Hickory, Dickory, Dock…

Verizon has big news for iPhone fans. You’d think the carrier would want to make a larger splash with this introductory TV ad, given how long its customers (and prospective customers) have had to wait for this moment. The company is covering its “base”, in effect, before going after new customers, according to Media Post.

Why Just Check In, When You Can Check In And Win?

My friends at BFG Communications in Hilton Head Island (where I once worked) recently won the Buffalo Wild Wings’ social media marketing account. It didn’t take them long to strike. According to today’s New York Times, Buffalo Wild Wings is embarking on a geolocation campaign, called “Home Court Advantage,” in hopes of engaging customers at […]

Yet Another Facebook Story: WaPo Ups Its FB Ante With The Launch of SocialCode

The Washington Post Company has launched Social Code, a subsidiary that will help brands build and monetize their presence on Facebook, according to Clickz. While it may seem odd that SocialCode is laser-focused on Facebook, there is some history there: Washington Post Chairman Don Graham has been on the board of Facebook since December 2008, […]

Kablam!

“If it were any more beefy, your mind would literally be blown.” This week marks the national launch of a new TV campaign from SapientNitro for ConAgra Foods’ Hebrew National brand all-beef hot dogs. The campaign features a voice over from TV’s original caped crusader Adam West. Hence, the “Kablam!” line, he delivers, although it’s […]

Do You Have An ‘Off’ Switch?

As we saw a couple of weeks ago, when golden-voiced Ted Williams went from homeless man to YouTube sensation to national Kraft voiceover to rehab in 7 days, things happen fast. If you had decided to unplug and take a few days away, you’d have completely missed this. So do advertising and marketing people need […]

Enchanment By The Minute

M&C Saatchi/Los Angeles recently completed a new brand campaign for the New Mexico Tourism Department. The :30 spot launched December 18, during ESPN’s national broadcast of the 2010 New Mexico Bowl. “Epic in its diversity and beauty, New Mexico’s impact on visitors is often quite subtle,” said Michael Cerletti, Secretary of the New Mexico Tourism […]

You’d Think A Site Named FINS Would Be Pro Pet

Leave your pet at home? That’s the job seeking advice provided by FINS, which is owned by Dow Jones, the publisher of The Wall Street Journal. I guess FINS is a career site for the slightly addled.

Yahoo! Mail Takes Users On An Animated Fantasy

New work for Yahoo! from Goodby Silverstein & Partners: Production Company: Blacklist Animation Studio: SDF-1 Studios

Checkers & Rally’s Gets Its Feast On

Charlotte-based interactive design agency MODE has been busy cooking up some digital chops for its Checkers & Rally’s Restaurants client. Beyond creating and maintaining a new website, and social media efforts across Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, MODE is also responsible for extending the digital experience through promotional microsites, franchise development, paid digital strategy, search engine […]