If This Was The Mormon Church We’d Take 10% Of Your Earnings

AdPulp Journalism Fund

We have 49 days left in our crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo. Which means I’m going to continue to bring it up and ask for help. To do otherwise, to fall back into a “this isn’t really working” posture, is not acceptable to me. I don’t want to get all up in your face, but the […]

We’re Number 32, But We Try Harder

The BR 200

Adrants and Adverblog are still way ahead of us, but I’m pleased to see that Brand Republic ranks AdPulp #32 in a newly released list of the best advertising, marketing, media, PR and digital blogs from around the world. Working with Brandwatch, Brand Republic ranked the blogs by influence using an algorithm that weighted factors […]

Please Help Shape Our Editorial Product

One of the nice things about having zero financial support from readers is we don’t need to attend to “outside” needs. But is that any way to run a ‘zine or website, as the case may be? Of course, not. Answering readers’ needs is a huge part of what operating a micro media business is […]

I’m Tradigital

Agencies are ramping up on digitally-enabled talent. Again. Frankly, I see articles on this topic all the time. And the central point is always the same–if you have both a traditional and digital background, you’re golden. Yet, that’s precisely my background and I am not in high demand. I have had one headhunter call in […]

Literary Superstars Prefer Ballantine

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The New York Times is running an interesting essay by author Tony Perrottet, about the need for self-promotion in today’s literary realms. In this era when most writers are expected to do everything but run the printing presses, self-promotion is so accepted that we hardly give it a second thought. And yet, whenever I have […]

Drunk Geeks Are Happy Geeks When You Feed Them

With so many people and companies vying for attention at SXSW, how can an agency formed in the 19th century possibly stand out and promote its brand? With famous local food, that’s free—that’s how! Oh, with a twisted animated video, as well (vegans please look away): Tonight and tomorrow night from 10:00 pm to 2:00 […]

Great User Experience Wins CA’s Approval

DDB Canada

We’ve all heard, and maybe told, stories about how horrible the agency Web site is. Of course, it need not be that way, but all too often it is. Thankfully, that’s not the case at DDB Canada. DDB Canada’s self-promo site is featured in this year’s CA Interactive Annual. Josh Fehr, an art director on […]

Anti-Social Is A Non-Persuasive Position

MGH in Baltimore has an active social media presence and the agency is now using this fact against its local competition. This full page ad ran in the Baltimore Sun on Monday: Normally, I’d say number of followers is not the right metric, but for this self-promo ad it is. The numbers indicate a passion […]

These Guys Make The Best Commercials In The World, Yes These Guys

How freaking San Francisco is this? I love it. [via The San Francisco Egotist] Share

Sent From My iPhone: Year-End Micro Media Meditations

At this time of year I like to look back and also look forward. A year ago, I set some lofty goals for myself and the site. As I look them over now, I see that many of them were not met. Not by a long shot. I could feel bad about this or I […]