Would You Download An App To Help You Boycott Certain Products?

Not too long ago, I wrote a column about the merits of boycotts in advertising and marketing. It only got one comment (compared to the one I wrote about cursing which got 40.) It turns out, however, that turning shoppers into active issue advocates is an idea that’s spreading. Forbes has an interesting article about […]

Advertising Shapes The Popular Culture. And Bullying Is A Part Of That Culture.

Writing in Ad Age, Claudia Caplan, CMO of RP3, takes a look at the documentary “Bully” and asks whether our industry has some culpability in shaping a culture where bullying is promiment. “Bully” made me feel both responsible and ashamed. It got me thinking about the role advertising has in shaping what’s cool and what’s […]

Advertising’s Top Creatives For A More Creative Economy

Why do I feel like Dan Wieden and crew have a not-so-secret deal with the White House to promote American values in this time of trouble? Probably because it shows in the agency’s reel. Clearly, bailing out Wall Street and Detroit’s automakers was a political act; therefore, reshaping those brands is an also a political […]

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

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

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 […]