SpongeBob Moves From BK Rooftops To The Produce Section

USA Today: Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants, who lives in a pineapple under the sea, soon will star on spinach, carrot and fruit bags in supermarkets. While the big marketers in the $70 billion food-and-beverage industry are trying to stave off regulation on marketing to children amid obesity concerns, Boskovich Farms (spinach), Grimmway Farms (carrots) and LGS […]

How True

Normally, liquor advertising has to be put through tight legal screens. Looks like New Orleans-based drinking establishments don’t play by those rules, which of course lends itself to better work. Creative courtesy of Sullivan St. Claire, Mobile, AL–a new contender for our “Agencies In Strange Places” series.

Can I Float This By You?

According to Lewis Lazare, on Wednesday, Outside magazine will host the first-ever Chicago Ad Cup, a sailing regatta for Chicago ad agency teams at the Columbia Yacht Club. The event celebrates Chicago’s inclusion on Outside’s list of the top 10 American dream towns in its August issue. My money’s on Y&R. Who do you like?

Yes Sir, I Love That Idea

Normally, advertising’s creative people come from previous occupations like bartender, cab driver or scuba instructor. But not David Bonner, the newly appointed senior vice president and chief creative officer at Louisville shop, Doe-Anderson. According to Adweek, Bonner, 39, worked at JWT Chicago, Gee Jeffrey & Partners and BBDO. But before that he was a federal […]

Agencies In Strange Places: Ninth In A Series

Think Memphis–blues, barbeque, the mighty Mississippi and Elvis. Think Memphis again–Thompson & Company. Thompson & Company will be a firm that grows by encouraging and developing the personal genius of every employee, to the benefit of every client. I’d like to show you some of the agency’s print work, but they protect it with Flash. […]

Convicted Felon Will Write Ad Industry’s Code of Ethics

From Adweek: Former Ogilvy & Mather executive Shona Seifert today was sentenced in U.S. District Court here to 18 months imprisonment (and two years probation) for her role in a scheme to overbill the government’s $1 billion Office of National Drug Control Policy account to cover a $3 million revenue shortfall on the business. Seifert […]

Welcome To Spokane

There’s something wonderful about truth in advertising. Thanks to my friend, Evil Vince, for the image.

Sad Ballads Sell Tightey Whiteys

I would have never taken Lewis Lazare for a Southerner, nor a fan of country music, but his piece in today’s Sun Times reveals these personal truths. As it happens, Lazare rather likes the new Fruit of the Loom television from Richards Group. The new spot casts the familiar Fruit of the Loom icons, the […]

X-treme Athletes Pose As Saints

I’m not sure what devotional candles have to do with the X-Games, but the candles do make for some interesting out of home executions. Thanks to Flickr user, cybele-la for the image.

Big Guys Jump On Live Content Opportunities

New York Times: In a bid to widen significantly the audience for concerts and live events, America Online and XM Satellite Radio are backing a venture that will deliver live performances to Internet, satellite and wireless customers and through other media. The venture is expected to start offering its performances this fall. Many of them […]