There's a problem out there in idealand. It's a social problem, a political problem, and a gender problem. But more importantly it's an idea problem. Only 3% of all creative directors in the United States are women.
Where are all the Donna
When you think of an interesting story, there’s always a protagonist and an antagonist. There’s the good guy and the bad guy. Often in graphic relief to each other. But what about brands? Do brands need enemies?
Today, we’re talking to Chief Cr
We have all walked into businesses or ad agencies and seen the tell-tale signs of creativity. You know, the ping-pong table, the pool table, the rooms specially designed to force people to run into each other. But are these just gimmicks from n
Music in advertising is something valued by the insiders. But what is it about music that can "make" a TV spot? How do you choose the right artist? What brands are using music in powerful ways, and what brands aren't?
These are the questions I
Okay, have you ever thought about creativity in a spiritual way? That at least some ideas are the result of divine, or some other, inspiration? Well, I know I have. And we’re going to talk to a bonafide expert on all things paranormal to find o
I've been following Mitch Joel for years now. His first book, "Six Pixels of Separation," was a huge inspiration to me when I started Ideasicle. Mitch studies the digital and social media space constantly, always learning, always helping us lea
Today we rethink work, and the act of working. Creativity is hard work. We all know that. But maybe there are things we're doing and cultural conventions companies are following that, if looked at differently, might not only yield better work,
He's back. Dr. Bob Deutsch challenges us to consider his theory on "The Alchemy of Difference."
PROGRAMMING NOTE: Dr. Bob removes a piece of paper from his microphone at about 13 minutes in and it sounds way better. So hang in there.
We kick off this Labor Day weekend 2012 with one of the founders of new Boulder agency, Grenadier, Mark St. Amant. This guy's creative track record is impressive. He's creative directed at Arnold, Crispin and Sterling-Rice. He's written two boo
This month we’re taking an about face from last month. Last month we talked to Dr. Sean McDonough about whether creativity was divine and how it was part of god’s plan. This month we are going to talk about the movie Old School, with the screen
Is creativity divine? Or, better yet, is human creativity part of God's plan? Did He just get the ball rolling "in the beginning" and now it's our job to keep it rolling? What does the Bible say about creativity?
Talk about untangling the myste
As a former TV host, Creative Director and ideation specialist turned training diva, Leslie Ehm knows a thing or two about creativity. And has made a career out of making others more creative.
She was a Group Creative Director at Canada’s large
Consider this part two of an Ideasicle "Twofor."
Prior to the first episode of AMC's "The Pitch" coming out, I wrote an article on Forbes.com about why I thought the big agencies were afraid to participate in such a show. Then I interviewed the
Consider this an Ideasicle "Twofor."
Prior to the first episode of AMC's "The Pitch" coming out, I wrote an article on Forbes.com about why I thought the big agencies were afraid to participate in such a show. Then I interviewed the two creativ
One of the most influential planners in the world, Russell Davies joined R/GA London from Ogilvy where he served as head of planning for EMEA. A frequent public speaker and well respected writer, his blog is one of the most widely read in the i
NOTE: this podcast is really a video podcast and is better viewed than listened to. You can watch it here: http://www.ideasicle.com/Ideasicle_Site/Blog_&_Podcast/Entries/2012/3/6_Ideasicle_Podcast_Episode_23__Tauntrs_Marc_Gallucci.html.
For the first time ever. Two Ideasicle Experts go public with their identities in one Ideasicle Podcast.
And another Expert stays incognito ("The Kernal").
But all of them, through great conversation and debate, give you a window into the mind
Welcome to another episode of the Ideasicle Podcast, where we attempt to untangle the mysteries of the elusive idea.
Trivial note: first live Ideasicle Podcast ever!
I’ve always admired Mechanica because they were one of the first to break fro
We’re going to talk about pressure today on the Ideasicle Podcast. The kind of pressure that can crumble the best athletes, the greatest politicians and, yes, even the greatest of idea people during a pitch or under a deadline.
Why do people ch
JONATHAN FIELDS is the author of the book “Uncertainty. Turning fear and doubt into fuel for brilliance.” It’s an important book for creative people because it addresses head-on a creative issue that has come up in almost every interview I’ve d
Welcome to another episode of the Ideasicle Podcast, where we attempt to untangle the mysteries of the elusive idea. Today we have Edward Boches, Chief Innovation Officer at Mullen Advertising, with us. On the forefront of the social media spac
Ever feel a strange “vibe” in a room, or know what someone is thinking before they talk, or even feel that jolt of inspiration when you have a great idea? Well, today we’re going to talk about an incredibly mysterious force, one that could unlo
Welcome to the Ideasicle Podcast where we attempt to untangle the mysteries of the elusive idea.
Today we have advertising giant, Jon Steel. Learn why he gives his direct reports unlimited vacation (it's not why you think), how a baseball ga
Today we have about ten creative people wrapped up in one. We’re talking to a writer, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, poet, speaker and creativity teacher, Jamie Cat Callan.
Jamie is the author of French Women Don’t Sleep Alone and
Welcome to the Ideasicle Podcast, where we untangle the mysteries of the elusive idea.
Today, reality is taking a back seat. We are exploring a fascinating emerging category for marketing ideas called "augmented reality," also known as AR.
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