Adam Nagourney, national political correspondent for The New York Times profiles Republican Party Chairman, Ken Mehlman, in today’s Magazine section. It’s a flattering portrayal of a compassionate and intelligent young man. The article makes Mehlman look quite a bit more liberal than many mainstream members of his party. He actively courts African-American and Hispanic voters […]
You can’t accuse car dealers, or their advertising, of being subtle. From The Columbus Dispatch: Some Columbus radio stations have rejected as insensitive an advertisement for a car dealership that invokes Islamic references. In the spot, Keith Dennis of Dennis Mitsubishi talks about “launching a jihad on the automotive market.” Sales representatives “will be wearing […]
CNN is running a special section on indie culture. Ryan Schreiber, the editor and founder of Pitchfork Media, a popular online magazine that chronicles the indie music scene, said the indie spirit has been commodified and re-envisioned as a marketable lifestyle just like punk, alternative and grunge before it. “But those are all permutations of […]
I enjoy the Edward Jones “Making Sense of Investing” camapign. It’s memorable, sensible and delivers a distinct service benefit. The spot above also benefits from sharp writing and great casting.
Newspaper and magazine ad buys by auto companies are down 24% this year through July, from $1.8 billion to $1.4 billion at magazines, and from $1.1 billion to $754 million at newspapers. Conversely, total auto spend for online ads is up 51.6%, from $110 million to $159 million. According to Brandweek, Steve Parr, president of […]
Boy, is this a weird story. From USA Today: A university student appears to be responsible for an advertising class assignment that went awry when the teacher’s pug was threatened to be killed online, the school said. Mike Lear, an adjunct professor at VCU’s Adcenter, last week gave his class an assignment to make his […]