IPG Studies New Media In A Lab

Interpublic claims to be figuring out the future of media with a new space, a new staff and a new blog dedicated to the pursuit. I don’t know how well they are fairing in their quest, but it’s the right path to take. Here’s how the press and others see it: “In a sleek media […]

They Can’t Legislate Very Well And They Sure As Hell Can’t Advertise Effectively

Ad Age says politicians plan to spend waste $1.6 billion on TV advertising in the buildup to 2008. Despite all the media chatter about Howard Dean’s digital legacy and the rise of blogs and websites as the new powers of political marketing, local and national broadcast TV will continue to receive the overwhelming bulk of […]

30 Seconds And Then Some

According to the New York Times, entertaining commercials can extend their run on the interweb. Duh! Like the generation of Americans that traded baseball cards, Internet users often swap television commercials, e-mailing them back and forth. “The best compliment you can get these days is if you create an ad entertaining enough that people want […]

Geek Grunge

According to new research by Intermedia, IT staff are twice as likely to wear a heavy metal t-shirt as their non-IT counterparts. IT workers are also 34% more likely to sport a ponytail; 63% more likely to wear black jeans; and 32% less likely to wear clean clothes every day of the week.

Want Affordable Luxury? Rent It.

Ruth La Ferla of The New York Times knows how to make an impression on the impressionable. During the round of parties preceding the New York Fashion Week, Stephen Knoll, a hair stylist, gave my satchel- size Yves Saint Laurent Muse bag the once-over. “Handsome,” he murmured. Then he focused on my Marni coat, with […]

It’s All An Act

See the New York Times for the unmasking of an interweb caper.

Meet Jelly Helm And His Idealistic Followers

Wieden’s in-house ad school W+K 12, got a real life assignment from Good Magazine. The task was to create a spread that conveys the theme “I Heart America.” W+K’s team, led by the great Jelly Helm, came up with a positive twist of a theme line, “Love it, or fix it.” Good Magazine posted a […]

Show No Ribs

According to Reuters, the Spanish like a little meat on their bones. The world’s first ban on overly thin models at a top-level fashion show in Madrid has caused outrage among modeling agencies and raised the prospect of restrictions at other catwalk pageants. Madrid’s fashion week has turned away underweight models after protests that young […]