If Service Is What You Crave

White Castle is letting go of its butler in a charitable auction on eBay. Like the butler in our latest television commercial? He could be yours. We’re placing

Yahoo Publically Releases Employee Personal Blogging Guidelines

Yahoo recently released their guidelines for personal blogging by their employees. Surprisingly, they are very clear, concise, forward thinking, and helpful. The document is broken into two sections, Legal Parameters and Best Practice Guidelines, and is mostly common sense. The basic premise is to be intelligent about your posts, be mindful of your legal obligations […]

When The World Zigs, Zag

Another ad agency is using the sheep metaphor for self-promotion purposes. And not just any old agency, one of the best in the world. John January what say you about this development?

Dude Gets 100K To Blog About Bo, Luke And Daisy

from CNN Money: Christopher Nelson’s new job, which comes with a $100,000 salary and a one-year contract, will be to watch reruns of “The Dukes of Hazzard” weeknights on the Country Music Television cable channel and write blog postings for the network’s Web site. Nelson applied for the job along with almost 2,000 others in […]

Get ‘Em Ernie

Ernie Schenck is not impressed by Carl’s Jr., nor GoDaddy. Pointing to their “sex sells” approaches, Ernie says the tactics are, “a weak-minded crutch that lame clients like Carl’s Jr and GoDaddy and a thousand others invariably fall back on in a sad attempt to get noticed.” He goes even further in his comments section. […]

Squeezing Nickels Pinching Pennies

from New York Times: Clients, facing relentless competition and consolidation in categories like automobiles, fast food and telecommunications, are anxiously squeezing every nickel of waste from their ad budgets. “In the 80’s, we used to fight with clients over creative. In the 90’s, it was about strategy. Now, it’s only about money,” said Jonathan Bond, […]

The Making Of Blogebrities

Steve Rubel reports on a new documentary on blogs and bloggers. Steve will be appearing in the film, as will B.L. Ochman, Zeldman, Scoble, Rebecca Blood, Evan Williams, Jessa Crispin, Elizabeth Spiers, Lessig and many other blogging notables. The film is also looking for a corporate sponsor. There’s already another documentary about blogs in circulation, […]

Failed WB Program Finds New Life On Yahoo

from New York Times: On broadcast television, the live-concert show “Pepsi Smash” drew only a modest audience, but Yahoo is betting that putting the program online will be a boon to its digital music offerings. Yahoo plans to introduce a section of its Web site housing a redesigned version of “Smash,” which as a program […]

Single Serve Pork Product Lookin’ Good

From BBDO Minneapolis and Lincoln, NE design house, Archrival, comes SPAM Singles, a site so powerful in its persuasive arguments, it may even get you to eat SPAM. Here’s an example: 1. Where can I keep my SPAM Singles when I’m not eating them? There is no right answer here. SPAM Singles are like snowflakes, […]

Watch Where You’re Going, You Big Ape

Copy: Small but tough. Polo. Print work from DDB London. Thanks to Hidden Persuader for the image.