From the monthly archives:

June 2009

HMAb: Next Steps

June 28, 2009

Here’s the thing. HMAb has been at it for over a year now (including some sporadic time off) and I think it’s time for some changes. So, consider yourself warned: the regular columns that you’ve grown to love may morph into something else or reappear, suddenly, on another day. Stay-tuned over the next couple of [...]

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19 Promos: The good, the bad and the ugly

June 22, 2009

This has been great, thanks to everyone who participated. Here’s the five: Tait Simpson Heather – The good: Lovely design, lovely juxtaposition of images. The sun-kissed, back-lit look seems bang-on right now. Cranes are interesting. Myles – The good: Simple and to the point. I thought the portrait was ok so I went to her [...]

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Quick Hit

June 19, 2009

When great images and great design collide. What can I say? Picked up the July issue of GQ yesterday (which gets my vote for funniest if not most disturbing cover of the year) and was once again totally impressed by their comedy issue packaging (no pun intended for those who saw the opening photos of [...]

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19 Promos: Honourable Mentions

June 18, 2009

*** Clarification *** The promos I talk about below are not the 5 promos that Myles and I have officially picked. These are honourable mentions. Myles and I are milking the bejesus out of Monday’s promo call-in and will continue to post about them through the weekend. Think of this as the pre-game warm-up. ********* [...]

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19 Promos: You first

June 16, 2009

As Myles and I prepare our witticisms, I think it would be instructive to hear what caught your eye. Tell us: who did you click on first? And, if you care to tell us: Why? Email me: heather@heathermorton.ca or leave a comment here. I’ll tabulate the results but I will not be swayed by them.

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19 Promos

June 15, 2009

These are the 19 promos I received before 3pm on Monday. Thanks to all who submitted and to those that were late I am sure this will be happening again. Gotta love the randomness of the internet. We will pick our 5 to discuss further over the next couple days. Stay tuned! These are the [...]

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The Lounge – You

June 15, 2009

Today’s lounge is about you. First 25 people to email me their favourite new personal promo get posted – Heather and I will then pick 5 and talk about them on the blog over the next couple days. Regardless the first 25 get posted so the world can see what we get too see. Series [...]

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10+ Derek Shapton

June 11, 2009

Derek Shapton is a fantastic local shooter with a super fun and kinda controversial (it might upset you- see point 4) top 10 list. Derek is represented by Westside Studio. 1) Rich Terfry’s “Drive” show on CBC Radio 2. Simply the best radio show in Canada right now, and possibly the best Canadian radio show [...]

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Are you PLUS’ing?

June 11, 2009

Ok, so it isn’t bigger then Twitter but for the advertising and publishing industry it is much more important. Picture Licensing Universal System or PLUS for short was borne from the industry wide need to standardize the language of usage that manages image rights around the world. From the PLUS website: The PLUS Coalition is [...]

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Ask an Art Buyer: Award Shows

June 9, 2009

Wednesday is Ask an Art Buyer day. Send your questions to heather@heathermorton.ca with the subject line Ask an Art Buyer. I’ll answer as many as I can every Wednesday. One question that came to mind for me tonight most urgently was: Why no vodka at the Marketing Awards? I can’t answer that but it’s a [...]

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