Who's on Your Ad/PR/Marketing Agency Fantasy Team?

Danny Brown kicked off a cool idea — building a social media fantasy team — with his Social Media for Soccer Lovers post. Kari Rippetoe followed it up by putting together her social media rockband.

In playing to the theme, I need your help building a Super Agency — a PR, marketing, and advertising dream team. The only rule? The team will be built entirely of historical figures and fictional characters.

Here are the building blocks. Who would you draft to fill each slot?

  • Head of Operations
  • Creative Director
  • Copywriter(s)
  • Art Director(s)
  • Account Executive(s)
  • Media Planner(s)/Media Buyer(s)
  • Market Research
  • Traffic
  • Public Relations
  • Event Planning

Here are my picks:

  • Head of Operations: Kermit the Frog
  • Creative Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Copywriter(s): Groucho Marx, Ambrose Bierce, Ben Franklin
  • Art Director(s): Andy Warhol, Banksy (British graffiti artist), 
  • Account Executive(s): Drew Rosenhaus (NFL sports agent — I hate the guy, but he gets business done)
  • Media Planner(s)/Media Buyer(s): Capt. Jack Sparrow (the ultimate swashbuckler)
  • Market Research: Ivan Pavlov
  • Traffic: That guy from the Sprint/Nextel Direct Connect commercials
  • Public Relations: Barack Obama
  • Event Planning: P.T. Barnum

So…those are my picks. Who you got?

  • http://dannybrown.me Danny Brown

    Man, way to go and running with an idea and expanding it into something truly funky, Scott!

    Okay, here goes:

    * Head of Operations – Winston Churchill. Inspiring and a true leader.
    * Creative Director – Salvador Dali, for not adhering to normal.
    * Copywriter(s) – H.G. Wells, Jerry McGuire, George Lucas.
    * Art Director – Leonardo da Vinci
    * Account Executive(s) – Olivia Munn (Attack of the Show), Randolph and Mortimer Duke (Trading Places).
    * Media Planner / Media Buyer – Miss Piggy
    * Market Research – Zorro (you better tell him what he wants to know or else he'll Z your ass!)
    * Traffic – Indiana Jones, John F. Kennedy
    * Public Relations – Rosa Parks
    * Event Planning – Moses

    Have at you! :)

  • http://sandinmyswimsuit.com Miss Ive

    Copywriters: Dorothy Parker, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain
    The masters of tearing into the heart of something in one line.

    Neil French could come, too. I guess.

  • http://dannybrown.me Danny Brown

    Man, way to go and running with an idea and expanding it into something truly funky, Scott!

    Okay, here goes:

    * Head of Operations – Winston Churchill. Inspiring and a true leader.
    * Creative Director – Salvador Dali, for not adhering to normal.
    * Copywriter(s) – H.G. Wells, Jerry McGuire, George Lucas.
    * Art Director – Leonardo da Vinci
    * Account Executive(s) – Olivia Munn (Attack of the Show), Randolph and Mortimer Duke (Trading Places).
    * Media Planner / Media Buyer – Miss Piggy
    * Market Research – Zorro (you better tell him what he wants to know or else he'll Z your ass!)
    * Traffic – Indiana Jones, John F. Kennedy
    * Public Relations – Rosa Parks
    * Event Planning – Moses

    Have at you! :)

  • http://sandinmyswimsuit.com Miss Ive

    Copywriters: Dorothy Parker, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain
    The masters of tearing into the heart of something in one line.

    Neil French could come, too. I guess.

  • http://flourandfleece.blogspot.com/ omjane

    stumbled. had a good laugh.

  • http://mengelmusings.wordpress.com amymengel

    I'd go with–

    Head of Operations: I'm with Danny – Winston Churchill here
    Creative Director: Tina Fey
    Copywriter(s): Dave Barry, Michael Crichton, Thomas Paine
    Art Director(s): Norman Rockwell, Thomas Nast
    Account Executive(s): Hermione Granger
    Media Planner(s)/Media Buyer(s): Dwight Schrute
    Market Research: Steven Levitt, Malcolm Gladwell
    Traffic: Capt. Chesley Sullenburger III
    Public Relations: Bono, the Apostle Paul
    Event Planning: Zhang Yimau (Beijing Opening Ceremonies Director)

  • omJane

    stumbled. had a good laugh.

  • http://twitter.com/bradybone Brady Bone

    Could be approached 2 different ways: Who would you really want to work with? Who would be kick ass in those roles.

    I went with kick ass.

    // COO – General George Patton

    // CD – Steve Jobs

    // CW – God, Muhammad, Tina Fey

    // AD – The cave painters of Lascaux, Josef Muller-Brockmann, Henri Cartier-Bresson

    // AE – Bill Clinton, Donald Trump

    // MEDIA – Charles Foster Kane (my one fictional entry)

    // MR – Charles Darwin

    // TRAFFIC – Alexander The Great

    // PR – The Apostles, Andy Warhol

    // EVENTS – Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager

  • http://amymengel.com amymengel

    I'd go with–

    Head of Operations: I'm with Danny – Winston Churchill here
    Creative Director: Tina Fey
    Copywriter(s): Dave Barry, Michael Crichton, Thomas Paine
    Art Director(s): Norman Rockwell, Thomas Nast
    Account Executive(s): Hermione Granger
    Media Planner(s)/Media Buyer(s): Dwight Schrute
    Market Research: Steven Levitt, Malcolm Gladwell
    Traffic: Capt. Chesley Sullenburger III
    Public Relations: Bono, the Apostle Paul
    Event Planning: Zhang Yimau (Beijing Opening Ceremonies Director)

  • http://amymengel.com amymengel

    I'd go with–

    Head of Operations: I'm with Danny – Winston Churchill here
    Creative Director: Tina Fey
    Copywriter(s): Dave Barry, Michael Crichton, Thomas Paine
    Art Director(s): Norman Rockwell, Thomas Nast
    Account Executive(s): Hermione Granger
    Media Planner(s)/Media Buyer(s): Dwight Schrute
    Market Research: Steven Levitt, Malcolm Gladwell
    Traffic: Capt. Chesley Sullenburger III
    Public Relations: Bono, the Apostle Paul
    Event Planning: Zhang Yimau (Beijing Opening Ceremonies Director)

  • http://twitter.com/bradybone Brady Bone

    Could be approached 2 different ways: Who would you really want to work with? Who would be kick ass in those roles.

    I went with kick ass.

    // COO – General George Patton

    // CD – Steve Jobs

    // CW – God, Muhammad, Tina Fey

    // AD – The cave painters of Lascaux, Josef Muller-Brockmann, Henri Cartier-Bresson

    // AE – Bill Clinton, Donald Trump

    // MEDIA – Charles Foster Kane (my one fictional entry)

    // MR – Charles Darwin

    // TRAFFIC – Alexander The Great

    // PR – The Apostles, Andy Warhol

    // EVENTS – Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager

  • http://twitter.com/bradybone Brady Bone

    Could be approached 2 different ways: Who would you really want to work with? Who would be kick ass in those roles.

    I went with kick ass.

    // COO – General George Patton

    // CD – Steve Jobs

    // CW – God, Muhammad, Tina Fey

    // AD – The cave painters of Lascaux, Josef Muller-Brockmann, Henri Cartier-Bresson

    // AE – Bill Clinton, Donald Trump

    // MEDIA – Charles Foster Kane (my one fictional entry)

    // MR – Charles Darwin

    // TRAFFIC – Alexander The Great

    // PR – The Apostles, Andy Warhol

    // EVENTS – Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager