The Old Download Hang Up

USA Today: A podcast is a digital recording of a radio-style audio program that can be downloaded from the Internet and played on a digital music player. Many podcasters think the technology could revolutionize radio as TiVo did television. Nic Harcourt of Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW Record labels worry that listeners will pirate the […]

Ready For Roadcasting?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Just as commuters are catching up to the idea of satellite radio for their cars, former graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a next-generation radio concept that allows users to tune into music from iPods and other digital music players in nearby cars. The idea, which the students developed for an […]

Too Much Hoopla Is Just Enough

I was invited to the Hadrian’s Wall summer party. And I’ll bet you money, Lewis Lazare was not. Nah nah na nah nah. Okay, enough of that. You’ve got to see how Chicago’s most creative agency prepares a party invite. Go now. You’ll be better for it upon your return.

Hotlanta. Coldlanta. Whatever.

I noticed in Adweek that Creative Director, Dave Damman, left Fallon for West Wayne in Atlanta. The move reunites Damman with Bobby Pearce, WestWayne’s executive creative director, who left Fallon in June to join WestWayne. The two have known each other for a decade, beginning as an art director-copywriter team at Carmichael Lynch in Minneapolis […]

Take A Rest, Pal

Robert Novak walked off the set during a live segment on CNN yesterday. He also cursed his nemesis on the left, James Carville. According to the New York Times: About two hours later, a spokeswoman for CNN, Laurie Goldberg, released a statement saying that the network had “asked Mr. Novak to take some time off.” […]

Everything Old Is New Again

I like it when brands with heritage offer it up on their site. Here’s a 1946 ad from Vespa, the Italian scooter company.

Grannys Get Email

Brand Noise: Internet users from the ages of 12 to 17 say e-mail is best for talking to parents or institutions, but they are more likely to fire up IM when talking to each other, the nonprofit Pew Internet and American Life Project found. Email is still used by 90 percent of online teens but […]

96 In The Shade

Weblogs, Inc.’s Design Blog brings us this board from New Zealand

Free From The Code Of Sameness

Jennifer Whetzel of Sullivan Higdon Sink attended the 4As Planning Conference in Chicago and had this to say: So the conference kicked off yesterday with a great incitation by John Hunt, the Worldwide Creative Director of TBWA/Hunt/Lascaris. He defined Account Planners as the intelligentsia of the advertising industry. He charged us with the task of […]

Oh Martha

According to the New York Times, Martha Stewart will spend three extra weeks under house arrest after reports that she violated terms of her home confinement by going to a yoga class and motoring around her estate in an off-road vehicle.