Archives for September 2009

Radio Free Lexington Needs 200 Large To Spread The Jams

[Brought to you by The Society for Better Listening (a figment of AdPulp’s imagination)]

Allstate Too Applies The Heat

Question: Did Bobby Bowden, Florida State and the NCAA approve this ad? Question: Where’s the 1-800 number to place an order for one of these grills? Question: Why are the dudes in blue using an opposing team’s grill? Here’s what we do know: The one-of-a-kind Bobby Bowden replica grill featured in the spot is part […]

Brands To Benefit From The Vaynerchuk Touch

The ad world better recognize. VaynerMedia is on the job. If you think I’m joking, consider that Gary Vaynerchuk has rocked the wine industry to its snooty core in the bat of an eye. According to The New York Times, VaynerMedia is a marketing agency with a small list of high-profile clients like the New […]

Are PR Firms Hiring Ad Creatives?

From across the pond at Major Players, a marketing recruiting firm, comes an interesting trend: More PR firms looking for creatives and planners from the ad world. Major Players’ Head of PR, Lorraine Barker, explains: To keep from being drowned out in an increasingly crowded media space, PR agencies are evolving. Creative Directors are being […]

Advertising Hurt By 15.4% Reduction In Client Spending

[source: “Breaking Down The Advertising Apocalypse” from Silicon Alley Insider]

Animated Gourds Tell Seasonal Story

Colle+McVoy is out with new work for Caribou Coffee today. The campaign stars a wisecracking pumpkin and dimwitted gourd in “The Autumn Adventures of Jack & Gourdo.” The spots, five in all, are playing on Caribou Coffee’s YouTube channel. Colle+McVoy collaborated with Minneapolis-based Puny Entertainment, the animation team behind the hit Nickelodeon show Yo Gabba […]

Nice Food Flag

[via Ads of the World]

Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

Ben Kay is a copywriter at Lunar BBDO. He has a blog with a great name–If This Is A Blog Then What’s Christmas? In his latest post, he discusses how money isn’t the primary motivator for creative people. Picking up on a TED talk by Dan Pink, Kay says what matters to creatives is “Autonomy, […]