“Color on Madison Avenue” by Scott Schuman New York Post is running a feature on Scott Schuman, the man behind the lens at The Sartorialist. For the past year-and-a-half, Schuman has been snapping photos of stylish folk and posting them with pithy commentary at thesartorialist.blogspot.com, which recently hit a million monthly page views. While fashion […]
Archives for April 2007
On March 28th, we published a post called Look A New Fiefdom about Omnicom’s foray into sports and entertainment marketing. I podered how Fuse Marketing of Burlington, VT–a top 20 sports marketing agency according to Sports Business Journal–would take the news, given Omnicom’s new name for the unit is Fuse Sports & Entertainment Group. Here’s […]
Dave Sifry at Technorati posted The State of the Live Web, April 2007 today. Here’s one fact that jumps out…Japanese is the #1 blogging language at 37%, folowed by English at 36%. Chinese is the third most prevalent language at 8%; Italian is fourth at 3%; and Farsi, a newcomer in the top 10, comes […]
Carla Hendra, co-chief executive of Ogilvy North America spoke to The Wall Street Journal about the elevated importance of digital in her organization. The Wall Street Journal: Why is it crucial for Ogilvy to have a chief digital officer? Ms. Hendra: Every single part of the Ogilvy business … has to be infused with digital, […]
“Unintentionally Hilarious Local Commercial” Thanks to The Consumerist (one of my favorite blogs), we get “Great Moments In Commercial History.” I give you one of many gems, Don’s Guns: Who gives a crap about Singaporean two-page spread ads for Legos when this spot is just begging for a pencil?
In the wake of Circuit City dumping its most experienced and highest paid workers, other, better-managed companies are looking to hire. Most notably Aaron Rents, as BusinessWeek reports: Just one day after the electronics chain Circuit City Stores announced that it would lay off 3,400 workers and replace them with lower-paid employees, Charles Loudermilk, chief […]
Random Culture points to an interesting “Digg for shoppers” site with a Valleyspeak name, iliketotallyloveit.com. To me, this this is the type of consumer generated content that has a future. It’s web-enabled word-of-mouth. Who better than consumers to share this type of information? This same standard can’t be applied to consumers making TV spots. In […]
Steven Heyer first came to my attention when he delivered his call for advertainment at Ad Age’s Madison & Vine conference on Feb. 5, 2003. He’s in the news again. After being passed over for the CEO job at Coca-Cola, he joined Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. as CEO. Now the board has forced […]
Our fearless leader, David Burn, was born on this day in…well, sometime in the last century. Happy Birthday, big man.
At the Chicago Sun-Times, Lewis Lazare doesn’t usually have breaking news, but today he’s got an exclusive story: United Airlines will stun the ad world today when it shifts its advertising account from Fallon/Minneapolis — its home for a decade — to a startup boutique agency, Barrie D’Rozario Murphy/Minneapolis. United now will become the new […]