Thursday, January 25, 2007

Congratulations to us, the People and Ad Agency of the Year!

Over the past year, it's safe to say that many venerable institutions were turned on their heads, making it abundantly clear that, as Bob Dylan wrote, the times they are a-changin'. Indeed, that's even true at Time Magazine, where their annual Person of the Year honor was recently bestowed upon none other than You. Congratulations for your part in earning that accolade, which Lev Grossman lyrically describes thus: "It's about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the way the world changes." This acknowledgement was followed by Advertising Age naming You, the Consumer, as the Ad Agency of the Year, in a story where Matthew Creamer wrote, "That the most important piece of commercial content of 2006 was created by a juggler named Fritz Grobe and lawyer Stephen Voltz, and distributed on a website called Revver, is a sign of our times."


Good job, people! Let's carry on and see if we can't dominate these awards in the years to come. A few resources that may be helpful as we continue our conquests:
. MySpace, YouTube and Web 2.0 evidently factored largely in these honors; I'm just saying....
. Blog on!
. Famous people write books, so here's a good spot to start gearing up for that, if you haven't already.
. Of course, famous people also make movies; here's a tutorial for making yours, and this story from StudioMonthly.com guides you through releasing it on Amazon.com.

"Break a leg!"