Success Is Being Good To Yourself

Alex Bogusky is offering some thoughts on success and how one pursuing an ad career might achieve it. Don’t expect anyone else to be responsible for who you are or what you do. The best people in the business are really decent people. All the awful backstabbing people you hear about are not the best […]

Today In Twitterverse: No Need To Tweek

Moses Ma, a partner at Next Generation Ventures, writing in Psychology Today says Twitter “acts to fill a deep psychological need in our society.” …we are a culture starved for real community. For hundreds of thousands of years, human beings have resided in tribes of about 30-70 people. Our brains are wired to operate within […]

Apple Makes Itself Look Bad In Order To Look Good

According to BusinessWeek, Apple Computer–a company with plenty of critics in the environmental movement–is working to change the debate about carbon emissions. Company executives say that most existing green rankings are flawed in several respects. They count the promises companies make about green plans rather than actual achievements. And most focus on the environmental impact […]

Down With The Spreadsheet

Shelby Bonnie, the CEO of Whiskey Media wants to kill the tradition of buying online ads on a cost per thousand (CPM) basis. In a guest post on TechCrunch, Bonnie argues: OK, Advertising Week just ended… does anyone else feel like the online advertising industry is the orchestra, playing on while the Titanic is sinking? […]

Yankees Suck

Okay. We have a winner. Nicely done, Arnold. [via The Denver Egotist]

“Nature Boy” And The Lottery – A Perfect Tag Team

Ric Flair of Charlotte, NC, also known as “The Nature Boy,” is one of the most well known professional wrestlers in the world and a a 16-time World Heavyweight Champion. I’m sure he’ll be a winner for the Tar Heel state’s lottery, as well. [via YesButNoButYes]

Listen, Learn, React. This Is Your Daily Media Practice.

On Wednesday, Microsoft introduced Looking Glass, its new social media monitoring tool at Advertising Week in New York. Christopher Heine at ClickZ rightly notes that the field of social media analytics is fast maturing, but Microsoft’s ability to integrate key business elements like customer databases, CRM centers and sales data via Microsoft’s enterprise platforms like […]

Skating Through London And Other Shorts

Welcome to Optimism is sharing a “small selection” of videos prepared by WK London for Nokia’s world conference in Stuttgart earlier this month. Here’s one:

Canadian Celebrity Steve Nash and 50 Cent Appear In Fake Informercial For Real Promotion

Want to create a new flavor of vitaminwater? Great. The brand is asking its fans to help develop the next vitaminwater flavor which will be sold in stores in the spring of 2010. [via Make the Logo Bigger]

Brains In Front of the Firecam

The crew at Brains on Fire reveal themselves: