Archives for January 2006

Nevada Says Even The Bears Are Moving Out of California

The State of Nevada is attempting to lure more California businesses tired of high taxes, and has started a website called Missing Bear to suggest that even the wild California bears are leaving. From the AP: “We still think there is a real need there for companies that want a way out. There is an […]

Cingular Making Faces

According to Cellular News, Cingular Wireless has managed to get is applying for a patent on the concept of using emoticon on mobile phones. While the aim of the patent is to enable the displaying of MSN style graphics on handsets, they also want managed to patent the delivery of text based emoticon – so […]

Doner: MIA From The WWW

Nearly every ad agency on the planet has a website, be it good, bad, or ugly. Except for one, it seems: Southfield, Michigan’s Doner Worldwide, who does work for Mazda, Six Flags, DuPont, and Blockbuster, among others. They do have registered and for use as an email domain. But no site. Poking around the […]

How To Throw A Strike

B.L. Ochman has some suggestions for pr flaks who want her to pay attention to their story. What’s Next’s Pitching Rules for Flaks Publicists, please paste these to your refrigerator or filing cabinet 1. don’t pretend you’re not a publicist 2. don’t lie 3. if you forget rule 2, refer to rule 1 4. provide […]

Sedgwick Rd Sticks It To Tobacco

Putting gross things–like a cockroach–in your mouth is disgusting. So why smoke? That’s the gist of this new campaign for Washington’s anti-smoking efforts, care of Seattle agency, Sedgwick Rd. [via Adrants]

Bollywood: The New Canada

Adweek: Carmichael Lynch takes a subcontinent turn at the exotic in a new television commercial for Gibson guitars. The spot, shot on location at a palace in Mumbai, India, continues the company’s strategy to present its guitars as the ultimate gift. The 30-second execution depicts an opulent Indian celebration. As an empress tries to impress […]

Slamdance Helps Elevate D.I.Y. Another Notch

Susan Buice and Arin Crumley, the team behind the revolutionary and popular “Four Eyed Monsters Video Podcasts,” premiered three new episodes of their series at the Slamdance 2006 Film Festival in Utah, earlier this week. According to their press release, this was the first ever inclusion of a podcast in a film festival, confirming what […]

No One’s Talking About A Burrito Bubble

USA TODAY: Shares of the Mexican-food chain became a hot tamale Thursday on Wall Street when they more than doubled in their first day of trading, gaining $22 to $44. The stock’s smoking first day says as much about initial public offerings as burritos. It’s the first time shares of a U.S. company have doubled […]