Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) is the most underrated agency according to Berlin Cameron/Red Cell's creative director.
What do you think is the most underrated agency?
Other than us? Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) in Philadelphia. The dude who runs it is a little weird, but I like that about him. And I like that he hates award shows because I find award shows completely creepy. It's like the AV nerds from high school getting their revenge. And I like some of Quaker City Mercantile's alternative media ideas.
I spent this past weekend visiting my long-time friend in Nashville, TN. I can't really tell you too much about the place, because we spent most of Saturday on the high seas with Sailor Jerry. Sailor Jerry is a delicious spiced rum that comes in a bottle with one of the most unique and striking label designs I've seen (I did extensive research on alcohol labels in high school and college). The Sailor definitely treated us right even after we downed three bottles of his prized rum. After navigating my way back to DC, I did a little research into the story behind this mouth-watering (and 92 proof) rum. Yo ho ho.
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Quaker City Mercantile: brand agency responsible for putting Puma back on the map.
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Quaker City Mercantile, Philadelphia, launches guerilla-marketing assault during the Republican National Convention.
Blurring the lines between art and commerce, Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) created an animated music video for multi-platinum selling band, "A Perfect Circle". The video is for the song "Counting Bodies Like Sheep Marching to the Rhythm of the War Drums". The track features Danny Lohner from Nine Inch Nails and appears on A Perfect Circle's new album eMOTIVe, released on Virgin Records November 2nd.
Catch a glimpse of Steven Grasse's mug in MTV's pimped out "Real World" house.
Steven Grasse's high-school rock band, Hair Club for Men, never made it big, but that doesn't mean the bass guitarist turned adman won't get face time on MTV.