Media Deathmatch Du Jour: Michael Wolff Vs. Mark Cuban

Rich guy, Mark Cuban, believes news sites ought to block aggregators from “pointing to” their content. The major news sites are keeping the aggregators that don’t originate news content alive. From Drudge Report on down. You (Murdoch) are crazy to do so. Let the search engines send you traffic. Block the rest. Your revenue impact […]

One Day You’re A Creative Director, The Next You’re Not

Marc Colucci a director with Picture Park in Boston is the director of “Lemonade,” a new documentary about laid off ad peeps finding their way in the New World Order. On Please Feed the Animals, Colucci says, “I wanted to be a part of this film so that I could help my laid-off friends and […]

Buy The Disc, Get The Mag

Ad creep has now made its way to compact discs. When Mariah Carey’s new release Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel drops on Sept. 15, it will include a 34-page Elle magazine insert that includes lifestyle ads from Elizabeth Arden, Angel Champagne, Carmen Steffens, Le Métier de Beauté and the Bahamas Board of Tourism. According to […]

Palm’s Pre Is Dreamy

According to Ad Age reporter Andrew Hampp, Gary Koepke, co-founder and executive creative director at Modernista!, loves that some people are creeped out by his agency’s ads for Sprint’s Palm Pre. In related news, Palm is entering into two branded-entertainment partnerships. First up is an exclusive sponsorship of “Bollywood Hero,” a three-part musical miniseries premiering […]

Shovels Full of Pennies Is Pure Currency for Office Max

Vinny Warren and his cohorts at The Escape Pod know how to work a good thing. Here they are workin’ it some more, and just in time for “Back to School.” Warren says, “We went back to New York with our flame-haired penny prankster to buy more stuff with pennies. This time we went for […]

Ads Need To Stop Acting Like Ads And Start Acting Like Content

Beth Wilson of Women’s Wear Daily reports on print maven Tina Brown’s advice to bloggers seeking a pay day. So how can media companies, advertisers or bloggers really make money on the Web? Tina Brown, one of the keynote speakers at last weekend’s 2009 BlogHer conference in Chicago, said she may be closer to finding […]

Deepak Chopra Helps Honda Sell Cars

“Dreams vs. Nightmares” is the latest installment in Honda’s DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE documentary series. Launched in January, the series works to reveal the true essence of Honda’s corporate philosophy. “We hope to inspire our customers to see the possibilities beyond the nightmares they may read in the news,” says Barbara Ponce, manager of corporate advertising […]

Spotlight on NW Creative: Visit Idaho

Idaho Ad Agencies is reporting that Boise agency Drake Cooper and Spokane production team North by Northwest are producing an online reality series for the Idaho Travel Council. “Adventures in Living,” features a family of four from Seattle who agreed to be filmed in return for a free 10-day trip through Idaho. According to the […]