For years, AdJam, ThinkLA's Annual Battle of the Agency Bands, has unleashed the raw, savage – if unheralded – musical talent upon an unsuspecting planet. The top agency bands compete, and the winner receives the coveted AdJam Axe, plus bragging rights in the industry for the whole year.
This year's AdJam is at The Novo DTLA and we are ready for the battle. We're profiling each of the bands to help you decide whom you should root for come decision day. Check out what we asked AMPERSAND (Saatchi & Saatchi LA), and make sure you're registered for AdJam on Sept. 22. #ThinkAdJam
AMPERSAND - SAATCHI & SAATCHI LA
What famous musician would have made a good advertising pro? Conor Oberst would have made a perfect creative intern. Sting would have made a dastardly Assistant Digital Strategist.
Is there a battle for the music played in your office? What kind of music wins? Strangely enough Christopher Cross' "Sailing" seems to be always be on loop. Damn you, Christopher and your wonderful melancholic yacht rock.
Are you involved in a band beyond AdJam? Can we get tickets? A few guys make up a rock duo called Wildera. If you say their band name three times and click your heels, a fairy will place tickets under your pillow.
What's the most compelling use of music you've heard in a spot? An up-and-coming brand called Toyota recently used "Some Lovin''" by The Spencer Davis Group in a spot called "Stand Together." If that doesn't put a smile on your face, you work for Honda.
John Mayer or Permanent Hearing Loss? This question is absolutely savage. (We know).