2 years old and still works:
2 years old and still works:
Can’t believe an advertisement on my blog just made my day, but it did.
Last week, I called up the supreme webmaster of SomethingBurning.com (F-Train Media), and I asked if he would try putting some Google Adsense ads on the blog. Reason being, traffic’s way up, more than I ever thought (thank you, by the way), and I feel like my webmaster should reap the benefits.
After some coaxing, he agreed. The the ads are up. And besides the Tea’s Tea ad, which I call an “enthusi-ad” and I put there because I like Tea’s Tea, the other ads are served by an algorythm. Meaning it’s anybody’s guess which ad will pop up when you visit this site.
I suppose I hope that “contextual ads” means that the ads you see here will in some way relate to the content you’re reading or looking at, but I’m not holding my breath, and I hope you’re not, either.
I like reloading the site while I’m on conference calls, playing my own version of banner ad roulette. If the ads suck, tell the advertisers that their ads suck. That’s what I do.
So imagine my surprise when I got back to the office today, went to check out somethingburning, and there pops a banned ad for one of my favorite labels of all time! Matador Records! Home of Pavement, Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth and many more.
Hooray Matador! Hooray SomethingBurning! Hooray ad dollars for my webmaster!
Gonna hit refresh now and see what ad pops up.
Today, the New York Post reported the story of what went down here at the office last Friday. Here’s what happened…
Their tasks were:
– Hunt down Nick Cannon and shower him with Skittles
– Slap a banner on Seventeen Magazine Editor-In-Chief Ann Shoket‘s office
– Take a photo with Jersey Shore’s Mike The Situation’s
Two things happened at dinner Monday night at Blue Ribbon.
1) The theme of our dinner was “Exploit”… Not the pejorative definition, the other one. And it featured an inspiring table of people who run platforms that empower young people to do amazing shit: The National Endowment For The Arts, TED Conference For Youth, Behance.net, Red Head Consulting, Pepsi Refresh Project, Best Film On Campus, Rate My Professors, FreedomZone, VIMBY and more.
2) Our waiter is a rapper named Zach G, and his website is: here.
Also, on our waiter’s website, I just finally found the lyrics to this Eminem song:
I come around like what goes around
What goes up must come down
anyone that goes up must go down
might as well go for the gusto now
better not let up better not let them breathe
last shot give it all you got
(wanna turn me down) bitch cant fuck with a volume knob
fuck all you
“Companies have gotten so collectively locked into a particular cadence of competition that they appear to have lost sight of their mandate — which is to create meaningful grooves of separation from one another. Consequently, the harder they compete, the less differentiated they become.”
So says Youngme Moon, in her book DIFFERENT: ESCAPING THE COMPETITIVE HERD.
Ad agencies are venture capitalists, retailers are media companies, production companies are ad agencies, and media companies (like ours) are becoming
OLD SAPPORO BEER COMMERCIAL:
NEW SAPPORO BEER COMMERCIAL: (Click Here)
Here’s a shot of SuChin Pak on the road, going across the country, meeting winners and contenders for Pepsi Refresh grants.
If you haven’t seen the project voting site yet, check it out. Why? Because you’ll find some intense and important projects in there — with millions of Pepsi’s dollars up for grabs each month — and the only way projects get funded is if we vote. If a great project doesn’t get votes, it doesn’t get funded. If it does, it DOES get funded, and it actually happens.
More to come… but def don’t wait to vote.