Enough With The “C” Word Already

From the Marketing Trenches points to this great bumper sticker. If you would like one, send $5.00 to these fine folks in St. Louis before their supply runs out.

Pedigree Is Dog Food

Lewis Lazare: Talent Zoo, an ad agency headhunting firm that keeps tabs on hiring trends, often has insights we find to be on the mark. Its latest concern about a streak of “arrogance” in agency hiring these days struck us as worth sharing. Ragan Jones, associate vice president of recruiting, said: In 2002, agencies could […]

Google To Muddy Its Results For AOL

NYT: Rebuffing aggressive overtures from Microsoft, Time Warner has agreed to sell a 5 percent stake in America Online to Google for $1 billion as part of an expanded partnership between AOL, once the dominant company on the Internet, and Google, the current online king. Negotiations between the three companies reached a fevered pitch on […]


Florida’s Supreme Court forbade two personal injury lawyers from using a pit bull with a spiked collar to advertise their services because “there is no way to measure whether the attorneys in fact conduct themselves like pit bulls.” According to the ruling: In this case we impose discipline on two attorneys for their use of […]

Inventor Stays The Course Until Justice Is Done

Taipei Times: In the late 1960s, Andreas Pavel and his friends gathered regularly at his Sao Paulo house to listen to records, from Bach to Janis Joplin, and talk politics and philosophy. In their flights of fancy, they wondered why it should not be possible to take their music with them wherever they went. Inspired […]

Entrepreneurs Just Do It

Ryan Carson for Signal vs. Noise: Every successful business has a dirty little secret: They didn’t know if they were going to be successful when they started. They probably did their homework, researched the market and had a bit of experience. But there were no guarantees I just finished a book about Google called The […]

Dayton Paper Goes Ape For Kong

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Rarely Does Copy Become Poetry

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the […]

Let My Money Go

Consumerist user, Crispin B., is pissed at his bank, Chase. I’ve been with Chase for a long time. I have money from the dot-com days. I’ve run a lot of that money through them – at one point just over a million dollars following the sale of my home. Did that earn me any respect? […]

Let’s Make It Really Jump Off The Shelf

Wired: Electronics maker Siemens is readying a paper-thin electronic-display technology so cheap it could replace conventional labels on disposable packaging, from milk cartons to boxes of Cheerios. In less than two years, Siemens says, the technology could transform consumer-goods packaging from the fixed, ink-printed images of today to a digital medium of flashing graphics and […]