TechEBlog is showcasing the 10 strangest creations made with Lego building blocks. I don’t believe there is an organization, nor any brand sponsorship behind this collection. Not that it’s needed. After all, brands belong to the customer. It’s at that level where meaning is most effectively made.
Adweek reports that Gretchen Erwin, co-founder of Erwin-Penland and the agency’s media director, has retired. Erwin, 50, and her husband, Joe, formed the agency in 1986 after purchasing Penland Advertising in Greenville, S.C. The couple, along with partner Allen Bosworth, turned the one-person shop into an agency that currently employs 145 people and has billings […]
Ad Age editor, Scott Donaton discusses the of sipping his own medicinal tea: I’m not just the hair-club president; I’m also a client. From my perch overlooking the marketing landscape, I can report on, even judge, how companies react to the issues confronting them. But I’m in the middle of it as well, part of […]
The Bullshit Observer on attending yet another meeting: I have a 2.5 hour meeting this afternoon. A full 95% of this meeting will be a fingernails-on-the-chalkboard waste of my time. I’m bringing an illustration in that I’ve been wanted to sketch. I’ve done some of my best drawing in meetings. As a plebeian worker ant […]
Wonder Branding’s Michelle Miller on “Microchunking”–the act of breaking media into smaller bits prior to consumption: This is the Internet as it was meant to be – the ultimate, customizable tool for each and every individual on the planet. Social media like blogs, wikis, Flickr and YouTube are simply the foundation. We are just now […]
Maybe our friend Dean over at Black Lab Five can shine some more light on this, but Copper Advertising, formerly known as TraverRohrback and a shop that has done good work that got some national attention, has closed its doors. I know they always tried to lure good creative talent there (I say that, ever […]
From Webuser.co.uk: Web users now have almost 76 million sites to choose from, yet most only visit six on a regular basis, it was revealed today. The research, published today by Directgov, points to a new era in the use of the internet that experts are calling the ‘Supersite’ phenomenon. The study found that half […]
After reading our piece on “Getting Real,” the new 37signals PDF for sale, Adam Engst of Take Control Books wanted to let us know that his firm has put out 39 titles–8 of which are translations in Dutch, German, and Japanese–since going into business in 2003. Take Control’s PDF titles have sold 55,000 copies in […]