Johnnie Moore writes today about More Space, the book he co-authored with eight other bloggers. Rob’s chapter is a great polemic and rousing stuff. I think some of us bloggers have learnt to tone down our rhetoric so as not to alarm the uninitiated – and it’s fun to be reminded of the idealism that […]
Archives for October 2005
El Universal: A prominent art critic is trying to stop Frida Kahlo’s niece from selling tequila under the famous Mexican artist’s name. Putting the name of Frida Kahlo on a bottle of tequila is no less than “disgraceful,” said Raquel Tibol, adding the “atrocious act” was inspired by the fact that Kahlo was an alcoholic […]
Happy Halloween from Coors Light (and the energy drink that inspired them).
Wired: Steve Case, a co-founder of AOL and one of the key architects of the disastrous AOL-Time Warner deal, said Monday that he has resigned from Time Warner’s board of directors. Case had relinquished the role of chairman two years ago, but remained on the media conglomerate’s board of directors, despite the opposition of shareholders […]
“Human nature hasn’t changed for a million years. It won’t even vary for the next million years. Only the superficial things have changed. It’s fashionable to talk about changing man. A communicator must be concerned with unchanging man – what compulsions drive him, what instincts dominate his every action, even though his language too often […]
Business Week: Media strategists used to rank just above accountants as the kind of people advertisers wanted to meet in the industry. In recent years, however, disdain has been replaced with adulation as the attention spans of consumers have shrunk. With the Internet, ad-skipping digital video recorders (DVRs), video cell phones, and portable music and […]
I challenge you to show us a nicer deck in all of advertising. Thanks to W+K brand planner, Sudeep Gohil, for sharing his images, and to Steve Hall for uncovering them.
According to Brandweek, Saab USA, the GM division, will amp up its “Born From Jets” campaign in December, after a dealer council meeting to study first-month results of the campaign. Sadvertising isn’t buying it, though. Now, SAAB is owned by GM and uses GM and Subaru technology – good, but off-the-shelf. The “Born from jets” […]
This month’s issue of Colors Magazine is a really good one. With the help of Reporters Without Borders, they tell stories of journalists all across the world and their fight for free speech. One thing they do in the issue is rank each country by how “journalist-friendly” they are. And then, one per page, they […]