Smoke On Greenville’s Water

When your brain is on fire, there’s no time for time sheets.

It Takes Brains

Brains on Fire has a new website and it’s well worth your click. Not only is the design of the moment, the copy sings. Here’s how they describe themselves: We are a tribe of true believers… Protagonists. Pirates. Optimists. Disco-junkies. Brutally honest superheroes. And if the walls come tumbling down tomorrow, no worries. We’ve still […]

Kinko’s Vanishes In The Night

FedEx Corp. plans to stop using the Kinko’s name on its copy and office service stores. The company said it will change the name of its FedEx Kinko’s stores to FedEx Office over the next several years. “The FedEx Office name better describes the wide range of services available at its retail centers and takes […]

Zen Saying About Symbols

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Tom Asacker’s first piece for publication on AdPulp. It’s great to have Tom join our efforts here. -dB] “To point at the moon a finger is needed, but woe to those who take the finger for the moon.” Symbols can become powerful conveyors of emotion and meaning. However, you should never […]

Put Your Copywriters To Work

I like that Jonah Bloom of Ad Age doesn’t like how casual agencies and brands are about their naming schemes these days. This week, Publicis’ shops Starcom, Leo Burnett and Digitas announced they were collaborating on a new agency that will go by the name … Insight Factory. Sounds sort of familiar? Maybe you live […]

An Honest Identity For A Highly Suspect Firm

“Old black water, keep on rollin Mississippi moon, wont you keep on shinin on me” – The Doobie Brothers Rob Walker cracks me up with this take on Blackwater USA, the private security firm fighting for oil in Iraq. Let’s say, just for the sake of argument, that you’re starting a business that happens to […]

Something For The Game Room

You know how people collect old signs from gas stations and the like? Pay Pal is offering a new addition to the serious collector’s assemblage of advertising artifacts. As we welcome the new PayPal logo with open arms, we encourage you to BID a fond farewell to the former logo and its embodiment, the PayPal […]

Web Startup Offers A Degree Of Control

USA Today introduces us to ClaimID, a company that believes search engines have been having the final say about personal identities for too long. ClaimID lets you classify, annotate, prioritize and share the information about you found online, so that people who search for you are able to see the identity you want to present. […]