Archive for March, 2008
Per the previous post, this story was postponed until next week.
From: Mary Lou
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 9:46 PM
Subject: Piece is postponed
Thanks very much for getting everything together on short notice…you
guys were great, and have terrific things to say in the piece..that’s
the good news.
The bad news, it’s being held til next week. Sorry!
Mary Lou (Mary Lou is with CBS Sunday Morning)
Sunday, March 30th, at 8am, CBS Sunday Morning will report on a new Memphis initiative called “Common Ground”. Common Ground is a discussion/action group about race and our community. Wendi Thomas from the Commercial Appeal, Rabbi Micah Greenstein from Temple Israel and Lisa Moore Willis from BRIDGES USA were interviewed for this national story that will air locally on WREG Channel 3. To learn more about it and get involved, check out the Common Ground website.
There has been much talk about the impact of the DVR on advertising. According to a Forrester Reseach survey of leading marketers, more than 50% plan to cut TV ads by 12% once DVR penetration hits 50%. Magid found that local news is one of the least DVR’d program types. TV is consumers’ 1st source for news and information (55%) followed by internet (26%). Read Mediaweek’s whole story.
U.S. DVR penetration is 21.4% or 24,193,520 units.
Memphis DVR penetration is 19.9% or 132,990 units.
Highest DVR penetration is Los Angeles, 31.2% or 1,762,650 units.
A memorable business card is a great way to advertise your business and leave a lasting impression. Check out these very clever, unique, unconventional and cool business cards. Cool Business Card Designs and Cool Business Card Designs, Part 2.
Here’s a fun slideshow highlighting the Conference USA Champions – the Memphis Tigers. Hopefully, we’ll see another great slideshow for the NCAA tournament champions! Go Tigers Go!
It snowed in Memphis yesterday and last night. This is what we woke to this morning.
According to Reuters, Louis Vuitton has chosen Keith Richards, guitarist with the Rolling Stones, to appear in a series of ads with Annie Leibovitz photos. There has been discussion about Keith Richards as the new face of Louis Vuitton and the first image of him in a hotel room cradling his guitar with copy that reads:
”Some journeys cannot be put into words. New York. 3am. Blues in C.”
Is it a stroke of genius or a bit of a misfit? Iconic? Classic? Off target? or something else?
Tonight at 7:00pm, WPTY (abc24) & WLMT (cw30) are hosting an interactive town hall meeting to look at solutions to Memphis violence. Violent City: A Demand for Solutions will offer a live chat room, CrimeStoppers phone bank, along with interviews with city leaders. Viewers can email questions now to firstname.lastname@example.org.