Don’t Quote Me, But…

Rumor and innuendo are hardly the province of gossip rags, online or off. For instance, Chicago Sun Times advertising columnist, Lewis Lazare, loves to quote unnamed sources. He relies heavily on them for his piece on Marhsall Ross, appearing in the paper today. The search is on. After coming up empty in several recent big […]

Were Cruise Ships For Hurricane Victims An Out-Of-The Box Ad Idea?

Ric Cooper is the President of Cooper DDB in Miami, whose longtime clients include Carnival Cruise Lines and the Florida Lottery. You don’t service clients like those without having a little political savvy. Seems he may have had a role to play in getting Carnival ships rented to the government in the aftermath of Hurricane […]

All Cooks On Deck

Ad Age’s Small Agency Diary just got bigger. Joining Bart Cleveland, are Noelle Weaver and Marc Brownstein. Marc Brownstein, president of The Brownstein Group in Philadelphia explores the need for convergence in agency creative departments: How do we align the interactive creatives with the traditional (advertising) creatives, to collaborate on our clients’ work? It’s a […]

Bring Out The Book

From The New York Times: Though not all blogs may aspire to literary permanence, they can achieve it through the new Book-Smart software from Blurb, a publish-your-own-book service. The software, which is expected to be available free later this month at www.blurb.com, features a “Slurper” tool that automatically downloads and reformats the contents of a […]

Now You Too Can Invest In Commercial Real Estate

From Houston Chronicle: LoopNet Inc., which operates a Web site listing commercial real-estate properties for sale or lease, plans to go public in an initial offering of stock worth as much as $86.2 million. As of Dec. 31, the San Francisco-based company’s online marketplace contained approximately 335,000 listings for more than $268 billion of property […]

Houston, We Have A Blog

Jay Rosen, journalism professor at NYU, with the help of his students, put together a great study, complete with a handy chart: The State of Blogging at America’s 100 Largest Newspapers. Their findings place The Houston Chronicle at the top of the newspapers that blog heap: 1. Houston Chronicle 2. Washington Post 3. USA Today […]

Yahoo Is Not A Cable Channel

Lloyd Braun, the former chairman of ABC Entertainment, and current head of Yahoo’s Media Group told The New York Times that Yahoo will focus on content acquired from other media companies or submitted by users. In other words, Yahoo understands the net is an entity unlike TV, one with it’s own value and unique programming […]

I’m Surprised Our Currency Doesn’t Carry Advertising

From USA TODAY: The new $10 — featuring shades of orange, yellow and red — will join colorized versions of the $20 bill and the $50 bill as the Bureau of Engraving and Printing attempts to stay one step ahead of counterfeiters and ever-more sophisticated copying machines. The Federal Reserve will begin shipping Thursday the […]

All Soaped Up

Proctor & Gamble is luring people to watch As The World Turns and Guiding Light–two shows it produces–with a promotion called Daytime Dollars. Viewers register online and get a code. Winning numbers are delivered the next day on the show. The promotion runs March 13 – Sept. 29, 2006. DaytimeDollars.com is the latest in a […]

Going Wild In Boulderado

From Lewis Lazare: Chicago’s ad community is buzzing about the news that former Cramer-Krasselt/Chicago creative wunderkind Scott Wild has been tapped to help open a new Colorado outpost of Miami-based Crispin Porter + Bogusky. Wild joined the Crispin staff last fall, after leaving C-K last summer when his contract was not renewed. Last spring Lazare […]