What to say at times like these?

October 7, 2008

wallstreet.jpgThe financial crisis is tough on everybody — Madison Avenue copywriters included.

Who says the economy is killing advertising?

July 30, 2008

dollars.jpgQuarterly results arrived today from Interpublic Group and Publicis. Guess what? Advertising spending held up in the second quarter, at least for the two ad companies.

The drama builds in Hollywood

July 10, 2008

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We’re once again wondering who will blink first in Hollywood.

The Screen Actors Guild and the major firm and television studios are having another pow-wow today, and the subject is an ominous sounding “final offer” that management has presented to the union.

Advertising budgets: What’s the deal there?

April 30, 2008

scissors.jpgQuarter after quarter, analysts and the financial press keep pressing advertising executives about the economy and spending. For good reason, too, since corporations often take scissors to advertising budgets during downturns.

Speed is the new big — and other ad talk

April 8, 2008

iaa-logo.JPGThe International Advertising Association (IAA) is holding its World Congress in Washington D.C. this week, when hundreds of advertising and media executives descend on the nation’s capital to talk about social communities, marketing regulation, return on investment, and, of course, the economy.