Since Google's launch of their new email product, Gmail, many privacy hounds have been all over the search company because they feel Gmail's searching of personal email to deliver targeted contextual ads is an invasion of privacy. MarketingVOX's Tig Tillinghast spent several hours this weekend examining Hotmail and Yahoo only to find that both do very similar things.
Via Boing Boing and Kontraband comes this spoof ad for the Jesus Christ Action figure playset.
Former big city publisher Ron Galotti speaks out from Vermont in this New York Magazine article by Jay McInerney. And we wonder why advertising and media get a bad rap.
On the delicate relationship between himself, when he was publisher of Vogue, and the monthly's fashion advertisers: "Okay, we're having trouble with Giorgio Armani. Anna [Wintour, Vogue's legendary editor] isn't featuring enough of his [expletive] white blouses or something. Si [Newhouse, chairman of Conde Nast] says would I mind going over to Milan and kissing his ass, 'cause I probably know him as well as anybody. I reach into my pocket and pull out a tube of Chap Stick and I say, 'I kiss so much ass I go through two of these a week. And the trouble is, I'm starting to like it.' "