Agencies In Strange Places: �Eighth In A Series

If you believe the dinosaur speak on Henderson Advertising’s site, the Greenville, SC agency was the first big time shop in the Southeast. Founded in 1946 by Jim Henderson, the shop grew to 120 employees and $100 million in billings by 1986, the year its founder retired. In 1980, Henderson was named “Agency of the […]

Cherry Chalkwork

Flickr user, Lizzy Poo, shares a gallery of her chalk drawings for Roth’s–a 12 store supermarket chain in Oregon. Here’s her masterpiece. Share

Maybe It’s Choctaw For “Loses His Wampum”

Thanks to Steve Hall over at Adrants for pointing out what could be the worst name ever: Morongo Casino Resort & Spa Share

Fred & Farid Call New Shop Marcel, When They Could Have Called It Fred & Farid

Adweek: Former Goodby, Silverstein & Partners creatives Frederic Raillard and Farid Mokart have opened their own agency called Marcel in Paris, effective immediately. The Publicis-owned venture, which opened yesterday with 10-12 clients shifted from the holding company’s other agencies, is intended to compete with smaller, integrated and creatively focused shops such as Mother in London […]

Dressing For Retail Success

Ad Age: McDonald Share

Station Domination

Lewis Lazare: Get ready for some station domination. The term, which has a definite ring to it, refers to an ad placement tactic where an advertiser commandeers all available ad space at a location and bombards consumers with a desired message without fear of any other advertiser causing a distraction. Beginning this month, Dove and […]

On Top Of Canvertising

In effort to leave no space untouched, Ball Corporation is launching a new advertising medium that allows beverage can tabs to carry customized messaging. “Beverage cans are increasingly used in growing, upscale categories such as energy drinks, wine, and wellness beverages, where product differentiation and image are key concerns,” said Bob Tettero of Ball. Tettero […]

Dem Guv’ment Peeps Don’t Write Good

Here’s an interesting story from the AP: States spend nearly a quarter of a billion dollars a year on remedial writing instruction for their employees, according to a new report that says the indirect costs of sloppy writing probably hurt taxpayers even more. The National Commission on Writing, in a report to be released Tuesday, […]

America — Fuck Yeah!

On July 4th, we’re celebrating freedom–including the freedom to create silly viral videos. Like these, which use a song from the film Team America: World Police: This one, which ditches the sarcasm in place of a jingoistic montage. and This one, truly inspired, which marries Trey Parker’s music to mixed up footage of the horribly […]

Agencies In Strange Places: �Seventh In A Series

Let’s look for a minute at Lincoln, Nebraska. Lincoln is a small, liveable prairie city of 210,000. It’s home to a major university, lots of bars and loads of Big Red fans. It’s also home to the state capitol. Two other cities come to mind when considering this mix of government and students in the […]