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Cathy Guisewite

Struggling with the “four basic guilt groups” the Cathy comic strip ran for 34 years and was a semi-autobiographical journey. Katie tells us about the amazing Cathy Guisewite from an advertising firm Vice President to award-winning cartoonist.  Show Notes BLOOPER – Katie forgets who Bonnie is. “We don’t judge, we just love” – Leah The […]

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A Film Festival That Celebrates Your Talent As Well As Honors Meaningful Causes – BMC Film Fest

The Blackmagic Collective in Los Angeles presents the BMC Film Fest where filmmakers can make 5-minute or 60-second films inspired by a charity’s theme. Amazing prizes include: URSA Mini Pro G2 kit, Sigma Lens kit, DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, and more prizes are being added […]

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#LikeAGirl

To close out advertising month Leah’s 1 Cool Thing is about an advertising campaign that changed the conversation around the phrase “like a girl” being an insult. The gals also talk about celebrity endorsements and the general strangeness of commercials. YouTube Version Show Notes & Extras: Gal-pals this week are: Dr. Leah Leach, Katie Harris, […]

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Women’s World Cup Nike Ads

“Hey, you ready?” Our 16-year-old-gal-pal takes our hand and guides us into the world of Nike’s Women’s World Cup Soccer ads where we learn, “Don’t change your dream. Change the World.” However, we can’t be serious for too long so we also talk about doggie dentures, Geico ads, free Doritos, and how to choose poorly. […]

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Gal’s Guide NEWS for August 16, 2019 (Brought to you by diamonds)

News and updates from the Gal’s Guide Library and Research Center for August 16, 2019. Brought to you by diamonds. YouTube Version SHOW NOTES: The third edition of the Gal’s Guide NEWS. Brought to you by diamonds. More on Mary Frances Gerety, copywriter of “A Diamond is Forever” Library NEWS Girl Scout Troop 1747 Book […]

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Mary Wells Lawrence

Plop, plop, fizz, fizz oh what a relief it is that Gal’s Guide Podcast is back! This week Katie brings to the table the trailblazer in the advertising world who was reasonable for the famous Alka Seltzer ad, Mary Wells Lawrence.  Joined by Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth and Kami Leach the gals talk about […]

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Gal’s Guide Recommended Reads and Views for Women in Advertising

Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the ’60s and Beyond by Jane Maas. Women of Design: Influence And Inspiration from the Original Trailblazer to the new Groundbreakers by Armin Vit Deadly Persuasion: Why Women and Girls Must Fight the Addictive Power of Advertising by Jean Kilbourne Am I Thin Enough […]

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Miss Representation

What do Old Spice, Apple, Geico have in common? There are all ways that Leah found to introduce our gal-pals Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris and 16-year-old new-comer Kami Leach. After paying tribute to the amazing ladies of advertising, Bonnie starts off Advertising Month by talking about the eye-opening documentary Miss Representation and what it says […]

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We Need Advertising Books

Gal’s Guide is building the first independent women’s history library. Each month we push to expand our collection to include a diverse look at women from different backgrounds, occupations, and regions.  This month we want to expand our coverage of women in advertising. Here are the top 20 books/DVDs we would love to add to the library! […]

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

It’s October. October 16th to be exact. A new Marvel trailer is released and I don’t know if I can click fast enough to get it to my eyeballs. It’s the first official trailer of Black Panther and I’m stoked before I hit play. Black Panther is going to be a game changer. I followed […]