Archives for July 2005

Dog Poop Girl Taken To Task

Washington Post: If you no longer marvel at the Internet’s power to connect and transform the world, you need to hear the story of a woman known to many around the globe as, loosely translated, Dog Poop Girl. Recently, the woman was on the subway in her native South Korea when her dog decided that […]

In China, Truth In Advertising Is The Law

You’ll need an online subscription, or go pick up a copy, but today’s Wall Street Journal has a fascinating story on China’s insistence that advertisers like P&G be truthful in their ad claims: For years, multinational advertisers had a fairly free hand in China, where regulatory oversight has been less stringent than in developed markets. […]

And Camp Mocs Go So Well In Minnesota

Adweek reports that catalog powerhouse, L.L. Bean, is moving its account from five-year incumbent, Martin Williams. The Omnicom Group shop in Minneapolis confirmed it will no longer work on the business. “We’re disappointed because the work is producing outstanding results,” said Steve Collins, agency CEO, in a statement. “In 2004, Bean had its second consecutive […]

Deception Perception

Chris at Shotgun Concepts gives us this to chew on. “What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public.” – Vilhjalmur Stefansson, “Discovery”, 1964 Steffansson was an Arctic explorer, author and anthropologist.

An Artist’s Union Jack

It’s hard to follow a post on terror, but this bit from Cool Hunting seems highly appropriate. Fans of Vivienne Westwood’s fashions can now bring her punk sensibilities home with a series of new carpet designs for The Rug Company. Westwood’s tattered Union Jack is unconventional patriotism at it’s best, sprung from a partnership with […]

We Interrupt This Blog

I just learned of today’s London terror attacks, not from MSM, but from Johnnie Moore’s blog. Images are already pouring in to Flickr.

Chrysler Goes Back To The Future With Lee Iacocca

According to The New York Times, former Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca will be the spokesman in a series of upcoming commercials for the company. When Chrysler was facing backruptcy in the early 1980s, Iacocca appeared in Chrysler commercials, challenging viewers, “If you can find a better car, buy it.” The line will be reused, but […]

The Oxymoronic Nature Of Advertising

from Welcome to Optimism: W+K gave a lecture June 29th at the D&AD New Blood event. The theme was ‘crazysensible’ – our belief that in order to do the most extreme creative work, you need the most solid strategic foundation. It’s only when you have the right balance of crazy and sensible that you get […]