Yes, I voted for the guy, but this commercial is creepy. It’s not his “confident smile and kind eyes” that I care about. It’s his brain. But I guess there’s nothing more American than the right to promote tacky commemoratives through special TV offers. UPDATE: And, uh, Biden gets one too!
Archives for December 2008
Journalists like to meet interesting people. It’s one of the perks of the job. Apparently, so is lunch at Michael’s in New York City. Media Magazine claims they don’t care for lists, yet they’ve made a rather long one called “100 people we’d meet at Michael’s”. It’s not just about being rich, powerful or influential. […]
During Monday’s snowmageddon, Jerry Ketel, President of Leopold Ketel & Partners and the Portland Ad Fed took time out from answering an RFP to meet with me in the well appointed lobby of his “idea studio.” Ketel has an infectious laugh and a sense of ease about him. He’s also full of big ideas. He […]
Karsh\Hagan Senior Copywriter, Matt Ingwalson, named his year-end ad industry favorites and we are honored to be included in his list. National ad blog of 2008: I keep thinking about deleting AdPulp from my feeds. And then I notice that I bookmark it constantly. Matt also likes The Denver Egotist (who doesn’t?), The Barbarian Group, […]
Steffan asked me if his ad buy would prevent us from covering him on the editorial side of the site. I said no, it wouldn’t. Frankly, I don’t live in that world of traditional advertising/editorial separation native to mainstream media. Nor does AdPulp. Some might fault me for it, and that’s fine, but I like […]
Aussie technologist, Elias Bizannes, wrote a fascinating piece on what makes Michael Arrington and his TechCrunch brand so damn popular and successful. image courtesy of Laughing Squid Others have told about Arrington’s workaholic tendencies and drive. Bizannes breaks it down in the following manner: Arrington’s background as a corporate lawyer and entrepreneur helped provide unprecedented […]
Stanford Law professor and copyright law expert, Lawrence Lessig, appeared on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross on Monday to promote his new book, Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy. It’s a 37-minute segment with lots of interesting information. At 17:19 in, Lessig says, “The question is whether copyright is creating […]
The coal industry has a new spokesman–America’s next President, Barack Obama. Without a doubt he said we can find a way to make it work. However, I doubt he knew he’d become a centerpiece in an ad campaign that’s bound to infuriate the environmentalists who voted for him.
Coca-Cola Enterprises chairman John Brock spoke to Knowledge@Wharton about several subjects. One that I want to highlight is the company’s use of hybrid delivery trucks. We’ve got the largest fleet of large-scale, hybrid electric trucks, 142 of them, of any company in the world. And we’ve had ten here in Philadelphia, we’ve got ten in […]
David Carr of The New York Times shares a quaint story about a small newspaper making its way in the world with no help whatsoever from the web. TriCityNews of Monmouth County, N.J., is prospering precisely because it aggressively ignores the Web. “Why would I put anything on the Web?” asked Dan Jacobson, the publisher […]
So yesterday, when I visited one of my big clients, it turned out that as part of a “green” initiative, they decided to eliminate the sign-in sheets at the front desk to save paper. If you’re also looking to save resources any way you can, try Ecofont, the new font with little clear circles inside […]
Adrian Ho of Zeus Jones, writing in Adweek, sounds the alarm for agencies hoping to profit by developing social media campaigns for their clients. …a growing number of highly respected marketers don’t actually see a role for their agencies in social media. Writing on my blog, Barry Judge, CMO of Best Buy, said: “I do […]
Brains on Fire has a new website and it’s well worth your click. Not only is the design of the moment, the copy sings. Here’s how they describe themselves: We are a tribe of true believers… Protagonists. Pirates. Optimists. Disco-junkies. Brutally honest superheroes. And if the walls come tumbling down tomorrow, no worries. We’ve still […]