[via Jamie Starr at JoshSpear.com]
Associated Press reports that mail-order retailer L.L. Bean is looking to develop a theme park-style adventure center near its flagship store in Freeport, Maine that will build on the company’s outdoors heritage, drive sales and add another attraction for tourists. Visitors to the site and another Bean-owned property along Casco Bay could try activities from […]
I’d forgotten all about Hadrian’s Wall recent merger with Toronto agency Zig, an MDC Company. Somehow, the very sharp minds at Zig knew this about me-that I’m sometimes forgetful. So they set up an eBay auction of old Hadrian’s Wall gear to remind me. Do these people know how to “surprise and delight” or what?
News that Coca-Cola Co. is launching a new mobile social network called “Sprite Yard” is all over the intertubes. Information Week, Online Media Daily, RCR Wireless News and Adweek are all running with it. According to RCR Wireless News: Coca-Cola Co. is moving aggressively onto the mobile marketing playground with a kind of mobile MySpace […]
The video above is the work of Penn Masala, the world’s first Hindi a cappella group. The group’s “Facebook Skit” is a parody of Enrique Iglesias’ song “Hero.” The video, which is critical of online social networking, has been viewed nearly one and half million times on YouTube. In related news, Washington Post media columnist […]
The dream of home ownership is scaled back considerably for those Americans who chose Manhattan as their residence. Just how far that vision is scaled back is revealed in a new campaign from Woods Witt Dealy & Sons for real estate developer Newport Associates Development. Newport Associates highlights a typical young couple with child who […]
Lewis Lazare looks today at the departure of another creative department mucky muck from DDB/Chicago. Normally, I would hesitate to bring this “news” to your attention, but Lazare dangles the compensation carrot—something I find impossible to resist. As recently as last winter, (Senior Vice President and Director of Content Production, David) Rolfe threatened to leave […]
Dana Milbank attended a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC where he got to witness the Sudanese ambassador to Washington, John Ukec Lueth Ukec, make a fool of himself. In a bizarre twist of events, the ambassador threatened to cut off shipments of the emulsifier gum arabic, thereby depriving the world […]