My Life. My Card. My Idea. My Lawsuit.

If you tell people you work in advertising, have you ever heard someone say, “I’ve got a great commercial idea for Coke. What do you do, just call them up or send in your idea?” And then they don’t understand why you can’t really do that. Here’s why, courtesy of The New York Times: A […]

Atmospheric Conditions. Very Funny.

Mammatus Clouds over Hastings, Nebraska by Jorn Olsen What do rare and beautiful cloud formations have to do with advertising? TBS thinks the clouds are funny, that’s what they have to do with advertising. The “Very Funny” cable channel posted about it on their new flog. Funny + Blog = Flog.

Coq Bloqers

Regarding the removal of sexual innuendo from BK’s new micro site, Ad Age provides the quote of the day:

Puma Born From Adidas’ Rib

Herzogenaurach, a 1000-yeal old village in northern Germany is home to not one, but two big time athletic brands

Selling Sugar With Song

Adfreak’s Gregory Solman posted yesterday about Diet Coke’s “seductive roller girl,” actress Nicole Vicius. It’s easy to understand why the public has an interest in this woman. She’s the star of a really well done commercial! The spot makes generous use of Paul Oakenfold’s “Starry Eye Suprise” and is choreographed like a Dr. Pepper commercial […]

Britain Says Fat, Balding Guys Belong In Beer Ads, Not Good-Looking Dudes

I just have a hard time believing this article, but here ’tis, from the Times in Britain: Drinks companies have been ordered to hire paunchy, balding men for advertisements to meet new rules forbidding any link between women

Caddy Knows How To Pedal

USA Today: In the latest marketing twist to burnish a venerable Detroit brand, every customer who buys a four-wheeled Cadillac car or light truck at Kay Blacklock’s Toronto-area dealership receives a free Caddy two-wheeler worth about $615. Through a special licensing agreement with GM, bicycle giant Kent International has created a Cadillac Bicycles unit and […]

Sacrament For The Secular

Jon Armstrong of Salt Lake City recently went on a road trip with two of old buddies. Here’s a photo he’s sharing on Flickr from the trip. He titled the photo, “Sacrament,” proving that irreverence, alcohol consumption, and brand loyalty are all alive in well in Utah.