Archives for September 2008

You Are What You Click

It looks as if the natural order of things on the Internet has been completely changed. From Yahoo News: Social networking sites are the hottest attraction on the Internet, dethroning pornography and highlighting a major change in how people communicate, according to a web guru. Bill Tancer, a self-described “data geek,” has analyzed information for […]

New Belgium Brewing Gives a Sip of Their Creative Process

New Belgium Brewing—a company directly responsible for the continued success of the craft brew market—gives an insightful view inside their creative process for new product launches. Their most recent offering is Giddy Up, a lemon peel brew infused with espresso. A quirky beer with an even quirkier label showcasing a rooster standing atop a horse. […]

It Takes Money To Make Money. Sadly, There Seems To Be A Shortage of Liquid Assets.

Like John McCain, I don’t pretend to know much about economics; therefore, today’s news from Wall Street is somewhat mystifying to me. In one of the most dramatic days in Wall Street’s history, Merrill Lynch agreed to sell itself on Sunday to Bank of America for roughly $50 billion to avert a deepening financial crisis, […]

Open Question For Everyone

Has anyone gotten a phone call from a political pollster this year? I’m just curious as to who gets called–and who answers the phone.

Companies Go Twittering

I use Twitter, but I don’t quite know what to make of it. Some companies are using it to monitor what’s being said about them. From BusinessWeek: It’s not just audience size that draws brands. People who use the site are likely to hold sway over others. A single Twitter message—known informally as a tweet—sent […]

Advertisers Still Want To Get Into The Super Bowl

…and they want to do it at $3 million per :30. From the Wall Street Journal: So far, a dozen 30-second spots have sold at the $3 million mark, says Seth Winter, senior vice president of sales and marketing for NBC Sports & Olympics. In 2008, News Corp.’s Fox received about $2.7 million for 30 […]

“The Honeymooners” Repurposed (to Sell Software)

Crispin rides again…first they get the world’s richest man to “adjust his shorts,” then they get him to “do the robot.” On tape, for everyone to see. So, is this skit connecting with people? Allow me to share what “Patrick,” wrote in a comment on The Denver Egotist about the content above. i friggen love […]

It Ain’t Rock ’em Sock ’em

I know we’re looking at a bunch of political ads today, so I’ll keep this brief. The New York Times calls the ad above “among the most pointed attacks to be put out by Mr. Obama.” Huh? I thought Obama was a boxer.