Miller Brewing with the help of Y+R Chicago has launched what may be the best ad campaign currently on air. Even Lewis Lazare likes it. Taking a page from the pharmaceutical advertising handbook–which consistently spawns some of the worst advertising on TV–Y+R makes fun of both Bud and Viagra-style ads all at the same time. […]
The Sunday newspaper insert, Parade, asked Norman Mailer, “If you could do one thing to change America for the better, what would it be?” Mailer said, “If the desire to read diminishes, so does one’s ability to read. The search for a culprit does not have to go far. The constant interruption of concentration on […]
Yesterday, I attended Blog Walk 6.0, a conference of sorts, where sixteen bloggers from across the U.S. and Europe arranged themselves in small open space groupings to discuss a wide variety of topics. How to make money from blogging was one hot topic we explored. The dawn of corporate blogs was another. Naturally, the purists […]
from Chicago Tribune: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. on Thursday filed a disclosure statement with the City of Chicago acknowledging that two of its predecessor banks had received thousands of slaves as collateral before the Civil War. The New York-based bank apologized for contributing to “a brutal and unjust institution” and said it was setting […]
Rising human population pressure is a leading cause of biodiversity loss around the world. But untangling the complex web of social, cultural and economic factors that contribute to this pressure is no easy task for conservationists. For Rare and their partners, taking to the radio waves with an innovative entertainment-education program has been an important […]
from Ny Times: Talk about fast food. The sandwich developed for Burger King by the winning team on the episode of “The Apprentice” that ran last night on NBC will go on sale today at 7,800 restaurants around the county. The sandwich, a variation on the Angus Steak Burger introduced by Burger King last year, […]
from AdAge: In a what has become a quadrennial custom, a newly elected president of the U.S. will be inaugurated today amid celebrations largely funded by marketers, media companies and other corporations that routinely lobby in high government offices. Bristol-Myers Squibb, ChevronTexaco, Exxon Mobil, FedEx, Pfizer, Aflac, Home Depot, Bank of America, Time Warner, Altria, […]
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