Friday, June 01, 2007

Trumped

Tired of network television's portrayal of "doing ads"?
The Oxygen network is creating an advertising reality show.

Courtesy of an email I got from Guy Tucker:

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My name is Erin Tomasello. I am a Casting Director for Oxygen. We are casting a new show titled "Ad Fight". It is all about the wonderful world of advertising! It is a competition reality show in which teams of two (copy writers and art directors) compete for a national TV spot. It is a great opportunity for exposure and to show your competitors that you truly are the best in the business!

All the best,

Thanks,
Erin Tomasello
Casting Producer



NOW CASTING

Oxygen is giving advertising duos the opportunity to show the Advertising World their skill and creativity!

Are you part of a creative duo with the talent to make your mark in the Ad World? Does your team have what it takes to land any account?
We are looking for advertising teams with all levels of expertise.
So, whether you’re an amateur, rookie, or veteran in the industry this is your opportunity to land a National TV Spot and show America what you’ve got!
Send all submissions to: adfight@yahoo.com
All *submissions must include a photo of you and your teammate, contact information, resumes, and selling points of why your team has what it takes to win this AdFight!

*Submission deadline is Friday, June 8th


Also seen at www.mediabistro.com and Adrants.com

Thursday, May 31, 2007

time killer

Thursday afternoon crack.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Killers

Nice to see whose algorithm is REALLY kicking whose ass.

via FastCompany.com

And speaking of Killers and Fast Company, there's a nice little tome on the failure of Friendster (fascinating to me: the name "Friendster" itself didn't kill it.)

And now he's got something called Socializr which incidentally sounds like some new superthin crap phone from Motorola with texting and GPS features. Flashmob at the Tostitos, yo.

If you prefer a more traditional death, there's always XDR-TB. Seems if you want to dodge the CDC, all you have to do is book your flights in and out of Canada. And me, days away from boarding a plane.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Moving too fast

I have people from my new agency already asking to have me connect to them via LinkedIn. Which begs the question, is it awkward to network with someone you hardly know? I accepted this guy's offer, even though I actually DO NOT KNOW WHO HE IS. Is that weird? Does it cheapen my legit connections? Am I becoming a linkedin whore? Inquiring minds are falling asleep.

By the way, even if you don't know me, feel free to link on in.

McPR

Saw one of the new McDonalds anti-mcJob ads last night. I was intrigued by its unveiled attempt at spin. Found this complimentary section on their website.

Go ahead. Explore Karen King's career.

Then tell me. Can you still go from fry-guy to corporate honcho in 2007?

Monday, May 28, 2007

Two opinions I have no respect for

Thank God I didn't know this happened until I read it in people.com. It means I have successfully had a weekend devoid of television.

I know that part of the fascination with celebrity is the realization that they have opinions, and that those opinions are completely ludicrous for the simple reason that they are celebrities, but Dude, C'mon.

It has to occur to anyone with a brain that this is staged, right? Just like that red-headed guy on American Idol during the try-outs? And that whole "Omigod! I'm going to jail!?" stunt Paris Hilton is pulling?

Since Jerry Springer, there hasn't been an honest shit-losing incident on TV worth watching. All this baiting and prodding and faux-scandal makes my head hurt. And just in time for Memorial Day weekend. Shocker.