JWT's first Multicultural Mixer for creatives of color attracted several hundred participants. The event, which was hosted by Tangerine-Watson and the One Club-Adversity program, was meant to be a way to spotlight minority creative talent working at general-market and multicultural agencies, according to this article.
The purchase of The Philadelphia Inquirer, spearheaded by local PR magnate Brian Tierney, suggests a trend in local ownership of newspapers. The Tribune Co. is hinting it might sell the Los Angeles Times, and area billionaires Ron Burkle and David Geffen have expressed interest in acquiring the newspaper. Can papers that have proven unprofitable for chains make money as independents?
The hype over "Cyber Monday" -- allegedly the busiest online shopping day of the holiday season -- is just that, according to comScore Networks. The Monday after Thanksgiving historically ranks as the year's 12th-biggest e-shopping day, with the biggest online spending in a 24-hour period likely to fall between Dec. 5 and 15.