Friends Don’t Let Friends Go Long Without eMail

What can AdPulp provide in an email that you don’t get on the site, or elsewhere in the vast reaches of the Interwebs? I’ve been asking myself that question ever since Friend of AdPulp, Tom Asacker, grabbed me by the virtual lapels and told me to start an email newsletter at once (many mooons ago, […]

HHCC.Com Gets Comfortable In Its New Skin

In February of 2006, Hill Holiday scrapped their brochureware site in favor of a blog. Now they’re taking things a little further and I’m intrigued by the way Baba Shetty, Hill Holliday’s Chief Media Officer, describes the agency’s new site: First, the site is built on a platform that gives us enormous flexibility to create […]

MOO Minis Ups Its Options Package

Disclosure: The following company provided me a free box of MiniCards. MOO.COM, an online stationer that makes unique, highly customizable printed stationery for small businesses and individuals, today announced a new version of its well-known MiniCards. Specific updates include: Two-sided image uploading – easily incorporate corporate branding, logos, and designs on both the front and […]

Cheers

Five years ago today we started posting articles to this site. I could reflect on all we’ve learned, or all I’ve learned as a writer, editor and ad man, but that kind of thing doesn’t make for much of a celebration. Instead, I hereby raise the AdPulp glass to all who come here regularly to […]

Want to Navigate The Digital Wilds? Find A Trusty Guide Service.

Shar VanBoskirk, an analyst for Forrester, spent some time in Denver this week with a group of marketing exces that work for Kaiser Permanente, Genesco Retail, Radio Shack, Jones Apparel, and Adidas America. Her big takeaway: That one of the greatest challenges for interactive marketers today is getting support and cooperation from their traditional brand […]

Krop And Advance (Your Career)

At the start of this century, recruiters and CDs in general market advertising agencies would not look at an online portfolio. Fuhgetaboutit. The talent scouts wanted to “pass the work around the office,” I was told more than once. Today, things are much different. Now you have to have an online portfolio, although the mini-book […]

Audience Participation Time

AdPulp will be five years old next week. In blog time, that’s aged. We may be old, but we don’t dally. At the time of this writing there are 7137 entries in our database, not all of which were written by me. I’ve only written 6016 of them, thanks to the kind and expert help […]

Brains In Front of the Firecam

The crew at Brains on Fire reveal themselves: Share

When You Want To Be Noticed, Email Is Insufficient

Armando Bellmas, a photog in Charlotte, NC, works hard to impress art buyers and art directors at Queen City ad agencies to hire him. That means emails, lunches, Tweets and whatever else he can think of. Here’s something he thought of–a postcard campaign starring himself and the agencies in his sights (literally). What I liked […]

Scattered Pictures Of The Smiles We Left Behind

Jon Fine of BuinessWeek argues that growth of “below the line” activity means marketers don’t need their media partners like they once did. When it comes to advertising, marketer and media property were once partners. But that relationship, like so much else in this space these days, has gotten quite complicated. Fine also shares a […]