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  • Making HP’s "Hands"

    I’m a huge fan of HP’s “The Computer is Personal Again” campaign which features celebrities speaking about their computers using only...

    Traditional advertisingStephen GatesOctober 19, 2006
  • The future of search engines?

    Saw this new search engine yesterday called Ms. Dewey and thought it was worth mentioning. It is nothing new but is...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesOctober 19, 2006
  • Paint the town followup

    Back in the beginning of August I wrote out the new SONY Bravia commercial which looked amazing. They have now completed...

    Exceptional creativeStephen GatesOctober 18, 2006
  • ‘Beer Cannon’ misses the mark

    For years I have been talking about the fact that viral sensation Subservient Chicken was a failure because it generated a...

    Online advertising reviewStephen GatesOctober 17, 2006
  • VISIONARY DESIGNERS – d’strict

    I praised the work done on the unique Samsung SGH site and finally learned who created it. A design company out...

    Design & user experienceStephen GatesOctober 14, 2006
  • DiddyTV skips a beat

    Burger King and Sean “Diddy” Combs to launch DiddyTV. It is a YouTube brand channel and for far it has fallen...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesOctober 13, 2006
  • Cell phone simulcasting

    Several companies have gambling that the next generation of broadcast networks will be seen on mobil phones and not TV’s. They...

    Digital cultureStephen GatesOctober 12, 2006
  • 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
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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