There’s No Such Thing As Clean Coal, But There Could Be Someday, Says Obama

The coal industry has a new spokesman–America’s next President, Barack Obama. Without a doubt he said we can find a way to make it work. However, I doubt he knew he’d become a centerpiece in an ad campaign that’s bound to infuriate the environmentalists who voted for him.

Red Trucks Turning Green

Coca-Cola Enterprises chairman John Brock spoke to Knowledge@Wharton about several subjects. One that I want to highlight is the company’s use of hybrid delivery trucks. We’ve got the largest fleet of large-scale, hybrid electric trucks, 142 of them, of any company in the world. And we’ve had ten here in Philadelphia, we’ve got ten in […]

Money Is A Print Medium

David Carr of The New York Times shares a quaint story about a small newspaper making its way in the world with no help whatsoever from the web. TriCityNews of Monmouth County, N.J., is prospering precisely because it aggressively ignores the Web. “Why would I put anything on the Web?” asked Dan Jacobson, the publisher […]

Type It Eco-Friendly

So yesterday, when I visited one of my big clients, it turned out that as part of a “green” initiative, they decided to eliminate the sign-in sheets at the front desk to save paper. If you’re also looking to save resources any way you can, try Ecofont, the new font with little clear circles inside […]

OMG, Clients Don’t Need Us Anymore. Wrong!

Adrian Ho of Zeus Jones, writing in Adweek, sounds the alarm for agencies hoping to profit by developing social media campaigns for their clients. …a growing number of highly respected marketers don’t actually see a role for their agencies in social media. Writing on my blog, Barry Judge, CMO of Best Buy, said: “I do […]

It Takes Brains

Brains on Fire has a new website and it’s well worth your click. Not only is the design of the moment, the copy sings. Here’s how they describe themselves: We are a tribe of true believers… Protagonists. Pirates. Optimists. Disco-junkies. Brutally honest superheroes. And if the walls come tumbling down tomorrow, no worries. We’ve still […]


A lot has changed in this business since the turn of the century. One of the most dramatic changes is given voice by Traci Armstrong, the director of talent acquisition at Organic: If you’re creative, it’s expected in this digital age that your portfolio is online. It makes a bad first impression with most creative […]

A Vehicle For Icy Conditions

Quick, what kind of vehicle do soccer moms drive? Okay, that was too easy. Here’s another one…What kind of vehicle do hockey moms (and dads) drive? If RPA has anything to say about it, the answer is a Honda. Honda’s new campaign supporting its National Hockey League (NHL) sponsorship launches Jan. 1, 2009.

Euro RSCG Uncorks Some Year-End Bubbly

Under the guidance of chief executive David Jones, Euro RSCG has been kicking ass and taking names. According to The Wall Street Journal: Mr. Jones, who built up Euro RSCG in part by recruiting senior executives from rivals JWT, TBWA Worldwide and BBDO Worldwide, says he plans to continue hiring during the downturn. “We are […]

Stealing Someone’s Zebra Is Just Wrong

If you have information about Merlot, Pederberg Winery’s missing zebra please contact proper authorities. I hate to see harm come to such a beautiful creature. [via Cherryflava]