Gamecock Yes. Fighting No.

From Charleston Post & Courier: A state senator says the University of South Carolina needs to rethink its Fighting Gamecock mascot if the Legislature passes tougher penalties on cockfighting. If the bill passes, “how can we as lawmakers and other leaders of this state justify a major institution in our state running ads and logos […]

Nickels And Dimes

From Reuters: Struggling U.S. airlines, looking for new ways to generate revenue, are getting bolder about charging for pretty much anything that makes air travel a little more comfortable — including aisle seats. First came charging passengers for in-flight meals. Then, reservations done by phone cost extra. And now, one major airline, Northwest Airlines Corp., […]

Public Notetaking

What do we “sell” here on AdPulp? Nothing. The content we package, or repurpose, is free for the taking. Thus, our obligation to live by the time-tested “customer is always right” adage is thankfully nonexistent. Free dailys, weeklies or web sites that are supported by advertising can’t play that game. They’re beholden to their audience, […]

NOT Main Street USA

JWT’s clever media placement for Stringfellows, Paris. [via Frederik Samuel]

Andrew Young Stuns Labor Activists And Then Some

From USA TODAY: Andrew Young, one of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s top aides, a former United Nations ambassador and former mayor of Atlanta, announced last month that he would head a group formed to spread the word about the positive contributions of Wal-Mart Stores. Young says he was drawn to the Wal-Mart venture […]

Financial Services Opt For Cabela’s Look And Feel

What is it with insurance firms using animals in their marketing? Pacific Life has the whale. Mutual of Omaha had an entire wild kingdom, once upon a time. And now The Hartford is bringing back their buck with a magnificent rack. I don’t mind, I’m just wondering aloud. From New York Times: The Hartford Financial […]

A Crime Against Pixelated Humanity

The Consumerist crew doesn’t miss a thing. I mean, can you name one other person, or entity, that scours free standing inserts for photoshop abuse? This JELL-O ad appeared in the coupons this Sunday. Frankly, it’s horrifying. What have they done to this poor models legs? No legs are supposed to bend to that degree. […]

Hang Up And Live

I’m surprised to see that Snark Hunting likes Sprint’s “Yes-man” campaign. Sprint’s new “Yes-man” campaign is effective because it’s taking a negative phrase, redefining it, taking ownership of it and getting you to pay attention. Verizon pulled a similar power play through its “Can you hear me now” campaign, embracing a phrase muttered by everyone […]