And The Gravity Shifts Back To Manhattan

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Alex bailed (and his name is on the door). Jeff Benjamin, a partner in the agency, bailed. Now, according to Ad Age, two more high profile staffers–Ari Merkin and Dave Rolfe–have bailed on Crispin Porter & Bogusky, which until recently was the hottest agency in all the land. I have no idea what’s driving these […]

Rombo’s Mud Doesn’t Stick To Santorum

Ad the campaign for the Republican nomination for President of the United States heads toward Super Tuesday, Rick Santorum is rising in the polls. A fact that leads “Rombo” to get his mud-slinging gun, or so says Santorum. According to Christian Science Monitor, the ad is preemptive move. “Santorum is not going to sit on […]

Dog Is Leo Burnett’s Copilot

We don’t feed our Lucy Purina Pro Plan and I don’t know if dogs approve of this brand. What we can discuss here is the quality of the new ad campaign from Leo Burnett and Arc Worldwide. I like ads that evoke an emotional response, and that’s easy to do when casting a dog or […]

Apparently, Pigs Can Fly. And Talk With Some ‘Tude.

Courtesy of Atlanta’s Fitzgerald + Company, a new campaign for Bottom Dollar Food shuns the traditional fresh produce close-ups and bakery shots for a flying piggy bank with ‘tude. Share

What The King Commands: Digital Bonds For Digital Natives

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Television advertising is not now dead, nor will it soon be. But that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been diminished by the great leveler. And if your best customers are digital natives, hello…you’ve got to fish where the fish are. According to Fortune, that is Nike’s precise intention, and the reason Nike Digital Sport, a new […]

Shiner’s Wild Hare

New work from McGarrah-Jessee for Shiner Beer. Share

Politics Is Personal

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Republicans have no sense of humor. That’s a false accusation, but perception is often reality in these matters. Hence, the Grand Old Party’s attempt at lightheartedness this Valentine’s Day. When you visit GOPValentine, you can choose from an array of online greeting cards with poorly constructed headlines, and send them to your friends and family. […]

More Super Bowl Ad Chatter

Just when you thought discussion of Super Bowl advertising was over (until next year), you get reeled back in thanks to BeanCast 188: Madonna Wins, recorded last night with host Bob Knorpp and guests Åsk Wäppling of Adland, Ken Wheaton of Ad Age, Bill Green of Adverve and me. The episode is called “Madonna Wins” […]

Pepsi Says “You’re Fired”

Pepsi was the choice of a new generation and a foundational client for many in Adlandia. But some of those ad pros are being handed their jocks this week, as Pepsi prunes its list of North American agencies on the roster from from 150 to about 50. In related news, CEO Indra Nooyi also said […]

One Badass Product Positioning

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In the world of rock guitar, you can never have too many effects pedals. Especially distortion pedals. Guitar players talk about distortion the way wine drinkers talk about wine. One pedal has “a brittle edge with a sweet undertone.” Another features “boosted mids and a smooth top-end.” One pedal pairs well with a vintage tube […]