CBS acquired social-networking Web site Last.fm for $280 million, delving further into the music business where it was once a major player. Last.fm, “The Social Music Revolution,” was founded in the U.K. in 2002 and now has 15 million plus active users in more than 200 countries. Me included. Last.fm’s team — including founders Felix […]
Download this file if you and a creative partner would like to compete for a spot on Oxygen’s new show, “Adfight.” On the show, two-person teams will vie for the chance to have their work showcased on national TV. Casting Director, Danielle Barba, says the show will be shot toward the end of June. The […]
Seattle-based WONGDOODY has launched a new pro bono campaign for the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), the largest film festival in the United States. The agency is supporting the festival with one 30-second live-action TV spot, three animated movie bumpers, a microsite, extensive event signage, print ads, collateral and various forms of merchandise including apparel, […]
Business Week looks at Moleskine’s online adventures. With a new range of “city” notebooks launching in the U.S next month—featuring street maps, local information, and space for users to jot down their thoughts—Modo&Modo has also introduced a series of city-focused blogs. Its aim is for these blogs to be more than merely a branded Web […]
Ad Age looks at one of the more interesting developments in the agency business of late—a move to income-producing models other than commissions, retainers and consulting-type hours and fee models. Seattle shop Wexley School for Girls really wants to profit not just from selling a tagline, a viral video or even a high-concept marketing strategy […]
I wanted to read about what NOT to do as an entrepreneur, so I picked up the latest Inc. Magazine from the newsstand. Jonathan Abrams, the founder of Friendster and the man credited with launching the social networking concept, is on the cover. Abrams took a beating at Friendster, but he’s only 37 and he […]
Aric Chen writing for Fast Company looks at the emergence of China’s creative class. China is building a creative infrastructure at breakneck speed. You can sense it in the trendy restaurants and slick boutiques popping up in major cities–and in the gritty ex-warehouse and factory districts where imagination-driven companies are joining the cafés and art […]
Mask-wearing activist, Ask A Chola, operating somewhere in East Los, Califas, a.k.a. Aztlan, has some serious demands for the Frito-Lay Corporation. She claims there are under-served communities in America, and demands that Frito-Lay treat every Dorito-loving community with dignity. Or something like that. Visit Ask A Chola’s MySpace page for more on her shadowy movements.