Web Futurists Get A Free Pass

[UPDATE 4/10/09] Some of the prices below have changed and the title and nature of the Workshop itself has changed. Please see this complete update for more. As part of our partnership with WebVisions 2009, AdPulp is conducting an Ideas That Stick Contest. To enter, please visit the WebVisions contest page and answer the following […]

Expand Your Web, Smell The Roses

I’m pleased to announce AdPulp’s media partnership with WebVisions ’09, an important conference for the digerati and the City of Roses. WebVisions explores the future of web design, technology, user experience and business strategy. The conference started in 2001 and is now in its 9th year of bringing the leading visionaries of the web to […]

Not South By

The Economist is putting on a marketing forum in San Francisco today and tomorrow. The magazine kindly offered me press credentials, but I didn’t make the trip. Hard to justify the costs when you’re a bootstrapper. At the same time, there’s nothing like being on the ground reporting and learning. Bob Gilbreath of Bridge Worldwide […]

Have Data? Display It For Maximum Benefit.

New York Times Sunday Magazine writer, Virginia Heffernan, examines what it means to be a content creator in today’s suddenly democratized media environment. We have to develop content that metamorphoses in sync with new ways of experiencing it, disseminating it and monetizing it. This argument concedes that it’s not possible to translate or extend traditional […]

Today (and yesterday) in Twitterverse: InVerge 2008

Since I suck at live blogging, allow me to offer a selection of Tweets from attendees at InVerge 2008 at the Armory in NW Portland, yesterday and today. Amy Goodman: “when was the last time an art director really cared to make a sale” #inverge Dan Harbison: Lots of graphs and talking print ad layouts… […]

When You Work @Wieden, You Wear It Proud

photo of Renne Gleeson’s shoes by Mark Coleman Last week on the plane to Atanta, I noticed the account guy from Wieden sitting in front of me was wearing Nikes. Makes sense. Today, during the opening presentation at inVerge, there was no missing Renny Gleeson’s red Nikes. During his talk, Renny also managed to mention […]

On Tap @ Inverge 2008

Renny Gleeson, W+K’s Global Digital Strategies Director, kicks things off at 8:40 am tomorrow morning at the Armory in NW Portland as part of Inverge 2008. This is his topic: CONNECTION: NEVER CLOSER TOGETHER, NEVER FARTHER APART? Interactive communications and digital technologies have birthed the greatest idea propagation framework in history. But when will our […]

South By Coverage

I’m attending SXSW this week with my colleagues from BFG. Discover our reporting on the panels, keynotes, parties, live music and Austin flavor throughout the week on the BFG Blog. You can also follow my Twitter feed and see pix on my Flickr page. I’m also adding content to Leftover Cheese, my music site.

Quills Shoot From Her Head

Trade show advertising isn’t exactly the sexy stuff ad people clamor to do. Which is too bad, because consumers have nothing to do but wander from booth to booth between cocktails. In other words, it’s the perfect time to engage the audience. The ad above (for an unknown intellectual property company) is part of Engadget’s […]

Really Smart People at MIT Actually Study Advertising. Weird, Huh?

CAMBRIDGE—Saturday morning’s opening panel at Futures of Entertainment 2 is wholly academic. Sam Ford, the moderator of this panel and one of the organizers of the conference says he found it interesting how one half of the participants here today come from the academy and the other half from industry. He also says many of […]