Archive for July 2006

Disowning Conservative Politics, Evangelical Pastor Rattles Flock – New York Times

Disowning Conservative Politics, Evangelical Pastor Rattles Flock – New York Times Nice to see someone has their head on straight.

Day of the Longtail trailer

I loved Chris Anderson’s Long Tail book, which is part of the reason why I can laugh at this fan trailer for “Day of the Longtail.” Technorati tags: long tail

Quick Takes: 7/26/06

One more of these while I get back in the groove after a long weekend. Starting fresh tomorrow. More graphic medical visuals in the new poster for Saw III. ComingSoon has a bunch of online ads that are hitting the net for Snakes on a Plane. The British can do horror too, as the trailer … Continue reading

Speechless – An Open Letter

I’ve been legitimately and profoundly moved by the outpouring of support from The Viral Community and others in the wake of, as Mack calls it, “The Miami Vice Story.” What a powerful and supportive group of bloggers he’s assembled and that we’re all a part of. I haven’t had the time to comment or link … Continue reading

Talkin’ ’bout religion

Moderates say Democrats shouldn’t be bashful on religion — Beliefnet.com Here’s an idea for Democrats. Point out all those things from the Bible that Republicans don’t seem to be interested in while they’re concentrating on gay marriage and gutting Social Security: -Helping the homeless. -Helping the ederly. -Helping the sick. -Helping children. -Making sure that … Continue reading

Movie Marketing Madness: Miami Vice

(Ed note: This is the long-awaited campaign review for Miami Vice. If you’re unclear as to why this has been so anticipated surf over to The Daily Fix, where Mack Collier has recapped the word-of-blog push that the movie received as a result of a phone call, a blog post and a call to action. … Continue reading

Odds & Ends: 7/24/06

I’m on a mini-vacation so you get the links instead of some all-out commentary. Laura Blum thinks success for The Illusionist only if it can successfully cross-market itself to both the art and mainstream audiences. Andrew has a fantastic analysis of the co-branding that goes on when companies sign on to cross-promote movies. Check out … Continue reading

Odds & Ends: 7/21/06

A couple things I’d like to pass on but just don’t know what to do with. Grant McCracken calls on the movie industry to not ignore “chunky marketing” of flicks that fall somewhere between the big blockbusters and the small indie pictures. A lot of marketing efforts are about to get undermined as the MPAA … Continue reading

The Religion War

The Dilbert Blog: 0Is The Religion War “Impossible”? Nothing Adams’ outlines here sounds that implausible. In fact it sounds like just the sort of showdown most Islamic terrorists – and crazed Christian Evangelicals – are gunning for. Someone recently said that the advantage in any sort of war always is with the craziest or most … Continue reading

Odds & Ends: 7/20/06

Of course there’s all kinds of good stuff on a day when I’m crammed for time. Well, let’s clear out the old RSS reader. Sony has added bunch of cool stuff to the Spider-Man 3 website, including a blog. Good move. They’ve also done an overhaul of official site for Ghost Rider. Both the movies … Continue reading

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