Hugh MacLeod has produced some doodles for his friends at Cravens Advertising in Newcastle, England. While snooping around their site, these etymological gems surfaced. I’ve been reading “Which Lie Did I Tell” by William Goldman (the guy who wrote Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid). A fantastic book about his experiences as a screenwriter in Hollywood. […]
Bloggers Blog features a comprehensive list of blog networks. Several of the networks in their list are MSM properties with a handful of so-called blogs. I don’t believe such “blogs” a network makes. But I digress. I’m interested in what the independent networks are doing, especially after Jason Calacanis showed the bloatoshpere the proverbial money […]
USA Today reports that cash-strapped cities across the nation are looking for ways to boost revenue. Their answers increasingly include selling ad space on municpal property. Government Acquisitions LLC of Charlotte, NC wants to help police departments defray the cost of new vehicles, by arranging for national and local advertisers to buy media on said […]
Thanks to The Spunker for the image.
NYT: American products are struggling these days in the Chinese market, where they have trouble measuring up to European brands and even some Chinese brands. Abby Chan, a 23-year-old advertising copywriter, took a break from shopping for Levi’s jeans at a mall here (Guangzhou, China) on Wednesday evening and relaxed at a table in a […]
Doc Searls is concerned about the future of the net. In Linux Journal, he outlines his reasons for concern. Here’s but a snippet: With the purchase and re-animation of AT&T’s remains, the collection of former Baby Bells called SBC will become the largest communications company in the US–the new Ma Bell. Verizon, comprised of the […]
Business Week: My research department doesn’t know it, but I’m killing all our focus groups.” So spoke Cammie Dunaway, chief marketing officer at Yahoo! Inc., at a Silicon Valley conference in September. Dunaway doesn’t plan to harm the groups of innocents that marketers have long assembled in beige conference rooms to observe behind two-way mirrors, […]