My background is international advertising. I am a creative director and brand strategist enjoying a good life in advertising. A hybrid veteran with close to 15 years of experience in each, classic advertising and digital marketing. Set on and trained to lead your brands through the decade.
- A young illustrator replaces her paintbrush toolbox with a reliable Parker Jotter
- The illustrator makes a name for herself with each doodle telling a great story
- At the height of her career, the illustrator approaches Parker’s marketing unit and has them buy in on a testimonial campaign
- That’s branding
Should I ever be asked to name my achievements in advertising, I would likely offer the following three accomplishments for your kind consideration. Three testimonials of which I can humbly assume, that they were of help to many. All three have stood and are still standing the test of time:
➀ How to get a new business model to work in New York City
Bob Crozier [the man in the ad] called the opening night of the convention. He hollered into the phone:
“Mark, you got to see this, the ladies are all over me!”
The ad, placed in the program brochures of the trade conventions in 1986, had the lady registrars of galleries, museums and collectors, do exactly what the headline
suggested, they got a hold of Bob Crozier, happy to have someone to talk to at a location away from home. Entrepreneur Bob Crozier introduced a new business model to Manhattan’s art community, one which has proven successful ever since.
➁ How to put Munich on the radar of the German new wave movement
‘A Munich punk sampler, we (myself, Lilo Kern, Alfred Steinau) initiated and produced in 1981 with the help of many, put the city of Munich on the radar of the ongoing German New Wave music movement [NDW]. It was sold out four days after it had become available on the market and again a week later.
“Munich: Changing tires made easy“, as to what the compilation’s title translates, featured 34 Munich bands and gave them exposure on national TV, radio and the press.
The work, including a leaflet, was exhibited at the Haus der Kunst in the 1999 summer exhibition, ‘Made in Munich’.
Today a google search for its title returns 18,700 results.
You can find it on Wikipedia. It is also being sold as cd.
Someone is selling the original editon on eBay as rare collector’s item. Starting bids at €95.
30 years later, the determination for collective action is being heralded as a technology supported marketing methodology. Learn more about early adoption of crowdsourcing, social media pioneering in a third and final testimony of a life changing experience:
➂ How to let Angela Merkel’s digital footprints do the walking
Angela-Merkel.de during the federal elections in 2005. 9 years later, Angela-Merkel.de is a beacon of a responsive one pager, featuring parallax scrolling and a no nonsense web experience across devices.
Rich with flash effects the former chancellorʼs web presence demanded the userʼs entire workspace with its posh panorama screen.
“Not to produce herself, is how she produces herself” explains Merkel’s biographer, Gerd Langguth.
Angela-Merkel.de, continuously featuring podcasts, accompanied Germanyʼs first female Chancellor through her successful 2005 campaign and into the favorably mannered broad acceptance that Mrs. Merkel enjoys today.Today chancelor Angela Merkel can count on by far the most internet supporters of all German politicians. 79.700 registered supporters in social networks, according to research done by the hightech-federation BITKOM.. The social network for campaign supporters powered by chanclor lady’s party [CDU] has 19.700 registered users [31. August 2009]. You can find it here: team Deutschland
Game changer chart
creative brief business requirements ideas for advertising advertise ideas creative darling business partner monologue dialogue explicit implicit¹ anticipated participated² presentation participation³ absence of invention ideas that do⁴ lack of solidarity with consumer social kiss
[keep it simple, stupid]
the consumer is an inherently knowledge driven biest
a websites is an image:
static, momentary, temporary
a blog must be a reflection to be successful⁵:
dynamic, continuous, participatory
¹Jessica Schmidt, mediaman. ²Alastair Duncan, participation marketing. ³Jenny Williams, Ideagarden,
⁴Gareth Kay, Goodby, Silverstein and Partners. ⁵Tom Mahon, English CutContrast sharpens perception
The above chart helps us advertising practitioners clarify what was and what it is in today’s marketing and communication. Advertising has lost its way. Integrated communication offers a passage to restore trust in our industry.
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Group Creative Director
MRM Worldwide, Zentropy Partners, Zentropy
Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin
Freelance Art Director
Messner Vetere Berger McNamee Schmetterer Euro RSCG
Senior Interactive Designer
Senior Art Director
Publicis, Foote Cone Belding
Senior Art Director
Ogilvy & Mather Direct
Blocherer School Munich
Munich American Highschool
alleswirdagila.de…standard of excellence, 2000 web awards
dws.de…standard of excellence, 2000 web awards
onstar.de, glenfiddich.de…creative excellence, international webpage awards 1999
opel.de, opelbank.de…certificates of creative achievement, international webpage awards 1999 panic vomit cope run website…pub32, society of publication designers, new york, 1996
best european artwork…bdg, bund deutscher grafiker, berlin, 1979-1981
celestino piatti award…dtv deutscher taschenbuch verlag, munich, 1983