Red States, Blue States, And The State of Creativity

In an Adweek article last week, prominent ad people were asked, “It’s Thanksgiving this week. What are you thankful for?” Among the pithy comments were these, which caught my eye because they were both in the same article: Court Crandall of Ground Zero who said, among other things, “I’m thankful this will be George Bush’s […]

Steal Your Face Right Off Your Head

Grateful Dead, or what’s left of it, just made a terrible move. By demanding that their live and unreleased music be taken off sites like Archive.org and Nugs.net, they discarded their principles and turned on their fans, or “brand evangelists” as we like to call them in Adlandia. Cory Doctorow on Boing Boing: This is […]

Would Be President Pitches Financial Schwag

According to this Washington Post story, Rev. Al Sharpton is helping to promote car title loans, a practice some legislators want to abolish, due to predatroy interest rates that can rise to over 300 percent. In commercials airing locally, the ever-colorful Al Sharpton stands on a stage with an American flag and happily declares, “Finally, […]

Fake News Keeps On Keepin’ On

Promiscuity claim lands LYNXjet Mostess in hot water. Allegations of flirtatiousness and promiscuity with a male passenger are just some of the accusations being levelled at LYNXjet “Mostess” Lola Allegra. It is alleged that in September of this year, Miss Allegra had invited a male passenger, Mr. Michael Williams into the on board spa bath […]

Lindsay Lohan Miles Away From Ordinary

[via Socialite Life]

Window Undressing

Boston.com: It’s downtown Augusta’s latest attraction: three young women clad in lingerie who wave to passersby from a store window. The attention-grabbing models were hired by Spellbound, a lingerie store that recently opened on Water Street and is trying to establish its name. Spellbound’s owner, former Cony High School teacher Felicia Stockford, said she came […]

Finding The Humor In Retail Displacement

by Mortierbrigade, Brussels [via AdHunt]

Fake Comedian Provokes Real Ad From Kazakhstan

In an attempt to counter Boratian misperceptions about its country, Kazakhstan has taken out a 4-page ad in today’s New York Times. The section, titled, “Kazakhstan in the 21st Century,” carried testimonials to its oil production, its democracy, education system, and purported “power and influence” of women. The feud has been simmering for the past […]

NCAA Uses Its Amateur Athletes To Sell Pontiacs

USA Today: Critics say a popular website — the Pontiac Game Changing Performance poll — puts the NCAA dangerously close to violating its own rules, as well as the rights of athletes for use of their image and name for commercial purposes. “This is a line they have never crossed before,” said Peter Rush, a […]

Nokia Product Information Yours For The Repurposing

There’s a new product blog on the block, and it’s not consumer-driven. It’s brand-driven. Nokia Nseries N90 Blogger Relations Blog site Welcome to the Nokia Nseries N90 Blogger Relations Blog site. Here you will find blogger and media information that you can repurpose and utilize in your blog postings about the N90. [via Micropersuasion]