Mr. Potato Head Lands New Role

Fresh Inc. points to the Organic Trade Association’s inventive spin on Star Wars, called Grocery Store Wars. All characters in Store Wars are live-action food puppets

Tin Million Uses

Altoids is conducting an interesting promotion. They want customers to display other uses for the Altoids tin. Although, they do not mention this, it’s a neat way to sell-in the recycling ethos. Chances are Altoids was aware of this guy’s iPod battery pack idea when they created the promo. I mean if Boing Boing knows […]

Leo Burnett Is Great, Even If They Do Say So Themselves

Here’s a choice nugget from Lewis Lazare’s column today, talking about the national ADDY awards: Leo Burnett won the Best of Show in the print category at the 2005 ADDY Awards for a Cort Guitars campaign. With 18 gold and five silver ADDYs, Burnett also was the most awarded agency in the competition. Burnett’s Deputy […]

Naomi Klein Is Going To Be Pissed

Adrants points to this Toronto Star article on McGraw-Hill’s efforts to place ads inside college text books. Thankfully, the random ad man asked to comment blasted the idea. “Textbooks are one of the last bastions,” said Randy Stein, a partner at Grip Media Ltd., a Toronto ad agency. “There are some things that should remain […]

When WiFi Alone Won’t Do

We recently reported on Casa Camper, the Spanish shoe manufacturer’s boutique hotel in Barcelona. According to Hotel Chatter, Apple Computer is now getting in on the hospitality action. The Tribeca Grand Hotel has just announced their new iStudio – a premium room outfitted with Apple’s latest multimedia technology. The iStudio comes equipped with: *a fully-loaded […]

AOR Is So Last Century

All agencies want to be Agency of Record. Just like all agencies want to be a partner, not a vendor. All agencies need to get over it. According to Adweek, Old Navy, which used to do some great advertising in-house, is over it. “We’ve changed our model,” Jonathan Finn from Old Navy said. “We’re looking […]

Corporate Raider Has His Way With Havas

Ad Age: Havas shareholder Vincent Bollore won the four seats he demanded on the holding company

Go South Old Man

Adweek: After more than 20 years working in New York at some of the nation’s biggest agencies, Bob Potesky abandoned the capital of advertising for the capital of Mississippi. A former creative director at WPP Group’s Young & Rubicam, Potesky last month accepted the position of executive creative director at The Ramey Agency, a 55-person […]

Nazis Adopt New Logos

According to Spiegel, German neo-Nazis are sporting New Balance running shoes and other brands that meet their approval (for reasons surely lost on the brands themselves). So now they wear something they call the secret insignia of the right-wing scene: New Balance shoes. The “N” on the shoes is supposed to stand for “national.” Brands […]

Lay Your Hard-Earned Green On Blue

Given that only slightly more than half of our eligible voters make an effort to go to the polls during any given election, we know what people think about the political process. But hey, you can (and do) vote with your pocketbook–a more meaningful and frequent act. Eyeteeth: A journal of incisive ideas points us […]