Tuesday, December 11, 2007

David Kenny only ad guy in Silicon Alley 100

And he's no. 54, and last time I knew lived up in Boston. (In case you don't know, Kenny is head of Digitas, which he sold to Publicis last year.) Maybe this is a case of beggars can't be choosers, but on the other hand, are ad people really beggars? I think not. Given that everyone in online expects to make their next million from advertising revenue, you'd think that ad people would rank as a little more important than they do on this list. Instead, the list is dominated by VCs and people at media companies, and while I'll certainly grant that Tim Armstrong of Google deserves his no. 6 position, don't the online media guys need the online ad guys more than the online ad guys need them? Not to take this list too seriously. It claims that no. 62, Randall Rothenberg, has been with the Interactive Advertising Bureau since 2001, when he actually joined a year ago.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And he's not even an ad guy. David is a dyed in the wool Bainie who used Michael Bronner's company to propel him into multe-millionaire-dom and is now Maurice Levy's lap dog. Super Affluent, yes, Smart, yes, a real digital ad guy, hardly.