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Hawaii is on the verge of implementing a cap on gasoline prices effective September 1st, meanwhile big oil is asking for a delay. The economics of the situation are rather interest, opponents of the price cap are arguing that a mandated cap will actually result in shortages as filling stations will opt to stop selling [...]
With the accounting issues that have plagued Interpublic Group and the loss of media-buying duties for General Motors still fresh in the rearview mirror, word out of the West Coast is that Bank of America, is spreading the RFP around. Notably to Omnicom and WPP. The is could be a disasterous loss for the troubled [...]
Allison at Qtags wrote to me recently asking me to check out her new service for advertisers. Not being all that text savvy, I didn’t get it at first. Now, I do. Her July 21st post helps explains the concept. The goal of qtags is to help an advertiser’s customers more easily remember them, and [...]
Firefox impresario and Stanford student, Blake Ross, was pleased to see this screen grab from one of TV’s most popular game shows.
USA Today: Text messaging on cell phones is finally taking off in the USA. It has been around for years and is a huge part of life in Japan and South Korea. But in the U.S. market, text messaging had caught on only among teens and American Idol fans voting for their favorites
PR Newswire: Target turned the runway upside down during an electrifying Vertical Fall Fashion Show in the city that shares its love of style: New York. This event took place at Rockefeller Center, Wednesday, July 27, 2005 which featured a troupe of world-class athletes who leapt off the roof of a 9-story tower on the [...]
If you tell people you work in advertising, have you ever heard someone say, “I’ve got a great commercial idea for Coke. What do you do, just call them up or send in your idea?” And then they don’t understand why you can’t really do that. Here’s why, courtesy of The New York Times: A [...]
Mammatus Clouds over Hastings, Nebraska by Jorn Olsen What do rare and beautiful cloud formations have to do with advertising? TBS thinks the clouds are funny, that’s what they have to do with advertising. The “Very Funny” cable channel posted about it on their new flog. Funny + Blog = Flog.