Nike: Back to their Roots

From Ad Age: Mired in a stagnant $17 billion athletic-footwear market, Nike is trying to juice up its business by launching an upscale urban fashion line. Blue Ribbon Sports, which was the original name of the company that later became Nike, has been resurrected as an urbran fashion wear line. The company has quietly introduced […]

Coq Bloqers

Regarding the removal of sexual innuendo from BK’s new micro site, Ad Age provides the quote of the day: Share

No Cannes Do: An Ad Award Season Preview

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Does Grey Have The “Worst Agency Reel?” Judge For Yourself

After receiving the dubious award of “Worst Agency Reel” by the readers of Adweek, the folks at Grey decided to put their work up for everyone to see. The Grey reel is online at worstagencyreel.com I suppose I have seen worse, but I sure know I’ve seen better. Share

For Nike, Sears Just Doesn’t Do It

This article in the New York Times reports that Nike has decided to stop selling its shoes and clothing at Sears. The speculation is that Nike is afraid of having its brand end up at whatever types of low-end stores emerge from the Sears/Kmart merger. I actually think this is a great move by Nike. […]

Why Are Mitsubishi And Isuzu Driving Off A Cliff?

I drive a 1995 Mitsubishi Montero with 140,000 miles on it. I love it, but at the rate the automaker is going, I won’t be able to buy one to replace it. Adweek reports on the departure of two more marketing executives from Mitsubishi, the latest in a long string of ‘em. Mitusbishi’s sales declined […]

WorldCon: Bernie Ebbers Found Guilty

Click on any news site. You’ll see any number of stories about this former WorldCom CEO. A federal jury in Manhattan returned guilty verdicts on all nine counts, including securities fraud, conspiracy and lying to regulators Share

There Oughta Be A Law

Fresh on the heels of the Ogilvy time sheet case, Adweek reports a new courtroom drama will soon be unfolding. The plaintiff this time is Saatchi & Saatchi. The defendant is a former employee. The reason for the suit? Leaving Saatchi for another agency and allegedly convincing 17 other Saatchi employees to join him a […]

Those Pesky Scammers

Writing in the New York Times today, Nat Ives sheds light on the newest scam: click fraud. Since pay-per-click advertising (and there’s some on our site) is the newest cash cow for companies like Google, this could be a huge problem very soon. It’s also the latest gotcha for marketers who are desperate to precisely […]

Black Is The New Black

from The Telegraph: If there is one woman in the world who can state with conviction that “black IS the new black” it is Miuccia Prada. She made that pronouncement after her stark and simple autumn/winter 2005/2006 collection at Milan Fashion week last night. No matter that she was wearing a white cotton shirt-dress with […]