Archives for August 2007

That’s What Makes America Such A Great Country…

…the freedom to make ads like this… …without fear of being rounded up by the government for horrendous, horrendous taste. (Thanks to The Consumerist)

Is Apple Insulting People With Eating Disorders?

Over at The Huffington Post, Ashley Duque Kienze, a former bulimic, takes issue with the headline shown here: With the help of my family, my faith and my friends, I gave up the unhealthy behaviors of my eating disorder three years ago. Today, I write a blog about eating disorders and other issues related to […]

Nebraska Advertising Gets A Blog

Following the lead of Idaho and some other locales, there’s now NE Creative, a blog about advertising in Nebraska. Don’t make any, uh, corn-y heartland-insulting jokes here. 2 of our 4 AdPulpers, Mr. Shawn and Mr. David, are proud Cornhusker dudes.

The New Direct Is Nothing Like The Old Direct

The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use News Releases, Blogs, Podcasting, Viral Marketing and Online Media to Reach Buyers Directly by David Meerman Scott is presently sitting atop Amazon’s PR books list. Web Ink Now is the author’s blog. [Marketing Voices program via Marketing Profs Daily Fix]

Not Another Erectile Dysfuntion Ad

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Y > G

According to Los Angeles Times, Yahoo edged out rival Google in a University of Michigan customer satisfaction survey released today. Yahoo’s ascent reflects consumers’ impression, whether deserved or not, that Yahoo has done a better job of innovating to keep up with the times, said Larry Freed, president of ForeSee Results, which wrote an analysis […]

Hillary Isn’t Running for the Nomination, She’s Running for President

Her lines: “You know, if you’re a family that is struggling, and you don’t have health care, well you are invisible to this president. If you’re a single mom trying to find affordable child care so you can go to work, well, you’re invisible too. And I never thought I would see that our soldiers […]

Is “Ad Land” The Definitive Advertising History Book?

I can’t recall ever seeing a book that specifically outlines the history of the advertising industry. But now we may have one: Ad Land: A Global History of Advertising by Mark Tungate. Mark Tungate is a British journalist based in Paris, and his book looks to be a great read. From the origins in the […]