Cutting Nip/Tuck From The List

Media Week: Toyota has yanked its advertising from FX’s Nip/Tuck after being pressured by a letter-writing campaign directed by the advocacy group Parents Television Council. Since the show debuted two years ago, the PTC has sent letters to Nip/Tuck advertisers calling for them to pull their ads, including Toyota, GM, Ikea and the Vermont ice […]

Kahlua TV

Promo Magazine: Kahlua has teamed up with Condé Nast Traveler and the Oxygen Network to push its coffee liqueur through a new TV show, Bring Home the Exotic. The five-part series lets viewers travel with a Condé Nast Traveler editor and a couple to exotic locations around the world, where they explore the new terrain […]

Singing Pawns Used To Forward Hateful Agenda

ABC News: Thirteen-year-old twins Lamb and Lynx Gaede have one album out, another on the way, a music video, and lots of fans. They may remind you another famous pair of singers, the Olsen Twins, and the girls say they like that. But unlike the Olsens, who built a media empire on their fun-loving, squeaky-clean […]

French Makes The Funny Pages

Equal parts vanity project and career suicide, Words & Pictures is a new webcomic produced by a creative team eager to bite the hand that feeds them. New strips are published every Monday, with the latest weighing in on the Neil French scandal.

A Dollop Of Sophmoric Humor

Beans: The Musical Fruit from Liggett Stashower in Cleveland is ostensibly a chili party invite, but it’s meant to double as a viral. Farts are fun. To a point.

Coming Soon: A Film Made To Sell Gear

Brandweek: Oakley, which created film company 1242 Productions to promote awareness of its core board-sports market and its athletes, is releasing The Community Project, a snowboarding feature. The film is stocked with action/adventure scenes from many of the world’s top snowboarding locations. Oakley markets eyewear, apparel, gear bags and wearable electronics. “1242 Productions gives us […]

America, Please Welcome The Blisters

I haven’t been this interested in a television ad since Robert Conrad was daring us to knock a battery off his shoulder. Danny Miller is stoked about his nephews’ new commercial for Quaker Oats, which is certainly understandable. After all, it was directed by Errol Morris. And the spot serves as the television debut for […]

Shakes In The Park

Adweek: Creature in Seattle is Burgerville-izing Shakespeare for the Vancouver, Wash.-based restaurant chain. This past weekend and next, the independent agency is producing “Shakes in the Park,” an outdoor theater series in Portland, Ore., in which Burgerville’s signature huckleberry milkshake will serve as protagonist (and complimentary snack) in 20-minute adaptations of As You Like It […]