@adlawguy lays down the advertising law

Here's proof that not all lawyers are evil, devil worshiping maniacs. We had a great meeting yesterday with Michael McSunas from Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel.

While we learned loads about ad law, there's another story here, too: Sharing is the most spectacular business development tool ever.

We get a ton of calls from potential partners and vendors every day. And we don't have time to meet with the majority of them. Michael's approach was entirely different.

Michael offered our agency a no-cost presentation on advertising law. Something that our agency (and just about any other agency on the planet) could learn from. He didn't come in selling - he arrived giving.

And with just a little bit of time on his end (probably the same amount of time that his competitors would spend selling), he established himself as a friend of the firm, demonstrated his outstanding knowledge and experience in his field, and left an agency of sarcastic impossible-to-impress types more informed on copyright, trademark and advertising law.

This information couldn't come at a better time, as the lines are being blurred with new tools and media and publishing at the speed of light. We came away more edumacated than ever, all while forming an impression of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel that we wouldn't have had before.

If you think that your firm could benefit from some schooling in ad law, give Michael a shout.

(Coworker Ausra Angermann and colleague Bill Green prove that it's ok to be seen with a lawyer, above.)

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