Mitt Romney And Jon Huntsman Provide The LDS Church An Opportunity To Educate

Mormon prophet Joseph Smith was hunted down by a mob and shot to death while imprisoned in an Illinois jail cell. Because he was a heretic. Today, a less murderous drama continues to play out in communities around the world, and now with two Mormons running for President of The United States, the media is […]

Like The Farmer’s Almanac, Except On A Giant Ant Hill

This commercial certainly breaks through the clutter. Hat Tip: Vinny Warren

Twofer Tuesday In Zombieland

I posted this morning about Zombies and now that it is afternoon, I am once more posting about Zombies. That’s right, Sears, with help from EuroRSCG is offering to help you make over a Zombie. The department store even has @zombieshopper on Twitter, dropping hints like this: No one needs a makeover more than a […]

After You Clean Your Gutters Don’t Forget To Zombie-Proof

You may have noticed the zombie craze sweeping the land. In response, Westlake Ace Hardware, a chain of 88 neighborhood hardware stores located in the Midwest, is preparing citizens of the Corn with its new Zombie Preparedness Center, a move that appears to have upset some of the undead. The advocate group Zombies Unite is […]

British Pop Star Runs Into the Light for Nike+

To help Nike Running UK engage with an aspirational young female audience, AKQA created a short film ‘Music Runs Ellie’ which launched today as part of a wider social media campaign for Nike+. Ellie Goulding, who has just finished a sold out tour of the US, managed to fit time into her hectic schedule to […]

NW by NYC @CMJ

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Marking its fifth consecutive year of supporting and promoting independent, non-commercial radio, Toyota’s Free Yr Radio and Seattle’s KEXP return to New York City to produce and broadcast interviews and performances at the CMJ 2011 Music Marathon & Film Festival live from the lobby of the Ace Hotel New York at 20 West 29th Street. […]

The McD TV Is Free, The Fries You Have To Pay For

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BudTV bombed, but that’s not stopping McDonald’s from throwing some big fat chips on the content marketing pile. According to Los Angeles Times, McDonald’s Channel, a digital network of exclusive original content targeted at dine-in customers is ready for prime time. The McDonald’s channel, being rolled out slowly during the next few months and will […]

So What’s Next For Adweek, Other Than A New Editor?

News today, and not really unexpected, is that Michael Wolff is being replaced as Adweek editor. The Huffington Post has more: Wolff’s departure caps a short, rather rocky tenure at the trade magazine. In 2009, Prometheus announced the merging of Adweek, Brandweek and Mediaweek as one publication under Wolff’s guidance. In April 2011, Adweek relaunched […]

Feds Don’t See The Need For Weed — Or The Ads For It

One of the most startling differences in the media landscape between where I moved from (Atlanta) and where I am now (Seattle) is that in the alternative weekly magazines, ads for medical marijuana dispensaries are quite prominent. If the feds have their way, that may not last. SignOnSanDiego has more: San Diego’s U.S. attorney, Laura […]

The Oldest Profession Gets A New Ad Campaign

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A new ad campaign on behalf of Stepping Stone Nova Scotia draws attention to the plight of sex workers. On a blog called Sociological Images, Margo DeMello, a cultural anthropologist, offers her perspective on the campaign: I love the motivation behind the ads, and they do make me smile. I hope they have the effect […]