David Carr of The New York Times offers some food for thought in a year-end piece on changes in the media business. Here are three of his more cogent points: 1) Every cable channel with two nickels and more than a few digital enterprises is financing the kind of narrative television that used to be […]
The iPhone is now better equipped than ever to present news of the day, thanks to the recent launch of two new apps (both already popular on the iPad), Flipboard and CNN-owned Zite. According to Fast Company, Flipboard, like Zite, makes it very easy to read collected content from all your favorite publications. Time helps […]
Lawyers are not funny people, generally speaking. Lawyers in commercials are particularly unfunny. But BBDO New York is reversing those charges by presenting Will Arnett in the role of Kent Wesley, a high-powered internet attorney. There’s more from Kent Wesley and AT&T at YouveGotACase.com.
“Please tell me your new big idea has a geolocation feature in it. We need to reach prospects at the point of sale, and now we can!” The monologue above was a staged reaction to you presenting a geolocation-less campaign. Forgive my indulgences… According to a new $499 Forrester report, the percentage of U.S. online […]
Shazam is an awesome app. It listens to songs on the radio and tells you the name of the track and artist. Technology… Apparently, Shazam will also listen to TV ads. General Mills’ Pillsbury Crescents brand is using Shazam for TV to reach busy millennial moms. When viewers see the TV spot, they can open […]
One of the more innovative agencies out there is Red Square Agency in Mobile, Alabama. If you’ve ever worked in a small market like Mobile, you know it’s a bit harder to attract great talent and draw buzz. But Red Square is defying that convention, and seems committed to putting itself on the ad map. […]
QR Codes. What are they good for? It’s a topic in search of an answer, which Croatia’s mail service, Hrvatska Pošta, has for us. Hrvatska Pošta developed postage stamps featuring QR codes that can be used to track the mail and confirm delivery. Created by Croatian agency Bruketa & Žinić OM — which, incidentally, was […]