An interview with Vinny Warren

Former DDB colleague Debbie Klonk interviewed Escape Pod founder and creative director Vinny Warren for her Credstyle website and blog.  Debbie has a great eye and is a great interviewer.  And she is great fun to boot.

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Escape Pod in Ad Age

The lovely folks over at Advertising Age magazine asked me to write an article about the state of the beer industry in the USA, and how it got to its present state.

I spent 8 lovely years working on the Budweiser and Bud Light brands and I never tired of hearing about the history and lore of the Anheuser-Busch company. I think it shows.

Click here to read the article.

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments


We just found out that former Escape Pod client Tom Bick has passed away suddenly at a tragically young age.

Tom was the OSCAR MAYER client that bought and approved the ads below for Claussen Pickles.

The ads are funny and likeable and filled with humanity. And they kind of don’t give a flying fig on some level.

Qualities I could also ascribe to Tom.

Let’s face it, this idea was a bit bonkers. I should point out that the actor in these spots was a former actual English army cavalry officer. He was bonkers too.

Tom was the brave client who knew what would resonate with consumers. He was really good at what he did. And he appreciated your passion.

We liked Tom a lot. Everybody did. He was just a nice guy.

I’m sure everyone who was close to him is experiencing turmoil right now.

We are thinking of you and we too are sorry that Tom is gone too soon.

He lives on in all our consciousness. Rest in peace.

By | September 10th, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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