Novelist and former CEO, Tom Evslin endeavored to write a review of John Battelle’s book, The Search. John Battelle is a strong supporter of having most everything searchable. Therefore, Evslin was surprised to see this disclaimer at the start of the book: The scanning, uploading, and distribution of this book via the Internet or via […]
From South Florida Sun Sentinel: For years, Janey Karp has battled depression and anxiety with the help of prescription drugs. Though millions of Americans do the same, Karp admits she is intensely private and can’t help but feel stigmatized for needing medication to feel normal. So when the 53-year-old Palm Beach resident read the Walgreens […]
I’ve said it before that clients who run Super Bowl spots are the ones who really pay close attention to how the spots rate in contests like the USA Today Ad Meter. Now AutoBlog is suggesting that Cadillac’s poorly received Super Bowl spot, done by Leo Burnett’s Detroit office, may have been the catalyst for […]
TechEBlog is showcasing the 10 strangest creations made with Lego building blocks. I don’t believe there is an organization, nor any brand sponsorship behind this collection. Not that it’s needed. After all, brands belong to the customer. It’s at that level where meaning is most effectively made.
Ad Age editor, Scott Donaton discusses the of sipping his own medicinal tea: I’m not just the hair-club president; I’m also a client. From my perch overlooking the marketing landscape, I can report on, even judge, how companies react to the issues confronting them. But I’m in the middle of it as well, part of […]
The Bullshit Observer on attending yet another meeting: I have a 2.5 hour meeting this afternoon. A full 95% of this meeting will be a fingernails-on-the-chalkboard waste of my time. I’m bringing an illustration in that I’ve been wanted to sketch. I’ve done some of my best drawing in meetings. As a plebeian worker ant […]
Wonder Branding’s Michelle Miller on “Microchunking”–the act of breaking media into smaller bits prior to consumption: This is the Internet as it was meant to be – the ultimate, customizable tool for each and every individual on the planet. Social media like blogs, wikis, Flickr and YouTube are simply the foundation. We are just now […]
Maybe our friend Dean over at Black Lab Five can shine some more light on this, but Copper Advertising, formerly known as TraverRohrback and a shop that has done good work that got some national attention, has closed its doors. I know they always tried to lure good creative talent there (I say that, ever […]