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  • Army strong. Verbs dead.

    McCann Worldgroup is going to replace the U.S. Army’s tagline of ‘Army of One’ with “Army Strong” in a new series...

    Traditional advertisingStephen GatesOctober 12, 2006
  • Sony re-launches PLAYB3YOND.com

    Today Sony relaunched PLAYB3YOND.com to tease the upcoming release of the PS3. You arrive at the main page of the site...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesOctober 12, 2006
  • Yahoo! Time capsule

    Yahoo has launched what it is calling the world’s largest time capsule in history. Yahoo! is encouraging people to contribute personal...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesOctober 10, 2006
  • Brawny Academy

    Brawny papertowels and their agency Fallon are trying an interesting concept by shooting their own eight episode reality series which will...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesOctober 10, 2006
  • Why is Discover Card running with scissors?

    A friend of mine sent me a link today to the new Discover Card campaign that launched recently and asked for...

    Online advertising reviewStephen GatesOctober 9, 2006
  • 300 – The movie

    I don’t usually put much faith in movie previews anymore but the new trailer for 300 caught my interest as it...

    Design CutureStephen GatesOctober 7, 2006
  • Please go to New Orleans

    I had the chance two weeks ago to visit New Orleans for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. I have seen...

    RantingStephen GatesOctober 3, 2006
  • Carlos Polo

    Came across this site today for Spanish designer Carlos Polo. The site design is different and interesting as it lets you...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesOctober 3, 2006
  • Will trade web site for PS3

    That isn’t a typo. You read it right. I want to see what his blog can do and have decided to...

    Shameless self promotionStephen GatesOctober 2, 2006
  • Apple integrated advertising

    I saw Apple’s new ad units tonight that support their new iPod Nano TV campaign. They are a fantastic example of...

    Integrated advertisingStephen GatesSeptember 30, 2006
  • Nike does Flash e-commerce but why?

    I saw today where RGA and Nike have replaced NikeTown.com with the new NikeStore.com. The old NikeTown.com was a conventional e-commerce...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesSeptember 29, 2006
  • Dark M&M’s Movie Game

    I love M&M’s. Every time I am in Vegas I go to M&M World. I just can’t help myself. I loved...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesSeptember 29, 2006
  • iVilliage refresh

    This week iVilliage launched their new look which was created by Organic. It is a vast improvement that is one of...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesSeptember 28, 2006
  • The rise of user generated content

    It seems like no matter advertising magazine you pick up these days you see all kinds of articles on user or...

    Back to basicsStephen GatesSeptember 25, 2006
Creative Director, Designer, Brand Builder, Speaker, Podcaster, Crazy One. As a designer, I have 20+ years experience creating the strategy, concepts, and designs for award-winning integrated global advertising campaigns, building multiple global Fortune 500 brands and creating innovative digital experiences. As a leader, I have 15+ years transforming agency and client-side teams using a mix of creativity, business strategy, process and political skill to create innovative, world-class work and cultures that change industries and companies. My clients have included American Airlines, W Hotels, Disney, Citi, ExxonMobil, Acura, Old Navy, Nationwide Insurance, Verizon, Subaru and many others. My work has received over 150 international awards, my app designs have been named as one of the World’s 100 Greatest Apps, Apple has featured my work in 9 keynotes, 4 TV commercials and more.

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