Archives for August 2009

Finally, A Car For Vinyl Loving Control Freaks

Even in less that perfect weather, t’s a beautiful day for a drive when you own a new Crossover 3008 from Peugeot. When I first saw this spot, I thought the audio was from Radiohead, but it’s not. The song is called “Beautiful Day,” and it’s performed by a group from Belgium called Venus. Agency: […]

JetBlue Is Going Places And At This Price You Can Too

Price promotions are always popular, but this is especially true when cash and credit is in short supply. So, I expect JetBlue to do exceptionally well via this new offer. JetBlue customers can purchase an unlimited travel pass for only $599, which will allow them to visit any of the airline’s 56 international and domestic […]

Making Entrepreneurialism A Healthy Endeavor

Like everyone else, I’ve been viewing this health insurance debate through the lens of my own experience. Having moved 7 times to 5 states in 12 years, and having both full-time jobs and freelance ones, I am completely convinced that at the very least, health insurance and employment shouldn’t be tied together as they currently […]

What’s Old Is New Again

Quaker City Mercantile (the Philadelphia agency formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) has been busy reinvigorating the Narragansett Beer brand. Given the brand’s rich history in New England, it made sense to mine the archives and that’s what QCM did. Using original ‘Gansett commercials from the 1950s that featured husband and wife comedy duo Mike Nichols […]

Care For A Bruised Apple?

Apple’s reputation is taking a beating from two prominent Web personalities–Michael Arrington of TechCrunch and Jason Calacanis of Mahalo. Arrington ditched his iPhone in favor of T-Mobile and its myTouch 3G, which works with Google Voice, something the iPhone overlords rejected outright (a move which now has Apple in hot water with the Feds). “I […]

Scattered Pictures Of The Smiles We Left Behind

Jon Fine of BuinessWeek argues that growth of “below the line” activity means marketers don’t need their media partners like they once did. When it comes to advertising, marketer and media property were once partners. But that relationship, like so much else in this space these days, has gotten quite complicated. Fine also shares a […]

Pay To Play Or Go Away

Stephanie Clifford of The New York Times and Ian Schafer of Deep Focus made me laugh this morning. This is what did it: When Ian Schafer, the chief executive of the digital ad agency Deep Focus, won 10 Communicator Awards for the agency’s work on Web sites, including one for HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords,” […]

Americans (Sick and Well, Rich and Poor) Deserve Better (Pricing, Care and Answers)

The heath care debate is getting nasty. I suppose that happens when there’s a lot at stake. I could say something about the fraying of civic life in America, but that would be too obvious (and off point). So, let’s address advertising’s role in fomenting this civic unrest. Here’s a hard-hitting ad from Americans for […]