There Is No Hard Ad News

The Diary of Putney Swope examines the lameness of the advertising trade press and ponders who might be positioned to give Adweek and Ad Age a run for their money.

It will more than likely be done by an upstart, but it would have to be one that is well financed. MediaPost is interesting, but clearly trying to just pump out tons of stories, regardless of relevance or importance, to create more advertiser space. The blogs are a start, but truth be told no one blogging has the embedded network or wherewith-all to get the real stories of interest and importance.

I don’t disagree. The great majority of blog writers, in this industry and others, are part time pundits or full time regurgitators, not hard news men and women. Although, with proper funding, that could change.

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan in the Pacific Northwest. Chief Storyteller at Bonehook, a guide service and bait shop for brands. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Doer of the things written about herein.