For The Love of Saint Agnes

Normally, we like to concern ourselves with high-minded issues in communications. Therefore, I hesitate to bring you the following product detail. Yet, I’m impressed by the quality of this catalog copy, so I will. from Tar-Jay’s web site: They call them “chastity underwear” at Blue Q, but we question whether these hot little low-rise hipster […]

Greed And Stupidity Rear Their Ugly Heads

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You Don’t Need To Be A Winner To Be A Winner

Team value in millions 1. L.A. Lakers $510 2. New York Knicks $494 3. Dallas Mavericks $374 4. Houston Rockets $369 5. Chicago Bulls $368 6. Detroit Pistons $363 7. Phoenix Suns $356 8. Philadelphia 76ers $342 9. Boston Celtics $334 10. Sacramento Kings $330 Apparently, owning the real estate you play in and playing […]

Fallon Puts “Happy Holidaze” To Bed

Thanks to Fallon’s New York office, one p.c. term for the holidaze has been replaced by another much longer and more difficult to say p.c. term. To support Virgin Mobile, Fallon whipped up the “Chrismahanukwanzakah” moniker, appealing to all religious sects in one multiple syllable word. The seasonal campaign features greeting cards, designed by British […]

Soap Maker Wipes Away Artifice

Thanks to Greedy Girl for pointing to Dove’s new Campaign For Real Beauty. Greedy Girl says, “I

Jimmy Dean Dumped By Sara Lee, But He’s Still The Man.

from USA TODAY: From 1965 until 2002, Jimmy Dean was the president of his own sausage company. Having butchered his own meats growing up, Jimmy knew how to make sausage, from the piglet to the table. His company became so successful that Sara Lee Foods bought it and later forced him out. Dean laid out […]

Manhattanite Goes Fishing For Stories In The Boonies

from AdAge: I clambered into a suspension-less, musty old cab outside the train station in Harrisburg, Pa., more in hope than expectation. The chances of my driver — a central-casting Boo Radley — knowing the whereabouts of an outdoor-sports store that opened its doors for the first time that morning seemed slim at best. But […]

Quiznos Cops An Attitude, Disses Martin.

Adweek reports that Denver-based sandwich maker, Quiznos, is removing its account from The Martin Agency in Richmond, Virginia. The account has not been placed into review yet, said Trey Hall, chief marketing officer for Quiznos. Discussions about future advertising failed to result in an agreement between the client and the agency, Hall said. “As we […]

Attention Steel Execs: Gary’s All Yours

from Chicago Tribune: ATA Airlines has reached an agreement in principle to fly out of Gary/Chicago International Airport. Forced to cease operations out of Midway, the deal to take four flights a day in and out of Gary would give the financially strapped airline access to the Chicago area. All flights would go to Indianapolis, […]

Hormel Tries Target’s Schtick

from Lewis Lazare: Minnesota food processor, Hormel Foods (makers of SPAM) is heating up New York’s Times Square with a giant three-sided billboard that seeks to position cooking as an artful form of expression not unlike high fashion. Each image on the billboard created by BBDO/Minneapolis presents fashion models in chic outfits, but each look […]