Subaru and its ad agency, Carmichael Lynch, are Fighting Mediocrity. Are you? According to BrandFreak, “Subaru is on a bit of a roll. The Outback won Motor Trend’s Sport Utility of the Year last year, among other kudos. And the automaker’s chief marketing executive, Tim Mahoney, was honored in Brandweek’s recent Marketer of the Year […]
Archives for October 2010
These new Burger King spots from Crispin Porter + Bogusky and director Brian Lee Hughes don’t employ the creepy King, but there is physical comedy and an uncomfortableness with homosexuality. You know, the typical frat boy humor from the agency that does it best.
I love mind-blowingly cool ideas as much as the next creative person — but for ad agencies, that’s only half the solution. Anyone in the advertising business who overlooks sales goals is asking for trouble. Clients need sales, and particularly in this economy, they’ll do whatever it takes to get more. We need people to […]
On Sunday, Discovery Kids will become The Hub, a TV network for kids run by Discovery and toy maker Hasbro Inc. According to The Wall Street Journal, Hasbro and Discovery will be closely monitored by consumer advocacy groups that see the manufacturer’s foray into TV as a further blurring of the lines between children’s entertainment […]
“It’s Civic season” is an interesting choice of words. Let’s say that phrase is the one that sticks in a consumer’s head. Taken out of context it could mean it’s time to buy a Civic. [via Make the Logo Bigger]
Baldwin& has some strange ideas about motivating people to give household items to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. Last time I checked, the ReStore wasn’t seeking used commodes. Gross. No, the ReStore is a great way to support Habitat via contributions of clothes, furniture, golf clubs, computers, etc. There are about 100 other ideas I’d explore […]
Some people are dumping on The Gap’s new logo. Someone’s out there defending it.
Taking its cue from hip-hop artists, Kodak launches a new campaign whereby if something’s cool, it’s “So Kodak.” PR Newswire has the story: Rihanna, Drake, Trey Songz and Pitbull are the faces of Kodak’s new integrated marketing campaign promoting KODAK EASYSHARE Digital Cameras to young, socially connected consumers. The campaign, which launched on October 4th, […]
According to The New York Times, this multimillion-dollar ad campaign is a long time coming for the 14-year-old MSNBC. “When you’re clear about who you are, you actually make money,” said Sharon Otterman, the chief marketing officer for MSNBC, who started work there one year ago.
Top Pot Doughnuts in Seattle is not your normal fried batter purveyor. So, it’s not surprising that they go all out when they enter a contest. Our doughnuts need you! from Top Pot Doughnuts on Vimeo. By the way, Wexley School for Girls is just a few doors down from this Seattle landmark.
Here’s some new work from Sons and Daughters director Matthew Swanson for Apple Auto Glass via JAN Kelley Marketing of Burlington, Ontario. I have to think these spots will get the attention of motorists in need of windshield repair. There’s just strange enough to break through.
Volvo equals safe. But fast new cars are more than safe, they’re fun to drive–a fact Arnold Worldwide is leveraging to help launch the All-New Naughty Volvo S60. The campaign portrays the S60 as something unexpected from Volvo and is intended to broaden Volvo’s appeal to driving enthusiasts, competing directly with the Mercedes C-Class, BMW […]