Could this be Ralph’s response to Tommy’s domination of the urban market?
You’ve got a presentation at 10:00 am tomorrow, but all your concepts suck. What do you do? Order pizza. Have a beer to relax. Play ping pong. Blah blah blah. Thankfully, none of these lame rituals are any longer necessary. Now, helpless creatives can simply point their trusty browser to Deutsch Inc.’s The Ad Conceptor.
One of the things that drew me to advertising in the first place was the ridiculously naïve idea that the business was a meritocracy. “The work is all that matters,” was the mantra I gleefully chimed in the mid 1990s. I picked it up from some true believers and even with all the turmoil my […]
I finished reading Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s Breakfast of Champions today. Had I read it as an undergrad like a good English major, I might have been persuaded to skip out on an ad career altogether. Critic, Marek Vit, says, “The novel attacks many things: slavery, racism, commercial greed, jingoism, ecology, capitalism, imperialism, overpopulation etc., all […]
Danah Boyd asked herself, “What is Web2.0 and why does it matter?” It seems that’s the type of thing Ph.D. candidates at Cal Berkeley’s School of Information Management and Systems do in their spare time. Web2.0 is about glocalization, it is about making global information available to local social contexts and giving people the flexibility […]
Idle Type points to this guy who made his prom tux out of Coke cans.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Ruth’s Chris is permanently relocating its headquarters from New Orleans—the city where it got its start—to Orlando, Florida. On Aug. 31, not long after the levees burst in New Orleans, the top executives of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse gathered in the lobby of the Orlando Embassy Suites for an hourlong, […]
Given that Sir Paul has lent his name and music to Fidelity Investments and Bob Dylan is hawking lingerie, I suppose it should come as no surprise that one needs a working American Express card to buy tickets for the upcoming Cream shows in Madison Square Garden this October. Market Wire: American Express has a […]
This from Ad Age: Sears Holdings Corp. Chairman Eddie Lampert has demoted Sears CEO Alan Lacy, replacing him with former Kmart CEO Aylwin Lewis, while expanding his own role in day-to-day merchandising and marketing duties. Analysts and industry watchers lambasted Mr. Lampert’s move to take a more active role in merging marketing at Sears and […]
A store owner in New Orleans gets the word out.
Guardian Unlimited: Bic, the company that has made a fortune out of things to be thrown away, has sold its 100 billionth disposable ballpoint – selling an average of 57 pens every second since it was launched in 1950. According to the company, that is enough pens to stretch 40 times the distance from the […]
New York Times: Miller High Life, which since 1997 has been sold with a series of humorous commercials centered on a sardonic, sometimes crotchety advertising character who views the world from a distinctly male perspective. Beginning next week, the “High Life Man” campaign will give way to spots featuring a female figuratively and literally out […]