Archives for September 2005

Nuclear Power Is Back, And Apparently It’s Quite Funky

Here’s a new corporate image campaign from some company called Areva. Which I’ve never heard of, but they are apparently one of the largest producers of nuclear power in the US. So I guess we should know about what they do, and who to blame if the meltdown comes. Click here to see their new […]

The Secret’s Out

Ad Age: Procter & Gamble Co.’s Secret antiperspirant may be strong enough for a man, but it’s made for a woman race-car driver -– specifically 23-year-old Indy Racing League phenom Danica Patrick, who is becoming a pitchwoman for the leading U.S. women’s deodorant. In a deal announced today, the 2005 Indy 500 rookie of the […]

CUNY Adds Blogger To J-School Staff

A-list blogger, Jeff Jarvis of Buzzmachine fame, has been named director of the new-media program and associate professor of journalism at City University of New York, according to The New York Times. Mr. Jarvis said that the media could achieve greater transparency by using blogs, podcasts and online video. “I want students to explore the […]

Yo Ralph, Showy Is Not Preppy

Could this be Ralph’s response to Tommy’s domination of the urban market?

No More Sleepless Nights

You’ve got a presentation at 10:00 am tomorrow, but all your concepts suck. What do you do? Order pizza. Have a beer to relax. Play ping pong. Blah blah blah. Thankfully, none of these lame rituals are any longer necessary. Now, helpless creatives can simply point their trusty browser to Deutsch Inc.’s The Ad Conceptor.

Can You Relate?

One of the things that drew me to advertising in the first place was the ridiculously naïve idea that the business was a meritocracy. “The work is all that matters,” was the mantra I gleefully chimed in the mid 1990s. I picked it up from some true believers and even with all the turmoil my […]

A Scathing Indictment Of Corporate Culture

I finished reading Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s Breakfast of Champions today. Had I read it as an undergrad like a good English major, I might have been persuaded to skip out on an ad career altogether. Critic, Marek Vit, says, “The novel attacks many things: slavery, racism, commercial greed, jingoism, ecology, capitalism, imperialism, overpopulation etc., all […]

The Rise Of Glocalization

Danah Boyd asked herself, “What is Web2.0 and why does it matter?” It seems that’s the type of thing Ph.D. candidates at Cal Berkeley’s School of Information Management and Systems do in their spare time. Web2.0 is about glocalization, it is about making global information available to local social contexts and giving people the flexibility […]