Archives for January 2008

Bliss Followers

I like when bloggers report earnings. It makes me think and gives me hope. The Wall Street Journal has two bloggers on record in an article about advertising on blogs. Darren Rowse of ProBlogger says he made $250,000 in 2007. ProBlogger’s Alexa ranking is insanely high at 2,994. There’s clearly a huge audience for Rowse’s […]

Barreling Brunelle

I like Tim Brunelle’s enthusiasm for the business. In a piece prepared for Talent Zoo, Brunelle says he’s teaching a class at Minneapolis College of Art & Design. He also reflects on the changes he’s seen in his career and how monumental shifts are still coming at blinding speed. Compared to 10 years ago, today’s […]

A Simple Idea, Well Executed

[Courtesy of Sarah Lane] [UPDATE] Looks like there’s a lot of this stuff going on.

Yet Another Facebook Story: A Central Place for Gathering Intelligence

Hugh Macleod is not part of the Facebook-hating mob (or is it a clique?) but he does like this critical Guardian piece on the politics behind the company. Investigative journalist, Tom Hodgkinson, says he hates Facebook in his lead. He then delves into a deep background check on the money men behind the soc net. […]

Tor Myhren Takes One for the Team

Inspiration Move Me Brightly

Music blog, Motel de Mocha, is showcasing a great quote from W.E.B. Du Bois. It’s one that creative professionals can certainly relate to. “Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is […]

Shopping Carts Mutate Into Media Delivery Mechanisms

According to Associated Press, Microsoft-enabled smart carts will be rolling down the aisles of ShopRite later this year. Customers with a ShopRite loyalty card will be able to log into a Web site at home and type in their grocery lists; when they get to the store and swipe their card on the MediaCart console, […]

J-J-Jive Talkin’

To help mask its layoffs and reorg, Ogilvy has adopted the language of tech startups. The agency is now in “perpetual beta,” according to Ad Age. Starting immediately, the WPP Group-owned agency is trying to get small, requiring that client meetings center around four key people at the table — marketing, creative, strategy and program […]