Monday, April 07, 2008

Blog Orgy

Campaign have asked five bloggers - me, Ben from Lunar BBDO, Richard Huntington of Adliterate, Neil from Welcome to Optimism and Russell Davies to do a group chat about blogging.

Except Russell probably won't be able to contribute because he is on holiday in Tenby and his caravan doesn't have broadband.

Campaign will publish what we write on Thursday week, I think.

If you want to read the tedious shit we are wanging on about, you can do so here.

Can you propose something interesting we should discuss - I am struggling - or do you have a question I should put to the other bloggers?

49 comments:

Chee said...

Lets talk digital, Does online advertising still fall below the line? Should it be thought as a lesser medium even though it has an equal footing on audience reach?

Rachel and Debbie said...

Does the titles of art director and copywriter still mean anything in a world where adverts are becoming mini films? eg. cadburys, sony bravia, honda.

fedex said...

How much money Juan Cabral actually earns. And, does he deserve it?

No More Suits said...

With so many creatives blogging these days, will future employers see a blogger as a creative individual or someone who is riding the zeitgeist wave?

James Cherkoff said...

How has blogging affected competition between agencies? Aren't you meant to be keeping all your best ideas under wraps and only serving them up to clients in the hushed tones of corporate board rooms?

Rachel said...

Is anyone allowed to join in the conversation on the Campaign blog

Metrics - what do you think of them for digital - how do you measure the success of your blogs?

Has blogging made you better at your job? Or just appear to be better?

Anonymous said...

If you look at the amount of responses to a typical thread and the amount of responses to the CHI Pay one - I'd say that there's definitely something in that.

Are people worried that others know what they earn? Is the current salary structure for creatives/ account teams/ planners fair? Could looking at this in a different way lead to a new breed of agency, or are we all just in it for money?

Juan's arse said...

how about how deep should anyone stick one's tongue into me?

rjhayter said...

Has blogging replaced going down the pub and moaning about your clients/brief/planner? And does anyone actually 'know' anyone any more?

Anonymous said...

are bloggers really dull people who you wouldn't entertain for more than 5 mins in the pub but you do online because it soothes your paranoia about the whole 'digital' thing

A big geek said...

How much of a geek do you need to be to write a blog?

How much more of a geek do you need to be to read one?

Borat said...

can blogging damage your health?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/apr/08/blogging.deaths

King rat said...

Is blogging a bit boring and is the real fun of blogs to be had by leaving anonymous passive aggressive and generally shitty comments?

I like it when people say an ad is "good" then someone else says it is "bad." Then people argue about whether it is good or bad. Like there's a correct answer. Ha ha ha ha ha ha. Idiots.

Matt said...

A lot of people talk about the future of planning and blogging as a planners fixation, or the impact of digital on creatives. What if anything is the role for account people in 'the future'?

rdsrae said...

Are blogs making trade publications, such as Campaign, obsolete?

Anonymous said...

Where did the word 'blog' come from and do you think it's appropriate for the phenomenon it has come to label?

rdsrae said...
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rdsrae said...

blog = web log.

Anonymous said...

Whay are we here? (No seriously). Not the bloggers themselves but the anon lurkers like me. What are we hoping to get out of this?

Personally, it's pure watercooler stuff. No more.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you can discuss whether 'top blog' lists decrease in importance when we know some people put a lot of effort into tactics which push blogs up ranks, obsessively compulsively doing all they can to get to the top rather than relaxing and writing good content.

Anonymous said...

Will wal ever get a job?

Anonymous said...

Many blogs (like this one) start out well-intentioned, entertaining, witty and informative. How do we prevent them being hijacked by idiots who have nothing better to do than gossip, slander, and pollute.

Waldemar said...

maybe, one day. probably in an art shop rather than in adland ;)

rdsrae said...

Do blogs have the potential to democratise subjectivity?

Instead of a Creative Director being the absolutist authority on the subject, do blogs invite the prospect of interested public opinion seizing the authority to say "this is a good idea and this is a bad idea".

Will the web do for creative directors what the printing press did for the ancien regime?

john dodds said...

