Archives for April 2008

Craft Site Uses Rhythm Method

We get press releases everyday telling me about people I don’t know moving into jobs you could care less about. Such is the nature of running a site like this. Here’s a decided twist on things from Etsy: [via Scott Goodson]

Leo Burnett Is Buttoning Up

The Widgetification of MyFaceSpace

According to ReadWriteWeb, MySpace officially opened its Application Gallery to all users this morning after launching it in public beta last March. Since March, over 1,000 applications have been approved and added to the gallery and there have been over 2.1 million application installs across the site.

The Bloatosphere Has Lots of Room for Real Reporting

Journalists Marc Glaser and William Bastone discuss Barstone’s site, The Smoking Gun and topics related, on NPR’s MediaShift site. The Smoking Gun started 11 years ago as a side project for Village Voice organized-crime reporter William Bastone. It has since been sold to Time Warner, but its core mission and staff size hasn’t changed; it’s […]

Not So Lovey Dovey

According to Greenpeace, Unilever is speeding up climate change by buying palm oil from companies busy destroying Indonesia’s rainforests to make way for palm oil plantations. Unilever uses palm oil to make Dove soap and other products.

Arby’s Eats Wendy’s Lunch

Los Angeles Times is on top of breaking news in QSR land. The owner of Arby’s said today it is buying Wendy’s International Inc. in an all-stock deal worth $2.34 billion that comes after the burger chain’s board rejected at least two earlier offers by the company. Triarc Companies Inc., which is owned by billionaire […]

No Bees, No Pollen, No Fruit, No Insanely Delicious Ice Cream

It’s important to do cause-related marketing right. The best way to do it is to find a natural tie to the brand. Häagen-Dazs, with the help of Goodby Silverstein & Partners, has achieved this with their new Help The Honey Bees campaign. For an overview of the environmental problem, see this 2007 New York Times […]

Just Turn Your Head…Uh…Cockeyed To The Left

And see if you can spot what’s peculiar about this logo for the UK Office of Government And Commerce.