David Ogilvy, Eminem and Website Speed
Time for a little Monday-afternoon linkroll, wherein I share some of my recent favorites from my travels around the Internet:
10 David Ogilvy Quotes that Could Revolutionize Your Blogging - Problogger.net:
Quotes from the famous ad man David Oglivy. Though the linked article interprets them in regards to improving blogging, the original context of the quotes is the science and business of advertising. My favorite is #7:
"If you ever have the good fortune to create a great advertising campaign, you will soon see another agency steal it. This is irritating, but don't let it worry you; nobody has ever built a brand by imitating somebody else's advertising."
Lots of good insights in this article, both from the actual quotes and also the article author. Bonus helpfulness to be had here if you're blogging for your business as well.
The Best Super Bowl Commercial
This was my favorite from the big game yesterday:
It pairs a dramatic voiceover, luxury cars and angry glowers with a catchy adrenalizing base line and America's grumpiest rapper. No commercial will ever be as good, ever.
A cool page that lets you compare your site's loading speed with those of your competitors. Or, if you prefer, it will also let you kill your morning productivity trying to find the fastest site on the Internet. Either way, it's worth a few minutes (or hours) of your time.
Until next week!
MONDAY MIKE FACT: I fell asleep twice during the first half of the Super Bowl.