We’re Having A Sale On Triple Bypasses This Week!

We all know about the prevalence of prescription drug ads, but now the scrunity is turning to hospital advertising and marketing, as noted in this AP article. Now the ad industry has to watch out. While pharmaceutical advertising is kind of a niche that some ad agencies pursue–and it’s pretty easy to snicker at Cialis […]

AdPulp’s Most Admired

Fortune–a magazine I generally find useful–has added “Advertising and Marketing” to its list of industries for their 2005 America’s Most Admired Companies report. Here are the winners: 1-Omnicom Group 2-Vertis 3-Grey Global Group 4-Interpublic Group I’ve never heard of Vertis, until now. I once worked for an Omnicom agency and it was an okay experience. […]

Burnett Lets Its Light Shine Down

from Lewis Lazare: On Wednesday, Leo Burnett formally launched a Musical Artist in Residence program in hopes of bringing today’s musical artists and the creative side of the advertising industry in closer harmony. This week, Burnett welcomed its first musical group, the multi-platinum rock band Collective Soul. Cheryl Berman, Burnett chairman and its outgoing chief […]

Geezertising

This article on Adweek.com highlights the new AARP campaign done by GSD&M. According to the article, the ads are an “effort to combat the Bush administration’s Social Security proposals.” One ad shows a house being destroyed simply because of a broken sink–a metaphor for what the AARP thinks the Bush administration wants to do with […]

The Revolution Will Be Televised

A NYC agency called Anomaly was started last year amidst a barrage of hype and sycophantic press releases, which claimed the agency’s founders “decry tradition and embrace revolution.” So the entire ad industry has been waiting for the first fruit of this revolution. Well, according to Adweek they’re breaking their first work for Dasani, a […]

Have Philosophy Will Travel

Given that I am from Omaha, and having plied my trade in several small markets, I always appreciate when the advertising press looks in on the excellent work being done far from Madison Avenue. Communications Arts does precisely that in its current issue, choosing to feature Indianapolis agency, Young & Laramore. Shiel Sexton headquarters, Indianapolis, […]

Pissing On The Carpet

Ad Age has an article today on BBDO’s resignation of the Stainmaster carpet account. Here’s a telling quote from BBDO COO Jeff Mordos: “It has become clear that current management is seeking a level of service that is more consistent with its own economic realities. As such, we have determined it is no longer a […]

Shutters

from Lewis Lazare: In another hard blow to the Chicago advertising industry, Grant/Jacoby, one of the city’s oldest ad agencies, is believed to be on the verge of closing its doors for good, another apparent victim of the plague of bad management that has cast a pall over more than one shop in this city […]

Forget Michael Jackson. This Is The Trial To Keep An Eye On.

Where’s Geraldo? Where’s Court TV? Doesn’t matter. I’m glued to Adweek’s play-by-play coverage of the trial of Shona Seifert and Thomas Early, two former Ogilvy executives accused of fraud and conspiracy in an attempt to make up a $3 million revenue shortfall by overbilling the government on the Office of National Drug Control Policy account. […]

Old Boy Gets All Visceral

MIAMI, Jan. 26 /CNW/ — Bob Jeffrey, Worldwide CEO of JWT, the largest advertising agency in the U.S. and the fourth largest in the world, today introduced a new agency point of view that recognizes that time is at a premium, and advertising needs to focus on buying people’s time. “Time is the new currency,” […]