Crispin Loses Its Virginity

According to Adweek, Virgin Atlantic Airways has placed its creative and media account, held by Crispin Porter + Bogusky, into review. While the Miami-based MDC Partners agency was invited to defend, it will not participate in the review, the client confirmed. “Commercial objectives require a new approach to strongly position our brand and service offerings […]

Inside The Hyundai Pitch

BusinessWeek has a revealing behind-the-scenes look at the Hyundai pitch won by Goodby. Regular AdPulp readers know that I have a personal interest in this as the owner of a new Santa Fe. I’m a brand advocate. So did Hyundai make the right decision, in my humble opinion? Let’s take a look at the pitched […]

Now The Feds Are Chasing Eisner

Apparently, some dead agencies can’t rest in peace. From The Baltimore Business Journal: The Baltimore office of the FBI has launched an investigation into possible criminal activity committed by defunct advertising firm Eisner Communications Inc. and its former Chairman Steve Eisner. Since Eisner’s closure, the ad firm’s former landlord and several vendors that provided equipment […]

A Match Made In Boulderado

Radar Communications of Boulder, CO has joined forces with Crispin Porter + Bogusky also of Boulder (and Miami), according to a May 7th post from John Winsor, Radar’s founder and CEO. One of the things that attracted us to join forces with CP+B was not only their fearless approach to advertising and marketing but also […]

Lofty Spaces Foster Creativity

According to, Grey and/or DraftFCB could rule the ad world if they moved into a cool, funky, open-air space. A recent study at the University of Minnesota suggests that ceiling height affects problem-solving skills and behavior by priming concepts that encourage certain kinds of brain processing. “Priming means a concept gets activated in a […]


According to The Wall Street Journal (paid sub. req.), Publicis Groupe and Droga5 are diving deep into branded entertainment with a new website called Honeyshed. But unlike other examples of the genre — movies and TV shows created by marketers that aim to subtly promote a brand — there will be nothing subtle about the […]

Chess Move

In a move to more closely align digital marketing practices with traditional advertising, Publicis is moving pieces on a board. Publicis Groupe announced it is aligning Modem Media, a digital firm it acquired as part of its recent $1.6 billion purchase of Digitas, with its Publicis ad agency. The new unit, called Publicis Modem, will […]

Delta Back In The Pilot’s Seat

Shepardson Stern + Kaminsky are the stars of a New York Times story about Delta’s reconfigured brand position, now that the airline has emerged from Chapter 11 and its shares are scheduled to resume trading on the New York Stock Exchange. SS+K was founded by partners with experience in elections and crisis communications. The agency, […]