Hip Spoofs

Hipsters seem to be the target of ridicule du jour. Perhaps it is because they make it just so easy to poke fun. I mean, really easy. In case you aren’t familiar with hipsters, this quote from Time magazine’s Brief History of Hipsters pretty much sums it up: Hipsters are the friends who sneer when you cop to liking Coldplay. They’re the people who wear T-shirts silk-screened with quotes from movies you’ve never heard of and the only ones in America who still think Pabst Blue Ribbon is a good beer. They sport … Continue reading

Building Community on Columbia Gateway Drive: The Saga Continues

For those unfamiliar with the origin of Col Gateway, let’s first take a drive—a drive along Route 175 near the Interstate 95 junction. Unless a Howard County resident, or a frequent commuter, one might mistake the abbreviation of a few particular signs. Positioned along grassy knolls, the signs read: “Col Gateway Dr.” A common abridging for the military ranking of “Colonel,” this here is a curtailing for “Columbia.” It took some time, but the “wouldn’t it be funny if…” soon turned into a tangible character, a Twitter campaign, and eventually … Continue reading

Meet the Latest Addition to ADG’s Content Team, Alex Ludka

Extra, extra: ADG’s content team has expanded! Alex Ludka joins us as Content Strategist, so there’s even more wordsmithing and slinging to be had by the content team in the future. Learn a little more about her and how she fits in by reading an interview with her below. And stay tuned – you can expect to see a lot more content from this one. How did you end up as a Content Strategist at ADG? I’ve loved to write my entire life. So much so that when I was … Continue reading

ADG and the ADDY Triple Crown: Together for Good (Again)

To our friends, clients, and colleagues, Another year of “ADDY Fever” has come and gone in the Baltimore Advertising community, and – as always – the event was filled with Bawl’mer allure, “hon-hair,” and Bergers Cookies (if you’re not from here, you wouldn’t get it). This year’s theme spoke loud and clear that pride for our beloved city is stronger than ever, and it shone brightly for all attendees at the Baltimore Museum of Industry!

Al Capone, Monet and Voting Machines

parity noun par·i·ty \ˈper-ə-tē, ˈpa-rə-\ : The state or condition of being equal, especially regarding status or pay. Do you know what was happening 117 years ago? It was 1899. McKinley was president, Bayer patented aspirin, Monet was a fledgling artist, the U.S. approved voting machines in federal elections and Al Capone was born.

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