The Monday Morning WHIP // 49

There once was a time in the history of modern advertising, when mad men were actually mad, and the industry produced characters larger than life. People like Charles Saatchi, Ed McCabe, Bill Bernbach, and George Lois, who in particular once said, "I know what the fuck I know, and you know what the hell you know, and I’ll tell you what I think, and you tell me to fuck off." Stan knows the things that made these characters larger than life can make you successful too. You just have to find ... Read More! »


The Interview Series // 23 (Part One)

"Have you ever played the Legend of Zelda? That’s what getting a job in advertising is like." This, my precocious and talented friends, is exactly the sort of nerdy but insightful advice you're likely to get from Daniel Bremmer, especially after two shots of Absinthe, three cocktails and a round of Coopers. We met to conduct this interview on a beautiful summer's evening in a quaint Brooklyn establishment, and sat talking shit for hours. We talked about highschool, the New York ad industry, ... Read More! »


The Interview Series // 20

Ben Birchall and Shane Dawson had it all: A job at The Campaign Palace in Melbourne, money to buy food, and great haircuts. They evidently spent a lot of time on all of the above for they were model advertising citizens, making funny campaigns and acting like dags for money and fame. Until one fateful day, not too long ago, they were politely asked to 'leave the agency'. Also known as getting 'The Sack'. Instead of 'losing their shit', they decided to document their 'sacking', while trying to ... Read More! »


The Interview Series // 19

Remember that emo-kid at school who 'managed' the punk band? Let's call that kid ‘street smart kid’. 'Street smart kid' was the shit. He was creative, tenacious, focused, could get a hundred screaming kids along to some shitty gig in the sticks, and hacked up letterboxes with an axe after downing a bottle of Jimmy B at your fifteenth birthday. Where is 'street smart kid' now? Running that record label you want to work for, of course. This week we interview one such 'street smart kid' - ... Read More! »


The Monday Morning WHIP // 31

Everyone knows you don't make friends with science. But what many don't know is that it can build your contacts. And make your ideas bigger. AND make you a better creative. It's an age-old but relevant theory. Today, professor Stan has his white coat on and what he's got to say ain't boron. Those of you who managed to stay awake during science classes at school are sure to be familiar with Newton’s Laws of Motion. My favourite is #3: For every action there is an equal and opposite ... Read More! »


The Monday Morning WHIP // 25

If you want to be a creative there's only one thing to do - create. Make stuff every day. Someone once told us, "There is no right or wrong - only make." This week Stan does what he does best, reminding us why we're here and what to do. So you wanna be a creative do you? OK then. Tell me what you’ve created this week? “Well….It’s a bit hard at the moment. Um….I work in a café a couple of afternoons a week, so it’s hard to find the time.” That, my young friends, is a ... Read More! »