July, 2008 Archive

Top 20 albums of all time?

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Just what the world needs: another top 20 albums of all time list, courtesy of the Y! Radish Music Blog. This list is a bit different from the usual critical assessments because it seeks to be more objective and empirical, weighing factors such as album sales, "critical rating value" ...

Big experiences come in small packages

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

I’m always hearing about how retailers like Bass Pro Shops and American Girl are the masters of building a brand through a great experience. Instead of peddling merchandise on bland-looking racks in its stores, American Girl creates a fun destination where families can dine together and explore themed rooms patterned ...

So you want to work for Avenue A | Razorfish?

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Check out "Confessions of a Summer Intern" a blog by Maddie Graunke, which gives you an inside look at the experiences of an intern for my employer, Avenue A | Razorfish. Based in the Chicago office, Maddie has been interning on my team for several weeks. She has ...

Are you experienced?

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Engagement-based marketing is all the rage. Forrester Research, Gartner, and JupiteResearch have all published major commentary on engagement in the past 12 months. Agencies like my employer Avenue A | Razorfish are talking about the importance of building brands through experiences that engage consumers, online and offline. ...

This is why we read digital media

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

In a recent blog post, I shared the story of a bright and talented 20-something job candidate who confessed to me that she'd never purchased a print edition of any newspaper in her life because she's so comfortable consuming all her media digitally. Invariably this story evokes frowns ...