Archives for 2006

Gee Whiz!

According to the Wall Street Journal (subscription required), Archie Comic Publications Inc. of Mamaroneck, N.Y. “plans to experiment with changing the way the characters look to make them appear more sophisticated.” The news has already drawn heat from loyalists in Web forums who have seen the new incarnations. “Betty looks like one of the Olsen […]

Click To Buy. Click To Send.

According to USA Today, online purchases are creating a surplus of activity for package carriers like Memphis-based FedEx. FedEx handled a record 9.8 million packages Monday as shoppers sought to get their Christmas presents delivered on time. The number of packages shipped Monday was 63% more than FedEx handles on a normal day and was […]

Diggin’ The Details

Bloggers are really going for this “Five Things You Don’t Know About Me” meme. I did. Given that interesting people are revealing interesting things, I thought I’d collect some of the responses here. Sean Patrick Ganann says, ” I hacked into a government website once.” Johnnie Moore says, ” I cringe inwardly when people ask […]

AdPulp Up To The Scooter Challenge

Robert/Boisen & Like-Minded, an advertising agency located in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark sent us a neat Christmas message. Click to view

Better Living Through Brewing Chemistry

St. Louis Post-Dsipatch has good news for those on wheat-free diets. Anheuser-Busch Cos. may not be a name normally associated with health-food products, but beginning Wednesday the brewer is joining the growing ranks of companies seeking to meet the needs of consumers on gluten-free diets. Anheuser-Busch will roll out the first nationally available sorghum beer, […]

Just What Every Holding Company Wants

Wall Street Journal breaks down some of the numbers involved in Maurice Levy’s Christmas gift to himself, his firm and a savvy group of Bostonians. Publicis Groupe SA’s $1.3 billion acquisition of Digitas Inc., a Boston digital-marketing concern, will fill a major gap in the French ad-holding company’s portfolio as it seeks to take advantage […]

Goodby Spinoff Wins German Car Account

Paul Venables of San Francisco independent Venables, Bell and Partners is feeling the rush right now. His agency just won the Audi account. The win defines his agency as big time. According to Adweek, Venables said, “Nothing legitimizes an agency like a car, and there’s no better car to get than a prestigious German car.” […]

Jiffy Lube Wants A Two-Way Customer Conversation. Maybe.

In Southern California, Jiffy Lube locations got busted for not doing work that customers paid for. The above follow-up report, taken from the local news in LA, shows clips of a Jiffy Lube “apology” commercial and the reactions of some of the customers who got screwed. It doesn’t appear Jiffy Lube is all that interested […]