Devo Wants To Poke You, Make You Wake Up

Why is the band Devo doing a color study? That’s sort of like asking why they play music with flower pots on their head. To promote their first album in 20 years. Duh. Bob Garfield of Ad Age tries to explain: Ahh, but of course. The agency here is Mother, whose Swedish principals pioneered Devo-ish […]

Ignore The Soundtrack, Hear The Speaker

Friend of AdPulp, Sally Hogshead, was in Toronto last week as part of The Art of Marketing conference. Here she is responding to some of the conference participants’ questions about her new book, Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation. I like how midway through the video, Hogshead says, “What branding is about is […]

Hawkpanther Discovered Lurking In Portland’s Pearl District

According to Adfreak, EA began running TV ads on Feb. 22 for, a site that supposedly helps you learn to steal a friend’s girlfriend, fiancĂ©e or wife. The Hawkpanther character (and resulting campaign) is, of course, just an ad for EA’s game, Dante’s Inferno. I mean, what else could it possibly be?

Manky Wool Is No Good To Us

Grumpy Brit makes the point that the Web frees us to become even more self-indulgent than we already are as advertisers. Yet the inverse is also true. Brands, like Pringle of Scotland, can take the high road and become even more adept storytellers than they already are.

A Two Minute Education In The Upsides Of Online Video‘s interview with Amanda Richman, managing director of digital at MediaVest, the giant media buying company, is a rapid fire (while smiling) assault on any who might doubt where the action is.

Create. Play. Care. Keen Calls It HybridLife.

video by Chisel Industries of Bozeman, MT Portland-based Keen Footwear makes great shoes. That might be enough for some, but Keeniacs want more. They want their brand to stand for something and it does. Just what it stands for can be pieced together on the company’s blog and on YouTube. One new product video inspired […]

The Ability To Make A Lasting Impression In 140 Characters Is Part Of The Job

BFG Communications in Savannah is once again looking to hire an Assistant Content Manager. Last time BFG did that, they asked prospects to contact them via Twitter. Doing so led to a storm of publicity for the company and a new employee in Hal Thomas. Now there’s another opening and again BFG wants to hear […]

Video’s A Performer

Tod Sacerdoti, CEO & Founder of BrightRoll, the world’s largest video advertising network, is offering his company’s POV on the video advertising category, one of the few growth areas in the advertising business today. POV: Point of Video View more presentations from Tod Sacerdoti. According to Wikipedia, BrightRoll offers an array of video advertising unit […]