Falco Gets Wagged

You may have heard that Time Warner named veteran TV exec Randy Falco, formerly president and chief operating officer of the NBC Universal Television Group to head its AOL division. “With his proven success in operations, business development, video programming and advertising-supported businesses, Randy brings the right tools to run AOL at this important time […]

Web Startup Offers A Degree Of Control

USA Today introduces us to ClaimID, a company that believes search engines have been having the final say about personal identities for too long. ClaimID lets you classify, annotate, prioritize and share the information about you found online, so that people who search for you are able to see the identity you want to present. […]

Diamonds Aren’t A Girl’s Best Friend In Sierra Leone

Some people know it, but some people don’t. The advertising industry is almost singlehandedly the reason for the 20th century popularity of diamond engagement rings. NW Ayer, now out of business, was the agency responsible for ad campaigns and product placements on behalf of De Beers. However, a new movie is calling attention to the […]

Creative Company Makes Ties To Creative Community

La comunidad (the community), Miami, is curating an art exhibit Dec. 4 – 10 in celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach (Dec. 7-10), the American sister event to the internationally renowned art show and exhibition Art Basel in Switzerland. La Comunidad will host three installation artists displaying never-before-seen works in the raw, 20,000 square-foot warehouse […]

The Huff Puffs Up

The Huffington Post is using some of its $5 mil in venture capital to become a legitimate news operation, according to The New York Times. Arianna Huffington, who started HuffingtonPost.com, said yesterday that the site had hired Melinda Henneberger, a print journalist most recently with Newsweek magazine, as its political editor. Ms. Huffington said Ms. […]

Is The Wieden Lifestyle Portland’s Lifestyle?

Staffers from Wieden & Kennedy appear in an “ad” for Portland, thanks to The New York Times’ treatment of them in an article on American cities competing for Richard Florida’s now famous “creative class.” In Portland, Ore., employees at an advertising firm can watch indie rock concerts at lunch and play “bump,” an abbreviated form […]

Online Soon To Be “The Dominant Advertising-Supported Medium”

Ad Age reports that Norm LeHoullier, one of interactive advertising’s first kingpins is retiring from Grey after 30 years of service. The trade mag asked him a few questions on his way out the door. Here’s one: Ad Age: What’s the role of interactive today in marketing? Mr. LeHoullier: Five years ago, [Saatchi & Saatchi […]

Oh, Fudge: Y&R Brands CEO Steps Down

The most prominent African-American female in advertising, Ann Fudge, is stepping down from her post as CEO of Y&R Brands. Ad Age has more: A graduate of Harvard Business School who built a career in marketing at General Foods and then Kraft, Ms. Fudge brought a history of client-side experience to her job heading one […]

Sukle Strikes Again

Sukle Advertising + Design has been busy cranking out some of the Rocky Mountain region’s best work for years. They do it again here, on behalf of Denver Water (although they have yet to address the utility’s web site). [via BMA]

In High Stakes Games Of Semantics, Supreme Court Places Blame On FTC

According to USA Today, big tobacco saved a ton of money yesterday. The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Philip Morris USA, declining to disturb a court ruling that threw out a $10.1 billion verdict over the company’s “light” cigarettes. Last year, the Illinois Supreme Court threw out the massive fraud judgment against Philip Morris, […]