How Ad People Watch the Super Bowl

David t. Jones provides us with his latest Ad Land (the cartoon).


Today’s New York Times looks at what the MicroHoo! deal could mean for “the minnows,” a.k.a. valley startups hoping to be acquired. No one (named in the article) really knows what it means, and people seem to be more concerned about the looming recession. However, the optimists have reason to believe “the recession” won’t hurt […]

Virginia Beach Police Crack Down On Abercrombie Ads

So is this photo obscene? Virginia Beach police think so. Police, saying they were responding to citizen complaints, carted away two large promotional photographs from the Abercrombie & Fitch store in Lynnhaven Mall on Saturday and cited the manager on obscenity charges. Adam Bernstein, a police spokesman, said the seizure and the issuance of the […]

The Fattening of America: It’s Not All Advertising’s Fault

I once interviewed at an ad agency that had a manufacturer of corn syrup on its client roster. And while it didn’t make a difference in me getting the job or not, frankly, I was really turned off by that because I’ve read countless times how the abundance of corn and corn-related products in every […]

Glasgow Radio Station Uses Its Imagination

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A Sublayer of Even Nastier Ads

Maddock Douglas Encourages A Sense of Wonder


Skylab-B Launches Into The Advertising Galaxy

The best way to implement your vision is to set up your own shop, and that’s what two friends of mine have just done. Skylab-B is the new venture of Mike Martin and Grant Holland, a creative team that, both together and separately, have done some kick-ass work at a whole bunch of agencies around […]

Have A Coke And A Comment

Phil Mooney has been in charge of The Coca-Cola Company’s archives since 1977. In his role as archivist, he has conducted numerous interviews for radio and television including three segments on the Today Show and appearances on The History Channel, the Food Network and CNN. He also writes “Collectors Columns” as a means to keep […]

Better Than A Sobriety Test

People often emerge from their favorite bar in a good mood, which makes it a perfect time to quiz them. According to Adweek, Endemol USA and video entertainment site Metacafe plat to do just that with Buzzed, an online after-hours game show. The show will focus on bar and nightclub goers answering a series of […]