Can Hollywood Save Hockey?

Promo Magazine: Departing from standard practice, the National Hockey League has hired an entertainment marketing agency to help restore the brand’s image and build a stronger emotional fan-player connection following a 301-day lockout during the 2004-05 season. Conductor, a Los Angeles, CA-based agency, will serve as the NHL’s lead marketing communications and integration agency to […]

Snow White’s A Sister

Here’s some of that “dramatize the product benefit stuff” I like to talk about. This ad for Nivea self-tanning spray, care of TBWA\ Brussels does that, but in this case, one might be inclined to ask why. Thanks to Frederik Samuel for the pointer. Share

From The Land Of Birkenstocks

From the land of Birkenstocks, comes Bionade—the world’s first purely organic non-alcoholic refreshment drink. Hey, Heiko Hebig likes it. Share

Breaking Creative: Cingular’s iTunes-Enabled Motorola Phone

Apple/Cingular/Motorola just announced the new iTunes enabled phone and Cingular has their TV spots posted. Available Here And as a side note to any Apple/Cingular/Motorola folks who may be regular readers, David and I would be open to an ad space trade-out for a couple o’phones Share

What Color Is Your Stationery?

Pantone, Inc., the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced the availability of PANTONE UNIVERSE Stationery, a collection of stationery and office supplies. This extends the PANTONE UNIVERSE brand of colorful, design-driven consumer products. “Hundreds of thousands of design professionals rely on Pantone for color standards […]

Open Hearts Open Doors

Displaced Designer is a new site dedicated to helping people in the industry get back on their work feet. We reported last week on Brains On Fire’s effort to help Gulf Coast agency staff relocate temporarily to Greenville, SC. Now Adweek reports, Trumpet’s 32 employees were celebrating the agency’s eighth anniversary just two nights before […]

Hugh’s Turn

I’m kind of surprised I did not see this earlier, but today I stumbled upon B.L. Ochman’s interview with Hugh MacLeod of Gaping Void. Hugh supports himself with income from blogvertising. He resides in rural England, where his rent is one fifteeenth of what he paid in New York. He says he makes close to […]

We All Need Brand Camp

For 79 more wickedly insightful marketing ‘toons from this artist, visit Tom Fishburne’s

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Volkwagen Cruises Over To Crispin

From Adweek: Volkswagen said it has named MDC Partners’ Crispin Porter + Bogusky to handle creative chores in the U.S. and Canada. Havas’ Arnold here had previously handled the business for the past 10 years. Arnold has done quite a lot of good and memorable work for VW over the years, but as VW sales […]