John Patroulis

How Agencies Are Cracking Down on Creatives Who Post Unapproved Ads

Call it friendly fire. An agency art director posts an unsanctioned version of a TV ad for a client on his personal website to enhance his portfolio. It was the cut he worked on and fought for—even if that particular version didn't make the cut.

You Need More Than Great Ads to Win at Cannes

Some recent case-study videos have become just as creative—sometimes more so—than the campaigns they tout. As award show entry numbers swell—the Cannes Lions festival got 37,427 submissions this year, up 5 percent from 2013—agencies are fighting to stand out.

What Paul Venables Learned from Maya Angelou

Being a creative leader means taking a bullet for an underling and identifying other leaders. Rarely does the job involve actually making ads, but it’s healthy to do a bit of that too.

Twofifteenmccann’s Parsons Joins The Factory

Mike Parsons, the managing director of twofifteenmccann, has left the agency to become chief operations officer at The Factory, an incubator start-up in San Francisco. A search is underway to find a replacement for him at the McCann Worldgroup shop, sources said.