Put Your #PinkiesDown And Your Cans In The Air

Union Wine Co

Union Wine Co. of Tualatin, Oregon is making waves in the wine world—which like the ad industry, is ripe for reinvention. From the start, Union’s primary goal has always been to reduce the pretension associated with wine drinking by making great wine without all the fuss. In an effort to bring this “pinkies down” philosophy […]

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 […]

If Your Dad Didn’t Drink Miller Lite, You’d Be Stardust

Miller Lite | Population - YouTube

Miller Lite is an iconic beer brand. I appreciate that the two spots shown below honor and feature this basic brand fact. “Miller Lite, we invented light beer, and you.” An audacious claim, for sure, but will it drive members of Gen Y to belly up to their local dive bar and order one 96-calorie […]

Today on TV: Mama Sherman and the Legion of Super Fans

Mama Sherman and the Legion of Super Fans in “COPTER CAPER!” - YouTube-1

The freakiness of fandom is on display in this new “Copter Caper” from Y&R/New York and Campbell’s Chunky soups. Post by AdPulp.   As a Seahawks fan, I love that the team and Richard Sherman is getting this kind of prime time commercial coverage. As a fan of soups, the chunky cheese, beer and bacon […]

Long John Silver’s Claims High Ground In “America’s Fish Fry” Battle

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Long John Silver’s, with the aid of Louisville-based Creative Alliance, have pulled off one of the cleverest, or dumbest, bait-and-switch moves ever. Check this out, the spot whets the viewer’s appetite with a real fish fry at a real restaurant in Detroit, before cutting to Long John Silver’s version of this great American meal. Personally, […]

Jack Link’s Jerky Returns To The Wild With New Campaign from Carmichael Lynch

Jack Link_s Status Meeting - YouTube

Fans of Jack Link’s meaty treats are not done “Messin’ with Sasquatch.” For this, we can be thankful. However, there are new beasts to contend with. This eagle, for instance: “Hangry Moments,” developed by Carmichael Lynch, will run alongside the existing “Messin’ with Sasquatch” campaign, also developed by Carmichael Lynch. “We’re really proud of the […]

Today Is National Hamburger Day. Tweet It Twice.

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I have never been a fan of anonymous content. I rarely point to it. But today is a new day. The latest in Digiday’s series of anonymous reports from inside the agency business—Confessions of a social media strategist—is worth a careful read. The anonymous writer works at one of “the leading digital agencies in New […]

Let’s Stop The Mass Use Of Artisanal Language In Advertising

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When I was first learning to be a copywriter, I was told that powerful advertising writing exists in the verbs. Not the adjectives. Many advertisers don’t understand that. Real estate clients are quite guilty of this. And restaurants. But this is quite a doozy: Hey @McDonalds–I don't think "artisan" means what you think it means. […]

Knob Creek Pours On the Charm in New TV Spot from Walton Isaacson

Kentucky Bourbon Distillers_ Knob Creek Distillery | Knob Creek®

Knob Creek—aged for nine years in new, charred American Oak barrels—is now running its first-ever television commercial. The spot which features Booker Noe, the charismatic sixth-generation master distiller at the distillery. Rob Nelson, Senior Brand Manager of Small Batch Bourbons at Beam, says, “As we continue to grow this legendary bourbon brand, we’ve decided the […]

Real Ronald McDonalds Agree: Taco Bell’s New Breakfasts Taste Good

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Taco Bell encouraged real men with a famous name to testify! “I am Ronald McDonald and I love Taco Bell’s new breakfasts,” several real Ronalds repeat into the camera. Post by AdPulp.   This new campaign from Deutsch LA is not exactly brilliant, but it may breakthrough. And breakthrough is what it is going take […]