Editor of Ad-we-ak


Thank you for your kind words [Neilan Tyree’s column on Adweak.com, “Man About Town,” Art & Commerce, Mar. 5]. To be honest, we’ve long wondered what sort of response we were getting in the hallways of your similarly named publication. Needless to say, it’s a relief to see our name in print rather than as a defendant in a “cease and desist” writ. For that alone, we owe a bit of gratitude.

With regard to the difference between humor and mindless bashing, we heartily agree with your summation. Though numerous readers have e-mailed us with story suggestions or prewritten lynchings of whatever agency they currently harbor ill-will toward, we have little interest in going down that road. We’re simply looking to amuse ourselves, and whoever else happens to find the self-absorption that runs rampant in this industry worthy of mockery.

We’re not trying to be mean-spirited here, and we appreciate that you (and Kupe) seem to get the joke.

The Editor


De la Vega’s Poetry Inspires

Wow! What an article [on artist James de la Vega, “Man About Town,” Jan. 29]. It certainly touched me, and made me think.

I also [was in] a very unnatural bad mood after returning from Miami on Dec. 30 to a snowstorm that covered the entire lawn, both porches and driveway of my house. There was no way to get in. I had just returned from three weeks of running every morning in the most beautiful park and followed that with an hour of riding our horse in gorgeous weather. I have been in New York for 15 years and all of a sudden, I couldn’t understand what I was doing here.

Until I realized I don’t have to be here. It’s by choice. The sidewalk messages would shape me up very quickly. They are obviously from his heart.

Thanks for that great piece.

Marian Davis

Senior vice president, Broadcast

Broadcast Traffic & Residuals

For the Record: In the Spring Magazine Issue special report, the article on Don Logan [“Logan’s Run,” March 5] should have stated that Time Inc. shut down Today’s Homeowner magazine. Family Handyman, which is published by Reader’s Digest Association, is still in business. Also, in Creative, March 5, the agency for Pampers “Animal” spot is D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles.