Archives for October 2006

Don’t Believe Everything You Read

According to Ad Age, Orlando startup PayPerPost is paying bloggers to shill for it’s clients. Granted, a full-time income isn’t uncommon in the blogosphere, where plenty of bloggers aggregate eyeballs with daily musings on everything from politics to pets to how to make a living. But advertisers have until now taken a hands-off approach to […]

Gaming For Geezers

According to this The New York Times report, granny may kick some butt on her new gaming console next time you’re in Florida. For the first time, Nintendo took its products to Life@50+, an annual event sponsored by AARP, held this year in Anaheim, Calif. The event, intended for those over 50, attracted more than […]

Fallon Is Finished. Vox Has Just Begun.

Vox user, Veruca Salt made a post this morning with an interesting headline: Fallon is Finished It turns out the legendary Minneapolis agency is not finished, rather Veruca Salt’s doll, “Fallon” is. And just in time for Halloween. By the way, Vox is Six Apart’s free blogging platform. According to GigaOM, Vox held a launch […]

Jane Pauley Appears In Advertorial Against Her Will

According to The New York Times, Jane Pauley–who made her bipolar disorder public knowledge in 2004–claims she was duped into appearing in an advertising supplement for manufacturers of psychotherapeutic drugs. The television news anchor Jane Pauley has sued The New York Times, saying she was misled to believe she was being interviewed for an article […]

Whoah, Social Bookmarking Icons

Social bookmarking is all the rage these days and is a little late to the game. We’ve had some requests, and now we’ve answered. At the bottom of each post, you’ll see six links to add content to social bookmarking services. If you like a particular post, have an account with one of […]

MySpace = Interactive Yellow Pages

Louisville Courier-Journal explores how small businesses can benefit from having a MySpace page. A growing number of Louisville businesses are turning to the social-networking Web site to connect with customers, promote events and, ultimately, make money. Taverns, clothing stores and gift shops — many of them independently owned — are creating virtual profiles of […]

From Babes To Beef And Back

According to USA Today, Maxim will soon be putting some meat on its bones. Dennis Publishing’s Maxim magazine — known for cover photos of sexy women — will try to sizzle in another business. The publisher will launch of a bar and steakhouse chain under the Maxim name. While the magazine features foxy females, restaurant […]

How Draft/FCB Scored Big In Bentonville

Lewis Lazare has some ideas on how Howard Draft and his team reigned supreme in the Wal-Mart review, bringing the bacon home to Chicago via an estimated $570 million in annual billings. When the Draft FCB merger was announced, Jonathan Harries, the new global chief creative officer of the merged agencies, even went so far […]