The Standard for Case Studies Has Been Rewritten

W+K/London gave birth to a new agency site to showcase their work. In a sea of bad agency credentials sites, this one is exceptional. One minus…there doesn’t appear to be any embed code for the series of videos that showcase the campaigns. But click through and watch this Nokia case study. A standard gallery and […]

Outside of TED: Make Something That Matters, Like A Tribe

In case you haven’t heard, Seth Godin has a new book out. It’s called Tribes.

Spotlight On NW Creative: “” Is Calling

Last night on LinkedIn I happened to see that Wieden + Kennedy is looking for an Interactive Strategist. Now, I know why. According to Rick Turoczy of Silicon Florist, James Keller has left W+K to join Raven Zachary, the renowned iPhone application developer, in a new venture, as yet unnamed. “Since the Obama app, I’ve […]

The Contents of Content

My head is spinning because I just encountered two women in content development–my field!–that impress me with their thinking about the practice. Writing on A List Apart, Kristina Halvorson of Brain Traffic says: Who among us is asking the scary, important questions about content, such as “What’s the point?” or “Who cares?” Who’s talking about […]

All These Lame Promoters Everywhere I Look/The Horror!

George Parker is writing for PSFK. Don’t worry, it’s the same piss and vinegar that you’ll find on AdScam/The Horror!, just in a much prettier bottle. Taking part in a recent PSFK Conference, my presentation concluded with an audience discussion session. The first comment from someone in the crowd was, “With all the years you’ve […]

Today In Twitterverse: Yet Another Facebook Story

Normally, I shy away from small penis jokes, but this one’s pretty good.

MySpace Is Money

Catharine P. Taylor, aka the Social Media Insider, watched Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson answer Charlie Rose’s questions about MySpace last night. It’s a 32-minute tape, well worth watching in its entirety. When asked about competing with Facebook, Anderson says they’re not, that FB isn’t primarily interested in making money, whereas they are and always […]

Agency Exec Plays the 1-800-Sharpener Guy

Marin County’s San Francisco’s Duncan Channon (Birkenstock’s agency of record) reminds us to “always oil our stones.” Probably good advice.

Lifestyles of The Still Pretty Damn Rich

Wall Street is more than a street in New York, just as Madison Avenue is more than a street in New York. In fact, a large part of Wall St. now exists in Charlotte, NC–The Queen City. Which is perfect really. Bankers can move money around in Manhattan by day and be back at Lake […]


“Fortune favors the brave.” -Virgil Inside Fallon’s Minneapolis headquarters, staffers are repeating the words of Virgil, the Roman epic poet, in hope that they may also “live” these words. According to Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, Fallon’s chief marketing officer Rob Buchner said: Fallon tries to keep its advertising campaigns clever but affordable, and […]