The Dream Fund, which started in 1991 to help colleagues in the Ad Community in times of financial need, is holding fund-raising events in Austin and Houston.

This organization is active in Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico, Louisiana and Oklahoma and has been instrumental in assisting members of our industry in times of need.

I encourage anyone in the Ad and Media Businesses in Austin and Houston  to turn out for these events and for those of us in other markets to make a contribution today!

for more information go to www.dreamfund.org or contact teresa.novak@dreamfund.org or pnolan@att,net.


Pretty Soon – the Chip in the Nape of the Neck

Apple’s new features for its computers, iPad and iPhone, are truly amazing, from the Retina screen for their computers to the iOS 6 for iPhones and iPads, they are ripping new furrows in the tech landscape.

Their new Maps software will definitely do damage to google. With the 3-D views of buildings and their live, real-time traffic plus making Siri more lifelike, they are definitely taking major steps up the ladder.

(For a really good examination of the changes go to “Pogue’s Posts” on the NY Times site.)

It’s not only amazing, but just a bit scary.  It really looks like implantation of the chip is near.  I am reminded of  a Dean Koontz novel of  a few years back about the melding of humans and computers and how the malevolent  machines turn the users into vampires.

No fear, however, in that scenario, they lose…..good luck to us.


I thought I had commented on this but apparently not.  The Holy Quartet – Burton/Depp/Elfman/Carter are up to it again.  This film has very little to do with the old TV series – it only alludes to soap opera.  As promised Jonathin Frid had a cameo.

It was, however, fun until the end when all the furniture and most of the cast get blown up dismembered or otherwise destroyed and then, it really “fell apart.”

Wait for the blue ray.


I got a nice surprise this morning when I opened the daily mail from MEDIALIFE – new logo, new look and an expanded list of places to check out.

If you are a media planner or buyer and are not getting this, you might want to take a look.  It has been around for a while and does a nice job of commenting and reporting on a variety of things relevant to media professionals; including overnights, and people movement.