Last Thursday I was honored to accept a last minute invitation from the University of Michigan School of Art & Design to lunch with Matthew Carter and Roger Black (thank you Mary Alice Bankert!). Carter and Black were in town last week as part of the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series – one of the best things the School has done for the Ann Arbor community.
It was good to be back at the North American International Auto Show during industry preview days visiting our client, Clark Hill PLC. And it was encouraging to see that the reigning Detroit-based auto show was up to speed with more of the energy and excitement of new vehicles and new ideas that were missing a few years ago.
OK, I’ll admit it. I’m not a car gal even though I was born and bred in the Motor City.
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I’m looking forward to the latest from Morgan Spurlock.
Release Date: April 22nd, 2011 (limited)
We’re a social bunch. You’ve heard about our legendary parties, epic volleyball games, and international adventures. But, we hadn’t fully ventured into the virtual social world until now.
My vote for best super bowl ad.
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Read LA Times article. And see all ads here.
The excitement began to build at the beginning of the year. Whetting my appetite was actor/writer Stephen Frye’s sneak-peek review I came upon in a doctor’s waiting room. Peter Morville was an early adapter, bringing his into the office upon it’s release in April. At that point, it became a simple matter of when.
Attended the Brand New Conferenceon Friday, November 5, in NYC along with my colleagues Alissa, Thilo, and Laurenz. What a treat!
We’ve all heard them by now, the infamous (and award-winning) Pure Michigan ads with that familiar local voice. Some think they’re a little too mushy, but, as they say, the proof’s in the puddin’ and Michigan.org is now the most popular state tourism site in America… and has been for 3 years in a row. My personal favorite is the Nicknames radio ad where "Treetown" and "A-squared" are mentioned, but now we have our very own ads celebrating Ann Arbor being original and full of flavor.
Michigan Public Radio has been running an interesting series of interviews that takes a look at how to make things better in Michigan. Listen to Monday’s posting with Keith Taylor and visit the Three Things web page to hear past interviews.
Kudos to the University of Michigan School of Art & Design for their excellent Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitor Series – a series of free lectures held at the venerable Michigan Theater on Thursdays at 5:10 pm.
The Center for Media Research released a brief on the convergence of TV viewing and Internet usage. According to the The Nielsen TV/Internet Convergence Panel, the heaviest users of the Internet are also among the heaviest viewers of television: the top fifth of Internet users spend more than 250 minutes per day watching television, compared to 220 minutes of television viewing by people who do not use the Internet at all. Nielsen found that the reverse is true as well - the lowest consumers of television have the lowest usage levels for the Internet.
140 million Americans attended sporting events this year, but 850 million visit museums annually. Wow!
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