'Quantity Over Quality' Earns Adrants Influential Ad Blog Win


Well. Call us humbled. Or humiliated. We really can't decide. It's been a long time since Adrants has received any notoriety from the media. Back in the day, we were routinely showered with praise from the likes of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Ad Age and many others. In today's tweet-centric world of social media, not so much. Perhaps it's the fact no one cares about blogging any more. Or that every copywriter and his art director publishes one. Or that Mashable has basically crushed us all. Whatever the case may be, the glory days of Adrants are over.

But, according to Business Insider, all is, apparently, not lost. It seems there are still 22 influential advertising bloggers feverishly praising and bemoaning the world of advertising on a daily basis.

All the usual suspects are on the list; AdFreak, Adland, Copyranter, AdScam, AgencySpy along with other lesser known but equally interesting blogs.

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by Steve Hall    Jul- 8-12    
Topic: Announcements

Adrants Jobs:MarCom Manager, Account Director, More


Each week we highlight some of the jobs listed on the Adrants Job Board. You can always find the listings in the right hand column of the site or here but each week we'll call out a few jobs we think might be especially interesting.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-19-12    
Topic: Announcements

Adrants Jobs: Global Marketing Manager, Art Director, More


Each week we highlight some of the jobs listed on the Adrants Job Board. You can always find the listings in the right hand column of the site or here but each week we'll call out a few jobs we think might be especially interesting.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-11-12    
Topic: Announcements

Adrants Jobs: Social Media Analyst, Dir. of Social Strategy, More


Each week we're going to highlight some of the jobs listed on the Adrants Job Board. You can always find the listings in the right hand column of the site or here but each week we'll call out a few jobs we think might be interesting.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 1-12    
Topic: Announcements

Brands and Agencies: Sponsor Adrants Coverage of Cannes


If you are an agency or a brand that wants to be a part (or a bigger part) of the biggest advertising event of the year, Cannes, we can help you do just that. Over the past several years, we've always covered Cannes. The awards. The parties. And everything in between. Now we want you to be part of it.

Adrants will be at the center of the action during Cannes reporting daily on creative innovation, news announcements, what's discussed in the sessions, learnings from keynote presentations and, of course, the Lions winners. Get your agency or brand in front of the worldwide advertising community with this content marketing opportunity. Specifics include but are not limited to:

  • Intro and outro sponsorship of Cannes-related coverage (website, newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus) leading up to the event.
  • Intro and outro sponsorship of each Cannes article (website, newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus) we publish during the event (2-4 each day of the event).
  • Intro and outro sponsorship of Cannes follow up stories (website, newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus) after the event.
  • Content sponsorship of event photography.
  • A TBD number of banner impressions before, during and after Cannes if desired.
Email cannes@adrants.com for more details, pricing and to lock in your sponsorship now.
by Steve Hall    Apr-17-12    
Topic: Announcements, Industry Events

Finally! Blue Bubbles Deleted From Adrants Newsletter!


For all of you who have been receiving the Adrants Daily Newsletter and suffering the consequences of those damn blue bubbles obscuring the readability of the newsletter, rejoice! The bubbles are gone. The width issue has also been fixed (I think). Please let us know if the newsletter layout is still odd for you in anyway. Just drop us a note in comments here and we'll take a look.

And feel free to resubscribe to the newsletter if you enjoyed receiving the content that way. And tell all your colleagues! Also, if you subscribe to the newsletter, you'll have access to all sorts of free whitepapers, webinars, eBooks and free research.

by Steve Hall    Dec- 7-11    
Topic: Announcements

Get Your Geek on With Yahoo! Scene


If you're interested in following what's going on during Internet Week this week, you'll want to be sure to visit Yahoo! Scene. Adrants has teamed with Yahoo! and its agency, Cake Group, for coverage of the conference and yours truly is editing the whole thing. We aim to make it the most complete coverage of the event we possible can.

Today's coverage includes a keynote from New York Senator Charles Schumer who believes New York can and will be the nation's tech center. he even went so far as to say the city will knock Silicon Valley from its pedestal. We'll have plenty of time to see if that comes true as Schumer has earmarked a distant 2035 for that leadership position to cement itself.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 6-11    
Topic: Announcements, Industry Events, Publishing

Adrants Teams With Yahoo! For Internet Week, Cannes Coverage


Working with New York-based Cake Group, Yahoo! has launched Yahoo! Scene, an online site that will cover the advertising industry's most high-profile events. Featuring news, photos, video and interactive elements, the content hub will cover all the news, gossip, announcements and trends from each industry event. Yahoo! Scene will also feature lifestyle pieces from style to nightlife to influencer profiles. Additionally, the site will aggregate all the social content generated during the events so readers can see real time social check-ins and status updates.

Adrants has teamed with Cake Group and Yahoo! to oversee the editorial side of things for the site. Yahoo! Scene's first event will be Internet Week followed by Cannes. Future events are yet to be determined.

Writers for the site will include practitioners from various corners of the industry including several from iCrossing. Former Adrants Editor and current AdVerve Co-Host Angela Natividad will join the team for Cannes coverage as will Ask Wappling, publisher of the famed Adland. We absolutely can't wait to see that trio of awesomeness in action.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 4-11    
Topic: Announcements, Industry Events

How to Follow Adrants on Social Networks

Once upon a time there was a thing called a website. People used to navigate to it by clicking on a link or by typing a URL into the address bar of their browser. It seemed to work well. For a while. Then came the HTML newsletter. Then came RSS. Then came Digg. Then came Friendfeed. Then came Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz, StumbleUpon, YouTube and the list goes on.

Perhaps you just like reading Adrants in the web. Maybe you prefer the newsletter. Maybe you're an RSS junkie or just want quick Twitter updates. No matter how you prefer to consume Adrants content, we have you covered. And just in case you want to explore alternative methods of consuming Adrants, here's all the ways you can do that:

- Follow Adrants on Twitter
- Join the Adrants Facebook Group
- Subscribe to the RSS feed
- Get the daily newsletter
- See what we've got on YouTube
- Check out our job board
- Join Adgabber, our social network
- View our event photos on flickr
- Read the daily newsletter

by Steve Hall    Nov-30-10    
Topic: Announcements

Please Take Our Readership Survey

It's that time again, readers. Time for you to take a moment and tell us a little bit about yourselves so we can make sure the content here on Adrants is what you want and the ads aren't trying to sell you stuff you don't need or want. We want everything to be as relevant to you as possible.

So please take a few short minutes to answer this one page survey so we can best tailor things to suit your needs. Many thanks in advance.

by Steve Hall    Nov- 9-10    
Topic: Announcements