Dov Charney, CEO of American Apparel, is not one to shy away from controversy. In fact, he actively pursues it, as his bordering on porn ad campaigns have well established. But now, Charney is going political in this political season. According to The New York Times, Mr. Charney said American Apparel’s customers appreciate the company’s […]
Amy Jussel, Founder and Executive Director of Shaping Youth, is unhappy with the sexual innuendo implied in this outdoor board from Target. What’s wrong with the ad can be debated, but there’s little to debate in Target’s response to Amy. “Good Morning Amy, Thank you for contacting Target; unfortunately we are unable to respond to […]
[EDITOR'S NOTE: This is Tom Asacker's first piece for publication on AdPulp. It's great to have Tom join our efforts here. -dB] “To point at the moon a finger is needed, but woe to those who take the finger for the moon.” Symbols can become powerful conveyors of emotion and meaning. However, you should never […]
Real estate mogul, Samuel Zell, is intent on changing the culture at The Tribune Company, his latest acquisition and first media company. Zell tapped Randy Michaels, Tribune CEO for interactive and broadcasting, to rewrite the company’s employee manual–that lovely document workers snuggle up with at night. According to Los Angeles Times (a Tribune paper), the […]
According to the The Wall Street Journal, Scrabble’s owners, Hasbro and Mattel, are working to shut down Scrabulous, one of the most popular applications on Facebook. While there are authorized Scrabble games online, Scrabulous has gained popularity because it’s free, easy to play with friends and easy to access on Facebook. Scrabulous listed more than […]
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Lexus Hybrid Living is an interesting content play by the luxury car brand. While many hybrid buyers are Birkenstock-wearing eco-number crunchers wanting to know all the pertinent facts and figures, Lexus appeals to another demo. The demo that says, “Hey, I’m rich. The least I could do is be responsible.” Of course, never before in […]
I think we can all agree that agency websites suck. Ad peeps claim to know how to make them for clients, but when it’s their turn to step up, they choke. Minneapolis agency, Zeus Jones however, did not choke. They bunted. But that’s not bad when the point is to get on base. The shop’s […]
Well, Al Franken has to tell people he’s serious. Literally. Will Minnesotans buy it? Maybe. They elected Jesse “The Body” Ventura, didn’t they?