Long Copy Ads, Courtesy Of The Onion

No it’s not an ad, but it sells. From an article called “The Imminent Collapse Of Global Markets Is No Reason To Skimp On Four-Season Gutter Protection”: In a lot of ways, our economy is like a gutter. You take care of it, and it takes care of you. But when the people in charge […]

Not 2000

Ralph Nader spoke in Portland last night. Interestingly, The Oregonian chose to run the story on page two of the “Metro” section this morning. Here’s a glimpse: As he has in past campaigns, Nader said he didn’t see much difference between the major-party candidates. Both, he said, support corporate interests and he was especially scathing […]

Today In Twitterverse: Pitching Pitch Black Porter

Bridgeport is a brewer of distinctive ales in Portland, Oregon. And from the evidence above, also a skilled user of social media.

Yammer Wants to Know “What Are You Working On?”

Yammer, a new microblogging service for corporate networks, and a startup that Techcrunch calls “Twitter with a business plan,” has caught the attention of New York Times business writer, Claire Cain Miller. The goal, said its chief executive, David Sacks, is to make offices more productive. People on Yammer update colleagues on company events or […]

Hate The Pod, Not the Pea

Attacking a man’s peas? I don’t know. There’s something not right about that.

Look, The Old What’s On His iPod Trick

Kings of Leon lead singer, Caleb Followill, posing for Rupe’s soc net.

Not Paying Attention? Sorry, You’re Disintermediated.

Meredith. It’s not the sexiest name in the book, but in today’s media and marketing services circles, Meredith has legs that don’t quit. To see them, go to Meredith.com and look at their top level navigation. Do you see how “Media Portfolio” and “Marketing Solutions” live right next door to one another? That’s the ticket. […]

Anti-Imperial Sentiments

Old World Agencies, I write this to you at the risk of sounding grumpy, but I must ask you a simple question. Why does it take you so many people to do what you do? With warm regard, Inform Ventures [Editor’s note: this is an abbreviated form of the message that I received]

My Guess Is They’re Both Vacant

An ad currently running in New York City for Manhattan Mini-Storage.

The World’s Local Bank Friendlies Up To New Yorkers

HSBC. Is it another ad agency you’ve never heard of? Nope. It’s a British bank you’re probably never heard of. According to The New York Times, HSBC is about to make some noise in noisy New York, by buying out all the ad space in an entire issue of New York Magazine. Given the recent […]