Precious

Now, we know why The Donny says he can beat up any CEO in the ad game. This guy is buff! Oh, if you want to read all about how this image made it’s way into our ever-ready-to-bash-The Donny hands, you can do so here.

Jobs Pulls Books And No Punches

USA Today reports that Apple Computer has retaliated against the publisher of an upcoming unauthorized biography about chief executive Steve Jobs by removing dozens of other technology books sold by the publisher from Apple stores around the world. Apple removed the books last week from all 104 of its stores after failing in a monthlong […]

Fighting Always Free With Sometimes Free

from New York Times: Yesterday, Real Networks introduced a version of its Rhapsody music service that allows nonsubscribers to listen to 25 songs free each month. Users are welcome to listen to one song 25 times or any 25 songs from its million-song library once, or any combination. Real hopes that making it as easy […]

Chuckin’ It

Kudos to Inc. for writing about the other guy (and original creative force) behind CP+B. I’m tired of seeing Alex Bogusky’s name up in lights. Since 1987, when Chuck Porter joined the Miami-based ad agency now known as Crispin, Porter + Bogusky, the firm has blossomed. Annual billings have increased tenfold, to the $500 million […]

Will Alex Bogusky’s Mom Sign His Adweek Report Card?

This week’s Adweek contains the Annual Agency Report Cards. While you have to be a subscriber to access the full report, I’ll give you some of the highlights right here: These are overall grades, which include revenues, creative, global and regional highlights and management: Berlin Cameron/Red Cell A- Crispin Porter & Bogusky A- TBWA Chiat/Day […]

RadioShack Steppin’ Out

According to Adweek, RadioShack is moving it’s 250 million dollar account to Arnold Worldwide. The Fort Worth-based electronics retailer formerly managed it’s advertising needs in-house. Somehow I see these circulars staying in-house. Given that accounts change hands almost daily, such occasions are often less than news worthy. However, this change is accompanied by a sweeping, […]

Go Local Or Go Home

from New York Times: Many newspapers have been ailing as readers defect to other sources of news and as advertisers seek new ways to attract potential customers. The biggest challenge, by most accounts, comes from Web sites and search engines like Google and Yahoo. Both companies reported revenue last week that surpassed Wall Street’s expectations. […]

A Scalp-Tingling Win For Upshot ECD

Lewis Lazare reports on Brock Montgomery’s new fashion statement. Although, he calls him Bruce, for some reason. Bruce Montgomery, executive vice president of creative for Upshot/Chicago, must like making dramatic bets. When the agency started pitching the Miller Brewing Co. promotions business last fall, he promised his staff he’d have his head shaved in front […]