Site Maintenance

Please pardon our dust. We’re doing some upgrades on the site this weekend so if anything seems amiss, it should all be back to normal by Monday morning. Thanks.

The Influentials: Advertising in New York City

New York Magazine details the seven Most Influential People in Advertising from New York City. Not surprisingly, Google’s VP of Ad Sales, Tim Armstrong topped the list, followed by Irwin Gotlieb – CEO, GroupM of WPP John Wren – CEO, Omnicom Group Bob Greenberg – CEO, R/GA Jon Kamen – CEO, @radical.media The Swedes – […]

Apple to Break “Exciting” TV Ads Next Week

According to Steve Jobs at Apple’s annual shareholder meeting this morning, Apple will be launching an “exciting” round of TV ads starting next week. On the heels of the switch to Intel Processors, the new Mac Book Pro (and last week’s 17″ Mac Book Pro), and the beta software release of BootCamp – which allows […]

MediaCom NY Swings the Axe

It was a bloody Monday in NYC as Grey’s MediaCom laid off over 120 people on Monday. In an email to the survivors: Looking back and looking forward: Yesterday was a difficult day for all of you, and you came through it so well, amid much uncertainty. Yesterday we restructured our NY office to reflect […]

Domain Names For Sale

I’m cleaning out some domain names. The following domains are available for immediate purchase and transfer. I’d be willing to negotiate on most of them, feel free to drop me a line to shartley@gmail.com (be sure to mention the domain in question). The free appraisal service is graciously provided by Keith Pieper of Zetetic. Zetetic […]

Mac Shareware Firm Gets Blogs

Mac shareware firm macZOT! turned to the legion of bloggers to release their newest piece of software, AppZapper. AppZapper is a nifty uninstaller application for OS X to hunt down the pesky preference and library files which get installed, but are often left floating around when an application is deleted. Beginning this morning, they lobbied […]

Did Disney Quietly Bow To Complaints?

Chatting with a client today at lunch, he mentioned that he’d heard Disney pulled their Hero commercials featuring a bunch of adults walking around in goofy superhero costumes due to complaints about the use of Hero when we have a /conflict/ going on in Iraq. The main message Disney was trying to drive home of […]

If Microsoft Packaged The iPod

This meme has been floating around for a while, but since it is rather Mac-centric many of our audience may not have seen it. It is a parody of the iPod packaging if Microsoft were to have sold the iPod. Very humorous, especially if you have a client or two that may dip into the […]

MLB Strong Arms Subscribers Of MLB.TV

Major League Baseball launched MLB.TV last year as the first major sport to make a push into live webcasts of their games last season for the low price of 14.95/month for access to over 300 games. The quality was adequate over a broadband connection unless one was trying to watch the Yankees broadcasts, in which […]

State of the ‘Blogosphere’

Technorati’s CEO, David Sifry just release his latest State of the Blogosphere Report Among the highlights: Technorati now tracks over 27.2 Million blogs The blogosphere is doubling in size every 5 and a half months It is now over 60 times bigger than it was 3 years ago On average, a new weblog is created […]