Archives for October 2005

Forbes Lives In Fear

Danny G. sent me the much maligned Forbes article on blogs last night, and at first I thought it was some sort of Onionesque spoof. There’s a lot of that going around these days. Anyway, sorry to say it’s no spoof, just shoddy thinking masking as journalism. Web logs are the prized platform of an […]

Office Max To Recycle Its Big Boxes

OfficeMax┬«, one of the nation’s largest office supply distributors, unveiled a new store prototype that dramatically differentiates OfficeMax from other office supply stores. The design replaces the industry-standard warehouse format with an engaging, colorful environment that highlights small- and home-office solutions. The first prototype opens this month in Macedonia, Ohio, with many more stores opening […]

Anti-Wal-Mart Sentiments Take On Religious Fervor

USA Today: Wal-Mart’s critics, opening a new front in their war on the retail goliath, are borrowing from actor-director Mel Gibson’s promotional playbook. Producers of a new documentary, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, will show it at about 1,000 churches, synagogues and religious sites nationwide on Nov. 13 in a bid to force […]

Put The Gun Down

CNN: Activists want Paramount Pictures to take down billboards promoting the upcoming film “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” claiming the advertisements promote gun violence. The billboards depict Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson holding a gun in his left hand and a microphone in his right. One of the advertisements is next to a preschool. Najee Ali, […]

Go Small

Ad Age has a new blog. But it’s not written by the countless journalists under the Crain’s flag. No. It’s the work of Bart Cleveland, Partner and Creative Director at McKee Wallwork Cleveland in Albuquerque, NM. This blog is for the future of creativity in our industry. For if that future is to be one […]

RSS Rudeness

We’re contributing to someone else’s media property and hey, we didn’t even know. So is Frederick Samuel, John Moore and David Vinjamuri. I bet they lacked prior knowledge of their valuable contributions, as well. So what is this? Are we to be delighted our content is worth picking up? Or pissed that an interloper dares […]

‘Gonia Gets It

Butler Shine shows its respect for Patagonia’s “Let My People Go Surfing” management style. Patagonia needs to be a case study for all future business leaders, because not only does it make environmental responsibility front and center, it has also built a culture that empowers the individual. It motivates them through the passion of the […]

Flickr Is On Target Again

c|net: Yahoo has teamed up with Target to offer image printing to members of its online photo-sharing service, Flickr. The new printing service, which Yahoo launched on Wednesday, will allow Flickr users in the United States to order prints online and pick them up at Target stores nationwide or have them home-delivered. The company notified […]