Obviating The Lack Of Distinction

I don’t often don the art snob’s beret, but I think I’ll try it on tonight. According to PR Web, a fashion design team tampered with the purity of art in the name of commerce. Could it be otherwise? CarteBlanche, a luxury products company, has claimed responsibility for the controversial prank at the 2006 Whitney […]

Sounds Like Bacardi

Back in late 2002 and the first half of 2003 I was working to bring internet radio to my main client, Coors Brewing Company. I never got out of the shop with the idea. Although I did manage to set up a beta station–KTIG–for Integer, the agency that employed me at the time. Given my […]

Puddletown Pugilists

You’re simply not going to beat up on Wieden in the local, national nor international award shows. But if you’re a member of the Portland ad community, now you can beat members of their staff with your fists. And it’s all for charity! A dozen representatives from agencies all over Portland will square off in […]

Show Talent Zoo Some Love

Our friends at Talent Zoo have been nominated for A Webby, in the best employment sites category. If you’d like to vote for them, and ensure they punish corporate behemoths like Monster and Career Builder, visit the site, log in and vote. For more on The Webby Awards, see Random Culture’s top picks.

Whatever Works For You

You may want to think twice before launching your own design shop, blogvertising agency or brand consultancy. According to Inc. the majority of small-business owners work at least 50 hours per week, according to a recent poll — far more than the national average of 33.8 hours per week reported by the Bureau of Labor […]

Pink Packets Make Some See Red

USA TODAY offers a review of Sweet and Low by Rich Cohen, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone. There is something satisfying about a voyeuristic romp with someone else’s dysfunctional family — particularly when they are rich. It’s even better when the story is told by a disinherited grandson with a grudge, as is Rich […]

Ads On The Front Page. Outrageous!

According to the New York Times and the Poynter Institute, The Daily News is violating hallowed ground by running ads on their front page, a place typically reserved for editorial. Newspapers have long sold their back pages to advertisers. But the front page, a paper’s most valuable real estate, generally has been considered sacred. Last […]

Smirnoff Tries To Become Hip By Teaching Stuff

I kinda like this idea. The Smirnoff Studio is presenting free classes in music, art and dance at the Paul Robeson Theater in Brooklyn. You can learn hip-hop dancing or graffiti art or how to make music videos or things like that. I wish they’d take this idea on the road instead of confining it […]