Archives for March 2005

Record Execs Go From “Thick Headed” To “Deaf, Dumb And Blind”

Wired reports that Fiona Apple finished her latest record Extraordinary Machine in 2003 but it was never released by her label, Epic Records, because the suits apparently claimed it lacked a hit single. Epic is a subsidiary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Fiona Apple with Jon Brion, producer of Extraordinary Machine When questioned about the […]

Big Kahunas Say Cheese

According to USA Today, Yahoo is acquiring Canadian photo-sharing company, Flickr. The startup, Flickr, lets people upload digital photos from computers and camera phones, publish photos in their blogs, share digital photo albums with anyone else who uses the service, and alert other users whenever they upload a new photo or album. Flickr, which currently […]

Quicksilver Makes Righteous Move

USA Today, proving it employs hipster copy editors, used the word “gnarly” in a headline today announcing Quicksilver’s acquisition of Rossignol. According to the article, “The ups and downs of their key selling seasons can now be evened out,” says P.K. Kannan, professor of marketing at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business. A […]


This article on highlights the new AARP campaign done by GSD&M. According to the article, the ads are an “effort to combat the Bush administration’s Social Security proposals.” One ad shows a house being destroyed simply because of a broken sink–a metaphor for what the AARP thinks the Bush administration wants to do with […]

Watch Out The Donny, Kaplan Thaler Is Muscling In On Your Action

Ad Age is reporting that Linda Kaplan Thaler, CEO of Kaplan Thaler Group, will appear as co-judge Making it Big, a new Apprentice-like reality show that debuts April 25 on cable’s female-oriented Oxygen Media. “She is probably one of the most gifted executives that I know in terms of emotional intelligence. She lives what she […]

Celebs “Move The Iron” For GM

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The Mist-Takes Are Blowing Up

New York Times advertising critic, Stuart Elliot, today explores the staying power and charm of ensemble casts in advertising. Last month, BBDO New York introduced a campaign for Sierra Mist lemon-lime soda, sold by the Pepsi-Cola North America division of PepsiCo, that is centered on an ensemble cast called “The Mist-Takes.” There are five comedians, […]

My Pocket Protector Can Beat Up Your Pocket Protector

I love discovering new blogs of substance. Especially when they have charming names like We Make Money Not Art. Here’s an interesting piece lifted from R