Bud-B-Que

The Budweiser name will soon be on a line of non-alcoholic barbecue sauces that rolls out in July, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Anheuser-Busch Cos. hopes the sauces will strengthen the link between Budweiser and a favorite American cooking style, while heightening brand loyalty during the key beer-selling season. The recipes were cooked up […]

Sticks And Stones Will Break The NBA’s Bones

Mark Cuban’s $100,000 blog offense: The playoffs are where teams and the NBA itself earn their money. It’s where team profits are made, it’s where TV ratings are made and when TV ratings are good, the league makes more money. In other words, the playoffs are our money product. As with every business, the best […]

Do It Yourself Eye Surgery

Here’s an account I’d like to work on. DIY eye surgery (for the less fortunate): Affordable In-Home LASIK Surgery You Can Do Yourself! In the past, LASIK surgery was an expensive procedure that could only be performed by skilled professionals in a doctor’s office or eye clinic. Often costing upwards of $1000 per eye, LASIK […]

GSD+M GSD&M Launches Its Own Awards Show

When you want to belittle an institution it helps to be in said institution’s favor. Put another way, it’s one thing for GSD+M GSD&M to make fun of awards shows, the One Show in particular, and another entirely for a pencilless agency to do so. Ladies and gentleman, without further ado… The Juan Show

Kathy Ireland Is Movin’ Markers

While you’ve got Mother’s Day on the mind, Sharpie would like you to swing by its web site and enter your mom in Sharpie’s Signature Mom Contest. According to Sharpie’s market research: A Sharpie Signature Mom is a stand-out mom…someone who puts her special mark on motherhood…she’s caring, expressive, creative, and involved – especially in […]

Ronnie Ate Here

On Oct. 15, 1984, President Reagan stopped at a Northport, Alabama McDonald’s, where he ordered a Big Mac, large fries and sweet tea. Now, Rick Hanna Sr., the new owner of the fast food restaurant, plans to commemorate this historic occasion by installing a bronze bust of the former president, inside a case with a […]

L.A. Hipsters On Their Way To Tennessee

According to this Adfreak report, TBWA\Chiat\Day’s marketing services unit, Tequila, is moving its operations to Nashville, TN. The move is a result of Nissan’s relocation to the musical city.

Now Onstage: Live Ads

From the AP: Actors will take the stage in Dublin, Ireland, next week, but don’t expect to see anything by Brian Friel or Sean O’Casey. It’s a commercial, a live commercial, by the city of London, in a bid to attract more visitors. Pauline McLynn, who starred as the housekeeper, Mrs. Doyle, in the TV […]

Lay Your Vibrators On The Table

Bullshit Observer observed some bullshit first hand earlier this week. I’m sitting in a meeting today with the director of marketing, VP of marketing, and GM – all with their wireless handheld devices sitting on the table. For an hour it was one buzzing or beeping noise after another with those things. It was fun […]

Goodyear’s Consumer Generated Names Smack Of Corporate Meddling

Goodyear received over 21,000 names in its Name The Blimp promotion. Given the quantity, it’s too bad they’ve chosen to narrow it down to 10 lame names: American Dream, Freedom, Liberty, Patriot, Patriot of Peace, Pride of America, Spirit of Endurance, Spirit of Ingenuity, Spirit of Innovation and The Spirit of Peace. I do like […]