Author: John Baker

Isn't WordPress simply amazing.  And so the excuses start to dissipate.  Now I just need to get a few 10 years of random history and a bit of personal fun up here and it should all be quite something in no time.  Or not....

Everyone remembers their first real pitch at a new agency.  At Ogilvy it was BP's Target Neutral.  Amazing project, amazing creative and even more amazingly, it launched pretty close to what was proposed! For this project we did the brand mark, site design, online advertising and...

Creatives coming in to interview always talk about "their book" or "their portfolio" -- and can talk for 5 minutes or 5 hours on each piece.  They take pride and seeing as this is a big part of what we sell, they should.  I've always...

Merry Christmas! Funny momment to start a blog but working on a project for my Dad, The FEB Log, I've come across a great blogging tool with WordPress and have finally discovered inspiration. The question will be whether this becomes a great external brain, semi-public repository of...

Trying to figure out how to get the old leaky wooden boat back from the Baltic. Should be easy enough, but I keep going out to Tallinn and keep staying in Tallinn. Partly that is because Tallinn is beautiful and keeping the boat there...

This is one piece that I got to dine out on -- even if I have to be honest and say I wasn't at Ogilvy when it was done.  In fact in my first week back in London I went with the team to the...

A New Holiday Experience You have got to love adventures.  They are like a time machines -- in a week-end you live a week. Six of us got out of Boston around 8 am on Friday and headed to a remote part of...

It is funny when you stumble across a book that immediate grabs you.  I came across Snow Crash staying at a friends in Auckland, picked it up and didn't put it down until it was done. Here's the opening line: The Deliverator belongs to an elite order,...