Take A Rest, Pal

Robert Novak walked off the set during a live segment on CNN yesterday. He also cursed his nemesis on the left, James Carville. According to the New York Times: About two hours later, a spokeswoman for CNN, Laurie Goldberg, released a statement saying that the network had “asked Mr. Novak to take some time off.” […]

Target’s Manhattan Air Show

PR Newswire: Target turned the runway upside down during an electrifying Vertical Fall Fashion Show in the city that shares its love of style: New York. This event took place at Rockefeller Center, Wednesday, July 27, 2005 which featured a troupe of world-class athletes who leapt off the roof of a 9-story tower on the […]

High Praise For Randomness

Rohit Bhargava, of Ogilvy PR has some great things to say about the power of randomness. What makes random such a powerful marketing tool? Share

Phishing Wreaks Havoc With Banking Industy’s Online Strategies

Boston Globe: It was any banker’s worst nightmare. Shortly after Wachovia Corp. sent an e-mail inviting recipients to go to a new log-in page as a result of its merger with First Union Corp., some savvy customers swamped Wachovia’s call center to inform officials that criminals apparently were attempting to steal the financial information of […]

Pigs Endure Logo Treatment

Yahoo: Pigs tattooed with the logo of French luxury brand Louis Vuitton rest in a farm in the rural area of China’s capital Beijing July 14, 2005. The pigs are owned by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye, who has a staff of local farmers and tattoo artists raising sows to use them as canvases for skin […]

Stay Funny

Stay Free! is a bi-annual magazine with a blog component. Unlike Adbusters, the culture jamming subversives at Stay Free! are funny. And funny is good. I like funny. Don’t you? Share

First Crispin Gets A Development Deal, Now These Guys

According to Variety, sophmoric web site, CollegeHumor.com has struck a development deal with Paramount. The studio is looking for the next Animal House (good luck), and the web site’s founders are looking to get listed in the IMDb. CollegeHumor.com signed a book deal with Penguin a few months ago, with the “CollegeHumor.com Guide to College” […]

Big Guys Jump On Live Content Opportunities

New York Times: In a bid to widen significantly the audience for concerts and live events, America Online and XM Satellite Radio are backing a venture that will deliver live performances to Internet, satellite and wireless customers and through other media. The venture is expected to start offering its performances this fall. Many of them […]

Cherry Chalkwork

Flickr user, Lizzy Poo, shares a gallery of her chalk drawings for Roth’s–a 12 store supermarket chain in Oregon. Here’s her masterpiece. Share

Station Domination

Lewis Lazare: Get ready for some station domination. The term, which has a definite ring to it, refers to an ad placement tactic where an advertiser commandeers all available ad space at a location and bombards consumers with a desired message without fear of any other advertiser causing a distraction. Beginning this month, Dove and […]