Monday, September 17, 2007

"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself." Paul "Bear" Bryant

"Success on any major scale requires you to accept the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people the ability to take responsibility." Michael Korda

"The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet." Theodore M. Hesburgh

Photo: renewed by Karoli Kuns. Wonderful. Thank you!

The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun (Amazon info) is one of the books we are recommending this fall. A good read. Scott makes a strong point when he writes "The passion of creation leaves us partially blind; we're focused so intently on what we're making that we forget the good things already here, or that our innovations might leave behind...The best philosophy of innovation is to accept both change and tradition and to avoid the traps of absolutes. As ridiculous as it is to accept all new ideas simply because they're new, it's equally silly to accept all traditions simply because they're traditions. Ideas new and old have their place in the future, and it's our job to put them there."

He's back: That Flack named Jack. This time around he's giving advice to Rupert here.

Congrats & cheers: Marianne Gambelli promoted, named president ad sales for NBCU. Also at NBCU - Debbie Reichig named SVP, market development, John Sabino named SVP, commercial excellence. Chris Neimeth promoted, named CEO of Salon Media Group.

Coming soon: WADV Kudos to RAB and the Advertising Week gang.

Coming surge in local web advertising. The Media Life Magazine writing by Diego Vasquez where we get more inside dope on the eMarketer report concerning the future of local online advertising. Diego interviews eMarketer analyst David Hallerman here.

The Jack worth listening to: Jack Myers has updated his ad spend projections. You may review all of the data at his site Here's a sort of some of the 2007 data showing how this year ends and his growth projections for next year.

Media - Share - %growth 07 - %growth 08
Newspapers 19.8 -4.6 -2.4
Local+Nat Spot TV 11.3 -6.0 +13.5
Custom publishing 9.1 +14.0 +9.0
Radio 9.0 -2.0 +2.5
Broadcast Network TV 8.2 +2.0 +3.2
Cable Network TV 7.7 +5.0 +7.0
Online/Internet 7.2 +20.0 +24.0
Yellow Pages - Print 6.3 +0.5 -1.5
Consumer Magazines 6.2 +4.2 +3.8