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April 8, 2013
10:00 // 1 year ago
April 3, 2013
10:13 // 1 year ago
March 26, 2013

The Future of Local News— Why We Shouldn't Settle For Ad-Covered Wire Copy 

Look, it’s not fair to pick on a single media outlet. I respect the fact that journalists have been lucky enough to keep their jobs in Seattle — during a recession — despite all this. But, this is a potential microcosm of what could happen to newspapers around the country, and we need to talk about this before another flailing big paper tries something similar.

I see what’s happened to the P-I in the past few years, and I worry that this is the model that newspapers — slowly looking to put the genie back in the bottle — are going to have to rely on.

My posts the other night about this ad inspired a Medium rant. I was tough, but fair (I think). Enjoy. — Ernie @ SFB

9:45 // 1 year ago
February 21, 2013
8:47 // 1 year ago
January 16, 2013
usatoday:

The winner of our competition to find the best print ad is … Google.
This ad was picked as the best of the bunch, and Google will win $1 million in print advertising in USA TODAY.
Google told the New York Times that it would give that ad space to “people who need it.” 
More on the contest from the New York Times: http://nyti.ms/VKcP0w

Novel, effective, and makes you want to use Google+. Rad.

usatoday:

The winner of our competition to find the best print ad is … Google.

This ad was picked as the best of the bunch, and Google will win $1 million in print advertising in USA TODAY.

Google told the New York Times that it would give that ad space to “people who need it.” 

More on the contest from the New York Times: http://nyti.ms/VKcP0w

Novel, effective, and makes you want to use Google+. Rad.

10:32 // 1 year ago
January 7, 2013
18:48 // 1 year ago
December 7, 2012

jimmydaly:

Some famous photos re-created as iPhone “selfies.” 

Solid Photoshop work on these.

9:57 // 1 year ago
November 27, 2012

fastcompany:

Photographer Robert Landau compiled photographs of the larger-than-life outdoor advertising that used to pepper the streets of Los Angeles for his new book, “Rock and Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip.”

Today in coffee-table books which would also make great Tumblrs.

(via laughterkey)

19:29 // 1 year ago
November 19, 2012
20:23 // 1 year ago
shortformblog:

Currently on the NYT front page: This massive ad arguing from a National Parks association arguing for action on the Fiscal Cliff. This took up way more than half of the front page.

Follow-up to this: Apparently, this was the first time the New York Times had ever run an ad this big on its Web site. Being intrigued by the idea, I got in touch with the National Parks Conservation Association and the New York Times for my main gig at work to ask them why they chose to do this ad. “As part of our ongoing funding campaign, we saw an opportunity to engage the American public surrounding the threat of the fiscal cliff facing our country,” the group’s vice president of communications, Linda Rancourt, said. As far as the New York Times, they said that the ad was their effort to translate the popular “open letter” advocacy ad concept to the Web. Fascinating stuff. — Ernie @ SFB

shortformblog:

Currently on the NYT front page: This massive ad arguing from a National Parks association arguing for action on the Fiscal Cliff. This took up way more than half of the front page.

Follow-up to this: Apparently, this was the first time the New York Times had ever run an ad this big on its Web site. Being intrigued by the idea, I got in touch with the National Parks Conservation Association and the New York Times for my main gig at work to ask them why they chose to do this ad. “As part of our ongoing funding campaign, we saw an opportunity to engage the American public surrounding the threat of the fiscal cliff facing our country,” the group’s vice president of communications, Linda Rancourt, said. As far as the New York Times, they said that the ad was their effort to translate the popular “open letter” advocacy ad concept to the Web. Fascinating stuff. — Ernie @ SFB

20:07 // 1 year ago