Watch Out The Donny, Kaplan Thaler Is Muscling In On Your Action

Ad Age is reporting that Linda Kaplan Thaler, CEO of Kaplan Thaler Group, will appear as co-judge Making it Big, a new Apprentice-like reality show that debuts April 25 on cable’s female-oriented Oxygen Media. “She is probably one of the most gifted executives that I know in terms of emotional intelligence. She lives what she […]

But Can You Hum It?

Sun Times advertising columnist, Lewis Lazare, tends to see the industry he’s charged with covering on a daily basis, as one full of posers and hacks. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Lazare finds Steve Karmen’s new book a good read. In his colum today, Lazare writes, “Karmen had us in his grip […]

Click Your Way To The Zoo

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

Making Something Savory With Spam

We received an e-mail this moring from Rich Siegel, author of Tuesdays With Mantu, a “nonfictional work of fiction” that chronicles the e-mail correspondence between Siegel and the Nigerian spammers famous for promising millions of dollars to millions of Americans. “It isn Share

Living The Poetry Of Exceptional Advertising

Tom Asacker points to a poignant comment left on Tom Peters’ blog by AJ Hoge. “People are moved by greatness…by madness…by beauty and magic and love and terror. Perhaps business people should junk the language and thought patterns of business Share

I Would’ve Gladly Volunteered For Jury Duty

It appears the fraud and conspiracy trial against former Ogilvy executives Shona Seifert and Thomas Early will go to the jury for deliberation on Friday. Adweek’s coverage of the summations is an excellent overview of the big points both sides are making. From what I can tell, the government has done its homework here, and […]

Hot New Geekwear From NeoNerd

from Tim Nudd of Adweek: After getting canned on The Apprentice, Danny Kastner wrote a song called “15 Minutes of Fame.” “Who is that knockin’ at your door?/Oh my lord, it must be them, the paparazzi/Who else could it possibly be?” he sings. It’s pure Kastner: a clueless yet charming mix of self-love and self-promotion, […]

Word Of Mouse

“You know what killed the first crop of stupid $100 million Internet consumer service startups? Advertising. They all believed that they need to spend millions to build a brand. Share

Wading Through The Web

I just entered Wade’s minimalist (in a good way) web site by chance, caught as I was by the telling Google AdSense header, “A Copywriter’s Copywriter.” So, I clicked. This is what I brought back to share with you: Only a copywriter’s copywriter would care enough to make something good from the pains of legalese. […]

Life Is Good

Our minds are elsewhere this week, as our personal lives are changing dramatically for the better. Shawn and Terri are the proud parents of a baby boy! Tristan Reese Hartley born 1/29/05 – 12:29pm 6lbs 1oz 19″ And while my news hardly compares with the Hartley clan’s, I am thrilled at the prospects of my […]