I’d Like My Reward Now

American Copywriter left a telling comment on Gods of Advertising. Let’s take a look: There are light and dark sides to everything. It’s good celebrate exceptional creative. But there’s no perfect way to do it. And without results attached, well, it’s really about what’s wonderful in and of itself, yes? Are scams a sin? Without […]

More Than A Toy

Fred Wilson wants to get serious and break out of the 2.0 box. I am a bit jealous of friends who are working on finding and funding alternative energy or biomedical technologies that have the potential to address the serious problems facing the world. At times it seems that helping the web become more social, […]

Invent Something (With the Materials at Hand)

[via Rantings of an Arab Chick]

Step Up to the Drafting Table

Alan Wolk wants to be an architect, not a builder. Me too. Years ago, when I worked at the legendary Anderson & Lembke, Steve Trygg (who started the shop) was fond of saying that “an ad agency can be the contractor or it can be the architect. And you always want to be the architect.” […]

The Door To Disney

The internet is a special medium for a number of reasons. For one, it devours content. It must be fed and fed and fed. Or it just peters out. Here’s a story about it: The Walt Disney Company, concerned that its main Web site is not entertaining enough, is moving once again to overhaul Disney.com. […]

Twins Fans Make Decent Cubs Campaign (for Nuveen Investments)

There’s nothing new here, and no high bar to clear, but I like the Cubs and this is a well done ad (from Fallon).

Little Debbie Meets Bob’s Big Boy

As construction of the Advertising Icon Museum — part of Kansas City’s $100 million West Edge development — moves ahead, the museum has hired Leslie Strube as its first development director. The museum, originally slated to open in late 2007, is now expected to open in spring 2009. The Advertising Icon Museum will showcase a […]

Will Make Web Video For Food

According to San Francisco Chronicle, popular web video series like “Break a Leg,” are not being shown the money. Even with a YouTube partnership, contest winnings from Internet video clearinghouse Metacafe and other recognitions, “Break a Leg” has grossed about $2,500 for two years’ work. This is a show with an average monthly viewership of […]