Archives for August 2007

DDB, Fallon, And Agencies That Go Up And Down

In today’s Chicago Sun-Times, Lewis Lazare takes a look at what’s going on at DDB Chicago: Dick Rogers finally lost his confidence in Dana Anderson. After watching three years of tumult severely weaken DDB/Chicago, once a commanding creative force within the Chicago ad industry and far beyond, Rogers, the president of DDB North America, said […]

Vick Fans Dump Their Falcons Tickets

Well, it’s nothing a playoff run couldn’t fix, but Atlanta Falcons fans who buy tickets just to see Michael Vick play are unloading their seats, big time: Since Vick’s tenure with the team unofficially ended with news of a plea agreement, fans have flooded eBay, Craigslist and StubHub with their season tickets. The Web suddenly […]

Here Come The Ads On Facebook

From Wired, although I’m sure you’ll hear it all over the place today: Facebook plans to unveil a new advertising scheme later this fall. According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, Facebook is planning a system that will target ads based on the wealth of information people have placed in their Facebook profiles. The […]

SpongeBob LeadPants

Good lord…it’s become a daily occurance, the recalling of something made in China. Now, it’s SpongeBob SquarePants address books that are being recalled: An Ohio importer recalled nearly 250,000 SpongeBob Square-Pants address books and journals made in China because the bindings might contain hazardous levels of lead paint, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday. […]

Monster Is On The March

Today’s news that is in review reminds me that this remains one of my all-time favorite television commericals: And don’t forget the ad industry-specific parody. Or was it a parody???

YouTube To Get Ads. Sort Of.

Google didn’t pay $1.6 billion for nothing. From USA Today: Here’s how it works: Sponsors and video publishers apply to participate at Ad sponsors design a campaign that will appear on certain YouTube clips. The ads appear not as traditional 30-second “pre-rolls” but as “overlays” — which look a lot like the little messages […]

Is There A Work/Life Balance In Advertising?

Over at Talent Zoo, Whitney Friedrich, a young AE at DraftFCB, stirred things up by suggesting that new talent in the business, many times, lacks dedication: Wear your passion on your sleeve because it’s one of the only things that differentiates you. It’s not expected that you will have all the answers—or even that you’ll […]

Adweek Does The Social Networking Thing

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