CEO Gets Fat On Late Fees

from Adweek: After settling false advertising claims in 47 states, Blockbuster is eliminating 20 percent of its headquarters staff to offset a $70 million increase in spending for its online operation, the company said. The layoffs will affect between 200 and 300 employees, the company said. A $630,000 settlement with 47 states’ attorneys general stems […]

Take It Down Already

Citizen activist, John Coonrod, made the following comments regarding our earlier post about the desecration of the historic Flatiron Building by clothing retailer H+M. After speaking with the Landmark Preservation Commission, I was informed on 30-March that: The Department of Buildings issued nine violations for the illegal advertising banner recently placed on the apex of […]

Cuello del Toro Blows Some Smoke

The brave ad men and ad women of Milwaukee and Chicago-based Hoffman York breaks an in-your-face ad campaign for Argentinian cigarette, Cuello del Toro today. Using headlines like, “You just found a brand new way to flip off the rest of the world” and “The smoke for the man that just won’t take no for […]

A Client-Side Perspective

Ad agency people often exist in an echo chamber. So read Deb Owen’s insightful take on the agency-client “partner or vendor” conundrum. It might give you a new perspective on things.