3 New Rules for Partnering with Celebrities in the Age of Community

by / December 7, 2018 /

Not so long ago, the media and entertainment industries were obsessed with reaching the audience. Today, it’s all about communities. And nobody knows this better than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

If you haven’t already noticed, the word “community” has all but replaced “audience” among today’s content producers. YouTube creators have their fan communities. Facebook’s latest [Read More]

Agency Insider: M&C Saatchi Mobile

by / July 6, 2015 / Today, we're continuing our feature on The New York Egotist — Agency Insider. We all know agencies usually have amazing physical spaces. But unless you work at a specific shop, you might never get a chance to see how cool they really are. Until now. We'd love to feature your agency. Email us at [email protected] for details. M&C Saatchi Mobile’s New York space is 8,000 square feet, more than enough room to contain their business, strategy, creative, media and agency deve[Read More]

Your Inner Critic Is A Jerk

by / February 12, 2015 / He resides under your skin and over your shoulder. Breathing down your neck. Whispering behind your back. Ceremoniously leading the war within while unapologetically telling you how it is.
 He offers snarky feedback like, “Wow, did you really just say that? Man, you sounded like an idiot.” Right after he insults your wardrobe choice. (Well, let’s be honest, velour is not a good look on most people.)
 You don't need this lover of bad hair days. This heckler of good intentions. This ta[Read More]

Egotist Briefs: Tash Whitmey, Group CEO of Havas EHS

by / February 9, 2015 / Where did the name Helia come from? Helia comes from The Sun - we felt it demonstrated our focus on the interactions between data and insight, creativity and technology. And it reflects how we are evolving for the future, without losing sight of our 30 years of data heritage and expertise. What are Helia's biggest strengths you intend to play up with this new merger? It very much reflects our belief that data is core to growth and that data, digital [Read More]

Seinfeld can take the piss all he likes but advertising really does matter.

by / October 10, 2014 / Jerry Seinfeld is not afraid to bite the hand that feeds him. Accepting a non-specific Clio — probably awarded to ensure he’d turn up — he laid into the ad industry. He touched on those raw nerves that get exposed when we’re at our lowest ebb, at our most cynical. But I’m sorry, you’re only allowed to be that searing in your indictment if you’re one of us — actually in the industry, rather than just taking its dollar once in a while.