Do you think you collectively should be more critical of your industry?

Ted said...

In recent years of Cannes festival (including Cannes 2008) we should know in advance the potential winners (e.a. Gorilla, or Bravia last year, or Honda...).

Is it correct?
Is it a good thing?
Where is the power of surprises?
And, most of all: if "Gorilla" was spanish or italian, should it quoted as a potential winner?

Anonymous said...

sorr

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J said...

Anon. 12:44 PM raises a very interesting point.

Many of Cabral's work at A&B in Argentina was on the same creative level than his best work in the UK (not same budget, tough). He won some awards but never got the same kind of attention.

Lunar BBDO said...

"Do blogs have the potential to democratise subjectivity?

Instead of a Creative Director being the absolutist authority on the subject, do blogs invite the prospect of interested public opinion seizing the authority to say "this is a good idea and this is a bad idea".

Will the web do for creative directors what the printing press did for the ancien regime?"

Come on Scamp, let's do this one.

You first.

Anonymous said...

ON ANOTHER NOTE COMPLETELY, HOW ABOUT WE DO AN ANONYMOUS AMNESTY ONE DAY. RESPONSES CAN ONLY BE POSTED IF USING A NAME. I DON'T SUPPOSE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE SO MUCH TO SAY THEN.... EXCEPT KATE MOSS, AND THE LESSER MR KITE.

Hayes Thompson said...

I think you meant 'Campaign HAS asked five bloggers.'

Just can't get the copywriters these days, can you?

Or can you?

clarkham fannypot said...

Anon 2.30:

You might want to press the button to the left of the 'a' on your keyboard.

Hayes Thompson:

Is Campaign a singular entity or one which represents a plural entity? I think its singular/plural status is debatable.

Anonymous said...

Faris is also blogging on the boring blog of blogs.

Scamp said...

Whoops, how could I forget Faris. Sorry. Faris is there too.

Anonymous said...

why it's difficult for you to say what you really think as everyone knows who you (all) are and you don't want to go around upsetting people...

Carb Free Creativity said...

Is Scamp the online version of campaign?

Anonymous said...

blog = web log = we blog

stephan cockbutter said...

They've already done over 5000 words on the site. That's enough for Campaign, surely. Or maybe they can't be arsed to write any of next week's and are hoping you suckers are going to hit the 10,000 mark.

]-[appy Thought said...

Blog + Orgy = Blorgy!

I likes the sound of a bLorgy. And www.blorgy.com isn't taken...

Might be time to rename Happy Thought!

/steal

pisspoorenglish said...

I'll have to digest that over a few days I think. Too much for one sitting.

Seems people seem to be putting questions forward though, on a similar tip as R&D (2nd post from top):

-Do people still think teams are necessary or preferable ? Is it more likely for people to be employed these days just as a creative, one you'd expect to be able to do a bit of everything?

Anonymous said...

yawn

Anonymous said...

I love your blog Scamp. I read it each day with much glee!

You're inspiring and helping pseudo-creatives in Falmouth!

Whoop whoop!

Long live Scamp blog.
Marie xx

kate moss said...

I haven't had a blog orgy involving Scamp, Ben, Richard, Russell, Faris and Neil.

But I have had a real orgy involving them. Scamp was thought-provoking; Ben was vulgar, even for me; Richard seemed to enjoy stirring; Russell showed me things I'd never seen before; Faris was youthful and enthusiastic and Neil just kept banging on.

About the bloody Nokia pitch.

A girl needs jizz, Neil. A girl needs jizz.

fatc said...

Long copy: good or bad?
You weren't clear in your recent post on the subject. ;-)

Chris Gough said...

Are bloggers capable of original thought?

Hayes Thompson said...

Dear Scamp, I mean Clarkham, you think the point is debatable, but it isn't. It's a cold, hard, grammatical fact.

mm said...

do blogs kill original thinking and or gut instinct?

Anonymous said...

Why have Saatchis failed to mention the passing of Paul Arden on their London website?
Not only do I find it disrespectful, but it clearly says something about the managements "let's not look to the past" mentality.
Pathetic really.