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 […]

Hats Off To Hill | Holiday

Hill | Holiday scrapped their brochureware site in favor of a blog–the largest, most influential agency to date to do so. Yep, we’ve read all the headlines, digested all the stats. The foundations of mid-20th century marketing are eroding all around us. So what are we going to do about it? Discuss. Ernie Schenck is […]

Newsweek Calls Calacanis “The Man”

Newsweek interviewed Jason Calacanis, “the man” who founded Weblogs, Inc. and quickly sold it to AOL for upwards of $25 million. Does Time Warner have any concerns about your content and the unfiltered nature of blogs? When the magazine industry or the newspaper industry looks at blogging, they say over and over again, “Where’s your […]

Stop Gap

Lucinda Rosenfeld explores what happened to The Gap for Slate: These days, I never think of walking into a Gap. And neither, it seems, does anyone else. Last year, profits at North American Gap stores fell 10 percent, while the share price of Gap Inc.—which includes Banana Republic and Old Navy—fell 16.5 percent. Once synonymous […]

Sneakers Freakers

From Time: By 9:35 on a recent Friday night, Dominique Thomas had been camped outside the Niketown store in South Miami for two full days. Thomas, who goes by the street name DK the Line Pimp, had flown in from Denver and was first in line to buy the $100 Cowboy Air Max 180s, which […]

Bouldergusky’s Rocky Mountain High

In their January issue, Creativity asked Alex Bouldergusky, “Why Boulder?” I think because it’s very different from Miami, and we wanted to give our people a choice, an option. In some ways it’s completely opposite from Miami, and that’s good. Also, the Boulder/Denver area didn’t have an agency where we thought we would be stealing […]

Blogging Your Way To The Boardroom

From PR Week: During the nascent days of blogging, when both emerging and large corporations were firing staffers for blogging-related offenses, the jury was out on whether blogging was a nefarious habit, to be hidden when applying for jobs, or a positive career move. The recent ascension of two high-profile bloggers – Steve Rubel, formerly […]

Austin Talk

Courtesy of Flickr user, “timoni”. Rex Hammock transcribed the SXSW panel keynote conversation between blogging luminaries Heather Armstrong and Jason Kottke. Here’s part of what they said about ad support vs. a subscription model for their respective media properties. Kottke: I wanted the support to come from the readers. I also don’t like advertising that […]