Monthly Archives: January 2013

Agencies digging their own graves – a small example

Catching up on some twitter links, I clicked to a 1:04 video and was greeted with a :30 commercial that didn’t have a five second “skip ad” button. The commercial was half the length of the video itself. Watching 24 on DVD in 2002 was the first time I realized that nearly twenty minutes of […]

On-line algorithms #fail

Following some of the memes and political commentary on Secretary of State Clinton’s clash with Senate Republicans, I found myself over at left-liberal TPM, where I received the following ad: While it’s true that the night before, after changing the water in our fish tank, standing on a wet rug with my shoes starting to […]

When doing TV makes sense

As a digital (gone) native(*), nerd, and suddenly time-challenged step-father, I live my life very free of TV advertising. Some of this is by chance – I rarely have a chance to watch live TV. But most of it is by design: I DVR when I can, buy iTunes TV and shows, and rip DVDs […]

An obscure, but excellent, look at Steve Jobs in action

This is a video segment from a documentary called “The New Entrpreneurs” that gets posted and taken down from youTube periodically. Every 9 months or so, I want to send it to someone and the previous link fails. Finally, it looks like the creator of the video has posted it, so it’s likely to stay. […]

Kimmel on Marketing

In an Ad Age interview about the new time slot for his show, Jimmy Kimmel makes some observations about media and marketing that are music to digital marketers’ ears. (The show is moving from 12 AM to 11:35 PM, a symbolic 25 minute move which puts him up against Leno and Letterman.) Knowing What you […]