Pols Reverse Their Position on Piracy, But Big Content Slaps Back

According to Mashable and Forbes, yesterday’s blackout by Wikipedia, and other sites (including this one) caused some pols to rethink their position. PIPA co-sponsor Florida Sen. Marco Rubio pulled his name from the bill Wednesday, and SOPA co-sponsor Arizona Rep. Ben Quayle pulled his name Tuesday. But the war ain’t over. An entertainment industry lobbying […]

KFC Tries To Be Finger Lickin’ Good Again

KFC is out to win hearts and minds with its latest family-based public relations campaign. The fast feeder gave one military family an emotional and unexpected reunion this week. The 17-year-old twin daughters of Capt. Cherissa Jackson arrived at a Baltimore-area restaurant to help KFC employees assemble gift packages, but the gift turned out to […]

LeBron Puts Finger In Educational Dike

In the United States of America, 7,000 high school students drop out every school day, which translates to one every 26 seconds. That’s a crime and our future is the victim. To raise awareness about the dropout prevention issue and connect people to actions they can take to make a difference, the U.S. Army and […]

BOBS Gives Bobs Everywhere A Bad Name

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AdPulp is late to this particular party, so please excuse us, but what the hell is BOBS from Sketchers? Did Sketchers just buy TOMS? Either that, or this one of the most blatant brand rip offs ever. According to TOMS blog, “TOMS is in NO WAY associated with Skechers, and will never be.” So that […]

Ugly Is In The Eye of the Beholder

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Switch, an independently-held, experiential marketing agency in St. Louis created is sending out ugly holiday sweater tees to supporters of Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA). The APA is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education and creating programs beneficial to the human/animal bond. For a $20 donation to […]

Dr. Pepper Dangles Tuition Money In Front of College Students

“Dr. Pepper is changing lives” is not the kind of promotional come on we’re used to hearing from a large packaged goods brand. Which makes this “marketing as a service” campaign from the beverage brand sort of interesting. But does it sell more soda? You be the judge… Here’s a new entry in the brand’s […]

Selling Sex — The Fairer Sex, That Is

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This month’s Fast Company poses an interesting question: Can we rebrand girls? As in, the idea that baby girls are as desirable, if not more so, than baby boys? In India and China, the preference for sons is seen as pragmatic and economically sound, a choice often exercised by educated, upwardly mobile parents, making this […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Aggregate Aims For Social Change. And That Takes Action.

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One of the great things about moving to Seattle is that it has pushed me to meet new people and see what’s really going on in the advertising and marketing world here. So it was a great privilege for me to have a drink with Alison Byrne Fields, who recently left DDB Issues & Advocacy […]

Pay A Blogger Day Is Fast Approaching

Next Tuesday is Pay a Blogger Day, a paid content initiative from Flattr, the Swedish company who makes it easy to support blogs and other things you care about. Here’s more on how Flattr works… Last week I was reading a comment on Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings about the desire to fund her site properly. […]