I Voted Dan Wieden As “Most Congenial” And Donny Deutsch For “Freakiest Nipples”

Adweek is now letting you rate agencies in all sorts of categories, like most creative, least creative, best reel, worst reel, best run, most likely to be a sweatshop, etc. It’s like a 35-question survey, and I think you can do it only once. So have fun. Every vote counts!

Brand Evangelists All Over Flickr

We know that brand managers need be monitoring what’s being said about their brands in the bloatosphere, by using Technorati, for instance. It might also be wise for them to see what’s being posted to Flickr and other photo-sharing sites. In a quick experiment I turned up all sorts of interesting brand-centered images, proving (in […]

Sony Patents New And Improved Mind Control Device

from Reuters: If you think video games are engrossing now, just wait: PlayStation maker Sony Corp. has been granted a patent for beaming sensory information directly into the brain. The technique could one day be used to create videogames in which you can smell, taste, and touch, or to help people who are blind or […]

The Ronald Was Rockin’

Adfreak makes our Friday morning with this hangover cure of a print ad from Mickey D’s. At long last, the Golden Arches embraces truth in advertising.

GM Leaves Skidmarks At The Los Angeles Times

Advertising has always subsidized the media, but it’s clearly a love-hate relationship. And now, this story suggests that GM has pulled its advertising in the Los Angeles Times, in an objection to “factual errors and misrepresentations” in the Times’ coverage of GM. I haven’t looked into this particular matter, but I suppose a free press […]

“Bloatosphere” Enters The Blogger Lexicon

I like it when people coin new terms, especially if the terms are fun to say. Vaspers The Grate has recently managed this with the term “bloatosphere”. Given that the word “blogosphere” is cumbersome and self-important, I think Mr. Grate has given us a marked improvement. The blogsophere is becoming bloated with anti-blogs. This bloated, […]

Dogs Are Kosher Even When They’re Not

More than 27.5 million hot dogs will be consumed by baseball fans this season while cheering their team in the stands, according to the annual consumption survey conducted by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. Laid end-to-end, that’s almost enough hot dogs to stretch from Citizens Bank Park in Philly to Edison Field in […]

The Story Behind Boudreaux’s Butt Paste

Fox Sports Radio host, Ben Maller, has an entry on his blog about Boudreaux’s Butt Paste. Maller reports that the anti-rash ointement has found a home in NASCAR by sponsoring a Busch Series car driven by former Louisiana school principal Kim Crosby. According to Maller, athletes including the Miami Heat’s Shaquille O’Neal, Indianapolis Colts quarterback […]

Zipatoni To Show New Biz Specialist The Money

Bag us our next client and you’re hired. Before you count your chickens here are a few things you need to know. 1. It

Blogging’s Preseason Is Almost Over

Robert Scoble, a.k.a. The Scoblezier, a.k.a. Microsoft’s Geek Blogger, asks in a post on The Red Couch, “Why let your ad agency write your blog?” He ponders the situation thusly: A good blog is written by an authority who is passionate about his/her topic. How many ad agencies are passionate about your business? Not to […]