Wheaties: Breakfast Of Champions, Vitamin Of Breakfast-Skippers

Well, this article in USA Today is a few months old, but strolling through CVS this weekend, I saw Wheaties multivitamins for the first time. Next to the “Total” multivitamins. I had no idea such products existed. It is a very interesting brand extension, especially for breakfast skippers like me. Mostly, it’s the packaging that […]

The New Yorker Hits Target, Or Vice Versa

If you haven’t seen this week’s issue of The New Yorker, go to the newsstand and check it out. The entire issue features no other advertiser than Target, who commissioned a number of illustrators to incorporate its brand look and feel into ads without copy. The result feels seamless: you’re not really getting sold anything, […]

Believe It Or Not The Donny Is No Chelsea Queen

Earlier this summer Vanity Fair’s George Wayne probed the depths of The Donny for his Vanities column. Here are a few of the more revealing moments. G.W. Your critics say you must decide. Does he want to create advertising? Or does he want to be in showbiz? D.D. I actually think the two are related. […]

“IN A WORLD…Where Newspapers No Longer Exist…”

We like to blog a lot about high-concept advertising, but we tend not to pay attention to the fact that many media outlets get lots of money out of more mundane ads. So this article in LA Weekly is quite interesting, suggesting that movie studios are thinking of drastically slashing the money they spend on […]

Red Bull gives you wings, GoFast gives you…

A new TV spot for Colorado-based sports and beverage company, GoFast set to air in Belgium. TDA (Boulder, CO) is the ad shop. Click the image to view the video (1.6MB) Share

Bitch Dog Stunt Bitch Slaps Cable Company

Comcast is in deep doo doo. According to The New York Times: LaChania Govan said she got bounced around by her cable company when she called to complain. She made dozens of calls and was even transferred to a person who spoke Spanish — a language she doesn’t understand. But when she got her August […]

Sally’s Bellying Up With Her Hog Blog

Creative superstar, Sally Hogshead, has made a tentative entry into the bloatosphere with her newly unveiled Hog Blog. The blog only has one entry at this point and does not allow comments, nor trackbacks. The site does have a forum to facilitate discussion. Share

Media On The Menu

Ad Age: The Kroger Co. has signed a deal with In-Store Broadcasting Network (IBN) to launch a TV network in 2,500 Kroger stores, according to the company. Kroger, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is the nation’s No. 2 grocery chain behind Wal-Mart; IBN, of Salt Lake City, Utah, provides in-store music and TV advertising services to […]

Slipknot Hires Lawyers To Coq Bloq Burger King & Crispin

From The Smoking Gun: Claiming that its image and persona have been hijacked as part of a marketing campaign for Burger King’s new chicken fries, the costumed heavy metal band Slipknot is threatening the fast food giant with legal action. In the below August 4 letter, the band’s lawyers charge that Coq Roq–a mock metal […]

Warning: Sideways Glances May Occur

Clark Sorensen makes awesome urinals. And he’s happy to discuss commissions and requests of any kind. This seems like an opportunity to raise the level of bathroom advertising by a magnitude heretofore unseen. I imagine Clark could fashion a urinal into a product-like shape. Better yet, a hotel or restaurant could simply commission the artist […]