Ruff Duty For Dogs In Iraq

According to USA Today, some patriotic, dog loving entrepreneurs from Bend, Oregon got their product Share

Where Hipsters Chill

Cool Hunting reports on the pending opening of another Absolut Ice Bar Share

Beware The Dreaded Hipstream

Hipster – One who possesses tastes, social attitudes, and opinions deemed cool by the cool. (Note: it is no longer recommended that one use the term “cool”; a Hipster would instead say “deck.”) The Hipster walks among the masses in daily life but is not a part of them and shuns or reduces to kitsch […]

Go Away Daddy

We reported in March on GoDaddy’s decision to bring their account in-house, despite an avalanche of P.R. resulting from their big breasted Super Bowl ad. I finally saw one of the direct TV spots, produced in-house, over the weekend while watching the Tour de France on OLN. The spot, which features a screaming DJ, is […]

Piers Poo Poos

Englishman, Piers Fawkes, visited London recently and came away unimpressed by the staidness evident in British ad circles. There are a few folk in the UK who are very switched on, I grant you, but a lot of agency people I met in my short visit were rather bemused by PSFK and IF. Although blogs […]

Mixing Media

New York Times: With its long reliance on talk formats and call-in programs, radio was arguably the first open-source media form. Now a new Public Radio International program, “Open Source from P.R.I.,” will test whether the collective intelligence permeating the Web can make not just loud radio, but smart radio. Not only does the program […]

Wireless Companies Use Too Much Fine Print. In Other News, Scientists Declare Earth Is “Round.”

Has Catherine Zeta-Jones been lying to me this whole time? From Ad Age: New York’s Department of Consumer Affairs is suing three wireless phone marketers for violating the city’s consumer protection law. Acting Commissioner Jonathan Mintz, in a suit filed in New York Supreme Court, charged Nextel Communications, Sprint Spectrum and T-Mobile USA, with deceptive […]

Putt-Putt

New York Times: Putt-Putt is not a generic name for miniature golf. It is the brand name of a company that builds and franchises a particular style of miniature golf course designed specifically to make competitive putting possible. For something that sounds as if it was named by a child, Putt-Putt has a surprisingly grown-up […]

High Praise For Randomness

Rohit Bhargava, of Ogilvy PR has some great things to say about the power of randomness. What makes random such a powerful marketing tool? Share

Phishing Wreaks Havoc With Banking Industy’s Online Strategies

Boston Globe: It was any banker’s worst nightmare. Shortly after Wachovia Corp. sent an e-mail inviting recipients to go to a new log-in page as a result of its merger with First Union Corp., some savvy customers swamped Wachovia’s call center to inform officials that criminals apparently were attempting to steal the financial information of […]