Shake Your Twitter Maker

Twitter may be looking for a monetization strategy but some Twitter users have already found one. According to Internet News, one of those users is Dell. Some businesses have discovered that Twitter is an effective way of communicating with consumers. Dell says Twitter has produced $1 million in revenue over the past year and a […]

Super Dog Bowl

Pedigree, which is owned by Mars, will be running a Super Bowl ad next February, but the ad won’t tell pet owners why the brand is superior to P&G’s Iams or Colgate-Palmolive’s Hill’s Science Diet. Instead the ad from TBWA\Chiat\Day will encourage pet adoption. Here’s more from The Wall Street Journal: Pedigree, which has never […]

People Who Fire People Are People Too

Ad Age probably realizes that only the still-employed get the copy of Ad Age that’s being routed in the office, so they’re trying to feel the pain of management: Already beset with worries over flagging income and burdensome expenses, those in the top roles face the unenviable task of letting staff go. And while the […]

The Russo-American Treaty of 2008

I like to see an agency benefit from hiring an outside firm to design their web presence. Newly rebranded Denver agency, Vladimir Jones (formerly known as PRACO), did exactly that. They turned to Culver City, Calif. firm Sisu, Inc. for a new site that helps breathes life into the agency’s new identity. If you’re wondering […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Goat Trimmers

People in the Pacific Northwest have their own way of doing things. Take grass and weed maintenance. In Topeka, you’d just roll out the John Deere and mow that stuff down. Well, Tacoma ain’t Topeka. In Tacoma, they put goats on the job. Hat tip to Whitney Keyes, who writes a Seattle P-I Reader Blog […]

Flaky Use of Blogs, Video and Twitter

Park City Mountain Resort Blog is keeping skiers and boarders up to date on slope conditions–a smart thing to do and an easy to execute social media strategy. For even more timely updates, Park City visitors can turn to Twitter, where the resort’s digital DJ, Eric Hoffman, is keeping the place well waxed. The Twitterati […]

Power To The People

When you go to an agency site, where do you click? If you’re like me, you look at the “Work” and then click the “About” page to learn more about the people who work there. One thing though, the bios found are typically written in lame-o corporate speak. Why not let the people tell their […]

Let’s Talk Money

Compensation for services is a topic we rarely bring up here. Maybe because talking about how much one makes is totally taboo. Given that it is mostly unspoken and absolutely off-the-record when spoken makes this find at sort of interesting. It seems newspaperman Paul Bonaiuto, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Journal […]