Are we going to see more marketers like Hyundai confront the reality of today’s economy head on? Don’t bet on it. That’s the focus of my new column on TalentZoo.com, which you can also read after the jump.
Microsoft wants to sell something called “people ready business solutions.” So they asked JWT/New York to come up with something. JWT came up celebrity endorsements. Kind of. The campaign. with print and TV executions, features Coca-Cola North America CMO Katie Bayne, WestJet CEO Sean Durfy, Quiksilver CEO Robert McKnight and Eric Ryan, the co-founder and […]
Over at the BNET Advertising Blog, Jim Edwards takes a very good look at the recent Leo Burnett/U.S. Army overbilling scandal and others like it: Perhaps the most worrying part for employees and clients of Burnett, however, is the failure of leadership. When ex-CFO Eric Martinez objected to Burnett keeping a secret account filled with […]
Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin is appearing in Max Azria’s new online ad campaign. New York Magazine has the details.
Adweek’s Noreen O’Leary asked a number of agency people how they planned to market their clients’ products in this time of diminished credit and general economic woe. Here are a couple of the best responses: “This is not a normal recession. This is a tectonic, structural shift, a global realignment,” says Umair Haque, director of […]
China is paying tens of thousands specially trained – and ideologically sound – internet commentators 50 cents per post to tell the government’s story, according to the BBC. The commentators have been dubbed the “50-cent party” because of how much they are reputed to be paid for each positive posting (50 Chinese cents; $0.07; £0.05). […]