How Do You Grow A 21st Century Media Company? Ask Om.

What began as Om Malik’s personal blog 10 years ago, is now a growing media company backed by venture capital, a sales team and a cadre of reporters covering broadband, voice over IP, telecom and other new technologies. GigaOM.com, along with Mashable, ReadWriteWeb, PaidContent and TechCrunch are blazing new media trails. I don’t know about […]

Glen Beck Gonna Get His

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Glen Beck, paid content pioneer… That’s right, the awkward star of right wing radio and TV is taking his show to the World Wide Web and he intends to charge for it. The New York Times calls it a “first-of-its-kind effort to take a popular — but also fiercely polarizing — television show and turn […]

Objections, Objectives, and Objectivists

These days, we seem to be living in a world of black and white. There are no shades of gray. Particularly in politics. So I found this video particularly powerful, as it addresses the religious beliefs of Objectivist Ayn Rand, who has a rather devoted following among many conservatives: It’s a case of selective editing, […]

In-House And In The Know

Avi Dan, writing a blog post for Forbes, notes that in-house agencies are on the rise. Fidelity Investment’s 200-strong in-house agency is delivering the quality of work that outside agencies provide. The agency handles all creative for the award-winning guiding “Green Line” campaign, inspired by CMO’s Jim Speros who told me he got the idea […]

A BeanCast To Kick Off The Week

Once again, I was privileged to appear on The BeanCast with show host Bob Knorpp as well as John Wall, Mike Rynchek and Jason Falls. We discussed a wide range of topics including social media’s role in broadcast metrics, the rise of co-viewing, online photos and usage rights, NFC payments, and the military’s use of […]

The Lion Steals The Show

Agency: Beattie McGuinness Bungay Production Company: Psyop / Smuggler Client: ING Direct

Nevermind That Visigoths Don’t Tend Crops, Capital One Likes Facebook’s Fertile Soils

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I don’t play FarmVille on Facebook, but I’ll try to keep an open mind as I put this post together. Capital One, the U.S. based bank specializing in credit cards, home loans and auto loans, is running a week-long promotion on FarmVille, the hugely popular Facebook-based game from Zynga. The promo provides special rewards for […]

The AdPulp Poll: Are Blog Comments A Thing Of The Past?

Why Don’t You Comment On Blogs, This One In Particular?online surveys

Ad Age Knows Who And Where You Are, And Intends To Profit From It

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Apparently, there’s good money to be made in knowing who’s who in Adlandia. Culling data from its Agency Report 2011, the trade magazine is now offering Ad Age’s Agency Contact List which includes names, titles and contact information for more than 3,000 agency executives from the nation’s 900 largest advertising/marketing-services agencies. The Agency Contact List […]

Get Real With Spike

My friend Spike Jones (SVP Digital at Fleishman-Hillard) is tellin’ like it is, on Twitter and on camera. Did you get that? Stop counting Facebook “Likes” like your marketing depends on it, and stop calling things “social” when social is already baked in.