Fresh Ink

Liz Tascio of Media Magazine showed AdPulp some love in the January issue. >> Adpulp.com. Edited (and mostly written) by “poet, critic, and storyteller” David Burn, Adpulp is a smart, thorough, flexible blog. It also helps you navigate the dense jungle of media journalism. Burn delivers engaging insights while skillfully pointing readers to more coverage […]

You’d Think Apple Could Use iTunes For Their On-Hold Music

I’ve been dealing with a dead Mac for a few days (not their fault–it’s my abusive relationship with my Powerbook that caused it.) I spent about 10 minutes on hold when I called Apple’s Technical Support hotline. During that time, the on-hold music was, and I kid you not, “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips and […]

Wonkette Too Busy Writing Books To Blog

Online Media Daily: Ana Marie Cox, who is leaving her post as editor of political blog Wonkette to author a second book, will be replaced by two male bloggers–at least one of whom already has a feminine alter ego–confirmed Gawker Media Managing Editor Lockhart Steele Wednesday. David Lat, who wrote “Underneath Their Robes,” for which […]

Conversational Media. Micro Media. Citizen’s Media. Take Your Pick.

For me, there was an interesting develoment today. I noticed a new blog–Amy Gahran’s Right Conversation–thanks to Steve Rubel’s pointer. Amy is a conversational media consultant, content strategist, and freelance writer/editor based in Boulder, CO. It was the “conversational media” part that jumped out at me. For this is a term I’ve been using since […]

10/20/30 Blues

Guy Kawasaki wants you to clean up your Power Point mess. As a venture capitalist, I have to listen to hundreds of entrepreneurs pitch their companies. Most of these pitches are crap: sixty slides about a “patent pending,” “first mover advantage,” “all we have to do is get 1% of the people in China to […]

Nimble Beats Big (Again)

Ad Age: In another victory for small ad agencies taking on Madison Ave. giants, Kraft Foods has moved creative responsibilities for its salad dressings, mayonnaise and barbecue sauce to independent McGarry Bowen, New York, the marketer said. The accounts had been at WPP Group’s JWT and Interpublic Group of Cos.’ Foote Cone & Belding, both […]

We’ve Got Southern Ohio Covered

I’ve advised a handful of people on their paths to Adlandia. It’s nice when things work out as well as they have for Matt Bergantino, AdPulp’s new contributing writer. Today, Matt’s a Senior Copywriter at WPP’s Bridge Worldwide in Cincinnati, working on P&G’s internet properties. He’s contributed to Salon and is currently a contributing editor […]

Brooklyn Needs A Boost

NY Daily News: A thousand would-be sloganeers answered Borough President Marty Markowitz’s call for a boastful phrase that would boost tourism – but in the end, a single slogan wasn’t enough. “Brooklyn is too broad and diverse for one slogan,” said Markowitz spokeswoman Jocelyn Aframe. “It became apparent that one slogan wouldn’t be able to […]

The Ninth Life Of The 30-Second Spot?

It ain’t over till it’s over. CNNMoney.com reports that ABC is selling 30-second spots for as much as $2.6 million, a new record. Advertisers still appear to be willing to pay top dollar during the Super Bowl since a gigantic audience is virtually guaranteed, regardless of which teams are playing. More than 86 million people […]

Buckeyes Storm The Gate

This USA TODAY article helps explain the outrageous salaries many college football coaches earn. Often, a public university’s coach ranks as the highest paid public official in the state, well beyond the governor, for instance. Ohio State’s athletic program is the nation’s top collegiate sports moneymaker. Ohio State made $89.7 million from ticket sales, royalties, […]