Why Buenos Aires is “The Paris, NYC, Barcelona & Rome of South America”

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, creative class, culture, lifestyle, tourism

Buenos Aires receives her fair share of virgin travel writers who arrive, fall in love, and share their adventure with the readers back home in Shaker Heights or Des Moines. The same could be said of Adrian Brijbassi of the Toronto Star, but his Travel Ode to BA put this travel writer on a different plateau with a level of …

Buenos Aires, Latin American Art takes over NYC at Pinta

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, creative class, culture, lifestyle, vanityba

From November 11- 14, Latin American art takes over Manhattan during PINTA, the annual art fair exhibiting the best of Latin American art. The event, which coincides with Christie’s and Sotheby’s Latin American art auctions and important exhibitions in NYC museums, is one of the most prestigious events in the Latin art world. Fifty of the world’s top galleries dealing …

VanityBA: Is Buenos Aires The World’s Most Exciting City?

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, creative class, culture, lifestyle, vanityba, visionaries

In his article “Buenos Aires, Metropolis of the Zeitgeist” for German website Spiegel Online, Georg Diez discusses the contradictions and illusions of Buenos Aires, one of the world’s most exciting cities: “a place where nothing is quite as it seems and the past constantly intermingles with the future.” Diez speaks with some of the city’s most creative minds and learns …

Buenos Aires Ad Agencies Give Global Brands Local Flavor

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, creative class, culture, lifestyle, us companies

The 1985 New Coke launch taught soft drink makers and marketers the risks inherent in tampering with the real thing. Amazing then, that PepsiCo green-lighted a Buenos Aires ad agency’s proposal last year to actually change the name of their world-famous brand. The idea? Like Nike and Levi’s, Pepsi is one of those U.S. brand names that often proves problematic …

Another Social Gaming Roll-Up Centers On Buenos Aires Talent

Patrick Archer creative class, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, technology, us companies

Hot on the heels of acquiring Buenos Aires-based MetroGames for $5 million, California-based Playdom has decided to double down on the local talent pool by purchasing another Buenos Aires game development studio, Three Melons. The San Francisco Chronicle points to the deal as another sign of a “massive roll-up” in the social gaming space involving Playdom and rivals Electronic Arts …