Sigurd Rinde’s “wacky take on enterprise software,” a.k.a. Thingamy needed a new logo. Hugh MacLeod helped him out with it, but it’s the tagline that spurred me to post. Well done, gentlemen.
Newsweek spoke to Adobe Systems CEO Bruce Chizen, 52, about his company’s brand presence: Q. Not many people have a strong brand sense of Adobe. Does this bother you? A. What’s wonderful for Adobe is, we are pretty much everywhere you look. Your magazine was probably produced with Photoshop and Illustrator and Adobe fonts. Just [...]
Businesses have the right to choose who they do business with to a certain extent, but this is a little creepy. From The New York Times: Saying it had the right to block “controversial or unsavory” text messages, Verizon Wireless has rejected a request from Naral Pro-Choice America, the abortion rights group, to make Verizon’s [...]
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Lots of ad folks are dumping on AMC’s “Mad Men,” but Gridskipper has your Google-mapped guide to all the hotspots (and approximate locations) of many of the scenes on the show so far: Don Draper and Rachel Menken have their first tête-à-tête at a lounge with distinctive zebra-print wallpaper. This almost has to be a [...]
The Japanese are reading novels on their mobile phones. Lots of novels. One of the country’s leading mobile publishers, Maho i-Land, has six million members and over one million titles to choose from. According to industrywide data cited by Japan’s largest cellphone operator NTT DoCoMo Inc., sales from mobile-book and comic-book services are expected to [...]