We'd like to make it known that what you read here on Adrants would only be half as good if it weren't for its readers. Over half the stories you see here on Adrants come in the form of tips from those of you that work in or have an avid interest in advertising. We offer a long overdue thanks to each and every one of you. Keeps the tips coming. It makes for a great read.
When we're big and famous and rich, we'll host a huge party and invite you all to celebrate with us this fabulously fun, freakishly fickle, decidedly dynamic, piously pompous, fruitfully fulfilling, edifyingly entertaining, paradoxically perplexing, simplistically simple, delightfully divine industry in which we work.
Last week, the Adrants Network, hosted on Soflow, hit the 2,000 member mark and shows no sign of slowing down. Advertising industry professionals are realizing the Network, with it's networking features and discussion forums, is a beneficial place to share thoughts, ideas, trends, strategies, and insights. If you work in the business and you want to dial into the latest adver-meme, know what's up before everyone else does and connect with others in the business, join now. It's free. It's fun. And it's professionally rewarding.
While this could be considered tipping the scales a bit, we'd at least like to let you know Adrants has been considered, once again, by MarketingSherpa to be of the best individual weblogs on general marketing and advertising. If you are so inclined and would like to vote for us, as well as for the many other fine weblogs listed, feel free to visit the survey here and cast your vote. Voting ends Wednesday, June 8th, 2005.
To all the anal proofreaders who keep asking us to hire you to proof this site and its newsletter. Stop. We are not hiring. In fact, we think the typos and grammatical oddities occasionally found here are part of the site's charm. Besides, what are you here for, the content or to compulsively over analyze (funny how the word anal is in the middle of that word) every letter of every word in every article? It's not like this is an annual report.
If you read Adrants via RSS, we've changed the URL of the feed. The new URL for our feed is http://feeds.feedburner.com/adrants. The old one, http://www.adrants.com/rss.xml, still works and forwards to the new one but it would be best to change the URL in your newsreader to the new one, http://feeds.feedburner.com/adrants, just so there's no risk of missing anything in the future.
No doubt you've noticed the quality of Adrants has suffered a bit lately and that's due to our extended travel activities which included coverage of the AD:TECH show in San Francisco for the AD:TECHblog. The show ends Wednesday and we'll be making the cross country trip back home today. We hope to be back to business as usual Thursday. Thanks for hanging in.
As you have, no doubt, noticed, Adrants looks different today. Different in a much better way. We owe, with gratitude, this difference to Komra Moriko of design-4-results. A few things to note about functionality:
- Clicking the date at the bottom of the post takes you to a page with stories from that day.
- Clicking the magnifying glass take you to the individual story page (Permanent Link).
- Clicking the envelope also takes you to the individual story page where you can email the story to a friend.
- Clicking the thought bubble allows you to comment on the story.
- Clicking any story's headline takes you to that item's individual story page (Permanent Link).
We hope you like it and there's bound to be a few bugs so feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions.
At the end of this week, we will launch our long-overdue site redesign and shift our publishing platform from Blogger (yes, believe it or not, we still use Blogger) to MovableType. Keep your fingers crossed but we are in the good hands of design-4-results Komra Moriko, a great designer and kick-ass MovableType guru.
The content of the site will remain the same but, in the coming weeks, we will be adding feature articles from those working in advertising which, ideally, will lend additional and deeper commentary to Adrants. Comments and suggestions are always welcomed.
As of today, I'm no longer working as Media Director at RDW Group. I won't go into the reasons why I'm not because it will just sound petty. It's actually a good thing. So, I am looking for a job. My background is on the advertising agency side in the media and account service areas. Also, over the last two years, I have been an avid blogger/journalist having launched Adrants as well as co-founding MarketingWonk and contributing to BizNetTravel.
I'd appreciate any help any of you might be able to give in terms of possible leads. I'm interested in both agency and client side work as well as blogging/journalism opportunities. I'm Boston-based but will consider any location. And yes, I will keep things going here at Adrants although I may need a day or two to get back in the mood. Thanks, in advance, for any help you can give.
My resume is here.