The Monday Morning WHIP // 67

When was the last meeting you organised with someone in your industry? Did you go ahead with it or chicken out? You'd be surprised how often the latter happens to Stan... When you make an appointment with someone to show them your work be sure to ask them for a number to contact them just in case something comes up. The day before your appointment, I’d recommend you give the person a call to confirm your appointment. After you have done both of the above, my advice is to actually ... Read More! »

The Monday Morning WHIP // 66

A lot can happen in an instant. You could change someone's mind, or make them happy, or impressed, charm their pants off, make them smile, or just feel good. But don't confuse them, because Stan knows what he's on about, and that won't get you a job now will it? For this week’s Whip I must tip my hat to Simon Veksner of BBH in London, whose headline I stole and whose wisdom inspired this piece. When you sit down in front of someone to show them your folio you are at the mercy of their ... Read More! »

The Monday Morning WHIP // 59

Looking for a job can be a real drag, man. Heck, even thinking about looking for a job takes a lot of effort sometimes. And we should know--we're slack just like the rest of you bananas. But you don't have to make it that hard for yourselves, jeeeeeez. Listen to Stan and give yourself a chance. Imagine you’ve heard about a job opportunity at an agency in town. You ring up, put on your best telephone voice, and snare yourself a chance to come in and show your folio. What next? Well ... Read More! »

The Interview Series // 28

Alright, alright. We know what you're thinking, "Another ad-guy? When you kids gonna get over this ad-schmer-tising thing, huh?" Well you're right. Evan Fry is an ad-guy. But he ain't just any ad-guy--he's a true-blue award-winning ex-Creative Director of Crispin Porter & Bogusky style ad-guy, and he has some good shit to say, so chill out, bro. That sort of heritage makes him better than most ad-guys, who on the whole are a dime-a-dozen, and definitely don't look this good with a head ... Read More! »

The Monday Morning WHIP // 58

What's your excuse for not visiting every Creative Director, Senior Creative, Group Publisher, Studio Manager, Design Director and Big Wig With Advice to Give that you can guess the email of? It better be good, because if it's not, you'll meet someone like Stan in the real world--and they might not be this helpful. Once upon a time a kid rang me to ask if I’d take a look at his folio. When I asked him what sort of folio it was he ummed and awed before replying that he wasn’t ... Read More! »

The Monday Morning WHIP // 57

Hey everybody! We've got ourselves organised for 2010. This year is gonna be great! Stan's back with more weekly whip's, we'll be posting a new interview every week, and we've got a handful of new columns to surface over the next month. But enough of that hoo-hah--listen to Stan! Get to work! Do stuff! I thought I’d kick start the year with a little tale about how getting off your arse and simply creating stuff on a regular basis can help get you a foot in the door of whatever creative ... Read More! »