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carolynhadlock:

Featured student work: “Love without Limits” for Tiffany & Co.

This may have been my favorite campaign that I saw at the recruiter session a few weeks ago at Brandcenter. Not because it’s beautifully written, or shot, but because it’s beautiful thinking. 

Taking the Tiffany’s brand into this space with this product extension is inspired. The LGBT movement is stronger than ever and brands that embrace it will be seen as more progressive and modern.

Tiffany & Co. would do well to take the advice of these young creatives and make this concept a reality.

AD: Karlin Lichtenberger                                                                      
CW: Blakeley Jones                                                                                
CT: Matt Reamer

— 4 months ago with 7 notes

carolynhadlock:

VCU Brandcenter Recruiting Session 2014

I came back last night from this year’s recruiting session feeling as I usually do: Inspired. I’ve been recruiting at VCU Brandcenter for almost 7 years now. I’ve reviewed hundreds of books in that time. Through the years, the thing that I’ve been struck by consistently is the quality of the work, the thinking, and the people. This program puts out bright, passionate people who want to change the world through advertising. I have no doubt they will. Many of them already have. 

The thing that I love most about attending the session is the artfulness and creativity that the students put into displaying their work. It’s like 100 mini- installations. This is not just reserved for the writers and art directors. It’s across all the disciplines. Each scene offers up a glimpse into the person and how they see the world. It’s obvious that every act for them is an act of creativity. It’s become second nature to them. 

This year, I felt the Art Direction track has come back. It’s stronger than ever. And it’s clear that the Creative Technologists have carved out their space in the program. And how smart they were to add the track, Creative Brand Management a few years ago to create future clients. For after all, we are only as good as the clients that hire us.

The way the students collaborate is part of what makes this program so magical. The display above, was created by a few of the CTs. The installation is a series of blank monitors that only come to life when you look through the gear that corresponds with your height. (I was grateful that they had one for people that are 5’). The painting above was part of an art director’s space, showing his philosophy and background as a fine artist. 

My favorite quote was one of the students who said, “We learn a lot from the professors here. They have a lifetime of experiences. But the real learning comes from each other.” I definitely saw that shine through every single person I spoke with. The generosity is real, and it gives me hope for this industry and knowing that as long as this program is around, we will all be better for it.

— 5 months ago with 5 notes
Don’t worry people, I’m making sure @clabro is still getting his protein. 💪 When I brought it to him he goes, “how many calories does this have?” #thatsmyboy #maintain

Don’t worry people, I’m making sure @clabro is still getting his protein. 💪 When I brought it to him he goes, “how many calories does this have?” #thatsmyboy #maintain

— 1 year ago
#thatsmyboy  #maintain 
truth. experiences are what count. you don’t truly understand anything until you experience it yourself.

truth. experiences are what count. you don’t truly understand anything until you experience it yourself.

(Source: amandaloveshugs)

— 1 year ago with 10 notes
It’s that time again! (Taken with Instagram)

It’s that time again! (Taken with Instagram)

— 2 years ago
fishingboatproceeds:

vondell-swain:

catturnedtosmoke:

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danhacker:

Chick-fil-A Got Caught Pretending to Be a Teenage Girl on Facebook 
So apparently in a half-assed attempt to maintain their company’s shitty public image, Chick-fil-A  is now having their PR team members pose as fake people on Facebook to talk positively about their bigoted company. This all comes in response to Chick-fil-A’s COO admitted to being anti-gay,  which caused the Jim Henson Company to pull their toys from Chick-fil-A’s kids meals. In retaliation Chick-fil-A claimed the toys were pulled because of a “possible safety issue” (even though there are no safety issues filed to this day) because its a total fucking lie. This lie is something they are propagating with fake Facebook accounts of Chick-fil-a sympathizes. Not only was the company called out about creating fake user accounts on their own Facebook page, but they were revealed to be using stock photo images for their fake user accounts too. 
I would hate for people to lose their jobs in this economy, but my gut feeling towards Chick-fil-A right now is that it needs to burn to the ground. What a sleazy company. And if memory serves me, isn’t lying something Christians are not supposed to do?

“Thou shalt not bear false witness” is actually one of the Ten Commandments (“Thou shalt keep marriage between one man and one women” isn’t on the list at all.)

In which Chick-Fil-A has the worst PR campaign.

oh my god

Chick-Fil-A: NOT GOOD AT THE INTERNET.


lmao. “Chick-Fil-A not good at the internet”

fishingboatproceeds:

vondell-swain:

catturnedtosmoke:

shorterexcerpts:

danhacker:

Chick-fil-A Got Caught Pretending to Be a Teenage Girl on Facebook 

So apparently in a half-assed attempt to maintain their company’s shitty public image, Chick-fil-A  is now having their PR team members pose as fake people on Facebook to talk positively about their bigoted company. This all comes in response to Chick-fil-A’s COO admitted to being anti-gay,  which caused the Jim Henson Company to pull their toys from Chick-fil-A’s kids meals. In retaliation Chick-fil-A claimed the toys were pulled because of a “possible safety issue” (even though there are no safety issues filed to this day) because its a total fucking lie. This lie is something they are propagating with fake Facebook accounts of Chick-fil-a sympathizes. Not only was the company called out about creating fake user accounts on their own Facebook page, but they were revealed to be using stock photo images for their fake user accounts too. 

I would hate for people to lose their jobs in this economy, but my gut feeling towards Chick-fil-A right now is that it needs to burn to the ground. What a sleazy company. And if memory serves me, isn’t lying something Christians are not supposed to do?

“Thou shalt not bear false witness” is actually one of the Ten Commandments (“Thou shalt keep marriage between one man and one women” isn’t on the list at all.)

In which Chick-Fil-A has the worst PR campaign.

oh my god

Chick-Fil-A: NOT GOOD AT THE INTERNET.

lmao. “Chick-Fil-A not good at the internet”

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— 2 years ago with 20518 notes