Durham Rockers Repeat As Champs

Adfreak reports Pants, the house band from McKinney + Silver won the Fluid Battle of Ad Bands III last night in NYC. “There’s no winning and losing in rock,” Alex Bogusky told us moments before the Crispin Porter + Bogusky band, Ironic Trucker Hat, took the stage at the Supper Club last night. And when […]

Budgetary Considerations

Steve Rubel brings up an excellent question for marketers. Do they presently have a budget allocated for blogs, podcasts and other micro media applications? Yesterday I moderated a panel at MediaPost’s Forecast 2006 conference. The challenge before the panel was to resolve this question: how can advertisers, agencies and the media restructure to deal with […]

Tom Dick & Harry’s Moose Call

Philadelphia Daily News: Seen those posters for Moosehead around town? They’ve been popping up on telephone poles on South Street, Old City and elsewhere. No names, no ad copy, just a green silhouette of a moose head. You’re witnessing the start of a quirky marketing campaign to revive one of Canada’s classic but forgotten lagers. […]

Spoiled Teens Deploy Arsenal Of Brand-Specific Nags

Cincinnati Enquirer: American teenagers spend more than $150 billion a year – more than the gross domestic product of Finland, Ireland or Chile. These eager young consumers are the darlings of marketers, who pump more than $15 billion into getting them to buy everything from Louis Vuitton purses – de riguer for back-to-school this fall […]

Don’t Judge A “Ham + Cheese” By Its Wrapper

Thanks to Frederik Samuels for posting the following ad, created by Heye + Partners. Translation: Nice Try, Mom…

Run Your Best Elevator Version Up The Flagpole

For years, big brands have shunned unsolicited ideas due to the legal issues associated with their implementation. It seems the times they are a changin’. Two Fortune 100 companies (in beverages and health & beauty respectively) want to meet people with superb ideas in early October to help bring your ideas to life. PSFK has […]

directNIC Weathers Storm

Inc.: They worked around the clock or slept on the floor, ate a stash of food, and watched the streets break out into chaos below. But resilient Web hosting firm directNIC.com, a New Orleans branch of Intercosmos Media Group, kept much of Louisiana online at the height of Hurricane Katrina and through its aftermath. Holed […]

Collegiate Sex Kitten Wanted

Izod Lacaoste wannabe, Le Tigre, has partnered with CollegeHumor.com to help find America’s hottest college girl.

There’s Money In Them Shoes

Pro Blogger has an interview with The Manolo. In said interview said shoe blogger talks about revenue garnered from the site, use of the third person and other oddities. The ProBlogger – What are the main ways that the Manolo makes income from the Shoe Blog? The Manolo – In the order of importance, the […]

Cuvee du Cent Cinquantenaire Please

Lewis Lazare: Most advertising goes out of its way to ignore any and all troubling aspects of a product, so it’s a treat to come across an ad that plays up the negative and boldly tries to turn it into a positive. That’s real chutzpah for you. A new print execution from the Walrus Agency […]