Topic: Interviews

Q&A: shopaholic gives up shopping for year

"Spend less money" is probably a close second to "Lose weight" on the list of most-common New Year's resolutions. But when California blogger Elizabeth Jayne Liu says she's giving up…

January 5, 2011, 10:58 AM EST

Q&A: Tron Guy on being snubbed by Disney

Every once in a while, it's interesting to focus on missed opportunities in advertising. A perfect example is the disturbing absence of Jay Maynard, aka the Tron Guy, from Disney's…

December 6, 2010, 1:13 PM EST

That's Entertainvertising Pete Hottelet and the mocketing contortionism of fake brands made real

In 2006, Pete Hottelet founded Omni Consumer Products. Named after the mega-corporation in RoboCop, the company dedicated itself to the serious business of defictionalizing fictional brands—from Brawndo (the energy drink…

July 26, 2010, 1:16 PM EDT

Cannes shares Zuckerberg and other Q&As

The Cannes organizers have finally gotten around to sharing the last batch of videos from last month's festival (footage that was previously marooned inside the site). A backstage…

July 12, 2010, 12:29 PM EDT

Q&A: A copywriter's quest to cross America

There's a very real chance that you will never ride a bicycle as far in your entire life as Janeen McCrae is about to travel in one ride. A…

April 9, 2010, 10:17 AM EDT

Q&A: Rob Walker on the value of a narrative

Three Wolf Moon is an ugly T-shirt. Yet somehow it became Amazon's top-selling item of apparel for months. It all started with a single fictional review on the site,…

March 24, 2010, 1:56 PM EDT

Brief interviews with commercial actors: Jack Ferver on being Starburst's Little Lad

We're attempting a new (and probably infrequent) feature where we interview actors from popular TV ads past and present. For the first installment, we tracked down Jack Ferver, who delivered…

October 24, 2008, 9:57 AM EDT