Take A Load Off Fanny

Cingular Wireless has merged with AT&T Wireless. New TV spots from BBDO New York–and their newly hired creative chief from Fallon, David Lubars–are now running. One spot features “The Weight” by The Band. I understand why Cadillac uses Led Zepellin. The people looking to buy once listened to the world’s first heavy metal band. And […]

Grey Scandal Puts Color In Cheeks

Adweek published a near book-length article today about corruption at Grey Global Group’s New York office. The centerpiece of the article reveals how the print production department was lavished with expensive gifts by vendors, particularly Color Wheel, a print shop. It goes on to describe a viscous billing cycle, where the vendor has to cover […]

Metamucil Has Fun With Red Sox Win

Bog Cargill of Yellowfin Direct Marketing in Boston points out on his blog, A Fine Kettle of Fish, the number of brands jumping on the winner’s wagon. He rates Metamucil’s entry the best of the lot. CONGRATULATIONS BOSTON ON YOUR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. LET’S HOPE IT BECOMES A REGULAR THING! Share

Bob Bly On Shaky Ground With Bloggers

Copywriter and author, Bob Bly, wrote a piece for DM News about how blogs are little more than vanity publishing with no real future for brands. Bloggers are, of course, hacking this man’s argument to bits. See: The Copywriter Who Didn’t Get It Steve Hall’s rant or Rick Bluner’s critique. Share

Outrage Against Giant Uncaring Corporations Hard To Maintain

The owner of Best Buy Sux is tiring. The same cannot be said of the corporation under attack. “I am still debating what to do with the site… I may be interested in just having someone else maintain it for me. Share

It’s The Information Economy Stupid

“The single biggest explanation for fragile brands is the swelling strength of the consumer. We’ve seen a pronounced jump in the amount of information available about goods and services. It’s not just bellwethers like Consumers Union and J.D. Power, established authorities that unquestionably shape people’s buying decisions, but also the crush of magazines, Web sites, […]

Pontiac’s Viral & Buzz Tactics Help Make G6 Top Of Mind

from AdAge: In a new version of product placement, the WE Women’s Entertainment network will open each weekly segment of this month’s Cinematherapy show in the front seat a Pontiac G6 sedan. The car model was recently the subject of massive media coverage after Oprah Winfrey gave a free G6 to each member of the […]

Everything But The Kitchen Sink

Chicago’s Cramer/Krasselt has declined an invitation to defend its Moen business, reports Adweek. Yeah, those lifestyle shoots can be a bit rough. Share

So That’s What He’s Working On In Meetings

Lewis Lazare reports today in the Sun Times that David T. Jones, a Foote Cone & Belding/Chicago group creative director is launching a new comic strip called “Art & Commerce.” Some of the strip’s action takes place inside a fictional mid-sized Midwestern agency called Corneigh & Foarste, a shop that made its name in the […]

Good People Need Great Copy

The Intelligence Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a leading civil rights organization is seeking an experienced writer with proven research, investigative, analytical and editing skills. This individual will produce major articles focusing on extremism, terrorism and hate groups for the Center Share