Author Archives: George Parker

George Parker has spent 40 years on Madison Avenue. He’s won Lions, CLIOs, EFFIES, and the David Ogilvy Award. His blog is adscam.typepad.com, which is required reading for those looking for a gnarly view of the world’s second oldest profession.” His latest book, Confessions of a Mad Man, makes the TV show Mad Men look like Sesame Street.

George Parker: welcome to the metaverse… now, go home

Metaverse mania continues to take over the ad biz. Every one of the ad trades (I do not include MAA in this) is banging the drum about how it is the next big thing. As I write this, I just ...

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Adscam’s George Parker: for whom the Dell tolls

I must say, I nearly choked on my breakfast beer when I read that Dell is putting Yara Shahidi, the actress and model from the ABC sitcom Black-ish in ads and other promotions to tout Dell’s new slogan, “Expand Your ...

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George Parker: Judy… Judy… Judy…

Judy Wald died in New York on February 12th. She was 96. O.K. I know that many of you will be thinking, “Who the hell is Judy Wald?” However, if, like me, you are extremely long in the tooth and ...

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George Parker: Paul Simons was right about some clients

I must say, I was pleased to see that Stephen Foster, in his great wisdom, has promised to re-publish many of Paul Simons past pieces. All are highly recommended. As I commented last week… “Truly sorry to hear the news. ...

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George Parker: Walmart, Larry Ellison, TikTok and me

I must admit I have no idea what the TikTok fuss is all about. The service is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, and Der Trumpf is making a big stink that the platform can be used by the Chinese government to ...

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