Eat Like A Shark. #JAWSomeJerky

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Discovery Channel’s annual programming event, Shark Week, begins Sunday July 5th. Oberto All Natural Beef Jerky is ready. To prepare for the big fish, Oberto’s CEO Tom Hernquist and marketing director Mike Ginal flew from their headquarters in Kent, Washington to South Africa, where they had the chance to live test a new product idea […]

Max Greenfield Is Lovin’ It, But He May Be Alone In That

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Where does bad TV advertising come from? It’s a question McDonald’s and their agency Leo Burnett are forcing people to ask, in response to a series of 25 spots featuring Max Greenfield, one of the stars of Fox’s TV show “New Girl.” I can’t recall the last time I disliked a campaign as much. McDonald’s […]

Dipped In KFC’s Secret Batter, Darrell Hammond Is Finger Lickin’ Good

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Darrell Hammond is back, America. And he is extending a large bucket of fried chicken your way, in hopes that you will buy it. Is this more proof that Wieden+Kennedy/Portland will not be out-weirded? How else to explain the discordant song with childish lyrics at the center of this new campaign for KFC, an iconic […]

Critics Drive Clunkers. Those Who #DareGreatly Prefer Cadillac.

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Theodore Roosevelt was a Harvard man, a voracious reader and a loquacious speaker. In 1910, Roosevelt travelled to Paris to speak on “citizenship in a republic” at The Sorbonne. Now, this 105-year old speech has resurfaced in a Cadillac commercial. Looks like someone at Cadillac’s new agency, Publicis Worldwide, majored in American history. But the […]

Diet Coke-Fueled Taylor Swift And A Room Full of Kittens (Need We Say More)

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Cats rule the internet. But does the feline brand of cuteness transfer well to TV? Let’s look at this new Diet Coke spot, “Kittens,” developed by Droga5 New York for evidence. Filmed in New York City and directed by Keith Schofield, “Kittens” is the third TV spot for Diet Coke’s “Get A Taste” campaign. The […]

Jerry Seinfeld Wins A Clio, Treats It Like A Lesser Emmy

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Jerry Seinfeld won a Clio and made an anti-advertising speech. Yes, that is working both sides of the silver dollar. Personally, I don’t want to watch or hear Seinfeld’s whine. I think the following ad from Adobe is better. Share

Salute Garage Rock With A Captain & Coke

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Given that many lifestyle brands are also publishers today, brands have an opportunity to bring beauty and intelligence into the world, not just more “Look at Me!” adverts. For instance, King Tuff’s new single, “Danger in the Dark,” was created for the Captain Morgan brand’s new global advertising campaign, The Tavern Series, which premiered in […]