Archives for February 2006

Pay Up

From The Ricky Gervais Show, one of the most popular podcasts on Apple Computer’s iTunes Music Store, is moving to a paid-only format to be sold by audio book specialist Audible. Audible plans to announce on Tuesday that it will start selling episodes of Gervais’ show beginning with a new “season two” collection of […]

“The Rahulio” Gives “The Manolo” A Flat Tire

The Manolo has a copycat. And you know what they say, flattery is the sincerest form of imitation, or some such thing. The new third person blogger is known as “The Rahulio,” and is in the employ of, an online jewelry merchant. Here’s a sample of The Rahulio’s prose: The Rahulio knows that maybe […]

IT Managers Prepare For Doomsday Scenario

Computer security (to say nothing of Armegeddon) is not exactly a humorous topic, but Fortify Software manages to make it so in this new effort from Hanft Raboy. Of course, the pitch is meant to be serious, but the weighty nature of the topic is delivered with pithy copy like this: 6 Hours from Now […]

Calacanis Shares The Love

Jason Calacanis speaks fondly of his Engadget man, Peter Rojas. Peter Rojas is on the cover of New York Magazine this week–right where he belongs. Seeing him get such major recognition got me to thinking about my history with Peter. One of my favorite moments came a month or two after Peter Rojas had jumped […]

How To Kiss Client Ass

In Say Anything, John Cusack says he doesn’t want to sell, buy, or process anything as a career. What Cusack means is that he doesn’t want to kiss ass. We kiss ass in advertising. Of course, pretty much anybody who works for a living does. But it’s the kind of ass we kiss that makes […]

For The Ad Lover In Your Family

Wieden + Kennedy/London seems surprised to find their work for sale on eBay. The Impossible Making of the Impossible Dream TV Campaign This DVD is an official press release from Honda and provides an insight into the recent “Impossible Dream” Honda TV advertisement campaign’s production, so you can learn more about the brief, what happened […]

Moosehead Lost Its Head

From The Chronicle Herald: Following complaints from a feminist group and incensed customers, New Brunswick’s Moosehead Breweries has pulled an ad that implied women should speak no more than 50 words a day. The ad, which appeared in The Onion, a U.S.-based satirical magazine, read: “The average woman speaks 10,000 words in a day. Roughly […]

AOL Plays Catch Up

USA TODAY reports on AOL’s efforts to keep pace with its fleet footed rivals. This week, AOL begins integrating video search from Truveo, which it bought in December. The big push will come in mid-March, when 14,000 Warner Bros.-owned classic TV shows become available on AOL for free, supported by ads, as part of its […]