American Knows Why You Fly. That’s Comforting.

I like to see Lewis Lazare upset by a weak ad campaign. Seriously, it’s a fun way to start the day. Much as it pains us to say so, American Airlines is sticking with the mantra “We Know Why You Fly” that the carrier introduced a year ago in an ad campaign from TM Advertising […]

Nuclear Power Is Back, And Apparently It’s Quite Funky

Here’s a new corporate image campaign from some company called Areva. Which I’ve never heard of, but they are apparently one of the largest producers of nuclear power in the US. So I guess we should know about what they do, and who to blame if the meltdown comes. Click here to see their new […]

Yo Ralph, Showy Is Not Preppy

Could this be Ralph’s response to Tommy’s domination of the urban market?

Ruthless Move

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Ruth’s Chris is permanently relocating its headquarters from New Orleans—the city where it got its start—to Orlando, Florida. On Aug. 31, not long after the levees burst in New Orleans, the top executives of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse gathered in the lobby of the Orlando Embassy Suites for an hourlong, […]

Sears CEO Goes From Hedge Fund Manager To Marketing Guy

This from Ad Age: Sears Holdings Corp. Chairman Eddie Lampert has demoted Sears CEO Alan Lacy, replacing him with former Kmart CEO Aylwin Lewis, while expanding his own role in day-to-day merchandising and marketing duties. Analysts and industry watchers lambasted Mr. Lampert’s move to take a more active role in merging marketing at Sears and […]

Bic’s Well Never Runs Dry

Guardian Unlimited: Bic, the company that has made a fortune out of things to be thrown away, has sold its 100 billionth disposable ballpoint – selling an average of 57 pens every second since it was launched in 1950. According to the company, that is enough pens to stretch 40 times the distance from the […]

Shooting For The Moon

New York Times: Miller High Life, which since 1997 has been sold with a series of humorous commercials centered on a sardonic, sometimes crotchety advertising character who views the world from a distinctly male perspective. Beginning next week, the “High Life Man” campaign will give way to spots featuring a female figuratively and literally out […]

Abercrombie’s Protrusion

You know it’s a hot story when Mia von Furstenber picks it up from Steve Hall at Adrants (who, by the way, has been showing a lot of male sexuality in advertising of late…I guess turnabout is fair play). And you know it’s a story when the socialite titles her post, “The Bulge That Assaulted […]