Chris Dixon, co-founder of Hunch, and investor in several tech companies, neatly summarizes what business is all about. Tim O’Reilly poses a question every entrepreneur and investor should consider: are you creating more value for others than you capture for yourself? Google makes billions of dollars in annual profits, but generates many times that in […]
Archives for June 2010
Bob Garfield returned to his old stomping grounds at Ad Age to weigh in on the Deepwater Horizon disaster. I submit that the level of public rage is a direct reflection of having been suckered by a Big Lie. (It also probably doesn’t help naming off-shore drilling rigs things like “Deepwater Horizon,” which sounds more […]
I think Hill Holliday is one of the top ad agencies in the U.S. today. But they missed the boat with their “Cursor” campaign for John Hancock. It may be true that important financial conversations don’t always take place face-to-face, but how is that a good thing? The only thing the commercials in this campaign […]
Jim Edwards of BNET is reporting on a PR stunt by Bavaria beer during the Holland v. Denmark World Cup game. 36 “Bavaria Beer Babes” got into the game disguised as Denmark supporters until they stripped down to their orange dresses, but they didn’t wear any beer logos. All they did was wear orange, the […]
Barry Diller is chairman and chief executive officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp.
The Oregonian is running a feature on work Portland marketing agency, The Great Society, is doing for Brooks Sports, the athletic shoe company based in Bothell, WA. The campaign, Run Happy Cavalcade of Curiosities is a running-inspired traveling carnival in support of Brooks’ sponsorship of Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, a series of races paired with […]