Cannes Is For Closers

The New York Times and Adfreak are highlighting this self-promo campaign from Ogilvy One. Ogilvy execs apparently believe that salesmanship is a lost art. One they intend to find and revive. Rory Sutherland, vice chairman for the British operations of Ogilvy & Mather, said, “There’s an interesting case to be made that advertising has strayed […]

A Special Thanks To Our AdPulp Subscribers

According to Blog Rank by invesp, AdPulp presently has 6247 RSS subscribers; 109,435 incoming links; and averages 2.9 pages per visit (among other things). I admit it’s gratifying to see these stats on some level, but I’m not posting them in order to pat Shawn, Dan and myself on the back. I’m posting them so […]

Happy New Year!

2009 is coming to a close and for many of us in media, marketing and advertising, it’s a time to be thankful for our very survival. Cheers to that! No doubt, the stormy economy hurt a lot of our businesses and cost people jobs and income, but it also forced people to rethink some old […]

One Big Ad Blog Love Fest

I want to send out a very special thank to Bob Knorpp of The Beancast for a live read on his 2009 Year End Show. He, and guests George Parker and Bill Green have some terribly nice things to say about us. If a Web site could blush… Knorpp frames our content as “considered commentaries” […]

Self-Promo Ad #7

Yesterday, I had a great talk over Skype with Bob Knorpp of The BeanCast and Cool Beans Group. Like me, Bob is a freelance copywriter and brand consultant, who is fighting for a foothold in the scree field of this economy. One of the things we touched on was the need to be better self-promoters, […]

I Talk Like A Schmuck

“To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.” – Tom Peters in 1997

Thanks To Our New Advertiser, ProtoShare

“Web prototyping can be cumbersome and expensive. ProtoShare is a smart way for the team to collaborate with clients.” – Steve Gray, Technology Director at Razorfish If you have an interest in improving your Web development process, I encourage you to support our new advertiser and learn more about ProtoShare.

Hill Holliday Serves Us A Royale With Cheese

When Hill Holliday busted out their redesign of HHCC.COM, Baba Shetty said, “the site is built on a platform that gives us enormous flexibility to create scenarios that vary by user situation.” I really wasn’t sure what that meant, but now I have a better idea. For one, Hill Holliday’s Web team is writing custom […]