Drunk Geeks Are Happy Geeks When You Feed Them

With so many people and companies vying for attention at SXSW, how can an agency formed in the 19th century possibly stand out and promote its brand? With famous local food, that’s free—that’s how! Oh, with a twisted animated video, as well (vegans please look away): Tonight and tomorrow night from 10:00 pm to 2:00 […]

Gag These “Influencers” With A Spoon


Alexia Tsotsis of TechCrunch was sick of South By Southwest before the conference even started. Because it’s a club. A clique. A shit show. This SXSW 2011 Influencers Guide, a mashup of Plancast and some shady thing called Socmetrics, is the epitome of why I’m already sick of SXSW four days before it’s even started. […]

This Looks Like It Was Done In-House

As we know, newspapers and media companies are in a battle for their lives. Given the seriousness of the situation, you’d think media companies would make investments in their brand, but many are slow to the game (and when they finally get to the game, they’re not exactly ready for prime time, as you’re about […]

Slow News Is Well-Reported News

Bill Keller, 62, is a reporter by trade. Today, he’s Executive Editor at The New York Times, nevertheless, he identifies as a reporter. This Sunday, the Time’s Magazine will carry an article by Keller on the state of journalism, false celebrity and the artlessness of aggregation. The piece is also an open attack on Arianna […]

Enter Diesel’s Alternative Nation State

Given the news this week about Chrysler tweeting the f-bomb by error and the heads that fell, as a result, it’s a good time to look at another brand that’s not afraid to curse, not afraid of being politically incorrect and not afraid of its big balls. For more on how you can migrate to […]

Again With The Free Versus Paid Dilemma

Jason Fried of 37signals doesn’t work for free and he sees no reason for me, or you, to do so. Here’s an excerpt from his latest thought piece on Inc. Never be afraid to put a price on something. If you pour your heart into something and make it great, sell it. For real money. […]

A Vineyard? Yes, A Vineyard.

I don’t like this commercial. Talk to Chuck? No thanks. Chuck may be approachable, he may even be practical, but he’s a dream destroyer. And someone please explain to me why these blowhard personas are hiding behind an animated filter.

It’s Not A Bed, It’s A Multi-Platform Platform

Sealy and Leo Burnett want us to see a new Sealy bed as something more than a place to sleep. A supportive mattress set from Sealy is more than a bed, it’s also a place to compose songs on guitar; a gaming station; a place to throw coats during a party, and more. All of […]

Airport Bathroom Ads Are About To Take Off

Unless you’re former Senator Larry Craig, airport bathrooms are a place you want to get into and out of fast. Real fast. And avoid distractions. But some advertisers think there’s an opportunity there. USA Today has more on what’s coming to the bathrooms of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport: The 40-inch digital-display screens will be placed […]

Chrysler Cursed

NMS Statement Concerning Chrysler

Chrysler cursed on Twitter. What’s the big fucking deal? Bad judgment is the BFD. According to Ad Age, an employee of New Media Strategies who was tweeting from the @ChryslerAutos account wrote: “I find it ironic that Detroit is known as the #motorcity and yet no one here knows how to fucking drive.” Apparently, the […]