Scrabble Says, “Hey, That’s Mine.”

According to the The Wall Street Journal, Scrabble’s owners, Hasbro and Mattel, are working to shut down Scrabulous, one of the most popular applications on Facebook. While there are authorized Scrabble games online, Scrabulous has gained popularity because it’s free, easy to play with friends and easy to access on Facebook. Scrabulous listed more than […]

Ear Deep In Legal

Because I worked on the Coors account and now work on the Camel account, I’ve long since learned that legal has as much say, if not more say, than the brand managers on the business. Which is why I find it amusing to see Stuart Elliott puzzle over the legalese involved in marketing alcohol. The […]

Making Commercials Can Be Dangerous Work

According to Ad Age, Ganna Makeeva is suing Leo Burnett, Detroit, for negligence over injuries she claims she suffered during the shooting of a Cadillac Super Bowl ad. Makeeva, a veteran of runway shows for Dolce & Gabana and Giorgio Armani who has been featured on the covers of international magazines such as Vogue and […]

Freelancers Revolt At MTV

Seems like more and more media people are getting tired of working for The Man. From The New York Times: The walkout highlighted the concerns of a category of workers who are sometimes called permalancers: permanent freelancers who work like full-time employees but do not receive the same benefits. Waving signs that read “Shame on […]

The Dentsu Guide To Better Management

Courtesy of the beautifully twisted minds at Words & Pictures.

Flickr Becomes Free Stock House

You know how credit is never given in an ad? Well, no more. The above print ad from Virgin Mobile gives credit to the photographer, which is especially nice since Virgin did not pay for the image. Their agency found it on Flickr and published it under a Creative Commons license. While this is an […]

Ask Apu

During this morning’s commute some AdPulp fodder emerged from the car radio. NPR’s Elizabeth Blair interviewed Reed Collins, a creative director at Leo Burnett about the transformation of a dozen 7-Elevens into Kwik-E Marts–a stunt meant to promote The Simpons Movie. Collins loves the move, in part because it was his team’s idea. Collins says […]

Louisiana Auto Ad Agency Fined $5 million by Georgia

The state of Georgia, which has always seemed a little lax in the regulatory area, continues to go after deceptive auto advertising. From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs announced fines of $1.66 million apiece against Smart Automotive Group and its owners, Michael Burst and Ben Burst, charging them with violating the […]