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 Share

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 […]



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


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


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 […]