My Favorite Work from the Cannes Lions 2019

I just returned, tan and happy, from a week at the Cannes Lions 2019. For those who don’t know, the Lions are the Oscars of Advertising. They take place in Cannes just barely a month from the Film Festival and offer a week of curated speaking from incredible industry leaders, nightly rosé rodeos along the…

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Diversity + Advertising

I don’t usually do the Daily Prompt, but when I clicked on it today, it made me remember an essay I wrote a few years back. Recent musings have brought that essay back to mind more than once in the past few weeks, and it dovetails perfectly with the theme of the prompt—diversity. Atlanta, Georgia…

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Cheers to Carlsberg: Beer Billboards

What’s better than beer? Free beer. What’s better than free beer? Beer that comes from a billboard. Okay, I don’t know if that last claim is true, but it sure is rad. (Of course, you all know I have a weak spot for innovative beer dispensaries). Carlsberg is making a load of Londoners happy with what they…

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Going Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Here in America, we’ve pretty well succeeded in taking all the beauty out of St. Patrick’s Day. Cheap beads, silly hats, mugs of questionably-tinted green beverages, and of course, plenty of vomit from ingesting three times too many of the beverages I previously mentioned. So it was lovely to see this gorgeous ad from Discover…

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Friday Fun: Stay in a Gingerbread Hotel

  The holidays are a busy time for everyone, and while lots of us travel, it isn’t always for fun. So in case you need a sweet break from the festivus fracas, check out Gingerbread BNB. This booking site allows you to take a virtual vacation in the name of a good cause— and here’s the fun bit: these holiday…

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It’s a Small World for Airbnb

Carve out a few minutes today to check out this amazing ad by Airbnb. Tired of CGI, the creative teams at Airbnb used real miniature-making techniques to create a teensy-tiny world, which the viewer tours on the back of a train. Mechanical transitions make the set feel like it’s unfolding right in front of your eyes,…

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Paris + New York: A side by side look

I absolutely adore this new ad from Open Skies, (a division of British Airways that flies exclusively between Paris and New York), highlighting joys of traveling to two of my—really, everyone’s—favorite cities: New York and Paris. A lot of the shots are the requisite beauty shots you’d expect from an ad promoting tourism/travel—pans of the preening…

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Creatives Reboot Through Travel

Anyone who has traveled anywhere knows that it’s pretty much impossible to go away and not come back changed in some way. Maybe it’s a fresh new outlook. Maybe it’s a spark of inspiration. Maybe it’s an openness to something you’d been closed to before. Whatever it is, it can rock you out your ruts…

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“The Ridge” Showcases the Scottish Mountains

On movie night this past weekend, David and I grabbed a copy of the Scottish indie film, The Angel’s Share, and spent two hours a) trying to decipher Scottish slang and b) lusting for a whisky-tasting tour of the beautiful country. In that fine tradition of film-inspired travel, here’s another awesomely inspirational video to visit Scotland…especially if…

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KLM Flies High with High Fives

Whenever we’re traveling and we encounter children, I love to watch David dole out high fives. There’s something so heartwarmingly simple about the gesture, and the childlike enthusiasm with which people respond. Kids especially seem to relish the action, laughing with glee as they try again and again to connect hands. So it was awesome…

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