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Oirish Signs

Photo taken at the beach in Garryvoe a couple weeks ago, just found it. Sorry about the quality, all I had with me was my phone. The sign says Toilets. Note the direction.

“Immeasurably awkward f*ckers”

If you’ve ever wondered why I’m such an arrogant bastard with my clients, this should explain things. No, I’ll never be a millionaire. Fine with me as long as I don’t have to deal with any more of that kind of crap.

NSA has massive call database

In case you missed it, from USA TODAY:

The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of the arrangement told USA TODAY.

Advertising execs are hypocrites

Brandweek:

If agencies hype the importance of branding campaigns for public companies to enhance their image among investors, why is it that Interpublic, Omnicom, Publicis and WPP don’t support their brand images on Wall Street?

According to Nielsen Monitor-Plus, the four holding companies spent a total of $3.7 million to promote themselves in the U.S. in 2005, down 15% from the $4.4 million they spent in 2004.

Considering that agencies recommend their clients spend 10% of their revenues on marketing, the big four are spending .01% of their combined $29.3 billion in global revenue. Mull that for a second or two.

Genesis, Reincarnated. Eh?

Remember Genesis Europe, that I was so fond of defending on the forums and mailing lists because several of my drinking buddies worked there, and I thought they really had a chance of pulling off an unbundled DSL service? Of course you do. Well, the man behind it is back, and this time I can see the wacky side… …