You May Be Standing In A Soup Line, But AT&T Is Investing In America

There’s a new cause in America and the cause is us. We’re bigger than all the NRAs, Greenpeaces, and PETAs combined. We’re Americans and we need help. Which is why AT&T is Investing In America, with a little help from BBDO/New York. The telcom is putting billions of dollars into network infrastructure, creating high-tech jobs […]

Bogusky, Boulder & Bikes

Alex Bogusky was in Austin on Friday to talk about B-cycle, a new bike-sharing venture from Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Humana and Trek. All three companies share one common goal: positive cultural change. It’s estimated that the U.S. could save 462 million gallons of gasoline a year by increasing cycling from 1% to just 1.5% […]

It Feels Good To Be Clean

Tide’s Loads of Hope program is one of the best cause-related programs I’ve seen in a long time. Maybe ever. When Hurricane Katrina first hit New Orleans, thousands of families were left without basic comforts like clean clothes. In response, the Tide Loads of Hope mobile laundry program traveled to the city, helping provide clean […]

New Looks for Public Works

Rob Walker drew my attention to the Obama administration’s recent branding efforts for The Recovery. Portland’s Aaron Draplin, who loves early 20th century design (appropriately enough) helped make the DOT logo. Share

Disposable. Just Another Word for Garbage.

Lighting up with a Zippo makes a statement about one’s individual style. Now, thanks to Brunner, lighting up with a Zippo makes another kind of statement that’s equally powerful in the culture today. [via Adrants] Share

Flying Elephants!

David Kiefaber of Adfreak says the IFAW spot above makes it point in a “roundabout and needlessly abstract way.” That’s not what I’m thinking at all. I’m thinking flying elephants! Best of all, when the dreaminess of flying elephants fades, one is left with the stark reality that elephants don’t fly and that they’re best […]

Crispin Hires Coen Brothers To Mock Coal Industry Rhetoric

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Design Is At The Very Heart of Green

I’d like to see our industry help groups like NRDC, Sierra Club, Greenpeace and others become more expert in their use of media. After all, persuasion is key to their ability to raise operational funds and wage successful campaigns. According to Creative Review, Greenpeace UK turned to Airside Design for their anti-Heathrow expansion efforts. From […]

Wait For It…

The Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity is using absurdist humor–the kind that spreads rapidly over the Internet–to make a rather grizzly point. Hint: One has to click the “Start Your Free Session” button on for the full effect. [via Scamp] Share

David & Goliath Wants To Be A Giant Killer for the Homeless

A small city of people live on the streets of Los Angeles. The Weingart Homeless Project, a pro-bono effort from Los Angeles agency David & Goliath on behalf of Weingart Center seeks to address the problem. I find it interesting that the campaign would use something simple like card board cut outs normally found at […]