Table It

When you work in advertising you sit at a lot of conference room tables. But what do these tables say about the organization in question? According to Ruth Haag, president and CEO of a hazardous-waste consulting firm, the tables say a great deal. • A round table hampers decisions. • A long, thin table encourages […]

Blah Blah Blahgs

Digg’s founder, Kevin Rose, wonders if blogs have jumped the shark. I wonder if the phrase “jumped the shark” has jumped the shark, but I digress. Picking up on this is Kansas City-based creative generalist Jeremy Fuksa. It seems there’s a better way to share information. I hardly read RSS feeds anymore. I get all […]

Found on Flickr

According to The New York Times, Getty Images will scour Flickr for images it might be able to sell. Getty editors will comb Flickr in search of interesting images. They will then invite photographers to participate in the program and ensure that their images have the proper releases to be licensed legally. Those who are […]

McCain Feels The Love

One of the things we rarely see in consumer advertising is a back-and-forth message sparring between 2 brands. That’s why the political season is so fascinating to me. And while I’m not a McCain supporter, this is a pretty sharply written spot: UPDATE: Well, maybe the McCain team isn’t deserving of all the credit. The […]


AMP Energy must be a fun account to work on. [via Sunil Shibad]

Can A Netflix-Style Service Save Magazines?

I gotta admit, I love me some magazines. Lots of ’em. And I really dig this idea: Magazine buying may get an Internet-era makeover in September when Time Inc. launches Maghound, a service that promises to blend the convenience of subscriptions with the flexibility of newsstand sales. Customers will pay a monthly fee for home […]

The Man Has A Plan

I’m impressed with the efforts of T. Boone Pickens to help solve America’s energy crisis. Given his wealth and first-hand knowledge of the subject, he’s in a better position to move us in the right direction than anyone in Washington. “This is not about Republicans vs. Democrats,” Pickens says. “This is about saving our country […]

Oregon Flashback

[via Nike Vintage]

Silicon Man

Reid Hoffman is an interesting guy. He’s head honcho at LinkedIn, and an investor in Facebook, Digg, Flickr and Six Apart. According to Los Angeles Times, he’s also an Oxford-trained philosopher who peppers his conversations with lively references to literature and film. Hoffman became self-reliant at an early age, persuading his father to send him […]

Behind The Scenes at Pop17

Pop17 is a two-to-three minute daily exploration to track, analyze and understand the new cultural phenomenon of online micro-celebrity. TechCrunch, Virgin America and Perkett PR sponsor the show. The show’s host, Sarah Austin has an extensive Wikipedia entry. The sentence on Wikipedia that got my attention is: In the tradition of Paul Krassner, she sometimes […]