Gawker “Likes” Facebook Best

There’s been some recent noise in the press about how the Gawker Media’s site redesigns–now live on three of the company’s sites–is about getting “beyond the blog.” But what interests me more is how all the “share” buttons are gone, with just one left standing. “These sites festooned with social media buttons–they look like primitive […]

Look Who’s Bloggin’ For Playboy

Steve Hall of Adrants has a new gig. With Playboy. Which makes sense. What I don’t understand is why his Playboy bio says, “Adrants, a site that rips the ad industry a new one on a daily basis.”

Is News Naturally Shocking?

Memeburn Editor, Jeremy Daniel, asked Janet Heard, Nieman Fellow and Assistant Editor and Head of News at the Cape Times in South Africa, about the status of blogging at the moment in US journalism? JH: Everybody seems to have a blog in the US, not just freelancers. Journalists working for traditional media often have their […]

Hey Look, We Can Kick A Man While He’s Down And Get Away With It.

Friend of AdPulp, Steffan Postaer, was ousted from his high profile job at EuroRSCG/Chicago last week. Dan Goldgeier sent me a note about it and a link to the Agency Spy post. I read through some of the horrendous comments–the first of which is titled “Nice Altoids, Asshole”–and basically shrugged. Since when does a guy […]

Content Producers Need Lots of Processing Power

If you were Intel, how would you market your 2nd Generation Core i5 Processor? Please tell me you answered, “With content!” See more at And if you have yet to feast on The Sartorialist, get your eyeballs over there.

Sent From My iPhone: Year-End Micro Media Meditations

At this time of year I like to look back and also look forward. A year ago, I set some lofty goals for myself and the site. As I look them over now, I see that many of them were not met. Not by a long shot. I could feel bad about this or I […]

Mainstream Media No Longer Laughs At Blogs; MSM Buys Them

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Philadelphia Magazine has acquired the local food blog Foobooz and hired editor/founder Arthur Etchells as a digital product manager. Etchells founded Foobooz about four years ago. He will continue to run the site, with Kirsten Henri, the magazine’s food editor. Henri herself guest-edited Foobooz from time to time in its […]

Just Three Stocking Stuffers Remaining

Here’s my friend and AdPulp brand ambassador, DK, sporting one hell of a nice t-shirt on his recent trip to Australia. We only produced a couple dozen of these juice carton t-shirts, and as I glance over at my bookshelf, I see there are only three left (two XLs and one Medium). Would you, or […]

Bloggers Shed Their Pajamas For Silk Robes And Other Finery

Business Insider loves to publish lists (because people like me love to read them). Especially this one, which details 20 blog buyouts that made their founders rich. 20. Politicshome – Sold for $1.3 million 19. GardenRant – Sold for $1.3 million 18. Arseblog – Sold for $5 million 17. World Hum – Sold for $6 […]

It’s Advertorial, BFD

American Society of Magazine Editors doesn’t like Forbes’ new sponsored blogs. Not that that’s a problem for anyone outside that esteemed organization. “Advertiser-supplied content, whether in print or online, should not look like editorial content,” said society CEO Sid Holt. “This is a bedrock principle, clearly stated in the ASME Guidelines for Editors and Publishers. […]