An excellent video on WV’s classic ad campaign from the ’60s

Simple, and to the point…   The advertising that Volkswagen ran in American magazines and newspapers in the 1960s was legendary, perhaps the greatest ad campaign ever.. This is a great little documentary about how the ads came about — pitching “a Nazi car in a Jewish town”.. Source: Those great 1960s Volkswagen ads

Tibco’s Greg the Architect: ROI

Now this is one of the better offbeat advertising campaigns I’ve seen for enterprise software: Tibco, a major player in the SOA space, came up with the Greg the Architect campaign.  It’s a pretty funny look into the world of the IT foot soldier in a big company.  I particularly liked the episode I embedded […]

Microsoft counters ‘free’ with Works

With all the free office clones floating about, including Google’s Docs&Spreadsheets, you knew it was just a matter of time that Microsoft would have to offer something to counter.  Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley is blogging about such a move.  Apparently, the new Microsoft Works will run on an advertising supported model, and will be […]

Sad to see Performancing sold off to PayPerPost

Michael Arrington broke the news yesterday, Performancing – makers of the excellent blog posting add-in for FireFox – has been acquired by PayPerPost. PPP has been very controversial in the blogging world, as it operates a service whereby bloggers get paid by product companies to blog about their respective products. Hired guns, essentially. Many have […]