Dumpster Diving In Marina del Rey

Adfreak’s Gregory Solman posted an interesting tidbit on Ground Zero today. It

Socialist Realism Gets Another Go

Maryland commuters are being subjected to what one person has deemed, “authoritarian post-modernism,” on their daily train ride. Thanks to Articulatory Loop for the post.

The Buzz Of Affordable Luxury

Washington Post: Using carefully scripted on-premise marketing as the linchpin of hundred-million-dollar ad campaigns, the $15 billion-a-year liquor industry is pushing the concept of affordable luxury into the hands of people in their twenties and thirties as they lean over bars to order drinks. The idea is to get them to order not just a […]

Nike Says Only The Beautiful People Can Just Do It Right Now

Here’s an interesting story from the New York Post about the NIKEiD 255 Studio, an eye-catching storefront with a floor-to-ceiling sneaker display located in NYC’s NoLIta neighborhood. Only the shoes aren’t for sale–at least for the common folk. It’s a “design lab” where a select few (designers, celebrities and athletes) have been invited to customize […]

Rubel’s Rules

Steve Rubel of Micropersuasion has given marketers a new list of Commandments, based on how he sees the rise of participatory media forever altering the playing field. Here are the 10 commandments for public relations professionals as I see them in the Golden Era of Participation

Up The Agency

My boss handed me a copy of Up The Agency: The Funny Business of Advertising by best-selling author, Peter Mayle, last week. Just finished it. It’s wonderfully cynical through and through. Historically, advertising had attracted individualists, entrepreneurs, and talented misfits. They came to advertising partly because it offered larger and faster rewards than other occupations, […]

Gawker Garb

Blog Herald points to Nick Denton’s latest offering, which surprise surprise is not another snarky blog, but snarky t-shirts that advertise his Gawker Media Empire blogs. Here’s the one I want:

Flickr’s Schwagstock

Flickr, the preeminent photo sharing site now owned by Yahoo, is offering free schwag. Simply send a self-addressed envelope to: Flickr P.O.Box 3816 Sunnyvale, CA 94088 Flickr is covering the return postage, gratis.