Muckrakers In The Making

I’m pleased to announce the presence of two new highly accomplished contributing writers, Danny G. and Wade Sturdivant. Danny G. is perhaps best known for his sometimes biting coverage on Talent Zoo. Wade is an Associate Creative Director at DDB Chicago. I’m excited by this development for several reasons. For one, advertising, like any news […]

The Chi-Town Get Together For Ad Folks

Before you go home to Cabrini Green or Naperville or wherever, stop by the Talent Zoo After Hours party tonight at the Cactus Bar and Grill.

Deep Discounts Create Mayhem Outside London

from The Telegraph: Britain’s biggest Ikea store opened at midnight yesterday – but closed just 40 minutes later as 6,000 frenzied shoppers stampeded for bargains, leaving 20 in need of hospital treatment. One woman was said to have been threatened by a man with a mallet, and another waiting in the checkout queue was “mugged” […]

Apple/U2 Extend Marketing Relationship

Apple, which enjoys an 80%+ share of the digital player market, today announced the next stage in their co-marketing relationship with uber-band, U2, the iPod U2 Special Edition. Just a couple of short years ago Moby was criticized and branded a sell-out for licensing the commercial rights to the individual tracks on his album Play, […]

It Won’t Mean A Thing In 100 Years

The Commodore, a.k.a., J. Walter Thompson, late 19th cent. JWT likes to hang The Commodore’s image in its offices around the globe. Which makes me wonder how odd Jeff Goodby, for instance, might appear to future observers. Better yet, what will anthropologists make of Lew Clow’s refusal to wear shoes?

Welcome!

Announcing the launch of AdPulp.com. A blog dedicated to covering the ad industry, in our own inimitable style, of course.