Flight Of The Fickle Hipsters

Vulture Droppings is the blog from Gyro Worldwide in Philadelphia. According to the agency’s casual observations, Budweiser is usurping Pabst Blue Ribbon as the brew of choice among Philly’s urban hipsters. Here’s a bit of their reasoning, or speculation, as the case may be: Others say PBR tried to cash in on their hipster status […]

Be Happy: It’s Good For You And Your Firm

Ad people have plenty of reasons to be happy at work, but many are not happy. Many ad grunts are overworked and underappreciated. Some are too sensitive for a business filled with daily rejections. Others feel they’re wasting their talent on advertising. Positive Sharing, which brings us the lovely graph displayed above, also addresses the […]

Ford Shares Its Struggle

Ford Bold Moves is a new effort from Ford Motor Company that comes close to living up to its name. The site will feature short films that address the pressing business issues confronting the Detroit automaker. The first episode is available now. According to Ad Age: Charlie Hughes, founder of consultant BrandRules and a veteran […]

Human Media Receivers

According to Media Week, young people are processing information at lightning speeds. Researcher Brent Magid says no other group of consumers will have as profound an impact on the media business over the next 10 years as the Millennial Generation, 9-to 28-year-olds, and he told promotion and marketing executives that it is imperative that they […]

What Planet Is Jupiter On?

Jupiter Research, a leading authority on the impact of the Internet and emerging consumer technologies, reports that 35 percent of large companies plan to institute corporate weblogs this year. Combined with the existing deployed base of 34 percent, nearly 70 percent of all site operators will have implemented corporate blogs by the end of 2006. […]

You’re My Sunny Day

I heard one of my favorite songs–“Blue Sky” by Allman Brothers Band–on TV last night. Sweet! Right? Not exactly. The song was used to support a menopause drug.

The VCs Have Landed

First Om Malik. Now Rafat Ali. Legenday venture capitalist, Alan Patricof, on why he invested in Rafat Ali’s media company, Content Next: “I think this is a unique opportunity for Greycroft because paidContent.org and MocoNews.net truly are the publications you need to read before you start your day if you are involved in or care […]

Green Machines

According to BBC, Greenpeace commissioned a study that shows consumers are willing to pay $197 more for a computer with fewer toxic components. Electronic waste, or e-waste, is a massive global problem. Thirty million computers are thrown out every year in the US alone. About 70% of heavy metals, such as lead and mercury, in […]

Talent Zoo Isn’t MySpace, But It Could Be Your Space

Over at Talent Zoo, they’re working to upgrade their web content. And that’s where you come in. Talent Zoo wants to hear your stories and odd bits of advertising, marketing and PR life. Or you could be a featured writer on their site if you’ve got a unique perspective on the business. Have you worked […]

More Customer Non-Service

Consumers—equipped with video and audio recording devices and sites to place said media—are putting customer service reps and the companies they work for on notice. Last week we shared the AOL customer service debacle. Now, there’s another sickening display of incompetence at which one may only marvel. According to the New York Times: Two weeks […]