Archives for 2006

Bill Green’s Phat List Of Beefs

George Parker is the most pissed off ad blogger we know, but Bill Green can get peeved too. Here are some selections from his list of “12 or so things that bothered me this year.” 2) Cellphones + drivers. 3) Chillabrations, ‘Fash’-ons and anything blinged, pimped or ‘phat’-ted. 4) No Geico cavemen sitcom. 5) Non-drunk […]

A Christmas Eve Message From A Billionaire Blogger

On Christmas Eve, Mark Cuban, founder of HDnet and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, published a lengthy piece on his blog about advertising opportunities in high definition television. In route, he takes shot at the momentary darling of media planners everywhere. HDTV is the Internet video killer. Deal with it. Internet video won’t replace TV. […]

Ryan And Montague Conduct JWT’s DNA Transplant…Receive Accolades From Business Press

Fast Company is rehashing some old articles to make up a year end feature called, “Top Ten Creative Minds of 2006.” Rosemarie Ryan and Ty Montague of JWT, profiled in June, made the cut. It’s a long piece, so I’ll just offer one small bit that I like. It’s about Montague’s first meeting with Kimberly-Clark’s […]

Our Country Tis Of Thee

The Wall Street Journal reports on the potetnial downside for recording artists who license their songs to commercial enterprises prior to official release of their music on disc. John Mellencamp’s 21st studio album, “Freedom’s Road,” isn’t due out until next month. But his record label is already worrying that one song, “Our Country,” may be […]

It’s The Network (For Ads)

Thanks to this latest development from Verizon, cell phone users on their network are now primed to be distracted not just by calls, text, games and the mobile web, but by banner advertising. The New York Times has the story. Beginning early next year, Verizon Wireless will allow placement of banner advertisements on news, weather, […]

Iron Mike Dabbles In Vinyl

Lewis Lazare reports that former Bears coach Mike Ditka–a man with many business interests–has started a record label. The label’s first release contains Frank Sinatra songs performed by crooner John Vincent. Chicago’s DiMeo & Co. was tapped to assist with marketing, Web site design and CD label design.

National Rifle Association Invests In The Art Of Propaganda

Wonkette unearthed a “super-secret advance copy” of the gun lobby’s latest propaganda piece. As the GOP learned last month, and you need some Grade A propaganda to get people riled up again. Let no one accuse the NRA of shirking its duty. Freedom In Peril: Guarding the 2nd Amendment in the 21st Century, is a […]

Internet Traffic Is Flattening

Some intelligent people are discussing “the de-portalization of the Internet.” The image below–care of Edgeio–is a graphic representation of the changes currently underway. Fred Wilson, a.k.a. “A VC” says: Back in the first Internet era, it was all about amassing as large an audience as you could on your website. But the first Internet era […]