New Breed of Online Pubs Desperately Seeking Heady Prose Stylists


Sarah Lacy, founder and editor-in-chief of PandoDaily, suggests that long-form journalism is back in vogue. She also suggest there’s a supply problem, and that companies like BuzzFeed and Tumblr — both of which recently announced new long-form content initiatives — may have trouble finding writers with the skills and background necessary to produce New Yorker-quality […]

God Gave Us Navels (Not for Gazing)

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Once upon a time, when ad blogs were shiny and new people used to take note. Which was fun, because media makers want to know how their product is being received. Thanks to Say Daily from Say Media, we have a new radar reading. The site features short write ups on “7 Unconventional Advertising Insiders,” […]

Will Digital Fatigue Keep You From Investing In YAP?


You are tired. Very tired. It’s okay, you’re not alone. The constant hum of someone else’s digital success grows tiresome, as does the view (from behind the rope) of the money geysers of Silicon Valley, Alley, Prairie and Forest, etc. That’s why men and women or reason–sometimes found toiling away in editorial offices–come up with […]

When You Replace Bad Habits, You Make Room For Better Ones


My recent post where I discussed kicking my blogging habit lacked clarity. Ergo, I’ve got some explaining to do. I thought this line from the post would carry weight: “By blogging I refer to the light- to medium-weight updates that often refer to a primary source.” But it didn’t. I also thought this line would […]

Kickin’ the Habit

Blogging is a freaking narcotic. Once you get the taste of an audience, you have to have it every day, preferably several times a day. Yet, we all know where narcotics lead, when abused. To laziness, sloppiness, poor health, bad decisions and so on. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’ve recently kicked my […]

Is AdPulp Satisfying Your Needs?

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If I posted this article a year ago, or better yet, several years ago, more people would have read it than will read it today. Are we losing our touch? That’s for you to say, but I don’t believe that’s the problem. Instead it’s likely a combination of things, starting with the fact that the […]

Agencies Get With The Program And Sponsor Ad Blogs

Red Square Agency Teams With Adrants For SXSW - Adrants-1

I am pleased to see Steve Hall of Adrants nab this SouthBy-influenced sponsored content agreement with Red Square Agency. That’s the way it needs to work, for Steve, for us and for others bringing specially baked industry content to the people. In fact, if you’d like to speak to ad pros not attending SXSW this […]

The Eyes Have It


When we encounter a new website, which parts of the screen do we linger on? Which parts do we find most interesting? Given how much revenue is on the line, it’s fair to say this is the $64 million question today. According to a recent eye-tracking research conducted at Missouri University of Science and Technology, […]