Archives for January 2007

How Do You Say “Deja Vu” In German?

Another month, another young, high-profile, so-called “change agent” gets the boot. Ad Age reports on the departure of Kerri Martin, the marketing exec at Volkswagen who dumped Arnold and hired Crispin: Ms. Martin, the 36-year-old executive who helped establish BMW’s Mini in the U.S. with a much-lauded campaign from Crispin, arrived at Volkswagen a marketing […]

Chief Transparency Officer

Richard Edelman is the president and CEO of the world’s largest independent public relations firm with 1800 employees in 40 offices worldwide. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1972, has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. In other words, he’s a smart guy. Given his […]

What CGC Really Looks Like

CBS Interactive isn’t going to fake it on Superbowl Sunday, they’re going to place a real consumer generated video on the airwaves. Mercifully, it will only last 15 seconds. The video above is actually one of the better contest offerings I viewed. It’s produced by a You Tube “pro,” with 64 homemade videos to her […]

Reality Strips The Gloss From Magazines (Or Not)

In today’s Sunday Style’s section, the reality of fashion and popular culture magazines is exposed. What is found there may not please those looking for the fictional renderings recently made popular by books, film and TV. Krishtine De Leon, one of six interns picked to star in an MTV reality series set at Rolling Stone, […]

The Cure For Common Cultural Cluelessness

High Jive is using classic ads from years gone by to persuade a new audience. Aside from the ad pictured above, he’s modified VW’s “Think Small” campaign, the old Hathaway shirt ad, an old Avis ad and several others. All drive you to his site, MultiCultClassics, for a more lengthy discourse on the need for […]

Art Directors Club Call For Entries Takes On Armageddon

I’ll admit I didn’t study the Art Directors Club call for entries poster when it came in the mail a couple of weeks ago: It’s intended to be the “Final Call For Entries.” But over at Little Green Footballs, a right-leaning political blog, the poster was interpreted like this: It’s an impressive panoply of moonbat […]

Entrepreneurs Believe

Former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review, Nicholas Carr, looks at the Pranksteresque moves of Steve Jobs. It’s hard to imagine the pleasure Steve Jobs must receive from singlehandedly upstaging the entire Consumer Electronics Show. There was just one moment during his two-hour presentation yesterday (at MacWorld) when he went off script, but it […]

Six Flags Lowers A Few

According to Washington Post and Bloomberg, Six Flags, the amusement-park chain controlled by Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, is selling seven of its 28 theme parks to Jacksonville-based PARC 7F for $312 million in an effort to improve its balance sheet. The seven parks to be sold are Six Flags Darien Lake near Buffalo; Elitch […]