Icelandic Bank Had Big Goals And A Big Production Budget

If you’re going to aim, aim high, I suppose. As BusinessInsider points out, the Icelandic bank Kraupthing eventually went under. But this is some serious branding candy: I can only imagine the company-wide meeting where they rolled out this overblown spot. I’m sure they all thought they’d change the world, one deposit slip at a […]

Taco Bell Gets Saucy In Lawsuit Response Ad

Folliowing up on the news of a lawsuit from the other day, a little crisis PR at Taco Bell has them taking out full-page ads in major papers and a video response on their site. Salon.com has more: The lawsuit, filed by the Alabama law firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, doesn’t specify […]

Yet Another Facebook Story: Wall Street Gets Social, Facebook Gets Richer

Facebook, once thought to be child’s play, is actually a machine that prints money. According to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, Goldman Sachs has reached out to its wealthy private clients, offering them a chance to invest in Facebook– a move expected to raise $1.5 billion dollars in operating capital. The […]

Even Social Media Firms Can’t Forget The Motor City

When Goodby Silverstein & Partners won a large chunk of Chevrolet business last year, it became essential for them to staff a sizable Detroit office. As The Detroit Free Press reports, they’re not the only ones: Big Fuel, a 7-year-old New York social-media agency, has chosen Detroit for its first satellite office, becoming the latest […]

Leave The HBO To The Professionals, Please

HBO Entertainment wants to encourage sales of their boxed DVD sets this holiday season, so they’ve teamed up with Biscuit Filmworks director Tim Godsall and BBDO New York to make the following arguments (against doing it yourself). If you don’t want t leave it to the pros at HBO, you can MakeYourOwnHBO at this microsite. […]

How Holding Companies Are Holding Their Own

Ad agency holding companies — Publicis, WPP, Omnicom and IPG — are always being criticized and ridiculed for being outdated in the new world of advertising. BusinessWeek takes an in-depth look at how they’re doing. All of the big agencies are working on multiple fronts to integrate their technology teams more deeply into every aspect […]

Get Social: The Dragonfly Effect and Social Nation Show You How

Two new books shed more light on the practical uses of Social Media for businesses and causes. And to how how nuanced social media is, these two books come at the subject from quite different viewpoints. Social media has proven to be a catalyst for change in a lot of cases. In The Dragonfly Effect: […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Oregon Lottery Readies Its Christmas Pitches

Borders Perrin Norrander is out with new TV and a microsite to support Oregon Lottery during the holiday season. During Thanksgiving weekend BPN will make use of a pop-up window in the old Saks Fifth Avenue building in downtown Portland. Passers by can peek inside and see costumed characters doing silly things, like elves pillow-fighting. […]

Yet Another Facebook Story: Display Mastery

Nearly one of every four graphical, online display ads viewed in the United States in the third quarter was on Facebook’s website, according to a new report by Web analytics firm comScore. Facebook’s 23.1 percent share of display ad impressions was up sharply from 17.7 percent in the second quarter and more than double the […]

More Ad People In Politics? It Might Help Us Be Better Ad People

Longtime friend of AdPulp and CEO of The Next Wave, David Esrati, ran again for Congress this year. And he didn’t make it past the primary in his Ohip district. But he thinks more ad people should run for office. Why? Because it’s an eye-opener. And all those people in marketing and advertising, who have […]