Poor Darius

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Romancing The Rich

Promo Magazine reports that Maserati is using direct mail to dangle a trip for two to Italy in front of households with $500,000+ incomes. The promotional prize package includes:

Just Drive It

Lee Garfinkel is at it again. DDB’s New York Chairman and Chief Creative Officer worked as a junior copywriter on Subaru in the early 1980s, when he was with the agency Levine, Huntley Schmidt and Beaver. Today he is back on the car account and the author of Subaru’s new long copy campaign. Think. Feel. […]

Burnett Lets Its Light Shine Down

from Lewis Lazare: On Wednesday, Leo Burnett formally launched a Musical Artist in Residence program in hopes of bringing today’s musical artists and the creative side of the advertising industry in closer harmony. This week, Burnett welcomed its first musical group, the multi-platinum rock band Collective Soul. Cheryl Berman, Burnett chairman and its outgoing chief […]

Record Execs Go From “Thick Headed” To “Deaf, Dumb And Blind”

Wired reports that Fiona Apple finished her latest record Extraordinary Machine in 2003 but it was never released by her label, Epic Records, because the suits apparently claimed it lacked a hit single. Epic is a subsidiary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Fiona Apple with Jon Brion, producer of Extraordinary Machine When questioned about the […]

Big Kahunas Say Cheese

According to USA Today, Yahoo is acquiring Canadian photo-sharing company, Flickr. The startup, Flickr, lets people upload digital photos from computers and camera phones, publish photos in their blogs, share digital photo albums with anyone else who uses the service, and alert other users whenever they upload a new photo or album. Flickr, which currently […]

Quicksilver Makes Righteous Move

USA Today, proving it employs hipster copy editors, used the word “gnarly” in a headline today announcing Quicksilver’s acquisition of Rossignol. According to the article, “The ups and downs of their key selling seasons can now be evened out,” says P.K. Kannan, professor of marketing at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business. A […]

Geezertising

This article on Adweek.com highlights the new AARP campaign done by GSD&M. According to the article, the ads are an “effort to combat the Bush administration’s Social Security proposals.” One ad shows a house being destroyed simply because of a broken sink–a metaphor for what the AARP thinks the Bush administration wants to do with […]

Watch Out The Donny, Kaplan Thaler Is Muscling In On Your Action

Ad Age is reporting that Linda Kaplan Thaler, CEO of Kaplan Thaler Group, will appear as co-judge Making it Big, a new Apprentice-like reality show that debuts April 25 on cable’s female-oriented Oxygen Media. “She is probably one of the most gifted executives that I know in terms of emotional intelligence. She lives what she […]

Celebs “Move The Iron” For GM

According to