Amazon Beats Google To The Professional Home Services Market

In a move that some believe Google should make with Places or Maps, Amazon announced Monday the launch of Amazon Home Services, a marketplace for on-demand professional services. It gives consumers the ability to search, purchase, and schedule hundreds of professional services ranging from gardening and wall mounting a new television to installing a garbage disposal or housecleaning. ...


Bob Garfield: Garfield At Large
P.R. Wild Pitches, Spring Edition

Tra la, tra la. Spring is here! And with it, daffodils and baseball and Easter Eggs -- and our semiannual shaming of public-relations incompetence! ...

Events & Awards

Each year, all year, MediaPost hosts more than 30 events across a range of marketing disciplines ... including our OMMA events, Insider Summits and Creative Media, OMMA and Appy Awards. Chances are some are just right for you.

Barbara Lippert: Madblog
The 'Mad Men' Set-Up: How Will We Deal?

"Mad Men" resumes next Sunday, April 5, and the final seven episodes of the series are fittingly called "The End of an Era." As I mentioned last week in my maudlin musings, I'm obsessed with -- ...

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

When NBC decided to air a 40th anniversary special for "Saturday Night Live," did they broadcast it live from New York on Saturday night, as the very name of the show would imply? Nope, they ran ...

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