Monthly Archives: February 2008

These are the real thrillers

Before Michael Jackson became a walking freak show, he gave the world Thriller, the perfect fushion of art, commerce, and marketing. On the 25th-anniversary of Thriller’s release, I think it is instructive for marketers to consider those times when effective … Continue reading

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These are the real thrillers

Before Michael Jackson became a walking freak show, he gave the world Thriller, the perfect fushion of art, commerce, and marketing. On the 25th-anniversary of Thriller’s release, I think it is instructive for marketers to consider those times when effective … Continue reading

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Marketing rant: Advertising Age is full of crap

No, I don’t mean the insightful content, which I read religiously — I mean the cluttered advertisements that get in the way of the magazine, like the slickly produced but physically obtrusive inserts pictured above. Like a lot of Advertising … Continue reading

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Marketing rant: Advertising Age is full of crap

No, I don’t mean the insightful content, which I read religiously — I mean the cluttered advertisements that get in the way of the magazine, like the slickly produced but physically obtrusive inserts pictured above. Like a lot of Advertising … Continue reading

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Oscar shows signs of credibility

Now that I have slammed Oscar for losing its credibility as a brand over the years, I believe it’s only fair to speak up when Oscar gets it right. The 80th Academy Awards restored a lot of credibility in recognizing … Continue reading

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Oscar shows signs of credibility

Now that I have slammed Oscar for losing its credibility as a brand over the years, I believe it’s only fair to speak up when Oscar gets it right. The 80th Academy Awards restored a lot of credibility in recognizing … Continue reading

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Avenue A | Razorfish publishes Digital Outlook Report

The 2008 Digital Outlook Report, now available from my employer Avenue A | Razorfish, is a must-read for anyone in marketing. This annual report helps marketers understand trends in digital spending and consumer behavior. It contains rich insights ranging from … Continue reading

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Avenue A | Razorfish publishes Digital Outlook Report

The 2008 Digital Outlook Report, now available from my employer Avenue A | Razorfish, is a must-read for anyone in marketing. This annual report helps marketers understand trends in digital spending and consumer behavior. It contains rich insights ranging from … Continue reading

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Why does “Juno” piss me off?

In a previous blog post, I took Joe Morgenstern to task for recommending Juno for a Best Picture Oscar. “No one who has ever met an unwed teen mother in real life would ever vote for that cutesy, hipper-than-thou fluff,” … Continue reading

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Why does “Juno” piss me off?

In a previous blog post, I took Joe Morgenstern to task for recommending Juno for a Best Picture Oscar. “No one who has ever met an unwed teen mother in real life would ever vote for that cutesy, hipper-than-thou fluff,” … Continue reading

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