Doggin’ It All The Way To The Bank

Nina Munk, a former writer for Fortune and a freelance writer for Vanity Fair, launched Urbanhound.com in 2000. The pet-friendly site is now expanding to San Francisco and Chicago. According to the New York Times, Munk represents a new type of business journalist—one with the will to step into an entrepreneur’s shoes. With the pages […]

The Concierge’s Blazer

According to Lewis Lazare, Hotel Monaco, a division of Kimptom Hotels, will begin to sell its staff outfits to customers who want to look at home in the lobby. Of course these aren’t exactly standard-issue hotel uniforms. Underscoring the Monaco’s penchant for always displaying good taste, the small chain tapped noted fashion designer and Chicago […]

Because No One’s EVER Compared Cars To Sex Before

From the AP: Japanese carmaker Nissan said Friday it has pulled a raunchy commercial starring “Sex and the City” actress Kim Cattrall from New Zealand television after complaints over its content. Cattrall, who plays sex-obsessed, promiscuous Samantha Jones in the hugely successful U.S. series, appears in the ad purring with excitement about Nissan’s new sedan. […]

Citizen Reporters: The Bloatosphere’s Minority Party

photo courtesy of Flickr user, Lynetter The above figure comes from the recent Pew report on blogging, which you can learn more about here, here or here. There are a lot of ways to process the information presented by Pew. The image above focuses positively on the the idea that one third of bloggers see […]

How It’s Done

Former Wieden + Kennedy brand planner, Russell Davies, just drew a well marked path out of mediocrity, for any soul brave enough to follow it. 1. Hire advertising people, you get advertising 2. The key to creative genius; work harder 3. You can’t divorce the medium from the message 4. Do good work, the money […]

Jessica Simpson Is New Cover Girl For Anti-DRM Movement

USA Today is running a story on the clue Sony BMG just got. Jessica Simpson’s “A Public Affair” went on sale this week at Yahoo Music, and unlike every digital song sold on competitors Apple iTunes, Napster and Rhapsody, it is compatible with all portable music players. The song is in the open MP3 format […]

“It’s Not A Big Truck. It’s A Series Of Tubes.”

powered by ODEO Senator Ted Stevens’ finest hour, all mashed up for your listening pleasure.

One Task. Many Mediums.

After picking up U.S. consumer promotion and co-marketing duties on the Jimmy Dean, Ball Park, Hillshire Farm, Senseo and Sara Lee brands, Lisa Hurwitz, senior VP-business development and marketing at Arc Worldwide, said: “Retail is really the new consumer battleground. So you have a captive audience in the shopper and figuring out how to capture […]

Gizmo-to-Gizmo (G2G) Calling Free Forever

Computer-to-computer calling is now free, thanks to Gizmo Project. Pardom me, it’s forever free. Engadget says, “if this is any sign of things to come, we’d say the free voice revolution may finally have a proper flagbearer.” And there’s a Mac and Linux client right out of the box. How do you like that?

The Physics Of Marketing 2.0

Hugh MacLeod is talking about “Objects of Sociability,” or what he calls, Ooze. He says “Ooze” is something that allows you to engage with another person. After saying this, Hugh dives into subatomic physics. Why? Because he can. At the subatomic level, things are interchangably waves or particles, depending on what instruments you are using […]