Archives for July 2008

The Brief Looks At The Ad Biz With Depth

I’m not sure who’s behind it, but there’s a new blog called The Brief that seems to have a leg up on many other sources when it comes to ad news and gossip tidbits. Today, they have a piece on Kansas City’s Bernstein-Rein: Bernstein-Rein has added three McDonald’s co-ops to its portfolio. B-R went up […]

Stock Photography, Up Close

Talk to any professional photographer today and they’ll invariably seethe at the mention of istockphoto or other websites that are lowering the costs of stock photos (and videos), and becoming the first choice of many cost-squeezed agencies or clients. BusinessWeek takes a closer look: But what should photographers and graphic designers do? They need to […]


Ad Age knows how to start Monday off with a bang. The trade mag looked at figures from 100 companies that disclosed CMO-level compensation and determined that their average compensation was $1.5 million in 2007. About one-fourth of that came from salary ($358,000); bonus, perks and non-equity incentive pay made up another fourth ($360,000). The […]

There’s Money In Remnants

Media buyers operating in the online space already know about advertising exchanges. For the mere mortals in account service or creative, the concept is a bit fuzzier. But thanks to The New York Times, ad exchanges are coming into focus. Big publishers try to sell Web site advertising space through their sales forces at high […]

How To Tell If An Idea Is Any Good

[via designer, Frank Chimero]

Today in Twitterverse: Down with Disney

Jeffrey Zeldman is a lecturer and author on web design. He also runs his own web design studio, Happy Cog.

You Can’t Have Your Hot Dog and Eat It Too

Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals set a new standard in pro sports by building a green stadium for its team. By saving millions of gallons of water, using efficient field lighting, adding a green roof, incorporating recycling at the ballpark and using recycled materials in 20 percent of the ballpark’s construction, the project received LEED […]

I Plan; Therefore I Am

Adliterate reveals the results of the fourth annual Global Planners survey from Heather LeFevre. | View | Upload your own note: click full view to see this presentation 798 planners from many nations participated in the study. Some of the key findings include: The majority of planners want to work for Wieden + Kennedy; planners […]