Bill Green

Name a brand or media channel and Bill Green’s probably worked on and in it. An art director by trade, he’s focused on an overall holistic approach to brand madness that merges the worlds of traditional, digital and social – whatever it takes.

Having worked previously with Darryl and Humongo and current AdVerve podcast partner with Angela, he’s currently doing creative strategy and pitch development with BFG in Hilton Head. The ad blog Make The Logo Bigger is about his experiences in the world of advertising and beyond.

Angela Natividad

Angela Natividad is a strategist, copywriter and journalist based in Paris. She writes MarketingProfs’ #SocialSkim, is a frequent guest on marketing podcast The Beancast, and co-hosts AdVerve the podcast. Most of her secret thoughts are on her blog, Live and Uncensored.

Darryl Ohrt

Darryl Ohrt is a former punk rocker, and Executive Creative Director at Carrot Creative, in NYC. In addition to his posts here, he also writes for Advertising Age’s Small Agency Diary, as the voice of the small guy in a big, big world.

After founding the legendary agency Humongo, he sold out to the man, left the entrepreneurial life and joined Carrot. Now he’s the self proclaimed Prime Minister of Awesome, and he’s tweeting, blogging, and exploring the internets as if it matters. He knows just enough to be dangerous, and is always ready for action.

Posts tagged "product design"

air fresheners for men. or those who like men.

Why should air fresheners always smell like spring, waterfalls and morning dew? Why can’t they smell like European sports cars, a hunting lodge, and bourbon? They can.

Archer reinvents a product category long in need of a reinvention. And it looks like it smells fantastic.

product licensing made perfect

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And then there are some product/licensing agreements that just make beautiful sense, while making the world a better place.

twisted throat?

These new product wrappers for Ricola make getting a sore throat more fun than ever. Just unlock the victim’s throat, and then soothe your own.

Finally, a piano that won’t annoy your neighbors.

While NYC has a program that puts pianos on the streets for everyone to enjoy, Yamaha tackles the exact opposite problem: how do you practice your piano at 2am without waking everyone else in the house?

The new Silent Piano makes magic in your headphones. Or, if you’re like classical pianist HG Lim, you can play your piano on the commute to the office.

pee and tweet

You’re already tweeting while pooping, so why shouldn’t your baby be tweeting while he’s peeing? Huggies introduces a TweetPee device, which looks to be a little bird that your kids pee on. And then it tweets. Because that’s what PeeTweet birds to.

smell like a yankee, with the style of a street artist

NYC street artist MIRF created some custom bottles of the smell of winning, for the fans of New York’s finest.

If you don’t buy it for the stink you can now buy it for the style.

your junk deserves PMS 424

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Now there’s Pantone underpants - or Underpantones, if you will, for boys and girls who love things in wonderful designer-friendly color. Genius. (Thanks, Eliza!)

hospitals don’t need to be boring

The health care is usually the last place to get beautiful, wonderous product and graphic design. While we all carry sleek iPhones in our pockets, people who require health care gadgets in their lives are often plagued with clunky, ugly 1970’s product design.

Enter Little Love Medical, a collection of fun stickers that go over IV bags - immediately making something that’s ugly fun. A simple decal transforms bags of medicine into fun, vibrant, sacks of power juice.

A Valentine that doubles as a marketing campaign.

You may see this as an announcement that Field Notes are now available in red. But we’re pretty sure that Tracie sees this as the best Valentine Day card she’ll ever receive. (Thanks, @fromAtoK)

Completely functional outdoor art

When you go camping with your buddies this spring, there’s no reason that you should be limited to their silly backpacking tents that were designed in the 1980’s. You deserve better. You deserve a tent that is art.

There are so many awesome FieldCandy tents, that you’ll have a hard time choosing one. So you might want to plan that designer/creative outdoor retreat, invite the entire agency, and just get them all. 

sports memorabilia beyond team jerseys

Who says that sports promo gear should be limited to apparel and equipment?

The San Francisco Heritage Preservation Society has produced a unique product for Candlestick Park, one of the oldest stadiums in NFL history…the first ever Candlestick Prayer Candle.

Light it, say a prayer, and watch your boys win their game while you take in the scent produced by Botanica Yoruba, the oldest botanical shop in town. Because the scent of astroturf would have been too cold.

Balls out for christmas

It had to happen. Someone needed to create Christmas balls, and thanks to Christmas magic, it’s happened twice. Whether you like your Christmas balls smooth and glassy or soft and furry, they’re here for you. And hanging them from your tree helps a pair of totally worthwhile charities. Insert Santa sack joke here.

making green green

Everyone loves getting gift cards from their favorite retailers, but when you’re done spending, what are you supposed to do with that hunk of plastic?

Neenah is here to save the day, with recycled gift cards - made from paper. So customers can lay down some green while staying green. Or something like that.

we see your penis, a mile away

An intimate interview with the people who figured out how to detect penis drawings for Nintendo games. Apparently, people really enjoy drawing penises. Lots of them.

here’s johnny…

This is maybe the best Christmas gift a wickedly dark designer friend could ever want: a warm and cozy hat made with the carpet design featured in the Shining film. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.