Archives for August 2007

Same Cake Asked To Feed More Mouths

Disruptive upstarts in the online media sphere have Time Warner-types on the run. The New York Post has more: Analysts and ad execs say established Internet sites – namely, the big portals and large content providers – are starting to feel the pinch after years of charging top dollar for space on their sites. The […]

Rovebot Becomes Walking Ad

[via Valleywag]

Content Just Wants To Be Free (Even When It Belongs to The Gray Lady)

According to The New York Post, New York Times executives – including publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. – made the decision to end the paper’s subscription-only TimesSelect service. While other online publications were abandoning subscriptions, the Times took the opposite approach in 2005 and began charging for access to well-known writers, including Maureen Dowd, Frank Rich […]

Sensational Headline Tops Yet Another Facebook Story (YAFS)

BusinessWeek had the effrontery to run yet another Facebook story (YAFS) with the sorry headline, “Fogeys Flock to Facebook.” I may be over 40, but damn, I am in no way prepared to handle the unbearable weight of that description. So screw BusinessWeek. I could point out, as the article does, how Facebook signs up […]

Labor Unions Attempt To Organize Chaos

According to Associated Press, a loosely formed coalition of left-leaning bloggers are trying to band together to form a labor union they hope will help them receive health insurance, conduct collective bargaining or even set professional standards. While bloggers work to organize their own labor movement, their growing numbers are already being courted by some […]

Random Notes From The Account Planning Conference

Being a copywriter, albeit a strategically-aware one, I’m a bit of a fish out of water here at the 4A’s Account Planning Conference. So I won’t analyze everything I’ve heard today, but I do have a few random observations I’d like to make: If there’s one theme I heard constantly today, it’s that our industry, […]

The Media Makers of Amsterdam

Josh Rubin’s Cool Hunting found something cool (surprise, surprise) from an ad agency based in Amsterdam (more surprises!). It appears that Kessels Kramer has a content division called Kessels Kramer Publishing. Their lastest offering is a book called one hundred things to do. One of their suggestions is to knit garments from plastic bags (see […]

Mark Pincus Is In Oil Stocks and Other Bits of Video Wisdom

Serial entrepreneur, Mark Pincus–with Harvard MBA in hand–started Freeloader, and then Speaking to Howard Lindzon of Wallstrip about a future where there will only be two types of media, measured and non-measured, Pincus said, “Measured media, which is anything on the internet, measured media will just fundementally sell for a premium to non-measured.”