Mad Women

July 29th, 2008

Finally, I have come across an article from someone who agrees with my opinion of the show "Mad Men." I am have expressed my opinion in this blog a couple of times, but just to recap: It gives people the wrong impression of the advertising business today.  It is easy to get caught up in the "glamor" of the show, but let's remember, that is…

Wordle: My New Favorite Toy

July 23rd, 2008

Check out Wordle, a toy for generating "beautiful word clouds." Too cool. Here is the Wordle for my del.icio.us tags. Here.

What If…

July 23rd, 2008

An agency created the Stop sign? This video is a little too close to reality on many days in an agency. As agency professionals, we should strive to prevent events like this, but sadly, that is not always possible. Regardless, the video is pretty funny. Enjoy.

Even More Online Video Watching

July 1st, 2008

A continued theme in my readings and postings (here and here): "The amount of video consumed on TV has dropped 5% among consumers who actively stream and download content...Meanwhile, movie theater consumption fell 2% while personal computer viewing grew 8%. One-in-five hours watching video is now done online." See Brandweek article for more detail.

Economy Impacting Brand Choices

July 1st, 2008

This article in Brandweek hit home for me, being in the age group surveyed and having made some of these same decisions lately.  While we have been hearing for some time now that the economy is hurting, it seems as if the reaction has been a bit delayed by consumers this age.  The brand list below was startling to me, especially among a group that…