Indie Design Collectives Way of the Future

Web developer, Brian Warren of Be Good Not Bad, has some seriously positive energy to share, particularly with people like him who freelance, consult or work in small agencies. Don’t get me wrong. I’m under no illusions about the state of the world economy. But it’s times like these I’m very glad I’m not working […]

A Pean To Incremental Profit

Adliterate’s Richard Huntington sees a difference between accountability and effectiveness. I’m not sure I do, but let’s go with his vision for a moment: …the standard measure for return on investment would appear to be the difference between the cost of the campaign and the cost of reaching the same number of people in more […]

Respect The Channel, Or Be Swept Out To Sea

“Social media.” Those two words on a lot of lips today. Gavin Heaton, writing on Servant of Chaos riffs on Gary Vaynerchuck: NOT engaging with your customers via social media creates opportunities for your competitors. And while you may not lose your whole market, you may well lose the high yield, low churn folks who […]

Dear Small Business Owner, Get Up On This

Gene Marks is a guy with a web site; yet, he knows that not every small business needs one. Writing in BusinessWeek, Marks says, “millions of business owners may know something that we’re not prepared to admit. Some people don’t really need a Web site at all. Maybe a Web page. But not a Web […]

Due To Scoble Blindess, Men Fail To See Digital Divide, Fall Into Trap

Alan Wolk does it again. First, he comes up with the term NASCAR Blindness to describe how coastal elites fail to understand what motivates average Americans. Now, he has a new term, Scoble Blindness, to describe a similar condition that afflicts those working in the tech sector. Scoble Blindness is the strongly held belief that […]

While The Industry’s Artistes Measure Creativity In Cannes, And Elsewhere, The Digerati Generate Reports And Cash Checks

Seth Godin and Darren Barefoot both address measurability of online ad buys and conclude there’s nothing to fear but the numbers. Here’s Seth: If your ads work, if you can measure them and they return more profit than they cost, why not keep buying them until they stop working? And if they don’t work, why […]

We Are But Babes In The Web’s Woods

Susan Murphy of Jester Creative reflects on the invention of the World Wide Web and concludes that we haven’t figured it out yet. Though we originally took the Web to be a simply a means of presenting information, Berners-Lee actually invented the Web as a means of communication and collaboration. 12 years after its rise […]

JWT Is Spamming Me Hard. Or Maybe Not.

Normally, I don’t pay much attention to spam e-mails like this… …but in the split second I did look at it I noticed this right below the image: It took me more than a minute to see the typos that would indicate that this is not a legit e-mail marketing campaign from one of JWT’s […]

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User-Centric Design Is Also Ad-Centric Design For ESPN

ESPN.com believes less is more when it comes to digital design (and I’d tend to agree). According to The New York Times, the sports site is about to go a major design overhaul. Currently, sports fans are greeted by “intense coverage of every major sport from the get-go.” John Skipper, ESPN’s executive vice president for […]