See The Rolling Stones’ Early Sell-out For Rice Krispies

A subplot on last night’s “Mad Men” was an attempt by the agency to get the then-new Rolling Stones to do a commercial for Heinz. It was mentioned that in England, the Stones had done a spot for Rice Krispies. Which is true. See it here: Share

Charleston Novelist Claims, “We Are The Pig”

It’s not everyday that a brand celebrates a writer. But this new campaign from Rawle Murdy for Charleston, South Carlolina-based grocery chain Piggly Wiggly does. The following spot is narrated by novelist Josephine Humphreys, also from Charleston. The new “Local Since Forever” campaign feels right, says David Schools, President and CEO of Piggly Wiggly. “A […]

For These Rugby Stars, Music Is Crack-Dusted Wheaties

What kind of music do your favorite Kiwi rugby players listen to before a big match? adidas has the answers, and with help from iris worldwide, is presenting them in an integrated campaign featuring players from Investec Super Rugby, “the finest provincial rugby competition in the world.” Visitors to the campaign microsite can listen to […]

Hi, I’m A Copywriter And An A&R Guy…Your Band Sounds Great

Most of the ad people visiting Austin for SXSW have made their way back to New York City, L.A. and every other corner of Adlandia. But not all. Some are staying behind, as I used to do, for SXSW’s Film and Music Conferences. Brent Grulke, creative director at SXSW, told Fortune, that big companies have […]

Blades, Go F-ing Buy Them

Kenny Powers may be a washed up minor league baseball player on TV, but on YouTube, Powers runs K-Swiss. In fact, he’s the Mother F-ing CEO, a.k.a. MFCEO. Here he is making fun of the late Steve Jobs (not safe for work, for fuck’s sake): You might be wondering how 72andSunny ever sold their client, […]

MySpace Is Social’s Comeback Kid

Specific Media and Justin Timberlake picked up MySpace last June from News Corp. for just $35 million. News Corp., of course, paid $580 million for the site in 2005 before running it aground. Now MySpace is growing again and the new owners have something to cheer about. According to CBS News and The New York […]

Giving Young Hungry Guys What They Want

It has been said that talented young people have little motivation to join the ad business today. Naturally, that is a steaming pile of horse shit. For one, you could find yourself at 72andSunny working on Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr. and “giving young hungry guys what they want.” Or you could be working at TeamOne, dreaming up […]

OK Go Makes Music In A Chevy

Indie rock and the Super Bowl? Thanks to Chevy and Goodby Silverstein & Partners, they do indeed mix. OK Go set up over 1000 instruments spread out over two miles of desert near Los Angeles. A Chevy Sonic was outfitted with retractable pneumatic arms designed to play the instruments, and the band recorded this version […]

LeBron Puts Finger In Educational Dike

In the United States of America, 7,000 high school students drop out every school day, which translates to one every 26 seconds. That’s a crime and our future is the victim. To raise awareness about the dropout prevention issue and connect people to actions they can take to make a difference, the U.S. Army and […]

Sir Charles Is Counting Calories with Weight Watchers

Here’s your chance to compete with Charles Barkley. The NBA legend has gained 100 pounds since his playing days, but he’s reversing that trend with the help of Weight Watchers. I like this B-roll, as well: According to Marketing Daily, men’s weight-loss efforts account for roughly 15% of the overall market, or $9.3 billion. In […]