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  • Publishing to Paupers
    In these tough economic times, it seems that any and every news story (no matter what it's about) begins with the phrase in these tough economic times. It started with ...
  • Good News for Newspapers (Who Like Bad News)
    James Smith, chief revenue officer at the Huffington Post, has reason to be optimistic. The site, self tagged "The Internet Newspaper," is riding a surge in traffic and a commensurate ...
  • Cause And EFX
    The soundtrack should maybe have been Das EFX but it was a lot more Fall Out Boy as MTV unleashed its foray into campaign 2008 studies, titled "The Election Effect," ...
  • The Geena Davis Factor Or, Is the Secretly Liberal Media Secretly Sexist?
    If I started this with a joke about Barack Obama and watermelons nobody would laugh, but if it were about Sarah Palin and melons everybody would likely laugh. Put some ...
  • Hot Buttons
    It's been a year in which some of the things we don't usually speak about publicly (or at least, not in polite company) began to be talked about at last. ...
  • The Spy Who Slagged Me
    The former Agency Spy has tendered her resignation to Her Majesty's Secret Service (Her Majesty, in this case, being mediabistro.com's Laurel Touby). While ex-Super Spy Sabrina Duncan might have hung ...
  • Pushing Up Daisies
    For better or for worse, Tony Schwartz had a hand in creating modern political campaigning, but not as directly as he has generally been credited with - or accused of. ...
  • Out of the Park
    It's the 100th anniversary of the song "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." The story of the backroom deal between the song's lyricist, Jack Norworth, and the Cracker Jack ...
  • Stuffing the Ballot Box
    Even for the OOH marketing world, Adpack USA is a bit niche. The company specializes in "promotional facial tissues, towelettes and wet towels." Last month AdPack held its second annual ...
  • Cursing Up a Storm
    Mark Twain once quipped, "When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear." When longtime WNBC news anchor Sue Simmons dropped her F-bomb on poor Chuck Scarborough, she maybe should ...
  • No White Flag
    H.L. Mencken famously said, "Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats." He was, of course, speaking ...
  • Sadly, They Don't See the Irony
    "Just read your article on Green Fashion That's Chic and thought you would be interested in the 'h' pocket square by Lexus that's featured in the current issue of GQ ...
  • Giving Head
    Radiohead has never made cheery videos. The band, fiercely protective of its music and how it is handled, agreed to let MTV use the song "All I Need" from In ...
  • Have They Lost the Ability To Tell the Difference Between a Good Idea and a Bad Idea?
    America: Founded on mountains of meat, rivers of milk and going to 11. At least if new food industry ads are to be believed. A new campaign from the California ...
  • Against Green
    Walk into any Whole Foods. The codified ecocorrect corporate mandate as exemplified in the stores' design could not be clearer. You nearly expect to see Al Gore strumming an acoustic ...
  • Why Aren't They Wearing Any Pants?
    The short answer is, we don't really know and won't hazard a guess. But the press release from T-post, the responsible party, tells us, "Subscribing to T-post is a lot ...
  • Close Call
    Don't let the steely robotic gaze and fake Stepford smile fool you: Despite a nearly unshakable knack for oozing creamy insincerity, Martha Stewart is not perfect. Note the faux pas: ...
  • Depends on What You Mean by 'User'
    How many industry execs does it take to make a bland one-minute "user-generated" video that, much like the candidate it purports to support, is long on style but says little ...
  • I Got Rhythm
    "Protect yourself," I read, "use the rhythm method." But I'm not even Catholic, I'm about to protest until I realize the tagline refers to the rhythm of my typing on ...
  • To Hell and FAQ
    Whether you're a jihadist or just a flack trying to quell the flames of the Vytorin crisis, PR can be a dirty job. When the Web site of al-Sahab, al-Qaeda's ...
  • The Whole Truthiness
    Who knows who Stephen Colbert really is? Who really cares? Certainly not Colbert himself. He was once a kid from Charleston, S.C., who grew up Irish-Catholic and graduated from Northwestern ...
  • Hooking Up: LinkedIn
    Ad execs use LinkedIn to network with colleagues, other execs, even target audiences. If you need ideas for a client's campaign, brainstorm with other professionals or ask buyers directly what ...
  • A Little Rain Never Hurt No One
    You can lead a mag to water, but you can't make it drink. Parade has brought on a new top editor. And they went straight to the well, poaching Janice ...
  • Sounding Off Joe Levy
    Joe Levy, a veteran music writer and the newly-appointed editor-in-chief of Blender magazine, has keenly observed the music industry throughout its digital transformation. He's seen it all - from the ...
  • A Mag of Wealth of Taste
    His magazines have been around for a long, long time (okay, since 2004), and now Donald Trump is bringing the sweet, sweaty smell of his success to Ocean Drive. ...
  • Jukebox Hero
    If you've spent any time at all playing with those digital jukeboxes in bars, you know they are always trying to rip you off by getting you to waste money ...
  • Through the Mill
    Magazine editors must often feel guilty about their role in global climate change. At least, unless they're Graydon Carter, they aren't inviting Al Gore over for dinner any time s ...
  • There's A Word For It
    Apparently scotch and martinis are the right fuel for the advertising fire. The AMC show Mad Men is mostly known for its hard-driving, hard-drinking, chain-smoking characters. But these guys (and ...
  • Word Up
    With the undeniable draw of a video titled "Baby Got Book" (sung to the tune of Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back"), GodTube was the fastest-growing Web site among U.S. Internet ...
  • In The Bag
    Gmail is crawling with spiders. And spiders freak me out. A friend of mine recently e-mailed me from the airport in Miami, where she was traveling to attend a wedd ...