I loathe vanity-driven plastic surgery. So, these ads from McCann Erickson/Argentina promoting the use of Chevrolet Official Service Centers, caught my eye. Of course, the premise doesn’t make any sense, given that doctors “fix” health problems everyday. [via Ads of the World]
Wired’s running a feature called “Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business.” Nat Ives of Ad Age spoke to Chris “Long Tail” Anderson, Editor of Wired, about the free economy. There’s much to absorb in Anderson’s thinking. Like this: The third model of free is the gift economy. This is what used to be […]
Fred Wilson is Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures in NYC.
Talking Points Memo is the first Internet-only news operation to receive the George Polk Award, an award for Internet reporting given by the Center for Public Integrity. the TPM newsroom in Manhattan I like how The New York Times frames the story: Of the many landmarks along a journalist’s career, two are among those that […]
Everyone’s talking about Microsoft’s desire for Yahoo, but there’s another powerful company busy courting a playing-hard-to-get bride. LA Times has the story: Electronic Arts Inc. on Sunday launched a $2-billion takeover bid for troubled video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., stepping up the industry’s torrid pace of consolidation. EA disclosed that Take-Two, the New […]
According to The New York Times, winning an Oscar isn’t just about the quality of a film. It’s about the studio’s ability to successfully market the film. Even here in Hollywood, recent growth in the public relations machinery is cause for remark. Executives have publicists. Stars have publicists. The tiniest movies will arrive in April […]