Archives for July 2006

Goodby Rides Again

Goodby’s latest effort for HP, wherein “the computer is personal again” is good stuff. Adfreak’s Catharine P. Taylor calls the work “an artful paean to how personal our computers have become, stuffed with our journal entries, MP3 files and vacation photos.” According to iMedia Connection, this is HP’s first-ever global marketing campaign for its Personal […]

Swerving Near Golden

Pete Coors is an unpretentious man. If he was pretentious he would move around Denver in a chauffered car. After this story in the Denver Post, he might do well to consider the back seat option. He could always choose a rather nondescript vehicle. Beer magnate and former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Pete Coors was […]

Contractual Obligations Swapped Online

Cell Trade USA is the world’s first online community that gets dissatisfied cell phone customers out of their service contract. According to Smart Money: Many folks don’t realize that they can drop their cell phone contract without paying a termination fee, which typically runs as much as $150 to $200 per line. All they have […]

eBox 360

Gamespot reports on the latest brand to be swallowed up by the rave scene. A series of postings by club-goers on a forum uncovered by Kotaku reveal that Xbox 360 pills are making the rounds at underground events around the central British city of Northampton. The quality–and precise chemical content–of the Xbox 360 pills was […]

The North Face Finds A Place For Their Brand Story

Outdoor gear purveyor, The North Face, is delving deep into content. According to Media Buyer Planner: The North Face and Pace Communications have launched a new online publication, Epic, penned by world-renowned climbers, alpinists, long-distance runners, skiers, snowboarders and others. Epic unites the adventure-sports industry across multiple disciplines, featuring advice, trends and coverage of events […]

Rather/Cuban Combo To Score Points This Fall

Ad Age reports on Dan Rather’s imminent return to broadcast news, albeit on a satellite channel with a scant 3 million subscribers. Only three weeks after his bitter break with CBS, Mr. Rather and HDNet announced that he will produce and host a weekly news program, “Dan Rather Reports,” beginning in October. “As a team […]

Third Coast Not Coastal Enough

In his column today, Lewis Lazare, examines the short six-month tenure of Michael Folino as DDB/Chicago’s Chief Creative Officer. According to Lazare, Folino is moving to Wieden + Kennedy, where he will be a copywriter. Folino’s early departure also is sure to cast a dark shadow over Anderson and Scarpelli, who opted to go with […]

Content Is Catching On

According to Ad Age, the big guys are recognizing the need for content, not advertising. Branded-entertainment veteran Doug Scott is moving to Ogilvy & Mather North America, where he’ll develop the agency’s content offering. His mandate is to bring together the wide variety of Ogilvy’s disciplines, from ads to promotion and PR, to develop and […]