Categories: Advertising: Good

Federico Fellini, Adman

Posted by: Jon Fine on March 23

I’ve been at work on an upcoming column about a company that produces ads for agencies and marketers. As part of my research for it, I ended up talking a...

On Second Thought, Maybe Political Attack Ads Aren't So Bad

Posted by: Jon Fine on April 03

At least when they're applied to musicians....

New Cadillac Ad: Lust For . . . What Was That, Again?

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 27

It's been noticed elsewhere, but it bears repeating: Those of you who caught this Cadillac commercial on the Oscars may have missed some key lyrical subtleties on its soundtrack, which...

The Super Bowl, Its Ads, And The Fuzzy Line Between Pro And Amateur

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 05

The Doritos consumer-generated ads (please, someone invent a better term than that) that ran in the Super Bowl were not among my favorites of the game. But that’s not the...

Seattle Official Registers Calm And Deadpan Hilarity In Aftermath Of Aqua Teen Hunger Force Guerilla Marketing Kerfluffle

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 02

From an Associated Press article piece published yesterday concerning the lavishly chronicled Aqua Teen Hunger Force hubbub: "In this day and age, whenever anything remotely suspicious shows up, people get...

Sorry, Sammy. Actually, I Can Drive 55

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 15

Or less. How about some public-service ads that don't suck? Check out these ultra-creepy, visually stunning and viscerally effective anti-speeding clips that (hat tip alert) WFMU found on a site...

Collapsing New Appliances

Posted by: Jon Fine on December 01

A pal forwarded these totally amazing and bizarre ads done for German home improvement retailer Hornbach which star Blixa Bargeld, the main guiding force behind long-running industrial band Einsturzende Neubauten....

Good Hands Or Slow, Lonesome, Agonizing Death: You Decide

Posted by: Jon Fine on October 11

While at a marketing conference last weekend, I interviewed the Chief Marketing Officer of Allstate, Joe Tripodi. He's a good-humored salesguy from the old-school--talkative, affable, proudly unfashionable. I liked him...

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