Monthly Archives: June 2012

You may not like where your YouTube ads end up

Did you really mean to associate your brand with racism? Back in 1990, when I was a junior columnist at the university newspaper, a fierce debate arose: The local tanning salon wanted to advertise in the paper, and their ad…

5 Things I’ve Been Thinking About This Week

Sometimes I have big thoughts. Other times I don’t. Image via this site. Having a blog is one of those things which really forces you to face your limitations.  There are people in my life who would say that I…

How Zynga has killed Facebook games

There’s a big difference between ‘word of mouth’ and ‘enforced spam’. (Image via this site.) Christmas of 2009 was when I first got a little obsessed with Zynga games.  My cousin had been killed in Afghanistan on December 23, and…

Wetting your pants still isn’t sexy

I guess this is what happens when there are so few taboos left to break. Last time I wrote a blog post tagged #badvertising, it was about a strangely discombobulated spot for Depends undergarments in which figure skaters (who took…

Podcasts can make you seem a lot smarter

…and make housecleaning a lot more educational. Image via this website. These days, I’m doing a lot of ghost-blogging and speechwriting for clients.  Which is good, because I do love writing, and when I’m doing the speeches I pretend I’m…