It’s Not Nice To Fool Mother Nature’s Children

The Escape Pod in Chicago is back with more hidden cameras. This time for Kraft’s Lunchables brand.

Appetite Appeal Flew The Coop At Denny’s

Once upon a time in America, it made sense for restaurants to entice customers with their food. But now we live in a time of cheap production and no-cost distribution–a fact which leads to spots like this. [UPDATE] David Gianatasio of Adfreak also posted this spot and said, “This stuff is so forced and self-consciously […]

Juggle This: Brand Curated, Produced And Sponsored Content

John Winsor, CEO of Boulder-based crowdsourcing agency Victor & Spoils tells an interesting story on his personal blog about a friend who in the outdoor equipment industry. According to Winsor, his friend’s company is well supported by its customers, some of whom have posted popular fanmercials on YouTube. (Yes, I just made that word up.) […]

Friends Don’t Let Friends Pay Retail

SocialBuy is a new “social buying” site offering vouchers for discounts on luxury products and services often from retailers that have never before discounted — but now must in order to stay afloat in this economy. Naturally, the company wants to use social media to spread its social buying message. That was interesting… This is […]

Making Complex Matters Less So

Impossible Hamster is a project from the new economics foundation, an independent think-and-do tank based in the U.K. [via Osocio]

Devo Wants To Poke You, Make You Wake Up

Why is the band Devo doing a color study? That’s sort of like asking why they play music with flower pots on their head. To promote their first album in 20 years. Duh. Bob Garfield of Ad Age tries to explain: Ahh, but of course. The agency here is Mother, whose Swedish principals pioneered Devo-ish […]

Ignore The Soundtrack, Hear The Speaker

Friend of AdPulp, Sally Hogshead, was in Toronto last week as part of The Art of Marketing conference. Here she is responding to some of the conference participants’ questions about her new book, Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation. I like how midway through the video, Hogshead says, “What branding is about is […]

Hawkpanther Discovered Lurking In Portland’s Pearl District

According to Adfreak, EA began running TV ads on Feb. 22 for Hawkpanther.com, a site that supposedly helps you learn to steal a friend’s girlfriend, fiancĂ©e or wife. The Hawkpanther character (and resulting campaign) is, of course, just an ad for EA’s game, Dante’s Inferno. I mean, what else could it possibly be?