The New Traditionalists

According to The New York Times, American ad men and ad women are increasingly taking to the beach with balls that don’t float. Bocce, the genteel Italian sport once played exclusively by leathery men in alabaster outfits on courts made of crushed seashells, has been adopted by young professionals. One hundred men and women, most […]

Will Write Code For A Million Dollars

According to Chicago Sun Times, two-year-old Particiapte Media, maker of Buzz Tracker (which is still in Beta), has been acquired by Yahoo for an undisclosed sum. The price for is rumored to be five million dollars. Buzz Tracker aggregates news, blog postings and other forms of Internet-based content from more than 90,000 sources. Buzz Tracker’s […]

Celestial Seasonings Is Schoenberg’s Cup Of Tea

Celestial Seasonings wants to spice up its tea sales, so it is undertaking the most extensive rebranding in its 37-year history. The Boulder, Colo.-based company, which produces more than 90 varieties of natural teas, is unveiling new packaging, a new logo and new products, including an organic premium line, Saphara (MSRP: $7.99). Celestial also is […]

Emerging From The Wasp’s Nest

Hiding out in the Home & Garden section of The New York Times, is a story about one man’s radical downsizing. Michael Gates Gill, who once made about $160,000 a year as an advertising executive at JWT and who now earns around $10.50 an hour making coffee at Starbucks, has written a book called How […]

Music Lovers Keep The Faith

Martin Stiksel, one of the founders of social music site Last.fm, spoke to the BBC about his startup and how entrepreneurs are constantly challenged to persevere through times thick and thin. Last.fm sold to CBS Interactive for $280 million in May, but Stiksel remembers leaner days. Back in 2002, he said, no-one was interested in […]

Something For The Game Room

You know how people collect old signs from gas stations and the like? Pay Pal is offering a new addition to the serious collector’s assemblage of advertising artifacts. As we welcome the new PayPal logo with open arms, we encourage you to BID a fond farewell to the former logo and its embodiment, the PayPal […]

Get The Door, It’s Alex Bogusky

According to Adweek, Crispin Porter & Bogusky picked up the Domino’s Pizza business, besting Martin and GSD&M in the process. Ken Calwell, the Domino’s chief marketing officer, said, “Their company is one of the best and brightest in the industry, and I am certain that they will provide a strong brand message for us.” Though […]

Plug In To Higher Car Consciousness

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