Yo, Dish Head

These new spots from Goodby Silverstein & Partners curse Comcast’s competition. Well, almost… In addition to the TV spots, GS&P will be rolling out XFINITY print ads, OOH, banners, radio and other interactive work over the next few months. Share

Give Advertisers Some Backtalk

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Last Monday, I tipped back a couple beers with Daniel Honigman, co-founder of AdYapper, a new venture in the consumer ad space. The site is beginning to emerge from stealth mode and move into beta at this time. Honigman isn’t looking for coverage here just yet (he spoke to me off the record). But he […]

Not Your Great Great Great Great Grandpa’s General Store

Opened in 2008, the Drake General Store has three Toronto locations: Queen West next to the Drake Hotel, Yonge Street in Rosedale, and Bathurst at King. They offer treasure hunters a unique mix of classic and modern goods, both from local Canadian artists and businesses and from suppliers around the world. Conceived by Red Urban […]

The Iceman Cometh (And He Selleth Omni-Heat)

Never want to be cold again? Move near the Equator, buy expensive Omni-Heat gear from Columbia Sportswear, or do as world-record holding Dutchman Wim Hof does and resist cold by concentrating and regulating your breath. According to The New York Times, Columbia introduced heated footwear in 2009, and this fall is adding Omni-Heat Electric jackets, […]

Start Your Morning With Something Cheesey At Hardee’s

The new “Made from Scracth Cheddar Biscuit” at Hardee’s is going to attract (and repel) fans with a campy commercial like this: Agency: David&Goliath Share

Hearts Love Almonds

Fall means football. And football means greasy, fatty, barbecue-y, dip-slathered, cheesy treats that taste good, but are bad for your heart. Sterling-Rice Group and their client The Almond Board of California offer an alternative. The “Heart” in this new campaign is played by LA comedian and improv actor, Jeff Galante. Share

Real Biscuits Come From A Deep Hole In The Sand

Carl’s Jr. and its ad agency David&Goliath are not shy, and they are not afraid. Which is good, because this new ad for the chain’s “Made From Scratch Biscuits” could be considered anti-Southern. The brand’s gentleman from the past says, “As you can see, I’m from the South.” Then he bows to the hole in […]

Fotolia Exercises The European Option

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The Globe and Mail spoke to Patrick Lor, North American president of Fotolia.com about his company’s use of long copy ads to advertise the company’s visual products. He was concerned that everyone in the microstock photo agency business had the same message of what they had to offer: great images, great search, great quality and […]

‘V” Stands for Versatility

Meet the newest member of the Prius family, the all-new 2012 Prius v. Prius v will also be featured in interactive ads on the iPad. The iPad ad units will “curate the user experience” by combining photography with time sequence videos to highlight new features of the car. “The entire campaign embraces consumers’ sense of […]