In This Spot Nothing’s Greener Than Red White and Blue

Renewable Fuels Association’s tagline, “Right Here, Right Now,” is a strong position for ethanol–the only clean-burning liquid fuel that’s readily available today. There may be better alternatives in our future, like biodiesel, but you can put ethanol in your car or truck right here and right now. Note: Too bad this spot doesn’t make use […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Jelly Helm Breaks Work For Oregon Humanities

Jelly Helm left his high profile and well-paying, if not always comfortable, position at Wieden + Kennedy about a year ago. He says he’s gaining momentum as a solo act now and that he feels great about his ability to provide a higher caliber of client service. The relationship with “clients” has been transformative. I […]

Rich Media for Poor Kids

Every year a different Chicago ad agency takes up Off the Street Club’s cause. This year it’s Euro RSCG’s turn and Steffan Postaer is stoked. …if you go to offthestreetclub.org videos of these delightful kids and staff as well as other surprises await you. You can actually pull children off the street and put them […]

Do You Know Someone Afflicted With the Poverty Virus?

Greater Twin Cities United Way and they people they serve are getting a helping hand from Campbell Mithun and MRM Worldwide. According to Ad Age, today’s recession has expanded poverty outside its traditional third-world and inner-city areas. More people are in need of help and more charities are looking for the means to provide it. […]

Americans (Sick and Well, Rich and Poor) Deserve Better (Pricing, Care and Answers)

The heath care debate is getting nasty. I suppose that happens when there’s a lot at stake. I could say something about the fraying of civic life in America, but that would be too obvious (and off point). So, let’s address advertising’s role in fomenting this civic unrest. Here’s a hard-hitting ad from Americans for […]

Greenpeace Wins One For the Forests

According to a Greenpeace press release, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, the maker of Kleenex, Scott and Cottonelle brands, has been convinced to institute stronger fiber sourcing standards that will increase conservation of forests globally and will make the company a leader for sustainably produced tissue products. Kimberly-Clark plans to obtain 100 percent of its wood fiber for […]

I Could Have Pressed The G8

Grey, Milan and Global Call to Action Against Poverty teamed up to make eight posters–one each for every G8 member–that ask ordinary citizens to pressure their leaders to address one of mankind’s fundamental issues. [via I Believe In Advertising] Share

You Are Hope

Ads for the Church of Scientology are airing now on the Food Network and three dozen other cable channels, according to Brand Freak. For a church with high profile connections to image makers in Hollyweird, it’s not surprising to see a commercial like this, one that could easily be refitted to sell shoes, insurance or […]

IE8 Users Help Feed America’s Hungry

According to Alana Semuels of Los Angeles Times, the following commercial starring Superman Dean Cain is from Indiana ad agency Bradley and Montgomery. But is a new commercial enough to get you to download a new browser (when you’re already running Firefox)? Probably not, so Microsoft is appealing to your better side. The tech giant […]

Joke of the Day: Obama Is Anti-Business

I don’t think of the Chamber of Commerce as a political organization, but I’m clearly out of touch. According to The Wall Street Journal: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said it will spend $100 million in an effort to stem the “rapidly growing influence of government over private-sector activity,” in a major new move by […]