Lazare Writes Copy For Brahms And Beethoven

When you read Lewis Lazare each morning as I do, you begin to see patterns emerge. And they’re not exclusive to the man’s take on the ad business. He tends to weave in quite a few stories about high culture, mainly of the theatre variety. Today he turns his attention to the symphony. Ravinia Festival […]

Rap About Meat And Win!

Internet Not A Fad

The Internet has become an increasingly important source of information for people at major moments and milestones in their lives, according to a study released today by the Pew Internet and American Life project. Here’s a snippet. We found that over the three-year period, internet use grew by: • 54% in the number of adults […]

Caption It #17

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Get Off Of My Cloud

Designer, user-centric experience architect, photographer, writer, and community consultant, Derek Powazek wants people to stop saying “user-generated content.” I say consumer generated content (CGC), myself, but Derek would likely object to that too. Calling the beautiful, amazing, brilliant things people create online “user-generated content” is like sliding up to your lady, putting your arm around […]

Something’s In The Air

Thanks to podcasts and streaming radio, we’re starting to learn what brands sound like. Now, thanks to ScentAir, we will begin to learn what brands smell like. According to Influx Insights, ScentAir has concocted over 1500 smells, has over 1,000 clients and has doubled its staff in the past year. Retail stores, hotels, and casinos […]

“Blog” Is Losing Its Meaning

Hugh MacLeod considers the difficult time some journalists have had coming to terms with blogs. As I’m fond of saying, blogs are good for making things happen indirectly etc. But journalists seem to have a problem getting their head around it. “Indirectly” is too foreign to them. They’re too used to living in the “directly” […]

Watching Big Brother

From USA TODAY: Home TV screens just keep getting bigger. And there’s no end in sight. Panasonic pitched a tent outside the New York Stock Exchange yesterday to show off the biggest high-definition plasma screen yet. At 103 inches, it’s an inch bigger than versions being produced by Samsung and LG. Panasonic vice president Andrew […]