Geezertising

This article on Adweek.com highlights the new AARP campaign done by GSD&M. According to the article, the ads are an “effort to combat the Bush administration’s Social Security proposals.” One ad shows a house being destroyed simply because of a broken sink–a metaphor for what the AARP thinks the Bush administration wants to do with […]

I Bet A Consultant Would Not Have Maximized This Synergy

I haven’t read it yet, but there’s a new book called House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn. What makes this book very intriguing is that Amazon also has an exclusive, tongue-in-cheek 3 minute video overview of the book. After watching the video, I’m […]

WorldCon: Bernie Ebbers Found Guilty

Click on any news site. You’ll see any number of stories about this former WorldCom CEO. A federal jury in Manhattan returned guilty verdicts on all nine counts, including securities fraud, conspiracy and lying to regulators Share

The Revolution Will Be Televised

A NYC agency called Anomaly was started last year amidst a barrage of hype and sycophantic press releases, which claimed the agency’s founders “decry tradition and embrace revolution.” So the entire ad industry has been waiting for the first fruit of this revolution. Well, according to Adweek they’re breaking their first work for Dasani, a […]

Rance, You Ignorant Slut

Ad Age this week features an interesting point-counterpoint between Rance Crain and Scott Donaton over whether the ad industry needs to refocus on its tradtional media roots or embrace new forms of advertising. Both columns are accessible from the Ad Age home page. Share

Stop Your Mindless Web Surfing And Go Read A Book

And here…print out this coupon for 25% off at Borders and Waldenbooks. Share

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 […]