If it walks like an ad, quacks like an ad, but requires no out-of-pocket change to distribute … is it still an ad? And if it features a candidate, does that make it a campaign ad? Pundits sure think so. Together is a slick, emotionally-charged 60-second video that features a Bernie Sanders clip, photos of […]
Ignore the distractions. Instead, get mad and right the wrong represented by the Academy Awards snub of Selma. Equality is the prize.
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Just six days before the 49th SuperBowl, GoDaddy revealed its heavily teased “puppy ad” in an exclusive on the NBC Today Show. (An “ad” on a “news” show means free advertising. Well played, GoDaddy.) The response was immediate and negative. Shame on @GoDaddy for their absolutely reckless and heartless Super Bowl Commercial. #nodaddy — Aracely […]
There were some awfully big news stories in 2014: Cuba, Ebola, Ferguson, ISIS, Malaysian Airlines, mid-term U.S. elections, Russia/Ukraine/Crimea, Sony/Korea, and the Winter Olympics. We landed a robot on a comet. High profile celebrities died (Philip Hoffman, Joan Rivers, Robin Williams). So what can we learn from this New York Times list of most visited digital content? Where […]
I remember when the Cluetrain Manifesto hit the ‘net. That would have been 1999. As I read their 95 Theses (not to be confused with a predecessor set), I remember thinking “yeah” and “hell, yeah”. A lot. Their criticisms of marketing, business and mainstream media resonated, even though I did not think of myself as a […]