Praise The Lord And Pass The Gizzards

Ad Age reports on Tyson Foods’ new “Giving Thanks” booklet, which features all sorts of faith-based ways to say Grace. “People are not just buying our products, they’re buying us and they’re spending more and more time looking on the Internet and elsewhere to find out, ‘what does this company stand for,’ “ said Bob […]


Seth Godin would like to see ad execs empowered by clients to actually move the needle, as opposed to the typical dancing around it, most of us do now. What a shame that some of the smartest people in our field aren’t allowed (by their clients and by their industry’s structure) to get behind the […]

TV And Print Makers Seek Interweb Home

Adweek on Yahoo! News: The rebirth of online advertising and its growing respectability as a creative medium is attracting more traditional creative talent to interactive agencies. But many Web-shop executives are skeptical about how well creatives steeped in traditional advertising can adjust to the interactive medium. “What’s happened in the last year is the Web’s […]

Newsflash: Basinger An Intellectual Academy award-winning actress Kim Basinger has been enlisted by Italian fashion designer Muiccia Prada to model her new spring/summer Mui Mui collection. Basinger, 51, who was a successful model before turning to acting, is the latest middle-aged female star to be chosen by highly acclaimed fashion houses, including Madonna, 47, and Demi Moore, 42, […]

Purveyors Of Masstige

I have a saying I’m particularly fond of. “If you’re thinking it, someone else is doing it.” Over the past few years, my mom and I have discussed a business idea that seems like it may have legs. An evening gown rental business, where we make haute couture affordable for the night. Today, I discovered […]

Google Shares The Love

After considering this New York Times report on Google’s corporate culture, it certainly makes me wonder why we settle for so much less in the ad biz. Google, like I.B.M., says that it is forging a corporate culture in which success depends on performance. But while I.B.M. is an old company that has revamped the […]


Lewis Lazare: “Peace” is the central message in two new public service spots being released this month from Romani Bros./Chicago for Rotary International. The campaign tagline, as it was in an earlier campaign spotlighting Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio, is “Humanity in Motion.” The more arresting of the two new commercials is “Symbols,” a well-edited […]

The Bald Midget And The Furniture Store Owner’s Daughter

The spot opens at the counter of a pizza place. Behind the counter is a middle-aged worker. The customer, a bald midget, stands in front of the counter, ready to order. He is in a hurry. CUSTOMER: “Quick! What makes Pizza Pan pizza so unique?” WORKER: (He spends 20 seconds going on about fresh dough, […]

67 Sliders

IFOCE: Japan’s Takeru Kobayashi consumed 67 Krystal hamburgers in eight minutes to win the 2005 Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship in Chattanooga, TN. To the amazement of the more than 2,000 fans gathered in Chattanooga for the event, San Jose’s Joey Chestnut was in front of Kobayashi for the bulk of the contest. […]

Don’t Touch That Dollar Bill. It’s Been Near A Gay Person.

Rangelife points to this story from Focus on the Family (a misnomer if there ever was one): Focus on the Family has fired its banker; Wells Fargo because the bank is among the largest corporate contributors to homosexual causes. In 2003 alone, Wells Fargo gave $2.1 million to more than 95 non-profit agencies serving the […]