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 […]

Nornna, You Tube Celeb

NYT reports on the You Tube phenom Nornna. Nornna’s videos, which number in the hundreds, are hardly salacious. Usually she is doing something completely commonplace: making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, powdering her feet, missing her bus, watching television. Some videos of Nonna have been viewed more than 50,000 times. As her videos gained […]

Valleywag Dishes Silicon Gossip

With Nick Denton’s backing, 22-year-old Nick Douglas chronicles the not necessarily glamorous lives of Silicon Valley’s prometheans in his Valleywag blog. The LA Times reports (requires registration): Some techsters hope the site will undercut the image of Silicon Valley as a place filled with pocket protectors and taped-up eyeglasses, where it’s all work and no […]

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OMG!!! Franz Ferdinand! OMG!!

The latest MySpace “secret show” features Franz Ferdinand playing the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City today. To get tickets, MySpace users–okay, me–have to make the profile “SecretShow” one of our coveted “top 8” friends. Secret shows began in January and have included performers such as NOFX and the Watson Twins. Publicity for the concerts […]

I’ll Be Home By 11! Gosh!

Sprint will sell phones that can rat out your kids’ whereabouts. It’s the first service of its kind in the US. CNNMoney reports: The service lets parents look at maps on their cellphones or computers to locate their children who also carry mobile phones. Parents can also program the service to automatically send them text […]

The Sweet Side Of File Sharing

File sharing is not a crime. Now we have proof. Promo reports on moves being made by Coca-Cola to become more relevant to the youth market. Coca-Cola North America has launched a music program that is available to download for free to file sharers. The program, called Stageside, is showcasing Island Def Jam R&B star […]

Delta Flies To SS+K

Congrats to the awesome Noelle Weaver and the rest of the folks at Shepardson Stern + Kaminsky for landing a big fish, as Adweek reports, SS+K has taken the Delta airlines account. Delta, though, is facing bankruptcy and a possible strike, so things won’t be easy. Not to mention a marketing brain drain that has […]