The Pain of Being an Ad Man

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Life of an ad man may not be physically challenging (except for yoga class), but it can be quite psychologically tough. You pitch a lot and work really hard to get to deliver out what may seem like quite small units of product. Especially in the beginning, you can work for months and months only [...]

Brush Your Teeth And Design for The Google Man

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The human body. Such a marvel of engineering. We can do amazing stuff with this machine, things that are many times EXTREMELY difficult to mimic with any machine. If you only consider using the body as a physical tool we are amazing when it comes to detailed movement and interaction, walking upright och playing basketball. [...]

How To Cheat Your Client and Why You Shouldn’t

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Every gold rush has it’s opportunists. The gold rush of viral marketing is no exception. Before we leave the gold rush phase and move into a more mature market, agencies will keep running around waving YouTube views in the faces of marketing managers to show off how creative they are. But are they really? There [...]

Honesty is Moving. And It’s About Time!

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We’re moving out of the original Honesty garage office (or the second office if you count the Kungsgatan aquarium space) this coming weekend. It’s getting a bit crammed here (really?). This is what the main workspace looks like when about 80% of us are present. Claustrophobic but cozy. I guess.

Why Advertising Agencies Rule

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Embrace Experience. Breath Innovation. Produce Intimately. Sure the world has changed. But I think it’s time to realize that we haven’t changed much. A couple of years ago I was one of the people running around screaming that the world was coming to an end, that the traditional advertising agency model was over and that [...]

Be More Efficient: Euforia Day Planning 101

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Man, it feels like I’m flying back and forth to Gothenburg like a ping pong ball. It’s really a nice city though, so I can’t complain. Now I’m back down here again, and I’m stealing a few minutes from my beauty sleep to hang out with you, dear reader, before heading off to bed. And [...]

Confessions of an Outcast Entrepreneur

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Tomorrow I go back to work again after the holidays. Or, well, technically I guess it is today since I can’t sleep and it’s early Monday already. I’m really excited about getting back on the horse though. There is much to do this year. A lot of things have changed in my work life since [...]

Presenting The New Partners at Honesty!

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Great news! We have now finished our first round of expansion at Honesty and now have four of the six partners here full time! Fantastic! Honesty will be divided into three units, each responsible for their own area of expertise. The three areas are Management & Strategy, Digital Business Development, and Creative Studio. Two of [...]

Quirky, But Hardly Effective?

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I‘m not sure that this will sell a single gym membership, but it might pick up some prizes. What do you think? Would you buy a gym membership after being exposed to this? Would you get it from FitnessFirst? Nah… (From Zeus Jones and Gizmondo)

Distill Launch Party and Nextopia

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My mind just went blank. I couldnt’ for the life of me remember wether Michael Dahlén’s new book Nextopia was in Swedish or in English. I just couldn’t. But before I ended up in this situation, the following happened. Last night I went down to the new magazine Distill’s launch party on Strandvägen. I flipped [...]

The Privacy of Evil – Part Two

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This is the second part of my idea sketch on privacy and integrity. The first part can be found here. There is also an interesting comment on that post by Michael Dahlén where he talks about information symmetry, a theme that I’ll adress later in this post. In this second part I will show you [...]

Death of Privacy For Brands

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In the last post I asked the question whether the death of privacy will improve the quality of behavior in our society. I guess this is a bit controversial. But you can see the exact same thing for brands. And here is not very controversial at all. The privacy of brands is under heavy fire [...]