Major League Baseball Is All About The Share

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According to Mashable, Major League Baseball has gone social in a big way. With Thursday’s official Opening Day, the league introduced designated social media-savvy “real-time correspondents” for all 30 of its ballparks to provide on-the-ground updates and content. And it’s launched Tumblr and Pinterest accounts for every club. “Baseball is really a social conversation for […]

Can “The Crowd” Compete?

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Just two and a half years after crowdsourcing agency Victors & Spoils was formed from Crispin’s rib in Boulder, Colorado, the company has sold a majority stake to Havas. That’s rapid return on investment. Which begs the question what is so special about this agency and its controversial business model? John Winsor, V&S’s CEO has […]

When The Creative Product Is Just A Commodity

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Just as news of Havas’ acquisition of  Victors & Spoils brought everyone’s favorite buzzword, crowdsourcing, back into the spotlight this week, I received an email alerting me that one of my neighbors had chosen a logo for his new business. Where did he get it? From the crowd, of course, via 99designs.com. Check the screen […]

Can Boycotts Be Good For Advertising?

Today in Seattle, Starbucks received a giant thank-you card for its support of same-sex marriage. Despite an attempted boycott by the National Organization for Marriage, Starbucks got a look at who its true fans were. So do boycotts work? How can advertisers and agencies respond to boycotts? Consumers aren’t always consistent in what brands they […]

Happy Birthday, David Burn

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Wednesday marks the birthday of our fearless editor.

Am I A Reader Or A Statistically Significant Result?

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How many cups of coffee do you drink every day? Are you a dog owner? What do you like most about going to a movie theater? Don’t be shy. Inquiring minds at The Google want to know, and they are now paying publishers like Adweek, The New York Daily News and the Texas Tribune, $.05 […]

K-SWISS Is On The Run

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In 2011, K-SWISS launched a highly successful marketing campaign to support their line of performance running shoes – increasing sales over 40% from the year prior. In 2012, K-SWISS is poised to build on that success with a multi-million dollar integrated marketing campaign that connects with runners on both a product and emotional level, conveying […]