We Know Why You (Hate To) Fly

Seen the latest TV spots from American Airlines? They

Free Range? No. Free? Yes.

Hungry bargain hunters take notice. McDonald’s is giving away free food. According to USA Today, McDonald’s expects to hand out 4 million free samples of its Chicken Selects strips this weekend. “People still think of us as a burger place,” says Wade Thoma, vice president of U.S. menu management. “It will take a long time […]

I Would’ve Gladly Volunteered For Jury Duty

It appears the fraud and conspiracy trial against former Ogilvy executives Shona Seifert and Thomas Early will go to the jury for deliberation on Friday. Adweek’s coverage of the summations is an excellent overview of the big points both sides are making. From what I can tell, the government has done its homework here, and […]

Muckrakers In The Making

I’m pleased to announce the presence of two new highly accomplished contributing writers, Danny G. and Wade Sturdivant. Danny G. is perhaps best known for his sometimes biting coverage on Talent Zoo. Wade is an Associate Creative Director at DDB Chicago. I’m excited by this development for several reasons. For one, advertising, like any news […]

Starbucks Creates More Buzz

According to the New York Times, Starbucks in partnership with Jim Beam Brands is introducing Starbucks Coffee Liquer today. The liqueur will be sold in bars, liquor stores and restaurants in 750-milliliter bottles for $22.99. It will not be available at Starbucks coffee outlets. The liqueur is not the first stand-alone product the company has […]

Vodka May Lead To Armed Insurgency

Last December we reported on the growing popularity of Kalashnikov vodka

Black is the New White

Nike’s new black ball has golf world abuzz A stunt at the FBR Open in which 4 tour pros used a black golf ball on a par 3 to promote a new Nike golf ball (Nike One Black), which is normally white, has now drawn unprecedented demand for production of the black ball. Now, Nike […]

The Chi-Town Get Together For Ad Folks

Before you go home to Cabrini Green or Naperville or wherever, stop by the Talent Zoo After Hours party tonight at the Cactus Bar and Grill.