Jason’s Prognosis

Jason Calacanis, CEO of Weblogs, Inc. makes some interesting predictions for 2006. Read them all at his site, or read these two, cherry-picked for your pleasure. 13. The housing bubble will deflate/burst (it’s much worse now than people are saying) and consumer confidence and spending will be moderately shaken. This will create a pullback in […]

Proof That Geekery Can Be Sexy

[via Kris Krug] p.s. CMS = Content Management System

Hummer Bummer

If you own a Hummer, don’t be surprised if people give you the finger while you’re out and about. There’s a web site with hundreds of photos of people doing just that.

Authors Begin To Blog On Amazon

NYT: Shoppers looking to pick up Meg Wolitzer’s latest novel, “The Position,” on Amazon.com last week found the usual readers’ comments and excerpts from reviews. They also found something unexpected: posts on the subject of literature from Ms. Wolitzer herself. The entries were part of a new program called Amazon Connect, begun late last month […]

Suspend Disbelief For The Holidays

Freelance Fred thinks Lexus is stretching a bit with its buy-your-honey-a-new-car spot. t’is the season to hallucinate I’ve read reports that the average American will spend under $700 this year for everyone on his or her Christmas list. And yet, the marketing people at Lexus seem to feel that some of us will go out […]

New Weapons In The Talent War

Steve Rubel of Cooper Katz, a NYC pr firm, sees a larger role for corporate blogs in 2006. In 2006 blogs will play a bigger role in how companies find and retain key talent. Smaller companies that might normally have a tough time positioning themselves as cutting edge places to work will use transparency to […]

The Freedom To Offend

Chicago Defender: A billboard along the Dan Ryan Expressway touting radio shock jock Howard Stern’s move to satellite radio next month has raised the ire of St. Sabina’s leader, the Rev. Michael Pfleger. The billboard, located on 86th and Lafayette, features a Black fist with the headline: “Let Freedom Ring and Let it be Rung […]

Cloaked In Knowledge

Tolga Büyükdoganay, an Art Director who moved from Istanbul to Austria in order to work for FCB sent us some of his award winning work. The above print ad for Unicef is particularly poignant. The body copy (care of Patrik Partl) says, “More education for girls in Islamic countries.”