Archives for October 2010

The Right Man In The Right Vertical

Henry Blodget of Business Insider recently sat down with Jim Grant, one of the country’s premier financial analysts and historians. A former Barron’s staff writer, Grant founded Grant’s Interest Rate Observer close to 30 years ago. Even in an age of 24/7 online news, the publication remains one of the leading authorities on debt, bonds, […]

Yet Another Facebook Story: The Difference Between “Fans” And “Likes”

Brian Solis is a PR guy. Naturally, he doesn’t refer to himself as such, becasue “digital analyst, sociologist, and futurist” sounds so much better. Speaking of sounding so much better, Solis does us the favor of distinguishing between today’s Facebook “Like” and the old “Fan” motif that FB used to employ. In Facebook, it’s not […]

Trumpet Blows New Orleans’ Horn is live and it’s another perfect expression of Trumpet’s love for the Crescent City. Replacing what was a poor fit in name and design, the new site is more interactive and reflects the mayor’s objectives to make the government more transparent and effective. Trumpet accomplished the entire redesign and framework of the revamped website. […]

On This Site Stood…

The I-75 Project is a public art installation from Norm Magnusson. “Are they real?” is a question viewers frequently ask, meaning “are they state-sponsored?” Magnusson loves this confusion and hopes to slip a message in while people are mulling it over. These markers are just the kind of public art he really enjoys: gently assertive […]

Pertinent Info At Premium Prices

Early next year Politico will begin a subscription news service focused on health care, energy and technology. The idea behind the service is to provide coverage at the microlevel of what Congress, federal agencies and trade associations are doing. Plans call for Politico Pro eventually to cover the military industry, financial services and transportation. Subscriptions […]

The Marcus Graham Project Is A Very Worthy Project

I’ll admit I hadn’t heard of The Marcus Graham Project until yesterday. As it turned out, they sponsor a weekly live podcast and yesterday, Luke Sullivan was the guest. To make a long story short, I was live-tweeting a little bit during Luke’s appearance while watching football, and he noticed it and name-checked me right […]

All Things Being Equal, Americans Want A Car That Runs Well, Not Deep

General Motors will promote its Chevrolet brand with a new marketing theme, “Chevy runs deep,” aimed at representing the history of the brand while showcasing new products. According to Detroit Free Press: GM made the ads with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, which won the Chevrolet account in May and is opening an office in the […]

You Can Work Around The Rules, But You Still Have To Sell Sponsors On The Idea

Last night I made a post about how scale is all in the online publishing business. This morning there’s another, polar opposite point of view to consider thanks to David Carr at The New York Times. If you were going to assemble a business plan for a Web site, you would look closely at everything […]