Policing The Language — A New Corporate Responsibility

Red Herring reports that eBay has banned the N-word. The new eBay policy is clear: Share

Samantha Wouldn’t Put Up With This Treatment

American actress, Sarah Jessica Parker, is helping Unilever sell soap. But Orthodox Jews in Tel Aviv aren’t having it. Within 24 hours of the billboard’s unveiling, Unilever was contacted by one of Israel’s senior rabbis with a threat that if the offending image was not removed, then the ultra-Orthodox community would receive orders to boycott […]

Now Men Can Piss On The Ads They Hate

from the Wizmark web site: Discover Wizmark, the interactive urinal communicator, its advertising you can’t help but look at. Share

Jeeves Finds Profits From Search

USA TODAY reports on the amazing turnaround engineered by internet search firm Jeeves. For its recent third quarter, Jeeves reported $75.7 million in revenue, up 178% from the same quarter a year ago, similar to Google’s third-quarter results, which were up 105%, and Yahoo’s 157% revenue growth. This is a case where better product, not […]

Goldfish Swim From New York To Atlanta

from The New York Times: A large client of Young & Rubicam Advertising in New York, the Campbell Soup Company, has quietly decided to seek ideas to promote a major product line from a far smaller agency specializing in unconventional creative approaches. The Pepperidge Farm unit of Campbell Soup has asked BrightHouse Live in Atlanta […]

How Hard Is It To Understand You May Have To Kill People?

The U.S. Army has given a facelift to its Web site, www. goarmy.com, to make the enlistment decision easier for potential recruits and their families. Some 12,000 pages of content and a half-million lines of code were condensed to 2,500 pages to make the “soldier experience” easier to understand. You won’t be a killer, you’ll […]

Yessum Massah

“Has the sport become too edgy, too young and culturally black, for the predominantly corporate and well-heeled white audiences that have helped make Stern’s league a major Madison Avenue player over the last two decades?” -Harvey Araton in The New York Times Indiana Pacer, Ron Artest going after “the fan” who threw a drink on […]

Need That Kash To Feed That Jones

Chicago Sun Times advertising columnist Lewis Lazare reports that Leo Burnett svp/cd Kash Sree has departed the Wacker Avenue agency for greener pastures. Sree arrived at Burnett in 2002 from Wieden+Kennedy in Portland, Ore., where he was a key creative on the high-profile Nike account. Lazare writes, “His departure from Burnett suggests he was unable […]

Perfect For The Wannabe Gangsta On Your Christmas List

At only 25, Michael Kobold is the youngest president in the luxury goods industry. Kobold watches range in price from $1,500 to $22,500. Kobold personally designs every watch and ensures that each and every one meets his personal expectations of quality. He also acts as his own ad agency, creating the ads that represent his […]

Rotten Apple Or Sour Grapes?

According to USA TODAY, Apple stores represent 50% of the company’s retail sales. That’s great news for the computer maker, but not such welcome news for independent Apple resellers. In fact, some resellers are upset enough to litigate. Tom Santos, a San Francisco reseller said his business dropped 50% overnight, following the opening of the […]