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October 31, 2017

iProspect Named a Leader by Forrester Research

Forrester Research, Inc., an independent research firm, has ranked iProspect as a Leader in The Forrester Wave ™: Search Marketing Agencies, Q4 2017

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May 5, 2017

Chick-fil-A cows, Motel 6’s Tom Bodett lift Dallas’ Stan Richards to ad hall of fame

When the American Advertising Federation recently inducted Stan Richards into its hall of fame, it confirmed what we’ve known for decades: Dallas’ famous bespectacled ad agency icon is a singularly notable dude. Richards was honored in New York along with seven other legends of the advertising world, including Jerry Della Femina, who brought the world the singing Meow Mix cats. We all know Richards for another animal — the self-aware "Eat Mor Chikin” cows — and for leaving the light on at Motel 6.

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Industry News

  • A Fruit Rocket Is Actually the Best Bad Idea Pitched in These Delightfully Quirky Ads for Sparkling Ice
    Creative that comes out of the Pacific Northwest has its charms. On one hand, work from Portland and Seattle can have an edge, (see: early Nike work from Wieden + Kennedy), and on the other, it is at times deliciously airy and fun (see: current KFC work from Wieden + ... read more
    Source: Adweek AdfreakPublished on 2018-08-18By Doug Zanger
  • Amazon Is Losing Its Smart Speaker Dominance, According to New Report
    Amazon is no longer the smart speaker king. A report from research firm Canalys this week found that Google Home shipments outpaced those of Amazon's Echo products for the second straight quarter as the search giant grows its smart home business overseas. Chinese tech behemoths Alibaba and Xiaomi also clocked ... read more
    Source: Adweek AdfreakPublished on 2018-08-17By Patrick Kulp
  • Barbarian Group’s New Receptionist Is an Alexa Echo Show Named ‘Barb’
    Interactive marketing agency Barbarian Group's new receptionist, Barb, doesn't collect a paycheck, isn't getting breaks or benefits and can work endless overtime. Barbarian, however, isn't violating New York State labor law, because Barb is an Alexa-based tool connected to the messaging system Slack within an Echo Show, Amazon's smart speaker ... read more
    Source: Adweek AdfreakPublished on 2018-08-17By Lisa Lacy