(Copy) Cat Fight Breaks Out In Florida Court

Hooters is fighting for the sanctity of its “intellectual property rights,” according to the Orlando Sentinel. Since opening its first sports bar in Clearwater in 1983, Hooters now earns more than $750 million a year from nearly 400 restaurants encircling the world. And a host of copycats followed, according to a deposition by Hooters’ Senior […]

Young Minds Exposed To Entertainment Industry Propaganda

from Downhill Battle: MPAA has hired Junior Achievement to go into schools and teach an anti-filesharing, “safety on the internet” class, intimidatingly-dubbed, “What’s the Diff?”. The Business Software Alliance, meanwhile, is paying the Weekly Reader to include their anti-piracy curriculum in the publication which goes out to millions of students. Putting aside the extremely problematic […]

Edward Lampert Is A Value Shopper

I first came across Edward Lampert’s name earlier this week, while preparing for a phone interview with Kmart (yes, I’m open to a client-side move). I was surprised to discover that this old-school discount retailer was run by such a young man. Lampert, a Yale grad, is 42. Today, Lampert is all over the news, […]

Bad Ass Coffee Receives Lukewarm Reception In Small Town Illinois

The Bad Ass Coffee Company, a purveyor of fine Kona coffees, is about to open a new store in Antioch, IL–a small town north of Chicago. But some residents of Antioch are none too pleased. Long-time Antioch resident Marion Rush said “I just can’t see going up and saying, ‘Can I have a Bad Ass […]

How To Create Buzz For Under Ten Dollars

“Shaving my head was worth millions of dollars in advertising because people recognized me, and for some reason that made them believe what I said.” -Seth Godin Wow! That’s a major revelation. I had no idea such a simple, cosmetic alteration could lead one to fame and fortune. note: Godin quote lifted from this Reveries […]

Pull Over, I Need A Tune.

U.K. digital entertainment firm, Inspired Broadcast Networks, is preparing to launch the world’s first vending machines that dispense music, not snacks. According to the News Telegraph, Norman Crowley, the company’s chief executive officer, said: “All you need is a mobile phone or an MP3 player and a coin in your pocket. You select the track […]

“Goodby Is Good” Is More Like It

“People are good. That’s what Pierre Omidyar was thinking when he started eBay in his living room back in 1995. His idea was simple: That people could buy and sell goods and services from one another honestly, fairly and openly. Almost 10 years and millions of transactions later, his idea has proven to be more […]

Headline Writing Contest

I have no idea what this lifestyle brand is attempting to convey here. Perhaps, you can help me understand. If so, your wit and wisdom will, as always, be most appreciated.

Two Davids Unite To Slay Goliaths

The discount retailer Kmart Holding Corp. is combining with one of the most venerable names in U.S. retailing, Sears, Roebuck & Co., in an $11 billion deal that will create the nation’s third largest retailer. The company will continue to operate the Kmart and Sears stores under their current brand names. The combined company is […]

Freakin’ AdFreak

Okay, I can retire now. You too Steve Hall. Mainstream media has just entered the advertising blog space. Adweek has wisely decided to not let us “amateurs” have all the fun. Now they have their own blog. Interestingly, the tone of this new blog matches the zany name and whimsical logo (quite a departure for […]