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Ok, I watched the President’s speech last night. Did anybody else cringe when he said this: Many families were separated during the evacuation, and we are working to help you reunite. Please call 1-877-568-3317, that’s 1-877-568-3317, and we will work to bring your family back together, and pay for your travel to reach them. You […]

Alum Woos Gators

Adweek: The University of Florida has selected Fletcher Martin to provide the school’s advertising following a review, the shop said. The university selected the MDC Partners shop in Atlanta from 17 agencies that competed for the account, all but two of them in Florida. There was no incumbent. This is the first time the university […]

From Desk to Dawn

Our friends at Reginald Pike pointed us to their breaking creative for Old Navy’s Back-To-School. Click the image to view the two spots. Some of the shrieks emanating from multiplexes across America this summer won’t be the result of blockbuster thrillers. Rather they will be caused by something a lot closer to home: the abject […]

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

Hello fellow ad creatives. It Share

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 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