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Jotham Sederstrom

Fast Chat: Lori Senecal

For every winning idea such as the Client Stock Index, how many innovations have you introduced at kbs+p that simply slipped through the cracks or didn’t pick up steam? Well, I…

Fast Chat: David Carey

Since you returned to Hearst last year as president of the publisher’s magazine division, you created a position called head of content extension. What does that mean?   Yeah. David Kang has…

Fast Chat: Gavin McInnes

You’re in charge of [advertising agency] Rooster’s branded entertainment, among other creative duties. It sounds like you’ve retained the voice you had at Vice magazine. Rooster hasn’t restricted you? I haven’t…

Fast Chat: Jeff Goodby

So, Jeff, where are all the black people?   [Laughs] Well, that’s what we’re trying to solve. It’s a total enigma that black people have not been represented in advertising, especially since…

Fast Chat: Edward Burns

Leading up to the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of  Newlyweds, you extensively tweeted about its limited budget, $9,000. I get the feeling you like shoestring budgets. I absolutely love it. I…

Illustrations: Chris Gash

Not So Funny Money

Inside the growing—and very lucrative—world of virtual currency

While hosting friends at his Montreal home, Sri Lankan-born Duleepa “Dups” Wijayawardhana struck upon a novel idea for a website. Similar to the grand epiphany that inspired Facebook, the revelation…

Talent Takes the F Train

Across the river from Madison Ave., a new breed of agency is setting up shop

When is an advertising agency not an advertising agency? What is a shop that makes ads, but isn’t principally interested in selling products? Actually, in addition to ads, it often…

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