During The Digital Decade I Became A Content Machine

In October of ’01 Bill Gates spoke about the coming “Digital Decade” and how “more people and businesses would realize their potential” via the cultural and technical transformations underway. Josh Bernoff of Forrester now agrees Gates was right. He cites broadband penetration (80% of US households now have broadband), and impressive stats on the widespread […]

Designing Digital Trails To Very Real Mountaintops

The trade press is fascinated by digital. Perhaps they believe their own existence depends on it, as well as the existence of the entities they daily report on. Adweek and Ad Age are both featuring articles about digital trends to look for in 2010. Ad Age reached out to Duncan Southgate and Ken Mallon for […]

Undoing The “Creative Sensibility” Oxymoron

Ad Age enlisted Conor Brady, chief creative officer at Organic, to help explain the new playing field agency personnel find themselves on today. Brady says we’re entering “the age of creative sensibility” which he characterizes as “a dramatic shift from the ‘big agency’ practices of the past.” Specifically, Brady says creative directors today need to […]

Now THIS Is Honesty In Advertising

At least they’re up front about it. Share

For Commodities To Compete, Real Value Has To Be Found In The Brand And the Experiences It Creates

Consumer packaged goods brands are losing share to less-expensive store brands, a fact that marketing execs working at CPG companies and their partners in agencies around the globe are trying to reckon with. According to eMarketer, and its new report there’s hope for brands in online loyalty programs. In addition to regular e-mail communication, CPG […]

Digerati 3 – Adverati 7 In The First

Brian Morrissey of Adweek has been reading the latest report from Forrester so we don’t have to. Forrester Research conducted a “state of interactive agencies” survey of about 100 global interactive marketers. It found just 23 percent believed their “traditional brand agency” is capable of planning and managing interactive marketing activities. About 46 percent did […]

Online Advertising Does Work When It’s Properly Managed, Analyzed and Optimized

Frank Addante, CEO and Co-Founder of Rubicon Project wants to “keep the Internet free and fuel its growth.” His team plans to do this by helping publishers make money from under-utilized online ad space. Addante describes Advertising 1.0 as relying on content as a proxy for advertisers to reach an audience. He says Advertising 2.0 […]

Shouldn’t Landing Pages Be Called Departure Pages?

I stumbled upon two killer landing pages this week. One from Jody Ferry and one from Adelle Charles. I love how minimal and how visual both introductory pages are. There’s so much to take in on the Web–it’s nice to see these professional communicators make non-taxing first impressions. Share

Stream With Me

My jaw is on the ground. Social media scholar, Danah Boyd, spoke at Web2.0 Expo in New York yesterday and now her talk is available in “print” on her site. Here’s one bite of that nourishing feast: Consider what it means to be “in flow” in an information landscape defined by networked media and you […]

Who Has The Digital Answer? He Does! No, She Does! No, I Do!

Ad Age asks, “Does the Industry Need Big Digital Agencies Anymore?” I don’t believe it’s a rhetorical question. Anthropologist Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever does.” Oh right, we’re not talking about changing the world here, we’re […]