Authors Posts by John Scott G
John Scott G
Microsoft is for Cheap?
COLUMN: Do you congratulate an ad agency account team when they talk a client into a bad campaign? What if they can do it...
Communication Nation: Badvertising Strikes Big Corporations
COLUMN: Oil rigs, city lights, rock bands, icebergs, crummy animation, and on-camera presenters wearing perfect make-up and phony smiles all made appearances in the...
Communication Nation: Ads Unimpressive During the OSCAR Fiasco
COLUMN: Sure, the 81st Academy Awards show was a disaster, but millions watched anyway (train wrecks are darn entertaining) so the advertisers reached a...
Communication Nation: Not-So-Super Super Bowl Ads 2009
COLUMN: An exciting Super Bowl game may be great for sports fans but it is weird for those of us in marketing, advertising, publicity...
Communication Nation: Apple Wins Olympic Gold
COLUMN: Billions in bucks are being paid out to be official sponsors of the Beijing Olympic Games but there is already one big winner:...
Communication Nation: Missing Janet
COLUMN: With caustic comments about the addled advertising and mixed marketing messages in Super Bowl XXMVIILVXIVIVMVVVIII or whatever, Scott G also offers a Remembrance of Super Bowls Past.
Communication Nation: We Are Now Transmitting Directly to Your Brain
COLUMN: After predicting direct-to-brain advertising years ago, Scott G takes a look at the latest schemes to beam advertising and marketing communication inside your skull.
Communication Nation: Phone Ad Fury
COLUMN: Advertising is everywhere, but does it have to clog up the phone lines? Scott G has a message for marketers using the phone as a sales weapon.
Communication Nation: Unspeakable Ad Techniques
COLUMN: Google monitors e-mails for contextual advertising matches, and few people seem to mind. Scott G wonders if these are the same people who will allow Pudding Media to monitor their phone calls.
Outrage in Your Mailbox: A Peek into Direct Response Advertising
COLUMN: Ever since the invention of mail delivery, we have had to endure direct response solicitations. These ads-to-your-door may be informative, helpful and economical. But as Scott G points out, they can also be sneaky, intrusive and surprisingly distasteful.