Bookmark ‘Ace of Admen’ for advertising goodness

If you’re interested in advertising at all, I’d encourage you check out Ace of Admen.

Ace of Admen is a new blog from semi-retired ad man, Curvin O’Rielly. Curvin’s name will be familiar to some Saab folks out there. He worked on some early Saab ads during Bob Sinclair’s tenure as chief of Saab USA. He also had some great ideas for contemporary Saab advertising, which he shared at the Saab Owners Convention back in 2010.

I first met Curvin in Boston, at the 2010 Swedish Car Day hosted by Charles River Saab. We met again in New York last year for the New York Auto Show. He’s a wonderful guy with a huge kit bag of advertising knowledge and a library of war stories that go back decades and involve some of the most prominent names in advertising. He’s been there and done that.

Check out Ace of Admen. There’s not much to read at the moment as it’s literally brand new, created within the last 24 hours. But I’m quite sure there’ll be plenty of protein there in due course.


My other tip for anyone interested in advertising would be to hit up Youtube and search for clips of The Gruen Transfer and/or Gruen Nation. It’s an Aussie show about advertising, and it’s fantastic.

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  1. Thanks for the plug, Steve. Too bad you don’t have a “Buy Me A Beer” button on Swadelogy. How about coming to NY soon for a beer or two and a thick, juicy NY Strip Steak? It’d be great to see you again.

    1. I’m still waiting on someone to perfect a particle transporter, a-la Star Trek. Then I’ll be in New York for a steak every night!

      I don’t know when we’re going to make it over there, but we will. I want to come back as a tourist and see all the things I missed last year. And I really want to catch up with friends in the NE as well, of course.

      Am looking forward to seeing what AoA brings. Welcome to the blogosphere.

  2. Hi Steve,

    Thanks for the interesting tips! I like your blog, a nice mix of personal posts about advertising, online developments and car stuff, especially about Saab of course!