Archives for November 2009

Is The Art of Getting Paid The Greatest Art of All?

Talenthouse wants to liberate all artists, which I guess makes them a crowdsourcer with a conscience. I might be suspicious, but one thing jumped out at me right away–the amount of money clients are paying for Talenthouse solutions. BBH and its client ila DUSK are offering $6500 in prize money and an internship at BBH/London […]

Human Vitality Raises The Bar Considerably

Robin Sloan of Snarkmarket believes in generative events, or events that generate media. The great virtue of events today, in the dawn­ing 2010s, is that their value seems durable in a way that the value of super-abundant copies of dig­i­tal media does not. They pro­vide “embod­i­ment,” to use Kevin Kelly’s taxonomy–and that’s some­thing you can […]

BusinessWeek Sold For $5 Mil. This Bundle of Trade Mags To Go For More.

It’s been two weeks since Sharon Waxman broke the story about Adweek, Brandweek, Mediaweek, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Editor & Publisher and other Nielsen trade titles being packaged for a sale. The other day, Editor & Publisher’s Editor, Greg Mitchell, had this inside the bubble POV to share: Now, Ad Age is adding a bit […]

McSweeney’s Is Celebrating Newsprint In A Big Way

San Francisco Panorama is an upcoming 300-plus-page, single-edition newspaper from McSweeney’s, the indie publishing house founded by author Dave Eggers. Six months in the making by McSweeney’s staff based in San Francisco’s Mission District, the Panorama will comprise a main news section including investigative reports, arts and sports sections, a magazine, a book review section, […]

Giving The Usual Routine The Boot

Frankly, I spend too much time online. Surfing, blogging, tweeting, Facebooking–I simply can’t keep up with it all. I feel pressured to keep up so I can stay relevant in advertising. But recently, I was reminded that getting out and experiencing the real world is just as important, if not more so. Yes, there are […]

Brighten Bay–A Soap For The Attention Deficient

Brighten Bay from Cheer is a new campaign from the P&G brand. Real-life soap star Cameron Mathison of ABC’s All My Children stars as Dr. Dan in the campaign. A commentor going by the initials “E.S.” on The Ad Contrarian says, “I can even join in on the discussion about these pitiful stories, filled with […]

An Orgasmically Good Fit

Yoga Jeans from Second Clothing in Canada wants to “give real women what they really deserve”–the chance to “feel good, real good.” According to Art Director, Ahmad Ktaech, Yoga Jeans have a unique fit that flatters a woman’s curves like no other denim in the market… so much so that women of all ages and […]

Gary V. and LinkedIn Work Together To “Crush It”

Wine merchant, author and social media impresario, Gary Vaynerchuk, is teaming with LinkedIn to promote his new book, Crush It and LinkedIn’s recent move to get on board with Twitter. Here’s my Tweet (that will hopefully score me a free book, unless 200 people beat me to the punch):