Michael Wolff


The Internet Wars

Paris—The eG8 Internet conference hosted by French President Sarkozy today and tomorrow—a prelude to the G8 conference later this week—and bringing together the cream of Internet money and status isn't really an Internet conference.

The New Rupert

How come Rupert Murdoch is at a technology conference talking about education? Or, would any conference anywhere let Rupert Murdoch talk about anything he wanted to talk about? Rupert is, after all, according to Maurice Levy, the Publicis chairman and organizer of this conference, the most famous man in the world.

How We Move

Is The Daily the Heaven’s Gate of mobile? Not just expensive, but inexplicable. Not just a bomb, but an albatross.In fact, you just paused for the briefest moment trying to remember what The Daily is—because you haven’t heard a word about it since its launch back in February.

The Riddle

Adweek’s front door in Manhattan’s East Village coincidentally opens on Wanamaker Place, named after John Wanamaker, the 19th century retailer, who said the most famous thing ever said about advertising.

For the Love of Media

What do the death of Osama Bin Laden and the television upfronts have in common? They make new media guys anxious.

Branded Content

The highest accomplishment of the advertising and marketing business—and its most cherished word—is the brand, a semi-fantasy world that is real enough to engender a type of willing suspension of disbelief (that Starbucks, for instance, isn’t merely a fast-food chain).

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Blog pages

Editor of the Year: Joanna Coles

When I first met Joanna Coles, the editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, she was not a fashion plate, no less a fashion editor. She was a British hack, writing from New York for the Guardian and then for the Times of London. In 2001, we became colleagues at New York magazine.

Adweek Regrooves

Welcome to the new Adweek—not your father’s trade magazine.

Corridor Talk: CNBC Cuts Makeup, Drinks

When, in the late 1990s, NBC had the brilliant idea to circumvent New York's unions by locating its cable networks, MSNBC and CNBC, across the Hudson in New Jersey, Damon Haimoff, an NBC technician, saw a business opportunity.