Feet Want Out (Of Stuffy Old Shoes)

Like trippy animation? You’re in luck then. Sao Paulo-based flip flop provider Havaianas has a multitude of it ready for veiwing on their various websites and on YouTube.

Surrounding Yourself With Breakthrough Idiocy

I’m a huge fan of Hugh MacLeod’s cartoons. But this one’s by far and away my favorite; it’s hanging up in my office: But the problem isn’t limited to just the way we talk in ads. It got me to thinking why businesspeople, particularly in advertising, use phrases and language of war and criminal behavior […]

Strange Brew

I’m not sure what to say about this TV spot for a beer, but I can share with you an edited version of the press release I received about it: Alcoholic beverage marketer Lion Nathan will unveil its latest campaign this weekend for Tooheys Extra Dry (TED), when it launches its HarvesTED . Developed in […]

Citysearch Steps Up

Donna Bogatin at ZDNet is reporting on the “much needed Citysearch facelift,” unveiled earlier today. Heralding the “next-generation” of Citysearch, the veteran IAC owned cityguide launched a bevy of trendy Web 2.0 social features and interactive services along with a new “cool” blue interface and rejuvenated tag line: “Live like an insider.” One of the […]

No Time To Hate (Unless The Emotion Is Directed At Rubber Shoes)

We know all about people who actively resist advertising. In fact, we actively resist advertising. But here’s a group of people who take things a step further by resisting product. I Hate Crocs video care of Josh Spear

Flash Your Flash

“Sweet reel, but where’s your web work?” queried the creative director, dismayed by the candidate’s lack of a digital clue. According to Ad Age, the above line of questioning is not fantasy, but a pressing credentials/personnel issue faced by agencies today. (speaking at ad:tech) Bob Moore, chief creative officer at Publicis USA, said the agency […]

Delta Back In The Pilot’s Seat

Shepardson Stern + Kaminsky are the stars of a New York Times story about Delta’s reconfigured brand position, now that the airline has emerged from Chapter 11 and its shares are scheduled to resume trading on the New York Stock Exchange. SS+K was founded by partners with experience in elections and crisis communications. The agency, […]

Minneapolis In May: A Chill Wind Blows

The St. Paul Pioneer Press takes a look at Fallon’s latest trials and tribulations: Todd Riddle just got one of the top advertising jobs in the Twin Cities, as creative director at Fallon Worldwide’s Minneapolis headquarters. So why are ad watchers already wondering how long he’ll last? The Twin Cities’ second-largest agency has seen a […]

Watch This, Listen Up, Click Here: Read This While It’s Still Relevant

While there are books on creativity that may prove useful for a long time, books about media tend to have a shorter shelf life. Which is why I say go read Watch This, Listen Up, Click Here: Inside the 300 Billion Dollar Business Behind the Media You Constantly Consume ASAP, because next year it could […]

The Wall Street Journal Could Become Even More Conservative

According to Ad Age and other media sources, the Bancroft family, controlling shareholders of The Wall Street Journal’s parent company , Dow Jones & Co., is considering a $5 billion buyout offer from News Corp., the international media conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch. Reports claim the Journal’s newroom is buzzing with the news. And not […]