Archives for January 2006

Indy Racing To Get Its Ass Kissed

It comes as no surprise that a business full of clowns would add one more to its big top. Scratch that. What you are about to read is shocking! Bassist Gene Simmons is a marketing genius. He turned the 1970s hair band Kiss into an almost $1 billion enterprise by licensing the band’s name and […]

A Fresh Dose Of Attitude

Dillon Snyder has attitude–the kind it takes to get a great job in this business. I am a copywriter, which means, once you edit out all the fluff, I fill in the blanks. Simply put, blanks are what separate brands from the smiling faces of the general public. Using words, big ideas, strong concepts, green […]

Power Is Nothing Without Control…Look For The Video In March

International Herald Tribune: Want to catch the new film starring John Malkovich and Naomi Campbell? You will have to log on to the Internet. And perhaps “film” isn’t quite the right word: The American actor and the British model star in a 10-minute video commissioned by Pirelli, the Italian tire maker, which plans to post […]

WSJ To Humanize

NYT: Move over, People magazine. The Wall Street Journal is invading your turf. Yes, the business newspaper in the gray flannel suit is emphasizing its human side. Starting today, The Journal is expanding its coverage of people and running a comprehensive index of all the people who are mentioned significantly in that day’s newspaper. “People […]

Holland Puts The New PR Machine To Work

According to Bloggers In Amsterdam, The Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions is sending 26 bloggers to Amsterdam for five nights at the Lloyd Hotel or the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky — both five star hotels near the center of the city. No blogging about the trip will be required. In exchange for the trip each […]

George Parker Gets His 15

George Parker of Adscam will be a guest on NBC’s “The Today Show” tomorrow. The segment is being shot today in Boise and onlined to New York in time for Tuesday morning’s program. If this PR opportunity doesn’t rocket him to victory in Ad-Rag’s Battle of the Ad Blogs, then I don’t know…I may begin […]

Fashion Establishment Threatened By Model Who Builds Her Own Brand

Blogger and podcaster, Anina, who also happens to be a top fashion model based in Paris, has been told by Slides to drop the tech stuff or find another agency. they say that fashion and technology do not go together. they say,that i can not do both things and that i must choose to either […]

Google’s Might Raises Suspicion Inside The Beltway

PR exec, Steve Rubel, sees trouble ahead for Google. In chapter eight John Battelle’s incredible book, The Search, he astutely predicted that Google would increasingly fall under the watchful eye of the US government. As we saw earlier this month, John was right. The US government requested aggregate search data not only from Google, but […]