Nothing To Fear, But The Supermodel Herself

According to The Local, a commercial for Apoliva featuring Swedish supermodel Adina Fohlin has frightened over 100,000 Swedes into joining a Facegroup group called “I am scared of the girl in the Apoliva commercial” (“Jag är rädd för tjejen i Apolivareklamen”). The description of the Facebook group reads: “Those of us who have a TV […]

Willis Tower? That’s Like Calling Deep Dish “Cheezy Pizza”

The corporate naming game has run amok for years, but the recent name change from “Sears Tower” to “Willis Tower” in Chicago has touched a nerve. Or 96,814 nerves, as the case may be–that’s how many people on Facebook don’t like the idea. Another 48,747 on ItstheSearsTower.com have signed a petition to bring back the […]

You Can Control Your Data, Or Be Controlled By It

Ernie Schenck’s column in the current print edition of Communication Arts is called “Creativity Interruptus.” In the piece Schenck details the difficulty he has concentrating in a world full of digital distractions. Schenck says, “It’s mind-popping, all the stuff that’s just waiting inside that T1 line, just chomping at the bit, aching to get inside […]

Trapped In A Soc Net

Matt Jones, director of strategy and planning for Jack Morton Worldwide, has little use for social media, or media of any kind. To him, media is just a channel, a conduit for what does matter–“people, ideas, stories and other real stuff.” In his guest piece on Ad Age, Jones argues: Far from being interesting (unless […]

Hey, Leave The Internet Out of This

Jeff Jarvis says the darndest things. In response, The Ad Contrarian says things too. …the internet has created a new species of human being. And these new human beings live in a wonderful world in which they have relationships with all the companies that make the products they use. And the only time companies need […]

Cheetos’ Big Balls

Consumed columnist, Rob Walker is wigged about the introduction of over-sized Cheetos. The bag describes its contents as “Dangerously cheesy taste in a dangerously cheesy ball!” The phrase “dangerously cheesy” has a trademark next to it. To me, the contents do look dangerous. But then even my inner 12-year-old finds Cheetos a little frightening, with […]

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Unless You’re Neil Young Or Bob Dylan, Reinventing Yourself Can Be A Bad Idea

Typically, resistance to an ad campaign comes from the hordes of disinterested viewers and sometimes from various activist groups. Not this time. This time the new campaign from Chipotle and Butler Shine & Stern is taking a beating on an ad blog. In fact, The Denver Egotist has a bring back the big ass burrito […]

BK’s Tex-Mex A Bit Too Spicy For Some

The Mexican Ambassador to Spain called the ad above offensive to Mexicans and damaging to the country’s image. I wonder how much BK paid him to say that. [via Ad Age] Share

Today In Twitterverse: Make It Matter Or Make It Go Away

Spike Jones at Brains on Fire has been one of my favorite bloggers for years. Today, he posted a post to beat all posts. Here’s how it starts: Noise. Noise. Noise. You should be on Facebook. You should be on Twitter. Noise. Noise. Noise. Make a viral video. We should blog. Noise. Noise. Noise. Leave […]