Itâ€™s always a good day when one of your PR clients is in the Washington Post. And so today begins well.
Hereâ€™s some of the hotter blog topics Iâ€™ve run into this week:
AdLand reflects on Super Bowl ads of yore. In the same vein, Kevin Federlineâ€™s Super Bowl ad has raised the ire of fast food workers across America. The argument here is that going from Britneyâ€™s husband to fry cook shouldnâ€™t be considered a step down. And a great article today in the Washington Post on the amateur-ad/ YouTube trend for this year’s Super Bowl.
Todd and the Power to Connect reflects on brands from an MBA perspective. Lesson one: The term brand is overused.
Of course there is Budweiserâ€™s launch of bud.tv, a new network aimed at replacing network television. The social network will be launched at the Super Bowl.
Low quantity of networking events this week, which is great. I am getting some work done, and am having a â€œnormalâ€? 50 hour week. All in all the start-up is a ton of fun at this moment. One of the clients had a phenomenal branding session last week, a great time really.
My current team mate Paul is a huge Chicago bears fan. Since the Second City is the metropolitan area that reads me the most after Washington, DC (one of the great things about placing web visitor tracking on your blog is you can see who is reading you), weâ€™re going to root for the Bears this year. Good luck, gents!
Someone at my last company, Sage Communications, reads my blog 2-3 times a week (again, web visitor tracking). Even from this digital distance, itâ€™s great to “e-feel” how supportive and caring my old co-workers areâ€¦ that theyâ€™re keeping up on the progress of our start-up. It’s quite flattering, really.