Online Advertising Does Work When It’s Properly Managed, Analyzed and Optimized

Frank Addante, CEO and Co-Founder of Rubicon Project wants to “keep the Internet free and fuel its growth.” His team plans to do this by helping publishers make money from under-utilized online ad space. Addante describes Advertising 1.0 as relying on content as a proxy for advertisers to reach an audience. He says Advertising 2.0 […]

Stream With Me

My jaw is on the ground. Social media scholar, Danah Boyd, spoke at Web2.0 Expo in New York yesterday and now her talk is available in “print” on her site. Here’s one bite of that nourishing feast: Consider what it means to be “in flow” in an information landscape defined by networked media and you […]

Going Deep, Digitally

Ed Cotton likes the contrary thinking found in Jonathan Harris’ new piece, “World Building in a Crazy World”. I do too. Very much. Here’s what Cotton says about the work: Harris seems to be taking a giant knife to the current internet landscape and stabbing a hole in its heart; slamming the 140 character world […]

You Have To Believe

American Express OPEN Forum is presenting an article on the art of sales by Dr. Susan L. Reid, a business coach and consultant for entrepreneurial women. Here are Reid’s Five Keys to Making a Sale: 1. Treat your clients with respect, dignity, interest, and care. 2. Forget about rejection. 3. Shine your light. 4. You […]

Hunt The Non-Hustler

Marketing speaker, author and consultant, Tara Hunt, was raised in a small town in Alberta. Naturally, she was shaped by that experience (as we all are, wherever and however we grow up). I’m not a hustler. I’ve never been a hustler. Sure, I know the elements of the hustle (there are enough examples around me) […]

Don’t Just Sell. Inspire A Cultish Movement.

Copywriter, Nathan Archambault, writes Maybe I’m Gravy, a blog about the sport (not to be confused with his sports blog). On said blog, he posits that ad agencies are shifting (or need to be) from making ads to creating cults. Ad agencies will still be idea factories. But creating ads is going to become a […]

Life During Media Arts Time

“Transmit the message, to the receiver hope for an answer some day” -David Byrne Media Arts & Disruption, a TBWA\ blog, kindly offers up Lee Clow’s philosophy on the state of the ad game today. Or “media arts” game, as the case may be. It’s a short but stimulating read. For instance, here’s one key […]

Advertising And Editorial To Live Happily Ever After

Until now, I’ve never heard of Tyler Brûlé and his magazine, Monocle. I know, I know, I need to get out more. Interestingly, tough-nosed David Carr of The New York Times has heard of him and he makes the man and his $10-an-issue-magazine sound grand. Of course, I’m a big fan of finding sponsors for […]