News Is Looking Good On The iPhone All of A Sudden

The iPhone is now better equipped than ever to present news of the day, thanks to the recent launch of two new apps (both already popular on the iPad), Flipboard and CNN-owned Zite. According to Fast Company, Flipboard, like Zite, makes it very easy to read collected content from all your favorite publications. Time helps […]

Battle of The Behemoth Bloggers


Michael Arrington created a major media brand with TechCrunch, built it into a profitable business, sold it and now is witnessing its demise at the hands of its new owners. All this in a few short years. Naturally, he has something to say about it. Other than dial up, TechCrunch is/was the most profitable and […]

Brand Against The Machine Shows You How To Get Control Again


I’m not quite sure what it means when you call yourself “The Chuck Norris of Branding,” as John Morgan does. But if you’re looking for a dose of marketing knowledge laced with a bit of aggression, you’ll find it in his book, Brand Against the Machine: How to Build Your Brand, Cut Through the Marketing […]

Not All Social Media Solutions Are Social, Or Solutions


KLM Royal Dutch Airlines isn’t just delivering you to Europe’s finest destinations, the airline wants to hook you up in the sky, as well. According to USA Today, KLM is launching a “meet and seat” service early next year that will let passengers tap their social media accounts and pick seatmates based on similar interests. […]

Front Range Creatives Reflect On Lessons Learned In 2011

The Denver Egotist asked advertising pros in Colorado what they learned this year. Naturally, they’ve uncovered some interesting results. I particularly like Evan Fry’s response. Sure, I learned a shit-ton about clients, business realities, finance, revenue models, leadership, empowerment, allowing folks to succeed on their own (or fail, and thereby succeed), fearlessness, change, pushing, allowing, […]

Fans Will Gladly Pay $5 Directly To The Artist For A DRM-free Download


“Remember all that stuff people were saying 15 years ago about the Internet’s capacity for disintermediation? It’s all coming true now,” argues Fortune contributor Dan Mitchell. Case in point, comedian Louis C.K. is selling his latest standup special directly to the public at $5 a pop. In the first three days on the market, C.K. […]

McDonald’s Is Now Farmer Endorsed

According to Ad Age, McDonald’s will launch a campaign featuring four of its U.S. beef and produce suppliers in the new year. “We thought putting a face on the quality of the food story would be a unique way to approach this,” said U.S. Chief Marketing Officer Neil Golden. “We acknowledge that there are questions […]

Advertising Is Not The Place for Playing It Safe

First Lowe’s, now KAYAK. The online travel site also pulled its ads from TLC’s new show, “All-American Muslim.” Which is bad enough on its own, but the situation is made worse by company executives trying to explain the decision away like it’s no big thing. Steve Hafner, CEO and Cofounder writes on the company’s blog: […]