A look at what the ad news is this morning. I'd say the bar for news today has been set pretty low.
From Ad Age:
—Account planners have to learn to play with others.
—Advertisers and MySpace are stuck with each other.
—A story about the diet drug Alli, which actually has released a commercial about its unfortunate pooping side effect. (See, I told you the bar was set pretty low.)
—StrawberryFrog might be bought ... by frogs!
—Jonah Bloom needs a vacation.
From Adweek (no print issue this week, so no trees were killed in reporting this news):
—A Q&A with Carat Americas CEO David Verklin, on last week's merger of Carat's digital and non-digital units, a story which Ad Age, seems to have ignored.
—Broadband it like Beckham: a look at how digital media is changing sports marketing.
—A close look at the RFP for the Sony PlayStation review reveals a brand at a "crossroads."
From The New York Times:
—Environmental groups try to pressure Home Depot into not advertising its "Eco Options" line on global-warming friendly Fox News.
—Ed Anger, who doesn't live anyway, will now only live online.
—A look at the pros and cons of asking an insurance guy to market Coke.
—McDonald's holds a concert tour—in its parking lots.
—A Q&A with Carat CEO Sarah Fay about last week's restructuring.
What we hear from The Delaney Report:
—Is USAA going into review?
—Is McGarryBowen looking to sell?