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AD AGE NAMES PUBLISHING EXECUTIVES OF THE YEAR

By: Greg Lindsay on October 17, 2005

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Meredith Corp. Chief Operating Officer Stephen Lacy and publishing group President Jack Griffin have been named Advertising Age's publishing executives of the year.

AIRWORLD PART 4: ON A WING AND A SONG AT LAX

By: Greg Lindsay on September 15, 2005

LOS ANGELES (AdAge.com) -- I purposefully chose Song rather than JetBlue for the five-and-a-half-hour transcontinental flight to Los Angeles. After all, it was a name in the news as well as the conversation all around me along the way. In fact, not long after I landed, its parent, Delta Air Lines, filed for chapter 11 as predicted.

AIRWORLD PART 5: ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH

By: Greg Lindsay on September 16, 2005

DENVER (AdAge.com) -- It's easy to sound glib when describing airports as "invisible cities" on the edges of the ones we call home. But the vast, isolated facilities of Denver International Airport on the Colorado Piedmont deserve the title.

Vegas Part 4: The Unbearable Authenticity of Fakeness

By: Greg Lindsay on May 25, 2006

LAS VEGAS (AdAge.com) -- After just three days in Las Vegas, I now understand why this town is the favorite straw man and cheap-shot victim of every post-modernist philosopher from Jean Baudrillard on down. While the rest of America seems to be increasingly obsessed with the authenticity and sincerity of their chosen brands, this place truly is the home of "the authentic fake" (to crib a quip by Umberto Eco). Why is Vegas exempt from authenticity discussion, and what does it mean for the brands that do business here? Hell, in this context, what does "authentic" even mean?

Vegas Part 3: The Ad Agency Behind the Catchphrase

By: Greg Lindsay on May 24, 2006

LAS VEGAS (AdAge.com) -- Billy Vassiliadis is the CEO of R&R Partners, Nevada's largest advertising agency, and has been the id of the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority for more than 25 years. It was a pair of R&R copywriters who coined "What happens here, stays here," the ubiquitous catchphrase that first granted visitors permission to (and now dares them to) keep spending money until they are transformed, temporarily, into a wilder, crazier and, to hear Vassiliadis tell it, anesthetized version of themselves.

A NEW MARKETING STRATEGY FOR LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES

By: Greg Lindsay on July 12, 2004

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Live music has always been an intangible commodity, usually vanishing into the air or bootlegged occasionally by ardent fans. But refinements in CD-burning technology and the rise of legal music-downloading services offer a new scenario.