Baio Is Back

I know there’s a secret cadre of Scott Baio fans on AdPulp, so I couldn’t resist this nugget from Radar Magazine: The former Charles in Charge star is set to chronicle his dating life in L.A. for a VH1 show tentatively titled, Scott Baio is 45 … And Single. Although no premiere date has been […]

Stocking The Stream

Venture capitalist, Fred Wilson, explains his firm’s latest investment and the business opportunity in internet radio. Streaming radio is very popular already. A recent comScore study reported the cumulative monthly audience of the top four online radio networks at 6.2mm US listeners. If you include all internet radio, that number is certainly well over 10mm […]

Crispin’s Off And Running With Nike

From Ad Age: Nike has officially transferred the creative work for its running-shoe business, as well as the Nike Plus and its Nike ID Web site accounts, to Miami-based Crispin Porter & Bogusky, a Nike spokesman said. “Crispin Porter & Bogusky has a proven track record for delivering creative, breakthrough ideas and we are excited […]

Goodby Connects The Dots

Goodby, Silverstein & Partners’ hometown newspaper took a look at how the agency is busy transforming itself for the digital age. The story says the founders worried that their best days were behind them, but two years ago took steps to alter the agency’s course. Goodby, 55, a Harvard graduate who describes himself on his […]

Stock Market Soars While Consumer Spending Tightens

According to Associated Press, consumer confidence is down. High gas prices, the specter of higher interest rates and faltering home sales have Americans worried. The National Association of Realtors reported on Tuesday that sales of existing homes plunged in March by the largest amount in nearly two decades. The group said that sales of existing […]

Radio By The Hour

The New York Times is reporting on an innovative move in the Dallas radio market, at a time when traditional radio is faced with increasing competition from satellite radio and iPods (which are often equipped for the car). Clear Channel Communications is trying something radically different at a commercial radio station in Texas: getting rid […]

Brave And Desperate

What do you do when everyone thinks your product is boring, overpriced and mediocre? You provide incentives…such as “90 Days Same As Cash.” Which is exactly what The Atlanta Braves are doing: The Braves on Monday announced they have teamed up with GE Money to offer a 90-day same-as-cash financing plan on the purchase of […]

I Need A Limo To Pick Up My Dogsitter At My Favorite Restaurant

Diners Club is offering card members 24/7 Concierge service at 1-800-2-DINERS. While I’ve yet to utilize this service, the direct mail piece they sent me today says I can get just about anything, including a limo, a meeting room, a reputable dog sitter or a table at my favorite restaurant. This is good. An investment […]

“I Love Rookies” T-Shirt Inspires Hollywood Star

Alyssa Milano loves baseball. Especially, the Dodgers. So much so, she writes a blog on MLBlogs.com and she’s started a new womens’ line of baseball-inspired clothing called Touch. Milano told Mark Newman of MLB.com, how she got going in the apparel biz. I have had Dodgers season tickets for four years. Every game I attended, […]

A Match Made In Somewhere

So the AAAA is looking for a new CEO to replace O. Burtch Drake. Ad Age’s Jonah Bloom says it should be someone who’s a “change agent.” And according to The New York Times, executives on the search committee said “they would be pleased if the age of the next chief executive began with a […]