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 […]

A Water Campaign With A Good Message That’s Easy To Swallow

Call me an ignorant American, but I still sometimes have trouble getting my head around the fact that much of the world doesn’t have access to clean drinking water. To call the attention to the problem, the sheep-haters at Sullivan Higdon & Sink created a dynamic campaign for WaterPartners International. Introducing L’desh Fresh: The World’s […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: American Indian College Fund

Wieden + Kennedy/Portland has been working with the American Indian College Fund for 18 years. Only Nike has been with the agency longer. To see more work from the new AICF campaign and learn about special honors bestowed upon David Kennedy by the Indian people, see the W+K Blog. Here’s a brief look at the […]

My Resume Is Tobacco Stained

When I was working on the Camel account I would have refrained from posting this new anti-tobacco spot from Arnold. Thankfully, I have no such reservations today. [via Adfreak] Share

Infrastructure Is A Bear

If you can relate, go to MyCommuteSucks.org and tell Congress why and how they need to fix our slow, crowded, congested commutes. Share