Caribou Herd To Swell On Friday

According to Reuters, Caribou Coffee is taking advantage of a Starbucks promotion gone awry, honoring coupons that Seattle-based coffee giant declared void this week. Caribou said Friday that it would give free medium Cold Press iced coffee, iced Americano or iced tea to anyone presenting one of Starbucks’ iced coffee coupons that have been widely […]

Current Events Used To Sell Whiskey

Is war fair fodder for advertising? Leo Burnett thinks it is, and so does Diageo, the world’s largest spirits company. According to the International Herald Tribune, the two have teamed to provide a new twist on Johnnie Walker’s “Keep Walking” campaign (originally created by Bartle Bogle Hegarty) for the Lebanese market. courtesy of Flickr user […]

My Name Is Giuseppe

There’s no stopping the quest for the elusive viral video. In this latest installment, Krups is working with NYU film students to create “Espresso Shorts”, 60-to-90 second films with the brand’s coffee making machinery as hero. [via New York Times]

Starbury In Your Face

New York Knicks point guard Stephon Marbury has been making dramatic statements on the basketball court since his childhood in Coney Island. Today, he’s making an even bigger statement. He’s saying athletic wear is grossly overpriced and you’re a chump if you pay “the man” $150 for a pair of shoes. Marbury, a two-time NBA […]

97 Bucks Stuff Of Dreams For L.A. Web Host

Affiliate programs, in my experience, do not pay much. Yet they do pay, so I stick with them. Currently I help drive business to Firefox, iTunes, Amazon and Dream Host, among others. Dream Host, a Los Angeles-based web hosting provider (and the host of this site) has the most lucrative deal going. They offer $97 […]

Reality TV Creeping Over To Church Channels

Consumer generated media is working wonders in Edmond, Okla., where Life Church, an evangelical network with nine locations in Arizona, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas is asking parishoners for their confessions. Spokesmen from the church quote Proverbs and believe confession is a road to salvation. Perhaps the holy men are right, but what if the 1500 […]

Who Will Lead Draft FCB To Creative Stardom?

Like any good reporter Lewis Lazare hears things. The bloodletting among upper management has begun as the final stages of the merger between Draft and Foote Cone & Belding begins to unfold. Among the first of the top honchos to go is FCB/New York CEO Steve Centrillo. He had been closely aligned with the already […]

Pretty Damn Good

Wieden + Kennedy harkens back to the days of Janet Champ and her women’s empowerment campaign for Nike with this new spot featuring tennis sensation, Maria Sharapova. The spot skillfully uses a song from West Side Story to set the mood and the storyline. “I feel pretty, Oh, so pretty, I feel pretty and witty […]