Art Director Uses eBay to Find Work

An enterprising (or desperate) advertising art director has put himself up for bid on eBay. In his listing, "Alex the Art Director" says he "looks great in board meetings, concepts well with others and really knows how to take Direction."

The listing goes on to say, "This easy-going creative has excelled at such shops as Mad Dogs & Englishmen and Publicis & Hal Riney. Most recently he has freelanced at Plan B and DDB Chicago. Currently, Alex the Art Director has been working on his own freelance clients under the name uglytown and friends."

His starting bid is $2,000 per week which is steep (especially for those who would actually look on eBay for an art director) and as of today, has no bidders. Spoof? Real? We'll know soon enough.

by Steve Hall    Mar- 4-04    

Nielsen to Measure DVR Usage in 2005

Nielsen will add DVR usage to its program ratings in 2005, one year earlier than planned. The ratings service, which provides ratings that help programmers determine advertising rates, will count any program as viewed in a DVR household if it is played back within seven days of initial recording. Viewership figures from that playback will be added to the traditional live viewing numbers and then be re-released as an updated viewership figure.

by Steve Hall    Mar- 4-04    

Get Into Bondage With Savings Bonds

Dribbleglass, purveyor of humor, has a few new spoof billboards to share. Check them out here.

by Steve Hall    Mar- 4-04    

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