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.

Geoge Parker on art director legend George Lois

George Lois passed away on Friday at the age of 91. One of the all-time greats of the ad biz, he created truly memorable work at DDB in the late fifties before becoming one of the founders of Papert Koenig ...

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George Parker: let’s hear it for Bob Hoffman’s Adscam

AdScam… The Blog… The Book… Readers of More About Advertising may or may not know that I have written a blog titled “AdScam” for the last twenty years or so. In it, I point out the occasional good thing happening ...

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George Parker: everything is screwed… yes, everything.

Here in the US, with the overthrowing of Roe V Wade by the Fascist Supreme Court, many agencies and holding companies are instituting programs for employees living in MAGA “Moran” states to provide financial help and paid leave to travel ...

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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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