MySpace Is Social’s Comeback Kid

Specific Media and Justin Timberlake picked up MySpace last June from News Corp. for just $35 million. News Corp., of course, paid $580 million for the site in 2005 before running it aground. Now MySpace is growing again and the new owners have something to cheer about. According to CBS News and The New York […]

If Your Phone Is So Smart, Have It Bring You A Hot Dog And A Beer

Taap.it is a startup intent on solving problems for its customers. According to The Next Web, “the mobile app connects local buyers and sellers in a Craigslist like fashion, albeit with items both searchable and sellable by location.” In other words, it’s a hyperlocal ecommerce community with a critical game layer. Here, let the company’s […]

Downton Abbey And Many Other Programs Are Free With A Strong Antenna

Cable TV is an unaffordable expense for many American households. For others, cable is simply not the place to invest one’s money or time. Benefitting from the both the cord cutting Gen Y crowd and the budget constrained “working poor” is Antennas Direct, a St. Louis company that expects to double last year’s sales of […]

Louder Beats From Microsoft’s Drum

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Microsoft is pretty sure its new Windows Phone is faster than your Android or iPhone. At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Microsoft conducted the “Smoked by Windows Phone” challenge. CES attendees were offered $100 if their smartphone beat the Windows Phone. According to the Seattle Times, the final tally for Windows Phone at the […]

To Be Held, Or Not To Be?

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Certainly, big holding companies like Omnicom or WPP would love to have a piece of David Droga’s action, but Droga values his independence, and it appears that he has other means. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Droga is injecting $6 to $7 million into his five year-old agency Droga5, care of angel investments […]

The Eyes Have It

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When we encounter a new website, which parts of the screen do we linger on? Which parts do we find most interesting? Given how much revenue is on the line, it’s fair to say this is the $64 million question today. According to a recent eye-tracking research conducted at Missouri University of Science and Technology, […]

Have Your Hugged Your Bricks and Mortar Retailer Today?

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Stepping out of the house can get costly when you are headed to the mall, the grocery, Costco, lunch, etc. Plus, there’s much “work” involved, parking spaces to wait for, lines to stand in and so on. Of course, there is another way. You can see what Brown will do for you. According to a […]

David Esrati Markets Himself Once Again In Ohio Congressional Race

Advertising people, by and large, aren’t a severely political bunch. Like the rest of the population, we have opinions, but there aren’t too many advertising and marketing professionals willing to dive headfirst into politics. Not so for David Esrati, head of Dayton’s The Next Wave, who once again is running for Congress as a Democrat […]