Archives for May 2005

Wal-Mart Uses Nazi Imagery In Ad. Not A Good Move.

Wal-Mart has a long history of using Political Action Committees and funding pseudo-grassroots groups to influence public opinion when the company wants to change zoning laws or put a new store in a neighborhood that may oppose it. But this ad in the Arizona Daily Sun obviously went too far: Wal-Mart opposes Proposition 100 in […]

Mc D’s Cooks Up New Concept

from The Onion: Hungry shoppers at the Gurnee Mills outlet mall can now get a name-brand lunch at a bargain-basement price, thanks to the Monday opening of McDonald’s first “Not Quite Perfect” outlet store, offering imperfect and irregular items from the fast-food giant’s menu. “It’s true that consistency is part of what makes McDonald’s the […]

Make It All About Me

There have been a lot of creative uses of eBay of late. People have been auctioning off their names and their bodies (as human billboards) to advertisers. Here’s a new twist. My name is Jellio, and I write for a blog called, proclaimed by almost all our writers to be the greatest pop culture […]

Cold Light Gives Me Shivers

Coors Light (or Cold Light, if you will) has found their point of difference

Dawn And Drew Work Condoms Into Their Routine

Dawn and Drew, a married couple with a popular podcast emanating from their 1895 Wisconsin farmhouse, have struck a deal with condom maker, Durex, according to Ad Age. Durex last month launched an unusual brand integration campaign featuring unscripted X-rated banter on the

Maybe Al Gore Did Invent The Internet

Influx recently interviewed Karl Carter, Current TV’s VP of Marketing. Karl talks to us about Current’s new advertising model and its radical plan to involve the consumer in the development of both programming and advertising. Is it true Current’s ad model is radically different from other networks-if so why? Actually, the Current ad model is […]

Club Sandwiches Not Seals

If the medium is the message, then environmental consciousness is oh so fashionable and hip today. Could it be that Ms. Hilton is more caring (and clever) than she lets on? Thanks to A Socialite’s Life for the image.

Everyone Wants Someting For Free

from CNN Money: Wendy’s restaurants are giving away free Frostys frozen desserts this weekend as a thank you to customers who supported the burger chain following an embarrassing incident in California where a women allegedly planted a severed finger in a bowl of chili. “Our customers stood by us while we defended our good name […]