Archives for June 2009

Wait For It

In the spot above, Dr. Dre teases a song called “Shit Popped Off,” from his long-awaited album Detox, currently slated for a late 2009 release on Aftermath/Interscope. Dre’s last release, Dr. Dre 2001 was in 1999, which gives added meaning to the concept of slow. [via Billboard]

10 Years Down Cluetrain’s Single Track, And Where Are We?

If you need more acerbic wit in your blog diet than George Parker and Bob Hoffman combined can muster, try adding The Grumpy Brit to your reading list. This is the kind of thing he likes to say: Suggesting that with a bit of social media savvy brands can create relationships with their customers is […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: American Indian College Fund

Wieden + Kennedy/Portland has been working with the American Indian College Fund for 18 years. Only Nike has been with the agency longer. To see more work from the new AICF campaign and learn about special honors bestowed upon David Kennedy by the Indian people, see the W+K Blog. Here’s a brief look at the […]

Writing Is Work. And Only Saints Work For Free.

Ad Age’s “Media Guy,” Simon Dumenco caught up with New York Times media critic David Carr via Skype recently. Dumenco has known Carr since 2001 and he wants to help him move some paperback copies of his book, The Night of the Gun: A reporter investigates the darkest story of his life. His own. But […]

Semantics Killed Social Media

PORTLAND–Inside Nemo’s cavernous warehouse space on Southeast Belmont an after work crowd is gathered drinking Mirror Pond, noshing on cheese and talking shop. Amber Case is here. Uncle Nate is here. Rick Turoczy is here. Everyone’s gathered to learn the answer to this rhetorical question: Who Killed Social Media? image courtesy of Rick Turoczy Nemo’s […]

Looking For The Mouse

Clay Shirky on why interactive media is not a fad, but here to stay: I was having dinner with a group of friends about a month ago, and one of them was talking about sitting with his four-year-old daughter watching a DVD. And in the middle of the movie, apropos nothing, she jumps up off […]

Leroy Smith Has The Best Fake In The Game

In a culture awash with self-help books and DVDs, Tony Robbinsesque seminars, and late night pitches on TV, Leroy Smith really has little to worry about. That’s because his infomercial is simply better than all the rest. Learn more at

Word of the Day: Adroit

Toyota Prius and are working together on an innovative contextual advertising program. According to The Wall Street Journal: With help from Saatchi & Saatchi, the car maker is working with for ads targeted to the definitions of words such as “sustainability,” “green” and “moonroof.” Those keyword-based ads launched last week, but Prius also […]