Archives for December 2009

Free Music Discovery (c/o imeem), We Hardly Knew Thee

MySpace CEO, Owen Van Natta, announced today that MySpace Music has completed a deal to acquire certain assets of imeem – a leading social media music service. Eliot Van Buskirk of Wired says, “You were fun while you lasted, imeem, rest in peace — although it looks like you’ll rest in pieces instead.” Van Buskirk […]

Lots of Value Messaging In The Air Right Now (But Ace Does It Different)

The AdPulp spotlight has landed on Portland’s Ace Hotel before. I believe the following naughty Santa price-saver email gives us cause to look again.

Community Reporting Is Still A Backbone, But It Belongs To Someone Else Now

Hyperlocal is heating up. this summer acquired EveryBlock, which feeds crime reports, restaurant health inspections and other data to news organizations’ Web sites. AOL Inc. recently acquired the local-news network Patch. And now is partnering with According to The Wall Street Journal, CNN will begin to republish dispatches on its own […]

Digerati 3 – Adverati 7 In The First

Brian Morrissey of Adweek has been reading the latest report from Forrester so we don’t have to. Forrester Research conducted a “state of interactive agencies” survey of about 100 global interactive marketers. It found just 23 percent believed their “traditional brand agency” is capable of planning and managing interactive marketing activities. About 46 percent did […]

Wonder What’s Going On In The Kitchen? No Need.

To help launch Damico Kitchen & Osteria in the Chambers Hotel in downtown Minneapolis, Brew Creative placed cameras in the kitchen and streams the images live and uncut every night at They’re also beaming the images to a massive screen in the courtyard of the hotel, which is visible to traffic, and pedestrians along […]

Santa Wrestling

Sell! Sell! in London is helping Fentimans, the independent Hexham-based soft drinks company, tug Coca-Cola’s long white beard this Christmas. illustration by Steven Noble Created by Sell! Sell!, the ad depicts an old-fashioned illustration of a Fentimans Santa wearing the colours of Curiosity Cola and workman’s boots standing victorious over a chubby Father Christmas lying […]

I Know You Write Copy, What Else You Got?

Steffan Postaer, a copywriter (and agency exec) with two novels to his credit, just published a poem I wrote five years ago in his Rogue’s Gallery. Postaer says, “The Rogue’s Gallery is not a commercial gallery. Nor is it a beauty contest. The Rogue’s Gallery is a place where creative advertising people can show their […]

Rabbit Holes Discovered In Philadelphia

Alice, which premiered last night and continues tonight, is a four-hour movie event starring Academy Award-winner Kathy Bates as the Queen of Hearts and Caterina Scorsone as Alice. To promote the show SyFy (a unit of NBC) turned to Fallon for a multimedia marketing campaign, which includes the following twist on out-of-home: [via Brand Flakes […]