Archives for June 2009

Just Think, Today’s Newest Ad Pros Aren’t Old Enough…

…to remember when he was THE biggest star in the world.

We All Need Someone To Say, “You Are The Best”

Sean Cummins, CEO of CumminsNitro in Brisbane, Australia, has enjoyed a stellar week at Cannes, winning an unprecedented three Grand Prix (in Direct, PR and Cyber) for a single campaign–the “Best Job in the World” effort for Tourism Queensland. In related news, Dion Hughes of Persuasion thinks award shows are “crucial” for the ad biz. […]

Spotlight on NW Creative: Visit Idaho

Idaho Ad Agencies is reporting that Boise agency Drake Cooper and Spokane production team North by Northwest are producing an online reality series for the Idaho Travel Council. “Adventures in Living,” features a family of four from Seattle who agreed to be filmed in return for a free 10-day trip through Idaho. According to the […]

Control Your Screens, Or Your Screens Will Control You

WE LIVE IN PUBLIC tells the story of the Internet’s effect on society as seen through the eyes of the greatest Internet pioneer you’ve never heard of, Josh Harris. Award-winning director, Ondi Timoner (DIG!), documented his tumultuous life for more than a decade, to create a riveting, cautionary tale of what to expect as the […]

When Billionaires Get Real, It’s Time for Concern

Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer was named Media Person of the Year at Cannes. But what he had to say at the awards ceremony was pure gloom and doom, not the kind of thing one might expect from a billionaire tech titan. According to the Guardian: Ballmer, speaking at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, argued that […]

Clear Makes It Clear: Get Back In Line

Nothing says privilege like bypassing people standing in a long line, especially at a high stress terminus like an airport. That’s why Clear got $199 from 260,000 members interested in skating by security lines at 21 U.S. airports. But those Clear customers are now SOL. According to the Washington Post, New York-based Verified Identity Pass […]

It’s A Cup of Frozen Sugar

I often like Taco Bell’s advertising. But this latest spot from DraftFCB/Orange County doesn’t do it for me. Normally, I’d merely recognize that fact and pass on posting the commercial. I’m posting this one for one because I want to point out how lame the concept of a “breakation” is. Instead of forgoing a pay […]

Big Pay Day for Online Trade Pub

As a micro-media writer, editor and publisher I tend to get excited when I see others in the field doing particularly well. According to The Wall Street Journal, Nikki Finke, founder of LA Weekly supported, Deadline Hollywood Daily, has sold to Media Corp. in a deal estimated to be worth $10 million, including an […]