Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March Madness in Ad Spending

A new report out today comparing the NCAA championship tournament to other "big-time" sporting events shows that the NCAA championship game is the second most expensive sporting event to advertise on. The number one? The Super Bowl.

The average price that CBS is getting during this year's NCAA Championship Game for a 30 second ad???

$1.2 Million!!!!!!!!

Here's the link to the article.

Monday, March 30, 2009

The beginning of the end????

Here's a 1981 news story about how newspapers were beginning their presence on the "web" - just 28 years later and the same San Francisco papers are having a hard time staying in business.....

RSS in Plain English

I love the "In Plain English" videos on YouTube. They do a great job. Here are a couple of my favorites that I use in many of my classes and presentations.

We Kan Powerpoint

Here is the slideshow regarding PowerPoint and presentation tips I gave at the We Kan! conference on March 24, 2009.

We Kan! Web 2.0 presentation

Here is the slideshow presentation I gave to the We Kan! conference on March 24, 2009 regarding web 2.0 and tourism.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Another use of technology!!!!TwitterCOP

Glad to see that public safety officials are using Twitter - another great way to communicate quickly with a target public.
Police departments keeping public informed on Twitter - CNN.com

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Advertising Evolution

Wrigley's has it figured out with showing an evolutionary chain of events in their Extra Spearmint gum commercial. I wonder what the "Intelligent Design" folks think about this one??????

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Gabe corn

Gabe corn
Originally uploaded by andystanton
Just showing how easy it is to blog with Flickr.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The White House addition

I LOVE it that the Obamas are making the White House kid-friendly for their family. It is refreshing to have a young family in the White House. Hopefully they will better understand what it is like to raise a family!!!
CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time - Blogs from CNN.com

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Are you on LinkedIn? It continues to grow

Many people are out of work and know the value of social networking. LinkedIn is a great site that allows you to post your resume and make connections with current and past clients, co-workers and business contacts. LinkedIn now has 36 million members - quite small compared to Facebook, but knowing that it is there for business and professional networking - that has expanded the value of the "networking" at a cocktail party!

LinkedIn Skyrockets as Job Losses Mount - Advertising Age - Digital