Archives for April 2009

Ads Were Primitive Then

Ad Age sees similarities between 1938 and today, particularly as expressed in the pages of Fortune Magazine. Rising unemployment. Weak economic activity. Competitive upheaval. Technology transforming work and play. Revolutionary changes in the media world. An uncertain international environment. Yup, times were tough in 1938. The Ad Age piece also features several self-promo ads from […]

Investing In Media For the Long Haul

Gannett shares are sharply down from a 52-week high of $31.14, reached in May of last year, but there was reason for encouragement last week. According to Yahoo! Finance, shares of USA Today publisher surged 39 percent Thursday after a regulatory filing showed fund manager Ariel Investments LLC more than doubled its stake in the […]

AdPulp At 54 (Months)

The simplest thing you can do to increase your traffic is write more. -Skellie Skellie is a blogger, writer, occasional entrepreneur and sometime freelancer. She’s identified five content strategies employed by top drawer bloggers. They are as follows: 1. Long, Deep and Less 2. Every Day, Without Fail 3. A Lot of a Little 4. […]

Diet Coke Heads Down Warwick Avenue

Like other famous white girls from the British Isles, AimeĆ© Ann Duffy is a retro soul singer whose songs take one to another place and time. What place and time the above advert represents is hard to say. Could be 1972, could be tomorrow. Maybe that’s the point. Self-discovery is eternal and Diet Coke is […]

Dueling Billboards

BMW billboard from Juggernaut Advertising on Vimeo. Juggernaut Advertising, an independent advertising agency headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, has initiated a tactical outdoor marketing campaign on behalf of BMW of Santa Monica. The campaign is in response to Audi’s current billboards challenging BMW with the headline “Your move, BMW.” This is a smart way for […]

Armano’s Logic And Emotion Indicated It’s Time For A Change

David Armano is moving to Austin to work for a new company that offers clients “social business design,” which is something like experience design but it’s “not about marketing–it’s something that goes deeper into the root of how business will need to evolve.” …what I can tell you from first hand experience working with several […]

Presentations Are Fundamental – Improve Your Fundamentals!

Do you routinely make great presentations? If you answered yes, you’re the woman, please skip this post. If you answered no, read on. Dave Yewman, author of On Getting to the Point, is offering a Workshop on getting to the point at WebVisions in Portland on Wednesday, May 20 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. […]

Buy Your Friend A Drink – Do It Now, It’s Friday

A reviewing and recommendation company called Living Social, which makes the popular “Pick Your Five” app for Facebook and other soc nets, has acquired, according to CNet. is a site that lets you reach out to friends, often friends living in other cities, and buy them a drink. The service offers Pay Pal […]