If you’re interested in advertising at all, I’d encourage you check out Ace of Admen.
Ace of Admen is a new blog from semi-retired ad man, Curvin O’Rielly. Curvin’s name will be familiar to some Saab folks out there. He worked on some early Saab ads during Bob Sinclair’s tenure as chief of Saab USA. He also had some great ideas for contemporary Saab advertising, which he shared at the Saab Owners Convention back in 2010.
I first met Curvin in Boston, at the 2010 Swedish Car Day hosted by Charles River Saab. We met again in New York last year for the New York Auto Show. He’s a wonderful guy with a huge kit bag of advertising knowledge and a library of war stories that go back decades and involve some of the most prominent names in advertising. He’s been there and done that.
Check out Ace of Admen. There’s not much to read at the moment as it’s literally brand new, created within the last 24 hours. But I’m quite sure there’ll be plenty of protein there in due course.
My other tip for anyone interested in advertising would be to hit up Youtube and search for clips of The Gruen Transfer and/or Gruen Nation. It’s an Aussie show about advertising, and it’s fantastic.