Archives for April 2005

GM Leaves Skidmarks At The Los Angeles Times

Advertising has always subsidized the media, but it’s clearly a love-hate relationship. And now, this story suggests that GM has pulled its advertising in the Los Angeles Times, in an objection to “factual errors and misrepresentations” in the Times’ coverage of GM. I haven’t looked into this particular matter, but I suppose a free press […]

“Bloatosphere” Enters The Blogger Lexicon

I like it when people coin new terms, especially if the terms are fun to say. Vaspers The Grate has recently managed this with the term “bloatosphere”. Given that the word “blogosphere” is cumbersome and self-important, I think Mr. Grate has given us a marked improvement. The blogsophere is becoming bloated with anti-blogs. This bloated, […]

Dogs Are Kosher Even When They’re Not

More than 27.5 million hot dogs will be consumed by baseball fans this season while cheering their team in the stands, according to the annual consumption survey conducted by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. Laid end-to-end, that’s almost enough hot dogs to stretch from Citizens Bank Park in Philly to Edison Field in […]

The Story Behind Boudreaux’s Butt Paste

Fox Sports Radio host, Ben Maller, has an entry on his blog about Boudreaux’s Butt Paste. Maller reports that the anti-rash ointement has found a home in NASCAR by sponsoring a Busch Series car driven by former Louisiana school principal Kim Crosby. According to Maller, athletes including the Miami Heat’s Shaquille O’Neal, Indianapolis Colts quarterback […]

Zipatoni To Show New Biz Specialist The Money

Bag us our next client and you’re hired. Before you count your chickens here are a few things you need to know. 1. It

Blogging’s Preseason Is Almost Over

Robert Scoble, a.k.a. The Scoblezier, a.k.a. Microsoft’s Geek Blogger, asks in a post on The Red Couch, “Why let your ad agency write your blog?” He ponders the situation thusly: A good blog is written by an authority who is passionate about his/her topic. How many ad agencies are passionate about your business? Not to […]

“The New Phone Books Are Here! The New Phone Books Are Here!”

According to Lewis Lazare in today

Safeway Chooses To Build The Brand

from Ad Age: Embattled supermarket chain Safeway is set to launch an unprecedented $100 million advertising campaign that includes spot TV buys on prime-time shows such as The Apprentice and CSI — but utters nary a word on price.