Mark Penn Thinks We Can’t Build A Road

Yeah, I’m admittedly no fan of Mark Penn, a former advisor to the Hillary Clinton campaign, but in this Wall Street Journal editorial, he is kinda sorta somewhat concerned about the plight of the “Creative Class” and other white-collar jobs in this economy: We are totally unprepared for this new phenomenon. We have safety nets […]

Irish Eyes Won’t Be Smiling

If you think Americans are somewhat puritanical when it comes to marketing standards, consider this report from Ireland: The Irish College of Psychiatrists say Irish children are exposed to high levels of alcohol advertising with virtually all sporting events linked to alcohol products. They are calling for a complete ban on all promotion of alcohol. […]

Who The Hell Are The “World Federation Of Advertisers”?

I’ve been reading Adweek regularly for 13 years now and I’ve never, ever heard of these people. Apprarently though, they’re out there working for us. From Adweek: The WFA’s measures include: boosting consumer awareness about the self-regulatory system; speeding and simplifying the complaint process and the removal of advertisements that breach the codes; setting up […]

The Columbus Dispatch Outsources Its Admaking To India

Holy smokes. Could this be the start of something big? From The Columbus Dispatch, reporting on itself: The Dispatch Printing Company has contracted with an Elgin, Ill., graphic-design company to create ads for The Dispatch’s advertising clients, allowing for greater efficiency and more rapid turnaround. About 90 positions will be eliminated as a result of […]

The Influentials: Advertising in New York City

New York Magazine details the seven Most Influential People in Advertising from New York City. Not surprisingly, Google’s VP of Ad Sales, Tim Armstrong topped the list, followed by Irwin Gotlieb – CEO, GroupM of WPP John Wren – CEO, Omnicom Group Bob Greenberg – CEO, R/GA Jon Kamen – CEO, The Swedes – […]

Monetize Me!

People are thinking a lot about how to monetize “new” media, such as podcasts and blogs. Well, prepare for a game-changing bomb drop right here on AdPulp. What I’m talking about is monetizing old media; namely, me. Case Study: Gavin Gavin is a 14-year-old developmentally disabled boy who lives in my neighborhood. For a few […]


Over the years, I’ve developed a taste for shrimp. Seems I’m not alone. Accourding to this article in Slate, “the average American ate 4.2 pounds of the curved critters in 2004, up from 2.2 pounds in 1990.” It’s a marketing phenomenon as well as a biological and economic one. The price of shrimp has fallen […]

Fake Comedian Provokes Real Ad From Kazakhstan

In an attempt to counter Boratian misperceptions about its country, Kazakhstan has taken out a 4-page ad in today’s New York Times. The section, titled, “Kazakhstan in the 21st Century,” carried testimonials to its oil production, its democracy, education system, and purported “power and influence” of women. The feud has been simmering for the past […]

Gas Prices and Keeping it Green

Hawaii is on the verge of implementing a cap on gasoline prices effective September 1st, meanwhile big oil is asking for a delay. The economics of the situation are rather interest, opponents of the price cap are arguing that a mandated cap will actually result in shortages as filling stations will opt to stop selling […]

In China, Truth In Advertising Is The Law

You’ll need an online subscription, or go pick up a copy, but today’s Wall Street Journal has a fascinating story on China’s insistence that advertisers like P&G be truthful in their ad claims: For years, multinational advertisers had a fairly free hand in China, where regulatory oversight has been less stringent than in developed markets. […]