Fiji’s Politically Charged Waters

Anna Lenzer, on assignment in Fiji for Mother Jones was detained by police, threatened with imprisonment and repeatedly asked to verify her identity despite having a mound of evidence on hand that clearly showed she’s an investigative journalist (are they that rare today, as to be totally unrecognizable?). Her piece for the magazine on Fiji […]

Banking On The Shitstem To Take Care of Business Is A Bad Idea

The banking industry is making your job and mine much harder to do. In order to move product and services (our job), people need money and/or access to money. Sadly, millions of Americans who once had access to money no longer do. According to Los Angeles Times, credit card companies slashed limits for an estimated […]

Do You Know Someone Afflicted With the Poverty Virus?

Greater Twin Cities United Way and they people they serve are getting a helping hand from Campbell Mithun and MRM Worldwide. According to Ad Age, today’s recession has expanded poverty outside its traditional third-world and inner-city areas. More people are in need of help and more charities are looking for the means to provide it. […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Colaboratory

My grandpa used to ask me all the time, “What did you learn today?” Sometimes I didn’t have a good answer, but he expected one, big believer that he was in the daily quest for knowledge. If he were here today to ask me, I’d say I learned about this interesting internship program where 10 […]

IOC Pulls It Together

Have you noticed how the use of animation is on the rise? Maybe we need escapist dream world’s to soothe us today. Or maybe the technology is just to sweet to turn away from. Agency: Cole & Weber United/Seattle Directors: FX & Mat of Nexus Productions

Today In Twitterverse: Edison Bakes (Unsuccessfully)

The Marlin Co. in Springfield, MO is promoting Splenda to culinary students and pros by reminding them that some of this nation’s favorite historical figures had a hard time in the kitchen. For instance, Thomas Edison’s various baking failures (all fictional, of course) are now being chronicled on Twitter.

Puma Shows Its Retail Face

Do you ever enter a hip retail store and the people working there look like they just stepped from the pages of a fashion mag, and you think you could never talk to them, because they’re too damn pretty? Well, PUMA wants to make the hotties in their stores more available to you. For instance, […]

De Botton’s Public Display of Literature Benefits Heathrow

The writer Alain de Botton, author of essayistic books on love, travel, architecture and literature is a hard working and successful writer. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries. His latest work, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, is, as the title hints, a book about the joys and perils of the modern workplace. […]

An SEC Shocker: Digitally-Enabled Fans Run Up The Score On Flatfooted Conference

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is trying to restrict the use of social media by its core constituency–its fans. According to Michael Kruse of St. Petersburg Times: The SEC, one of college sports’ biggest, richest, most prominent conferences, earlier this month sent to its 12 schools an eye-opening new media policy. It places increasingly stringent limits […]

Today In Twitterverse: Barlow Unloads

John Perry Barlow is on fire today. What you see above is just one in a series of challenging Tweets. What’s the former Grateful Dead lyricist and internet freedom fighter mad about? Lots. Twitter, blogs, pompous behavior from new media elite, etc. I encourage you to visit his Twitter page to see his output from […]