Writing

Junior Event // 20

Penny! Like a fresh breeze she sailed in and told us the what-nots, the who-hows and the go-do-its. This super editor from ThreeThousand, the now sadly out of print Is Not Magazine, and writer for The Age is the go to girl for what's the hip-hop-'n-happening in this town of ours. Penny spent the evening telling us to shut up, speak the truth, and not to use cliches, ever -- which, at the end of the day, we think is pretty sound advice. ... Read More! »


Juniorversity // 08

Matt Eastwood told us last week how as a fledgling copywriter his mentor got him to read all of the good stuff to become a better, and knowledgeable writer. The famous, the historic, the informative.. and also the dictionary. One of those authors that should be top of your reading list is Kurt Vonnegut -- a staple of American literature. He's as crazy as a coconut in his fiction, witty in the speech he gives below, but more than anything is a pretty onto it, and influential character of the ... Read More! »


The Interview Series // 34

For this interview we managed to get our grubby junior mitts on one of the most successful creatives this side of the planetoid -- Matt Eastwood. This esteemed dude is so good at being successful, in the time between our chat and having our transcribing monkey do the typing dance, he was promoted from National Executive Creative Director and Deputy Chairman of DDB Australia, to Chief Creative Officer of DDB New York! It’s got a nice ring to it – don’t you think? We sat down with Matt and ... Read More! »


Junior Event // 18

"Blow your wad in the first paragraph." That was Jo Walker from Frankie's opening tip. So we just did. Here are some photos. ...


The Interview Series // 32

Back in 1998, the distinguished dewd pictured above, Luke Sullivan, wrote a book called Hey Whipple, Squeeze this. In the twelve years since its release, Hey Whips has become THE go-to book for all aspiring advertising creatives. There are several reasons why this is the case, but the only one really worth knowing is because Luke has that innate quality to call bullshit and talk straight. A quality that all great admen and women certainly seem to have. Unequivocally speaking, Luke Sullivan ... Read More! »


The Interview Series // 27

  Mike Sacks is a comedy writer who has done a good thing. After spending years writing words (both funny and serious) for Vanity Fair, Esquire, The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, and Vice, among others, he interviewed twenty-six comedy writing greats and packaged the result into a book--a terrific book of incredible genius, may we add. And Here's the Kicker is full of only the best advice interviews can give. Those interviewed include Al Jaffee from Mad Magazine, Todd Hanson from The ... Read More! »