A Brief Blog Profile: Agency Spy
by Thomas Hynes
The more I think about it, the more I think Agency Spy might actually have spies running around Madison Avenue. The site is dedicated to delivering breaking news on the people, the agencies, and the campaigns affecting the adverting industry. Plus, Agency Spy is part of the Media Bistro network of blogs, so you know it's great. On this blog, you're going to read about all of the major brands, what they're doing next, as well as all the players involved... And you're also going to see this yodeling cat.
I'll be honest, I'm a really big fan of the show Mad Men. Reading Agency Spy feels like watching episodes of Mad Men (without the scotch, cigarettes or adultery, of course). But there is a lot of drama to the industry. And it's fun (at least to me) to watch the corporate courting process and the creative back and forth. Agency Spy tells us who is taking their business where, and why.
But it's not all business accounts and yodeling cats. In fact, at the top of the page there is a regularly-updated job post. So not only is this blog trying to help readers get a handle on the advertising industry. They're also providing resources and information to help readers land positions. Come to think of it, there's probably no better way to recruit future spies.