Topic: Minneapolis

Prince's Most Inspirational Talent Was Mastering the Art of Surprise

A legend who redefined both risk and reward

What defines talent? Or lasting ideas? A legacy? Prince knew. From the beginning, he used surprise to his advantage. He surprised the experts in the recording studios with stunning ability on almost every…

How This Minneapolis Agency Plans to Help the Minnesota Lottery Cater to Millennials

Periscope scores the $7.5 million account

The Minnesota Lottery wants more young people—the ones who use their smartphones to do everything from ordering a pizza to paying friends for movie tickets—to buy more lottery tickets. The…

Why More Agencies Should Drag Their Staffs Out to the Middle of Nowhere

We venture out to Carmichael Lynch's 'classy as shit' farm outing

Drive a little ways southwest of Minnesota's Twin Cities, past the suburbs and exurbs, and you might find yourself in the pastures of a small town with 559 residents. It's…

Olson Sells to Consulting Group for $295M

Minneapolis agency's leadership will remain in place

Olson, one of the industry’s largest remaining independent agencies in America, has signed a definitive deal to be acquired by ICF International, a Fairfax, Va., provider of consulting services and…

Mayoral Hopeful Makes Ad Soaking Wet in His Underwear, Swears Off Strip Clubs

Kookiest political spot ever?

Man, who woulda thunk Midwestern municipal politics could make Anthony Weiner's campaign antics look boring? But Minneapolis mayoral candidate Jeff Wagner has pulled it off, emerging from a lake dressed…

First Mover: Jeff Kling

The celebrated copywriter on why Fallon's best work may be ahead of it

Specs Age 45 New gig Chief creative officer, Fallon Old gig Executive creative director, Wieden + Kennedy, Amsterdam Known for Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting Man” campaign, Miller, Jaguar, Nike work Why the fascination with Cecilia…