Archives for April 2008

Today In Twitterverse: Finding Work for the Wicked Funny

Ana Marie Cox–Washington Editor of, founding editor of Wonkette and the author of the novel Dog Days–is on the loose again.

Today In Twitterverse: Free Shoes

Zappos currently stocks more than 3 million shoes, handbags, clothing items and accessories from over 1,100 brands. [via Armano]

But Will It Play In Peoria?

According to The Hollywood Reporter and Ad Age, “Gossip Girl,” despite lackluster ratings, is still the flagship program of The CW and a program worth pimping (and I use that word intentionally). “We wanted to create a provocative campaign that stands out from the competition and reminds viewers of some of the ‘OMG’ moments that […]

Winner of “The Best Copy I’ve Seen In An Ad Today” Contest

Congrats to Bryan Judkins, ACD/Copywriter of Young & Laramore. [via 10ad]

Life Happens Over Coffee

I snapped this pic this morning at my local Starbucks. I need to go back and study it, because now I realize that the smudged chalkboard look and feel is a neat way to say “LOCAL,” even though a chain with thousands of stores can hardly claim to be a local institution. At any rate, […]

Fishing Where There Are Fish

Community? Check. Dialogue? Check. Expert advice? Check. Personalization and customization? Check. In a move that combines the power of two well known consumer brands, and benefits from the latest interactive thinking,, debuts today. The new digital channel is the re-launch of, providing what Unilever describes as “a unified worldwide digital presence designed to […]

High Hurdles: Selling Ads In The Sports Pages

Louis Hau, Media Reporter for Forbes, explores an undervalued resource in the newspaper business–the proper monetization of which could be a big help to a struggling industry. Here’s one of the most perplexing aspects of the newspaper business: Readers love the sports section, but advertisers couldn’t care less. As the industry struggles to staunch the […]

Where The Money Is

Digital advertising veterans P.J. Pereira and Andrew O’Dell caused a stir in the industry earlier this year when they left their senior posts at AKQA. Wednesday, they announced plans to launch a new full-service agency, Pereira & O’Dell. The two say their new San Francisco-based agency will offer clients both digital and traditional services, but […]