One of the biggest winners at the 2009 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival in June was a brand the whole world has quickly grown to love: Barack Obama. Actually it was his Presidential campaign headed up by David Plouffe that won two major awards. The news sent my thoughts racing.
Although I’m a marketer through and [...]
It’s no coincidence that the fifth and final season of the HBO cult hit The Wire—one of the smartest and toughest dramas to hit the small screen in decades—focused on the floundering of the city newspaper in the struggling city of Baltimore.
Newspapers are in big trouble in many countries, but they are in especially dire [...]
Does anybody know what label Barack Obama was wearing today as he attended the G20 summit in London on his first trip abroad as President? He always looks flawless, but no one seems too concerned about digging into his sartorial secrets.
What we do know is that his wife Michelle has the world on alert with [...]
As someone who carries not one but two BlackBerries, and who admits to a genuine addiction to constant connectivity, I understand why our new President isn’t prepared to give up this link to the real and real-time world. My questions: Who is going to be comfortable writing him quick little notes knowing the whole world, [...]
Rarely has there been a year when so many things went out of style in such a short time: not just investment bankers, gas-guzzling cars, corporate jets, conspicuous consumption and political polarization, but also a whole generation. After strutting and tub-thumping and preening their way across the high ground of politics, media, culture and finance [...]