Mother Launches A Pirate Ship

The bad boy wins again, care of Stella Artois. [via AdFreak]

Dark Comedy Sketches Work To Modernize ’80s Vodka Brand

Zach Galifianakis, Tim and Eric in Absolut Zach (Part One) from Zach Galifianakis The New York Times Sunday Magazine ran a feature on comedian Zach Galifianakis a couple weeks ago. In the piece, author John Wray mentions the Absolut Vodka “ads” Galifianakis did. The resulting three sketches, made in collaboration with the absurdist comedy duo […]

Outstanding Mission Statements: 15th In A Series

Venables Bell has good intentions. Something incredible happens when you actively work to do right by people. You become utterly unafraid. Unafraid to have messy conversations. Unafraid to advocate unpopular stances. Unafraid to upend applecarts. Unafraid to hit reset buttons. Unafraid to simply be open and willing. This fearlessness also leads to disagreement. Lively debate. […]

Instant Pretension Nescafe Doesn’t Do

In the face of Starbuck’s new Via instant coffee brand, Taster’s Choice from Nescafe has chosen to attack from their well fortified position. According to Ad Age, Nescafe spokeswoman Pamela Krebs said, “There are other competitors who charge much more for a similar-quality coffee, and we would like to encourage people to prove for themselves […]

A Water Campaign With A Good Message That’s Easy To Swallow

Call me an ignorant American, but I still sometimes have trouble getting my head around the fact that much of the world doesn’t have access to clean drinking water. To call the attention to the problem, the sheep-haters at Sullivan Higdon & Sink created a dynamic campaign for WaterPartners International. Introducing L’desh Fresh: The World’s […]

American Media Pie

The lyrics herein are brilliant: Sung to Don McLean’s “American Pie”, this 19 stanza song was written and produced in just one day by “L. McDuff”.

To Play Ball In China, Or Not To Play Ball In China? That Is The Question.

According to The Wall Street Journal, western manufacturers of computer hardware have some tough decisions ahead of them. China plans to require that all personal computers sold in the country as of July 1 be shipped with software that blocks access to certain Web sites. The government, which has told global PC makers of the […]

What Did That Fool Say? And How Many “Friends” Does He Have?

According to the third annual Deloitte Ethics & Workplace survey, 60 percent of business executives believe they have a right to know how employees portray themselves and their organizations in online social networks. However, employees disagree, as more than half (53 percent) say their social networking pages are not an employer’s concern. That said, employees […]