Kill Your Scapegoat And Concentrate

Harvard professor of psychology, Steven Pinker, writing an Op-Ed in The New York Times defends the use of digital media in our quest for knowledge. These days scientists are never far from their e-mail, rarely touch paper and cannot lecture without PowerPoint. If electronic media were hazardous to intelligence, the quality of science would be […]

adidas Wants You To Pick A Superhero And Play The Game

The Quest, a multi-platform campaign created by adidas and 180 Amsterdam/RIOT invites football fans to engage, interact and converse with other fans from all over the world during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the world’s biggest sporting event. The adidas World Cup trailer leads to the brand’s Facebook page where 32 players, one for each […]

iAd: Keeping Free Apps Free And Other Reasons For Being

According to The Guardian, Apple has taken more than $60 million in bookings for its new iAd mobile advertising network – weeks before its scheduled launch on 1 July. Steve Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, said: “iAd offers advertisers the emotion of TV with the interactivity of the web, and offers users a new way to […]

Dynamic, Real Time Display Ads Better Than The Current Dross

According to ClickZ, The Google is quietly testing a new display ad format that integrates a marketer’s tweets and allows people to follow said marketer without leaving the page they’re on. Google has made no announcement regarding the program, but Qualité Search Marketing, a firm based in Oslo, Norway, said it was invited by Google […]

She Shall Seek And She Shall Find–Where’s Your Brand In That?

Writing on Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab, Gina Chen, a 20-year veteran newspaper journalist makes some good points about information consumers today. The people formerly known as the audience know if they want a certain type of information, they head to Twitter. Another type, they’ll go to YouTube. Something else, that’s what FourSquare is for. It’s […]

Lévy Has His Horses, But Will They Run?

The Wall Street Journal has some interesting quotes from Publicis Groupe CEO, Maurice Lévy, regarding the need to grow the holding company’s digital acquisitions. “There is nothing big left to buy,” Mr. Lévy, chief executive of Publicis, said in an interview Monday. “However, digital advertising still heralds many unknown opportunities.” “The shock that the Internet […]

You Can Choose To Add Value, Or Fast Become Invisible

I’m juggling two excellent posts about the pressing need for branded utility in the digital space. One post is from Patricia McDonald, Planning Partner at CHI. In a guest appearance on BBH Labs she says: The very idea that marketing can add value is nigh-on heretical in a digital landscape where the prevailing attitude is […]

You Can Learn To Innovate, Or Fall Far Far Behind

PORTLAND–Webtrends maintains offices on the top floor of a 16-story building in the heart of Portland’s business core. The analytics firm has kindly opened its conference room today to Portland Ad Fed, which is hosting a Pop Art-sponsored luncheon with Renny Gleeson, Wieden + Kennedy’s Global Director of Interactive Strategy. There are two kinds of […]