Fake Cannes Ad Pisses Off The Real JC Penney Client

There’s still a small part of me that sees the value in awards shows. But boy, it’s getting really hard to defend this type of shit: J.C. Penney Co. officials are upset about a racy, fake advertisement on YouTube in which the retailer appears to be endorsing teen sex, and they are blaming the company’s […]

How To Become Irrelevant Online

It’s kind of sad to see Associated Press limping weakly through its struggle to determine what “fair use” means to them. Or is it? Perhaps, it’s equally entertaining in a physical comedy sort of way. I suppose it depends on where you stand. Whether you belong to the old guard or new media? Saul Hansell […]

KFC Sticks A Dollar Bill In The Lettuce

From The Consumerist comes this story of a dollar bill that appears in the lettuce of a KFC sandwich commercial: in this spot: It’s not exactly subliminal advertising, but really, who has the inclination to do something like this? Is anybody photoshopping tits in the ice cubes, too? Have you ever done anything like this […]

got Something Original?

I don’t know about you, but I have some clients that love to put trademarks, copyrights, and service marks on anything they can. It’s obnoxious. So I had to laugh when I saw this press release: ‘got House?®’ Launches New Real Estate Advertising Network Website The “got House?®” Real Estate Network offers a new forum […]

The Ad Biz Loses A Legend–And A Legendary Voice

From Ad Age: Hal Riney, the legendary adman whose work influenced presidential campaigns and whose vision helped shape auto marketing and many other aspects of the business, died yesterday of cancer. He was 75. During his career of almost 50 years, Mr. Riney developed advertising around the notion that understatement sold better than overstatement, and […]

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The Audacity Of Coincidence

Courtesy of Valleywag, comes a very dubious ad placement on MSNBC’s live stream of Barack Obama’s speech today: Share

Sticks and Stones…

Agency Spy ran with a piece about John Rausch, formerly a Group CD at Euro RSCG/Chicago, running amok and causing a “mini-coup” in the agency’s creative department. Which isn’t that big of a deal, I suppose. What I like about this post is the fact that the shop’s Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, Steffan Postaer–who […]

The Big Word Project

A couple of interactive designers/viral marketing guys in Ireland started The Big Word Project a dictionary with the simple concept of buying words for $1 per letter and letting your site define that word. For example, the word Pulp is now defined by AdPulp.com for the low price of $4. Nice viral aspect to it […]

Schick(r) Quattro(r) Get Experimental Video Contest

I’ll probably never get a press release from Schick(r) eve(r) again. But when a press release shows up in you(r) mailbox with the following: Schick(R) Quattro(R) Do Not Reply (SchickQuattro@energizer.com) to shartley@adpulp.com, date Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 8:19 AM subject Schick(r) Quattro(r) Get Experimental Video Contest It is kind of hard to not be […]