Click Your Way To The Zoo

A shameless plug-ola for my new column on Talent Zoo called “Boeing and Banging.” Enjoy. Share

Pissing On The Carpet

Ad Age has an article today on BBDO’s resignation of the Stainmaster carpet account. Here’s a telling quote from BBDO COO Jeff Mordos: “It has become clear that current management is seeking a level of service that is more consistent with its own economic realities. As such, we have determined it is no longer a […]

Adweek Highlights Blogs…Some Of Them, At Least

This week’s Adweek features an article (for subscriber access only) highlighting some ad folks who are also bloggers. We, however, are not among them. They do highlight The Mario Blog, Adblather, Jack Cheng, psfk.com, Gareth Kay’s BrandNew, Caffeine Goddess, and AdLand. Hey, I’m a 10-year Adweek subscriber. How about a little love for the Adpulpers? […]

Those Pesky Scammers

Writing in the New York Times today, Nat Ives sheds light on the newest scam: click fraud. Since pay-per-click advertising (and there’s some on our site) is the newest cash cow for companies like Google, this could be a huge problem very soon. It’s also the latest gotcha for marketers who are desperate to precisely […]

Abstinence And The City

From CNN: Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens said on Tuesday he would push for applying broadcast decency standards to cable television and subscription satellite TV and radio. In the wake of Nipplegate, Congress is seeking to increase the fines for indecency on broadcast TV and radio. But if Stevens got his wish, Howard Stern […]

Point to Point Scores Some Points

Congrats to my buddy True and the rest of the gang at Point to Point Communications for their sweep of the Cleveland ADDY awards on Friday. Point to Point has assumed the mantle of Cleveland Share

Goofy, Dopey, Greedy And Sleazy

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Bad Viral Advertising Is Quickly Spreading Like, Well, A Virus

This article from London’s Globe and Mail details the story of 2 guys who used Bryan Adams’ upcoming new album as the focus of a fake viral site called Who Ordered Room Service? I think viral advertising may have Jumped the Shark. AdLand dives deeper into this discussion. UPDATE: The Globe and Mail is based […]

iSucker

This always happens to me when it comes to technology purchases. I just got an iPod last week. And today Apple introduces a new line of iPod Minis and iPod Photos, with increased capacity on the Minis and lower prices on the Photos. We are all just pawns in Steve Jobs’ cosmic chess game. Share

The Ogilvy Verdict: Guilty On All Counts

Adweek has the initial report. It didn’t take the jury very long to reach a verdict. Yikes. I might have more to say on this later. I think this may have huge implications for the ad industry. Thoughts, anyone? Share