60’s band The Kinks is on television. He is playing his music and telling stories the way he has done a thousand times. And then he takes questions from the audience. AContinue reading “The Kinks. Rockey Street. And the green light at the end of the dock.”
If I knew then what I know now..
I have been a creative for 25 years. First as a photographer and then as a creative in advertising. So, I thought this would be a good time to write to my younger creative self about what I believe are rules for successful creative living. Beginning. A blank piece of paper or screen. The cleanContinue reading “If I knew then what I know now.”