Archives for October 2009

MOO Minis Ups Its Options Package

Disclosure: The following company provided me a free box of MiniCards. MOO.COM, an online stationer that makes unique, highly customizable printed stationery for small businesses and individuals, today announced a new version of its well-known MiniCards. Specific updates include: Two-sided image uploading – easily incorporate corporate branding, logos, and designs on both the front and […]

Big Writeup in The Times On Pandora’s Musical Geekery

New York Times Magazine columnist Rob Walker busted out of his “Consumed” column this week with an in-depth feature on Pandora, one of the leading players in streaming radio. Walker’s piece is an interesting look at how far radio has evolved in 100 years. He also notes how Pandora’s particular use of technology (which determines […]

For Big Schools, Football Is A Brand Experience

One of the things that I enjoy about college football Saturdays is seeing the spots that the schools run during games. Take a look at these ads for University of Texas: VO: Walter Cronkite (who attended UT, but left school in 1935 to work in radio) Agency: GSD&M | Idea City

Digital Disruption Du Jour: New Best Sellers In Hardback Only $9

“Ford County is the best writing that John Grisham has ever done.” -Pat Conroy Wal-Mart and Amazon are slashing prices on soon to be released hardcover editions of some of the holiday season’s potential best sellers, offering them online for $8.99 apiece, according to The New York Times. The titles affected include Sarah Palin’s memoir, […]


Five years ago today we started posting articles to this site. I could reflect on all we’ve learned, or all I’ve learned as a writer, editor and ad man, but that kind of thing doesn’t make for much of a celebration. Instead, I hereby raise the AdPulp glass to all who come here regularly to […]

Want to Navigate The Digital Wilds? Find A Trusty Guide Service.

Shar VanBoskirk, an analyst for Forrester, spent some time in Denver this week with a group of marketing exces that work for Kaiser Permanente, Genesco Retail, Radio Shack, Jones Apparel, and Adidas America. Her big takeaway: That one of the greatest challenges for interactive marketers today is getting support and cooperation from their traditional brand […]

Trust Your Instincts – That’s What They’re There For

The Denver Egotist is pointing to John Hunt’s site for his new book, The Art of the Idea. When you visit the site and click “Excerpts” you’ll be treated to 20 short videos like the one above.

A Good Place for Revisionist History

I love the copy in this ad, especially the set up. “First there was sport. Then there was betting. Next came the Internet.” Yep, that about covers it for the last 10,000 years, give or take. [via AdFreak]