Mos Def Pimpin’ Big SUVs

According to a GM press release, Emmy and Golden Globe award nominated actor and musician Mos Def, is appearing in a new African American targeted television advertisement introducing the new Envoy Denali SUV. The ad was created by Oakland, California based Carol H. Williams Advertising, which specializes in the African American market. Not everyone is […]

Dell Dude Bumped By Hot Rocker

Lewsis Lazare:: Sources confirm singer Sheryl Crow has been signed to star in upcoming Dell Computer commercials from DDB/Chicago, the company’s ad agency of record. One source said DDB executives were in London recently working with Crow. DDB referred an inquiry to a Dell spokesman, who declined comment. Commercials with Crow would represent a sharp […]

Too Sexy For Her Shirt

Ernie Schenck reports that recorded music from American pop diva, Christina Aguilera, is being used to torture al Qaeda big wig, Mohammed al Qahtani, into fessing up about 9-11, Osama bin Laden and anything else he knows about the terrorist organization. He says if it was up to him, he’d make the suspected terrorists listen […]

Mr. Potato Head Lands New Role

Fresh Inc. points to the Organic Trade Association’s inventive spin on Star Wars, called Grocery Store Wars. All characters in Store Wars are live-action food puppets Share

Failed WB Program Finds New Life On Yahoo

from New York Times: On broadcast television, the live-concert show “Pepsi Smash” drew only a modest audience, but Yahoo is betting that putting the program online will be a boon to its digital music offerings. Yahoo plans to introduce a section of its Web site housing a redesigned version of “Smash,” which as a program […]

Watch Where You’re Going, You Big Ape

Copy: Small but tough. Polo. Print work from DDB London. Thanks to Hidden Persuader for the image. Share

Taking The Lizards Into New Territory

Some dweebs are upset that Jib Jab “sold out” to Budweiser. Brothers Gregg and Evan Spiridellis, famous for their “This Land” election-year animation, take a somewhat defensive posture (which is understandable, but in my opinion unnecessary) as they attempt to explain they’ve always been, and will continue to be, a commercial operation. In the middle […]

A White Girl In White Jeans

Tom Asacker is getting his Advertainment groove on. Have you seen the new Gap commercial starring Joss Stone? It’s a sign of things to come, as marketers dump traditional advertising and appropriate popular culture to sell their wares. Here’s how it works: The Gap pays Joss to record and star in a hot little number […]

U2 Says No To $23,000,000 (To Maintain The Integrity Of A Favorite Song)

Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune music critic, spoke with Bono last week, at Bono’s request. The rock icon wanted to clear the air about several issues he had with Kot’s writing about his band. In the midst of the discussion, Bono said he’s proud of U2’s association with Apple, but points out that U2 turned down […]

What Up With Porn Creep

According to Wikipedia, “porn creep” is the process by which sexually explicit content infiltrates American pop culture. Many people blame (or credit) the abundance of sexual imagery and innuendo in movies, television and advertising on the increased accessibility and “cool factor” of pornography. American Apparel, which has many otherwise redeeming qualities as a company, has […]