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