Friday’s Video Views

Trend Search If search is your thing, you’d be hard-pressed to find two more in-the-know folks than Danny Sullivan and Matt Cutts. Here’s a clip of the two of them talking trends in search. (Hey, where’s my pal Lee Odden?) HT @kevinokeefe via Search Engine Land. Dreams of BMW We all know how great advertising […]

Friday’s Video Views

Solis and Li Brian Solis chats it up with Altimeter Group founder and Open Leadership author Charlene Li as part of his new “Revolution” video series. The Phone Jail of Keith Kelly Marketwatch‘s media maven Jon Friedman held a tete a tete with NY Post’s media columnist (and industry scourge to many) Keith Kelly. The […]

Long Live PR (and the Press Release Too)

Long Live PR (and the Press Release Too)

Two posts caught my attention early this week. Both offered fairly dour assessments of the practice of public relations, and as expected, both were heavily re-tweeted into the media echo chamber. The first, from a trade journalist who no doubt has been on the receiving end of myriad PR come-ons and spam, declared that the […]

Robo Pitch

Robo Pitch

From today’s Twittersphere: TechCrunch’s @robinwauters PR pitches I hate: “You have probably already seen the news that blah blah. As you’re drafting your coverage of the news, blah blah blah.” TheNextWeb’s @alex I actually did see the news, and passed. Pitches like that mean I made the right call. Comes across as very arrogant, too. […]

Alumni Network

Alumni Network

PR Newser reported yesterday that Hamilton Nolan has ankled our industry’s leading weekly trade publication for the edgier pastures of Gawker.com. Good for him. In fact, as I thought about it, PR Week has a string of alumni who’ve springboarded to other notable editorial callings. Ad Age’s Matt Creamer, who profiled Richard Edelman this week […]

Millennium Search

Millennium Search

The Micropersuader today touted, or rather, tweeted, his latest Ad Age column — “Three Trends That Will Shape Digital in 2008.” It was his third trend that struck a resonant chord with this blogger: “Curators Collect and Connect:” “During the past 10 years, content has become a commodity. So has data. Information overload makes it […]

The Best Job in Marketing?

The Best Job in Marketing?

Alice Cuneo, writing for AdAge.com, reveals for her readers the winner of “the best job in marketing.” What would you guess? — The Academy Awards and all those now-taxable goody bags filled with sponsored bling. — The Masters, the venerable golf tournament that happens to be held at a restricted country club. No problem. Just […]

TV Guides

TV Guides

Business or glossy: magazines are the subject of today’s post. We took special notice of the recent bad news from circulationdom’s main keeper, the PIB. On average, the nine leading business books dropped an average of 10.3% in ad pages from a year ago. “Only two magazines in the category are showing ad-page growth, Fast […]

That List

That List

A number of bloggers were just pinged by Todd Andrlik of ToddAnd’s “Power 150” list of top marketing bloggers, which was the subject of this blog (#119) a while back. The news: Todd is teaming up with Ad Age to institutionalize the list. He reasons: “The Ad Age partnership will help make the Power 150 […]