When Will Advertisers “Like” Facebook?

According to Reuters, Facebook is the No. 1 website in the United States by page views, but it is a relatively small player in the online ad market. That fact must keep Zuck up at night. Here’s another one: Facebook’s revenue is somewhere in the half a billion range, whereas Yahoo earned $6.5 billion and […]

He’s Not Robert Parker, And That’s The Point

Virgin America, the California-based airline, is letting Gary Vaynerchuk pick the wines it serves. Vaynerchuk’s entertaining Wine Library TV will also make its debut this month on the airline’s in-flight entertainment system. “As the only airline based in California we pride ourselves on our fresh approach to the in-flight menu and we’re excited to partner […]

Bank of America Wants To Be Seen As A Benign Institution

Brands have stories to tell, and when the company in question can trace its role to pivotal moments in American history, the stories are aching to be told. Even more so when the stories can act as salve on an ugly, open wound. According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the “ad” above is part of a $4 […]

Don’t Be A Wastoid

Venables Bell & Partners is breaking new work for Pacific Gas & Electric. Tom Scharpf, associate creative director at VB&P says, “In talking to customers, we found that they want to be educated about conserving energy and empowered to take action. And our campaign does just that.” Learn more about PG&E’s push to conserve energy […]

LG Helps You Totally Chill

Young & Rubicam/New York for LG’s Jet Cool Air Conditioners (which are engineered to lower the temperature in a room faster than normal air conditioners): Share

Wales Says Crowdsourcing Is Offensive (Among Other Things)

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What Citizen Generated Media Looks Like When The Citizen Is An Artist

Nashville photographer, Michael Deppisch made this hauntingly beautiful video about the floods taking place in Tennessee. Middle Tennessee received the greatest amount of rainfall in recorded history over the past two days. Deppisch says, “It left us with several casualties, millions of dollars in damage and an indelible mark on our city.” He points people […]

The Face of Media, Vol. 2

A lot of nice people with interesting radio shows have asked me to appear on their programs of late, and hey, I’m a person with plenty to say, so I’m pretty receptive to these audio advances. It’s always fun and flattering to talk with people who are interested in the work you do. And GenY […]

This Message Paid For By NoMoreGrizzlies.com

No More Grizzlies is a faux activist organization created by Alberta Wilderness Association to focus attention on the plight of Grizzly Bears in the Canadian province. The bears are subject to die by the hunter’s gun, despite dwindling populations. [via Osocio and Work That Matters] Share

Brand Is Product, Brand Is Service, Brand Is Experience

Urban Influence is a branding studio in Seattle that totally gets branding, and helps others get it too. Urban Influence also does some nice work for clients. For instance, take a look at their New Sheriden Hotel case study. Share