iSucker

This always happens to me when it comes to technology purchases. I just got an iPod last week. And today Apple introduces a new line of iPod Minis and iPod Photos, with increased capacity on the Minis and lower prices on the Photos. We are all just pawns in Steve Jobs’ cosmic chess game.

The Ogilvy Verdict: Guilty On All Counts

Adweek has the initial report. It didn’t take the jury very long to reach a verdict. Yikes. I might have more to say on this later. I think this may have huge implications for the ad industry. Thoughts, anyone?

Living The Poetry Of Exceptional Advertising

Tom Asacker points to a poignant comment left on Tom Peters’ blog by AJ Hoge. “People are moved by greatness…by madness…by beauty and magic and love and terror. Perhaps business people should junk the language and thought patterns of business

Positive Use Of A Powerful Medium

from NY Times: Maurice L

We Know Who You Are. Maybe.

USA Today and other newspapers have been following a story about identity theft that ought to scare the bezeejus out of you. Criminals targeted ChoicePoint, a company that keeps a database containing over 19 billion records on Americans. According to the article, “The criminals opened 50 accounts and received volumes of data on consumers, including […]

Dawn Doing Good

Dawn is running a cause-related marketing program backed by TV advertising. In the spots no dishes are cleaned. Instead ducks soiled by industrial waste are cleaned. According to Dawn’s SaveADuck.com web site, it takes fifteen bottles of Dawn to save one duck from the horrors of an oil spill. The site also points out that […]

Some Perspective Please

Ben McConnell and Jackie Huba have extended the idea of citizen journalism to the field of marketing. On their blog, Church of the Customer, they wax poetic about where they see this new development going. “Traditional media structures are undergoing vast molecular changes that decentralize their power, diminish their reach and usurp their authority. This […]

The Official Flavor Of Fox News

from The Onion: Ben & Jerry’s, the Vermont-based ice-cream manufacturer known for its progressive social mission, held a press conference Monday to introduce a new flavor celebrating Academy Award winner Michael Moore. The Waffle Truth will honor the dynamic visionary by combining premium vanilla ice cream with strawberries, chocolate-covered waffle-cone bits, and a hint of […]