Pitch Your Wares At Your Own Risk

William Higham, founder of market research and trend consultancy The Next Big Thing, writing in Adweek presents a vision of just how radical a globally connected group of information sharers is. The more information consumers have at their fingertips, the greater their power. The Internet is a huge enabler, and increased Web access and the […]

Media Execs Adjust Their Package

According to Ad Age, the recession isn’t killing media, the internet is. That’s the trade mag’s takeaway from a new Booz & Company survey that found 57% of media execs believe that “deep-seated industry shifts,” aka the internet, are more likely the reason for the current economic “malaise” than the recession. This led me to […]

Digital Isn’t Madison Avenue’s Undoing, It’s Just The Latest And Most Blatant Challenger

From the perspective of serial entrepreneur Jeff Bussgang, a partner at Flybridge Venture Capital in Boston, traditional advertising as embodied by fictional characters in AMC’s hit show Mad Men are true relics, with little chance at ever again exuding the kind of swagger we see in Don Draper. Writing in BusinessWeek, Bussgang argues: With the […]

An Editor Focuses On His Customers And Wins

We’ve published a ton of posts here about the need for marketers to realize they’re in the media business today. Here’s one about a media company realizing that they’re in marketing. John Yemma, Editor of The Christian Science Monitor, in a guest editorial on PaidContent says: What we’re learning is that the key to building […]

Iain Tait, Free-Range Idea Farmer

You may have heard, Iain Tait is leaving Poke/London for Wieden+Kennedy/Portland. In his new position Tait will be top digital dog at an agency reared on TV, and one that’s been slow to pick up the digital ball. If this article by Tait in New Media Age is any indication, he wants to bring new […]

Brand Loyalty Is Tough To Measure, Until You Convert It Into Sales

James Cherkoff of Modern Marketing has a new and interesting take on David Ogilvy’s admonition, “We sell, or else.” That most crucial aspect of markets and marketing, the Point-Of-Purchase (P-o-P) is changing quickly and in some very surprising ways. In doing so, this shift is throwing light on some long-standing weaknesses of the marketing industry, […]

Not Your Father’s Creative Execution

Buick’s new interactive campaign, The New Class of World Class, created by MacLaren MRM in partnership with Motion Theory and interactive studio Jam 3, aims to introduce Buick’s new design philosophy to a young, sophisticated audience. Unbelievably, the project was completed in just over three weeks. Adrian Belina, Creative Director, Jam 3 says, “To create […]

Digi Dollars

Forbes is reporting that spending on digital advertising will surpass spending on print in 2010. Of the $368 billion marketers plan to spend this year, 32.5% will go toward digital; 30.3% to print. Digital spending includes e-mail, video advertising, display ads and search marketing. “It’s a watershed moment,” says the study’s lead author, Outsell vice […]