WongDoody Joins The Revolution

Adweek reports that WongDoody has additional capabilities. Independent WongDoody has launched an interactive design and technology division, United Future, the agency said today. The 12-member United Future team works at the agency’s Los Angeles office. Some of the first collaborations between WongDoody and its interactive arm include projects for Autodesk, T-Mobile and a viral marketing […]

All The World’s A Stage

Can any company resist the temptation to co-create with their customers? I don’t think so. At USA Network, characters are welcome. And now, USA has created a community where characters from across the country can come together. You are invited to become a member and upload your videos, photos and profile. You can share your […]

Denver Ad Fed Out Of Business

I was not aware that the Denver Ad Fed closed down in December 2004. This Denver Post article from last month, provides some details. The 113-year-old group shut down in December 2004 as a result of flagging membership. Leaders and members said the group had been too slow to respond to changes in the industry. […]

Social Software My Ass

You know something’s big when the satire commences. From Sean Bonner: Since the internets were invented we’ve all been trying to figure out what they can be best used for, how that can improved our lives, and how we can monetize the fuck out of that. Who ever could have guessed that I’d be the […]

A Murdochian Pronouncement

From Media Guardian: Rupert Murdoch last night sounded the death knell for the era of the media baron, comparing today’s internet pioneers with explorers such as Christopher Columbus and John Cabot and hailing the arrival of a “second great age of discovery”. The News Corp media magnate nurtures a long-held distaste for “the establishment” but […]

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Saab May Be “Born From Jets,” But Al Ries Wants It Dead

Al Ries, once again fixing the ad world’s problems all by himself in his Ad Age column, has a couple of suggestions for GM: Hummer: Scrap the brand. Hummer sales last year represented only 1.3% of GM’s unit volume. A company GM’s size shouldn’t be marketing niche vehicles. Saab: Scrap the brand. Saab sales last […]

Calcium Deprived Aliens Steal Our Milk Source

Journalists hate the abduction of their sacred news pages by advertising, particularly when it is disguised as editorial. Something tells me no one is going to care too much that supermarket tabloid, Weekly World News has been so co-opted. Here’s a bit from the tabloid’s web site: In its March 13th issue, the Weekly World […]