There’s Gold In Them ‘Tubes, I Swear

Huffington Post and Digg are two Web 2.0 companies that have been valued north of $200 million. Now editors from BusinessWeek, AdAge and Gawker are looking at the books and saying, “not so fast.” According to Simon Dumenco, HuffPo collected just $302,000 in ad revenue last year. He says soberly that the company might be […]

What W+K Sounds Like

I started an internet radio station at The Integer Group in 2002. It was called KTIG and featured playlists from about a dozen associates in the Denver office. After I left the agency, the project withered away. The reasons we made the effort in the first place: a) to create a working model for our […]

Reality Creeps Into Car Ads

“If in the next year, you lose your income, we’ll let you return it.” That’s the gist of this Hyundai spot: As you can see by the beginning of this clip, Goodby Silverstein & Partners produced the spot, as Hyundai’s AOR. But I’m very curious as to who had the idea of “give ’em a […]

Today In Twitterverse: Polling With 140 Characters

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Blog Beautiful

Care to see a nice looking blog? Here’s one: [via Pat Law]

Content Is Omnipresent. Cash Is Not.

Once upon a time, JPG Magazine was a good idea. It was also a new idea. Derek Powazek and Heather Champ were all in, and the future looked bright. But things– as they are wont to do–changed. Derek and Heather walked away, the economy spun backwards on its axis and now JPG Magazine is folding. […]

GM Is Fighting For Its Life. Surprised?

I’m seeing a lot of spots like these during bowl games. It’s a no-nonsense approach to moving the metal. Well, give ’em points for trying–along with billions in loan money.

Think Bigger

‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions and forecasts. I’m not sure of their value, but I am sure they’re practically unavoidable on the blahgs I read. Even Vinny Warren of The Escape Pod has one for us to consider. 2009 will mark a return to the basics of advertising in a big way. and […]

Before An Ad Can Be Placed, It Has To Be Created

Just about all media companies dabble in the creation of advertising. They have to, since the placement of said advertising is the lifeblood of their revenue stream, and advertisers often do not have the time, nor the inclination, to contract with a creative agency. Particularly when the media entity is offering to create the ads […]

Nobody Told Me There’d Be Ads Like These

Can we please stop reanimating dead people? It’s creepy. I like John Lennon. I like the idea of One Laptop Per Child. I don’t like the idea of John Lennon voice impersonators and digital manipulators pushing laptops.