Obey Capitalism

This ad for Saks Fifth Avenue is bound to give the more idealistic Shepard Fairey fans reason to pause. Pimping the new Prez is one thing, but Saks is on another level. It’s unadulterated consumerism. Eric Wilson of The New York Times, asked Fairey if his work could be “misunderstood as some sinister form of […]

What’s Good For CEOs and CMOs, Is Good For The Gander

Microsoft wants to sell something called “people ready business solutions.” So they asked JWT/New York to come up with something. JWT came up celebrity endorsements. Kind of. The campaign. with print and TV executions, features Coca-Cola North America CMO Katie Bayne, WestJet CEO Sean Durfy, Quiksilver CEO Robert McKnight and Eric Ryan, the co-founder and […]

Good Form

Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin is appearing in Max Azria’s new online ad campaign. New York Magazine has the details.

Nobody Told Me There’d Be Ads Like These

Can we please stop reanimating dead people? It’s creepy. I like John Lennon. I like the idea of One Laptop Per Child. I don’t like the idea of John Lennon voice impersonators and digital manipulators pushing laptops.

Rose Isn’t Much of A Pepper

Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses is taking legal action against Dr. Pepper. The singer is upset about the soda makers botched giveaway associated with the release of his band’s “Chinese Democracy” album. According to Ad Age, Rose’s lawyer Alan Gutman “pounced on the soft-drink marketer, claiming it failed to deliver on its promise to […]

The First Lady of Brand Advocacy

According to The New York Times, Mrs. Obama gave a big shout out to J. Crew during her Oct. 27 appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Dressed in a $148 pencil skirt, a $148 yellow and brown tank top and a $118 yellow cardigan, she seemed to be promoting both fiscal prudence and […]

Lunch with Ivanka

Would you like to dine mid-day with the lovely heiress to the Trump fortune? Of course, you would. Well, now it’s almost possible, as Ivanka Trump, in tandem with ConAgra Foods, plans to swap out your boring brown bag lunch with something a bit sexier. According to Ad Age, the product launch on Oct. 21 […]

I Am An Antichrist, But I Like Butter

I was too young for Punk, but still, seeing Johnny Rotten push butter on TV does seem a bit odd. The Guardian has more: One-time punk pin-up and sometime anarchist John Lydon has mellowed further into middle age by starring in a £5m TV campaign for Country Life butter. The campaign, available to watch exclusively […]