According to gossip mistress, Elizabeth Spiers of Gawker, the New York Times Magazine has named Gerry Marzorati editor. Marzorati had been the magazine's editorial director under Adam Moss who has moved on to become assistant managing editor for features, The New York Times.
Read the press release here.
It's About the Ball
Among the commercials in this week's Ad Age TV Spots of the Week, is a spot for Converse, created by Modernista in Boston, that leaves out celebrity in favor of the highlighting the ball. Very clever. There's also a strange spot from Dairy Queen that tries to pass off an old dude as one of three cute triplets, a spot for Verizon's new photo-phone in which a kid uses the feature to trick his parents into thinking he is not having a party while they are gone on vacation, a spot for Compass Bank poking fun at throwing money away, and a spot promoting the iPod equipped Volkswagen Beetle.