Fallon Puts “Happy Holidaze” To Bed

Thanks to Fallon’s New York office, one p.c. term for the holidaze has been replaced by another much longer and more difficult to say p.c. term. To support Virgin Mobile, Fallon whipped up the “Chrismahanukwanzakah” moniker, appealing to all religious sects in one multiple syllable word. The seasonal campaign features greeting cards, designed by British […]

Same Clique, New Year.

Is it any wonder the CA Advertising Annual arrives during the holiday season? Mine arrived today via the postal service. Same cast of characters as always. You don’t even need to study it. Put the $24 (newstand price) towards some whiskey, is my advise. Or beer, if you favor malt beverages. Crispin Porter + Bogusky, […]

Cattlemen Bring Beef To Supreme Court

from Indianapolis Star: A food fight broke out at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, with justices considering whether the government can force ranchers and farmers to pay for ad campaigns with catchy phrases like Beef: It’s what’s for dinner” and billboards featuring milk mustaches on celebrities. Farmers are challenging the multimillion-dollar beef promotion program, saying […]

This Dude’s Got Skills

Steve Rubel points to an interesting spec spot for Apple’s iPod Mini. The spot was created by George Masters in order to pimp his considerable motion graphics skills. Nice work, George.

West Wayne Thaws Out

Adweek reports Minneapolis-based Buffalo Wild Wings is flying south to West Wayne with their $2 million account. West Wayne has offices in Tampa and Atlanta. West Wayne is also the agency famed Minneapolis copywriter, Luke Sullivan, fled to a few years ago. I’m not exactly sure where Mr. Sullivan, author of Hey Whipple Squeeze This, […]

Ethical Standards? What Ethical Standards?

from Ad Age: Once again, ad agency executives can be thankful for car dealers. According to a new national poll, the image of advertising professionals has deteriorated in the last year when it comes to honesty and ethical standards. Only 10% of those polled by the Gallup Organization rated ad people’s ethics as “very high” […]

Soap Maker Wipes Away Artifice

Thanks to Greedy Girl for pointing to Dove’s new Campaign For Real Beauty. Greedy Girl says, “I

Marqui Monetizes Blogosphere

Globe and Mail has a thoughtful piece on the emerging trend whereby bloggers are paid to pimp a product. To me this new activity is another form of paid word-of-mouth; therefore, it presents some issues worthy of further investigation and contemplation. Vancouver, BC content management company, Marqui, is currently offering $800/month to a select group […]

Paid Word-Of-Mouth An Oxymoron

Broken Type has posted a wicked funny piece on word-of-mouth run amok, as a response to the recent NY Times article on Boston-based w-o-m advocate, Bzz Agent–an article that has several marketing bloggers buzzing. Here’s an excerpt from the Broken Type piece: “I showed up to the office Christmas party with a festive array of […]

Jimmy Dean Dumped By Sara Lee, But He’s Still The Man.

from USA TODAY: From 1965 until 2002, Jimmy Dean was the president of his own sausage company. Having butchered his own meats growing up, Jimmy knew how to make sausage, from the piglet to the table. His company became so successful that Sara Lee Foods bought it and later forced him out. Dean laid out […]