Archives for December 2006

Do You Buy iTunes For Your iPod?

I actually prefer to buy CDs and load them into my iPod instead of buying them on the iTunes Music Store. I may not be the only one who’s doing that. Here’s an interesting story from The New York Times that takes a look at the numbers of iPods sold vs. the number of songs […]


Business 2.0 says social networking site LinkedIn is reaching its tipping point. “For many, it’s become irresponsible to not invite business associates into your LinkedIn network,” says Mikolaj Jan Piskorski, an assistant professor at Harvard Business School who specializes in sociology and strategy. “When that kind of cultural inflection point occurs, which is what LinkedIn […]

DDB Goes “Outside” For Seasoned Content Pro

According to Adweek, DDB has hired former Saturday Night Live writer Matt Piedmont as an executive producer on Anheuser-Busch’s Web entertainment venture, “Matt’s experience on SNL and in filmmaking is ideal for the speed and savvy we need for doing content for,” said David Rolfe, production director of content at DDB in Chicago, […]

Nike Uses Slow-Motion Video To Launch New Golf Ball

Nike’s new golf ball, Juice, was kicked-off with slow motion video of the ball being launched at 200mph at everyday objects. Jar of Mayonnaise Cantaloupe Bunny Birthday Cake Jello Mold Ice Sculpture Gumball Machine Lava Lamp

The Multi-Cultural Manischewitz

According to Los Angeles Times, non-Jews looking for healthier food options represent one of the fastest-growing sectors in the kosher market. The country’s largest manufacturer of processed kosher foods is trying to grow by offering kosher options in line with today’s gourmet trends — flavored olive oil, wasabi horseradish sauce and whole grain noodles — […]

Non-Profits Can Host Their Sites For Free…In Perpetuity

Dreamhost is an innovator in its space. They have a robust referral program, where people can earn serious cash for recommending their services. Now they want to hook up non-profit organizations with FREE web hosting. In order to prove your non-profit status we need to receive one crucial piece of documentation. This is an official […]

The Grey Lady Wants To Share

Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports on the adoption of social bookmarking services by The New York Times. The New York Times unveiled a new service today that allows readers to quickly post stories that they find on the newspaper’s Web site to Digg, Facebook and Newsvine. It marks the first time that the country’s third-largest newspaper has […]

Wal-Mart’s Spurned Ex

For 32 years, until Julie Roehm walked in the door, Kansas City’s Bernstein-Rein took the lead on the Wal-Mart ad account. This fascinating article in The Pitch (a local KC publication) traces the history of the account: Walton had chosen Bernstein-Rein for one reason: a simple ad he’d seen for the now-defunct Milgram Food Stores. […]