Software That People Need…You Can Bank On It

Adobe Systems CEO, Bruce R. Chizen, 50, spoke to New York Times reporter, Juston Jones. Here’s some of what he said: “Adobe is everywhere you look.The fonts in daily newspapers may have been created with Adobe Type. The layouts in magazines are likely to have been made with Adobe InDesign. The graphics on soda cans […]

Packaging Innovation Conveniently Delivers Grease And Starch

A New York Times business writer looks at fast food product development, but finds manipulation of language instead: Corporate jargon can sound austere when used to describe something like the Mashed Potato Bowl, a new menu item at the restaurant chain KFC. To a fast-food gourmand, the product appears to be a simple, casserole-like mélange […]

Thin Line Between Funny And Serious Observed Under Microscope

Adfreak points to funny man, Rob Schneider’s full page attack ad in Variety, used to ridicule Mel Gibson and promote Schneider’s new film in one fell swoop.

Technorati’s Tweaked Identity Tweaks Noses

Greg Storey of Airbag Industries is less than impressed with the new Technorati website redesign. It’s my understanding that drug users sometimes have flashbacks that cause them to hallucinate and do unexplainable, unimaginable things. So when a friend told me to go see the new Technorati website and it finished loading, the first thing that […]

The New Rock Stars Are Kinda Indie

Yelp.com founders, Russel Simmons and Jeremy Stoppelman Business Week is running a feature on the new NoCal rock stars. You know, the young turks that lurk just south of San Francisco. Digg founder, Kevin Rose and his fellow wealth punks have little in common with the sharp-talking MBAs in crisp khakis and blue button-downs who […]

Man Laws Have Been Around For Millennia

Lewis Lazare wonders how many young men in Miller Brewing’s crosshairs can trace the Man Laws campaign back to its origin—the mythic King Arthur and his knights of the round table. Given the state of education today, and a waning interest in reading, at least when it comes to serious literature, we doubt most of […]

MTV On Campus (The Print Version)

According to the official press release, MTV is strengthening its reach to the student market via acquisition. mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network and a division of Viacom Inc.’s MTV Networks, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Y2M: Youth Media & Marketing Networks, the parent of College Publisher, the largest interactive network of online college […]

Coca-Cola Wants Consumers To Be Part Of Creative Process

According to ClickZ: The Coca-Cola Company has morphed its longtime corporate Web site into an international brand portal with user-generated content in mind. The new site, designed by AKQA, marks the first global integration of the company’s digital presence. It’s available in 26 countries and six languages, and will be promoted online and offline by […]

Unemployable Journalist Goes Wild On Blog Before Writing Novel And Ascending To Top Job At Time

According to Poynter, Ana Marie Cox, formerly of Gawker Media’s Wonkette, is now the Washington Editor of Time.com. Richard Stengel, managing editor of TIME said, “Ana Marie is a sharp and witty observer of the Washington scene and has the ability to spot political angles in surprising places. In her new role, she’ll bring her […]

The Bread Is Like Sawdust

Jim Coudal does not like Agency.com’s pseudo-viral, a video the agency used to pitch the Subway account. Instead of whining about it, he made his own mockumentary, in response. Adfreak posted the Agency.com vid two days ago and they now have 67 comments on their post. Seems lots of people want to weigh in on […]