When Was The Last Time You Made A Great Print Ad?

Adweek’s Micahel Wolff thinks that copywriters and art directors fell out of love with magazines. He also notes that “television advertising was once lowbrow—jingles and irritating repetition—and national magazine advertising highbrow, or at least high craft: compressed language, compelling image, precise message, tailored information. Witty, sexy, informative. That perfect marriage of image and word.” Let’s […]

Adweek Takes The Wolffian Way

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Adweek has a new bespoke suit, a fresh shave and a great haircut. Its new editor, Michael Wolff, is feeling pretty good about it. According to The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Wolff said he wants the magazine “to be the editorial and economic anchor of a newsy website that appeals to the ‘chattering classes and […]

Mediaweek and Brandweek Are No More

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Mediaweek and Brandweek are no more. According to FishbowlNY, Brandweek and Mediaweek published their final print versions today, and will be folded into Adweek starting next week. Here’s the header running atop the two websites at this moment: In the upcoming weeks, Mediaweek.com (and Brandweek.com) will become part of the new, much expanded Adweek.com. You’ll […]

Ad Age Sheds Its Skin

AdAge.com launched a new design this morning. Firefox users had to open Preferences and delete cookies in order to see it, but whatever. By the way, Shawn found this funny wireframe today: It’s easy to miss the joke embedded inside this wireframe. Look a little closer, then leave a nitpicking comment.

Morrissey Moves “To Where Digital Content & Commerce Collide”

Marathon runner and industry journalist, Brian Morrissey is taking over as the new editor-in-chief of DM2 Media. Image courtesy of Flickr user, David Berkowitz “We’re thrilled to have Brian lead us into the next phase of DIGIDAY,” said Nick Friese, CEO of DM2 Media | DIGIDAY. “Our mission is to serve the digital media and […]

Forbes Declares Ad Superlatives, And Commenters Beg To Differ

Among the many year-end “Best Of” lists comes The Year’s Most Creative Advertising Ideas on Forbes.com. Note the terminology here — not the most creative ads, but ideas. So there’s a mix of interesting things here, from Old Spice’s TV ad to Kellogg & Nestle’s Pop Up Stores to The Puma Social Campaign to Alicia […]

Pot Stirrer Grabs His Spoon

Michael Wolff has agreed to become editorial director of a group of trade publications that includes Adweek, Brandweek and Mediaweek. Wolff is a famous media firebrand. He writes a Vanity Fair column, he founded and runs Newser, an aggregator, and Wolff is the author of Burn Rate: How I Survived the Gold Rush Years on […]

Every Week Is Advertising Week

As part of its Advertising Week coverage, Adweek thrust critic Barbara Lippert in front of a camera to explain disintermediation and how it’s relevant to the agency business. Speaking of Advertising Week, Dan Goldgeier made a great point about the industry schmooze fest when he said, “I’m not in New York City. For the last […]