Wednesday, June 23, 2004
  • Coen: Upgrades Ad Outlook, Proclaims Dot-Coms 'Are Back'

    Proclaiming the business is "getting back to pre-recession levels," Madison Avenue's de facto scorekeeper Bob Coen Tuesday revised his outlook for 2004 ad spending marginally upward and offered his first predictions for 2005. He also revealed that "dot-com" ad spending has begun to rebound for all media and that the Internet is the fastest growing of the major consumer media. ...Read the whole story

  • Turnaround Eludes B-To-B

    At a time when industry forecasters are beginning to upgrade their expectations for consumer media spending, B-to-B ad spending continues to languish, although its rate of erosion appears to have leveled off. In April, ad pages dropped 0.2 percent in the U.S. business press, according to estimates released Tuesday. by American Business Media. ...Read the whole story

  • P&G Continues Media Innovation Mandate, Hires Gunn Report

    Procter & Gamble is giving the ad industry a forum for recognizing media excellence. The award for "best flowchart" can only be so far away. ...Read the whole story

  • Weather Gets Hot, Channel Sees Double-Digit Upfront

    Fresh off a soon-to-be-implemented innovation in addressable advertising, The Weather Channel saw a double-digit increase in its upfront volume for the coming year. ...Read the whole story

Einstein's Corner: Square Pegs in Round Holes

In "Absolute Powerpoint," Ian Parker's wonderful essay on the power of Microsoft's Powerpoint software to edit our thoughts, he cites a New Jersey man in an online discussion: "Last week," said the man, "I caught myself ...More