Sexually Explicit Double Entendre

In the sexually repressed North American nation where I reside, alcohol advertisements can not make claims that one’s sexual attractiveness or performance will be heightened by the selection of the correct beer, wine or spirit. Apparently, Japan has no such controls. Witness this Ogilvy Japan ad for Corona: In case you missed it, the copy […]

If You’re Serious About Transparency, Try Public Office Space

Prime Pearl Street “office space” Om Malik’s place has a guest piece from Jackson West. Mr. West’s topic is coffee houses as Web 2.0 office spaces. Forget Palo Alto garages — San Francisco coffee shops are where to get your startup off the ground. Internet cafes are emerging as an important place to get work […]

Tell It To The Machine

Human beings hungry for rapidly made imitation Mexican food, must be computer literate to place an order*. Courtesy of Flickr user, “maju6406.” *at participating locations, offer not valid via email [via Random Culture]

A Reductive And Immeasurably Harmful Code Of Public Discourse

Do you know about the First Things First manifesto? I did not, until today. According to Wikipedia, this is what it’s about: The First Things First manifesto was written 29 November 1963 and published in 1964 by Ken Garland. Today we may not understand the significance of the document which at the time caused consternation. […]

Passing The Hat

Jason Kottke quit his day job over a year ago in order to blog full time. His large and loyal following, helped him achieve this via 1450 micropayments totalling $39,900 (collected in the first three weeks of the drive). Of course, he’s thankful, but he won’t be asking for more of the same. I’m not […]

Caption It #15

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What’s An Old Media Stalwart Worth?

The New York Times reports that The Sporting News is for sale. The current owner–Paul Allen’s investment arm, Vulcan–bought the media business for $100 million five years ago. Jay Kirsch, a vice president of AdMedia Partners, an investment banking and advisory firm for media companies, estimated that The Sporting News magazine was worth $35 million […]

Publicis Seeks To Refresh Stale Business

Rishad Tobaccowala’s star, already bright, is rising even higher. Publicis Groupe today announced the launch of Denuo, a major new strategic initiative designed to anticipate and exploit the rapidly changing digital, interactive and mobile communication environment. Denuo is not based on any pre-existing industry model. Denuo’s model rests on three pillars, and will function simultaneously […]