Democracy Dies In Darkness

The Washington Post drove Tricky Dick Nixon to resign. Will the nation’s newspaper also drive Don Trump from office? Time will tell. What we know now is the mainstream press is consistently under attack from a wannabe dick tater. Don Trump says the press is “an enemy.” The fact is he and his criminal syndicate […]

BREAKING NEWS: It’s Amateur Hour on Pennsylvania Avenue

Trump and his administration are a brand in crisis. Witness the desperation and lame wish to control the message in this bizarre attempt at a presser by Sean Spicer, the new White House Press Secretary: I’m not interested in the political calculations here. I want to focus on the marketing communications problems, which are significant. […]

Trump’s “First Family” Look Is An Image That’s Hard To Beat

There are new and variable factors to the election this year, which makes it maddening and interesting at the same time. Without wanting to forward anyone’s political agenda, as advertising professionals, we do want to offer what insight we can about the use of advertising to win elections. Much has been made of Donald Trump’s […]

Ad Grunts Want To Work for Pay, Time Off and Coffee (Not Trophies)

Advertising is a glamorous industry. Or so it may seem to some from the outside looking in, partly due to how the industry is portrayed in TV shows, film and lifestyle press. Of course, there are ad people enjoying a corner office with views of the San Francisco Bay or the equivalent, but they’re in […]

Publicis Groupe’s Digerati Join NYC Media Lab

In a quest to innovate and apply leaner methods to age old practices, agencies are increasingly acting like media and technology companies. In one such move, Publicis Groupe—agency parent to DigitasLBi, MRY, Razorfish and VivaKi—is joining the NYC Media Lab as a corporate member. Other partners include AT&T, ESPN, HBO, Hearst, NBCUniversal, News Corp., Time […]

Digital Divide Widens As Technology Grows More Complex

How many hours a day do you spend on Facebook? Is it enough time to fully understand the ins-and-outs of the platform and all its various uses? I am a heavy Facebook user myself, but basic things like looking up a Facebook Page’s followers continue to prove difficult. Imagine how tricky certain aspects of Facebook […]