Monday, July 23, 2007

Adverganza's Monday morning picks

In which we tell you what's worth reading from Monday's ad news dump.

From Advertising Age:

—File under "We Knew That": Being a Detroit ad agency person sucks.
—Well, at least the 'WSJ' sales guys like Rupert Murdoch.
—File under "We Knew That, the Sequel": Rance Crain says Detroit’s ad slogans suck.
Wal-Mart lets you rate its products.
—Bob Garfield ponders Dell’s color-coordinated laptops, as did we.
—What David Lubars, Linda Sawyer, Bob Jeffery, George Lois, et. al, thought of “Mad Men.”

From Adweek:

—An interview with "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner, and why he thinks the agency in the show is most like BBDO.
Mal McDougall on "Mad Men."
—Noreen O'Leary on the rise of digital agencies.
—Andrew McMains on the rise of strategic consultants.
Cutwater talks about how it's letting its new Ray-Ban viral get sick mostly on its own.
—Barbara Lippert on Martin's new campaign for ESPN's X Games.

From The New York Times:

Podcasts try to figure out an ad model.
Barbie plugs into a docking station. It's not at all like it sounds.
McCann and MRM get Christopher Guest to direct two Intel music videos. (When I find them online, I'll post them.)

From The Wall Street Journal: (subscription required unless otherwise noted):

—Dodge is trying to get the above video for the Nitro pulled, because it's never nice to see a dog get struck by lightning.
—European carmakers discover it's good to claim you're green.

From Mediapost:

Adam Gerber departs Brightcove.

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