Archives: May 2005

Feedback from Carl's Jr Paris Hilton Ad as Spicey as The Ad

Posted by: David Kiley on May 30

Last week, I blogged on the Carl's Jr TV ad featuring pop icon, heiress Paris Hilton, who shimmies and shakes all over a Bentley with a burger in her hand....

NBA: Ads On Unis. Sounds Pretty Cheesy

Posted by: David Kiley on May 30

The National Basketball Association says it's open to selling ad space on players uniforms? This is a bad idea. Recall when the prodcuers of Spiderman wanted to put web graphics...

Netflix and Blockbuster's Next Play

Posted by: David Kiley on May 27

Netflix and Blockbuster, fighting over the business of DVD delivery, had better be lining up the ducks to go all the way into online movie distribution that comes to the...

Will Americans Bite For Chinese Cars?

Posted by: David Kiley on May 26

Our News Analysis & Commenetary this week, Here Come Chinese Cars, was an interesting piece to work on. The efforts thus far to bring vehicles from China to the U.S.,...

Carl's Jr Paris Hilton Ad Spicey and Smart

Posted by: David Kiley on May 25

As the father of a corruptible three year old, I should abhor the racy TV ad by Carl's Jr. featuring a scantily clad Paris Hilton sudsing up a Bentley to...

New Chase Ad Embodies Everything Wrong With Traditional Adverts.

Posted by: David Kiley on May 23

I was watching an episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" last night. Actually, my wife was watching while I was reading the New York Times Magazine. An ad for Chase...

If You Were Wondering What GM is Planning for Pontiac and Buick--Read On.

Posted by: David Kiley on May 19

General Motors sales and marketing chief Mark LaNeve stopped in today and had this to say about GM's most problematic brands--Pontiac and Buick. "Everybody asks me if I think we...

Store Wars More Enjoyable Than The Last Two Star Wars Flicks

Posted by: David Kiley on May 18

"The Organic Rebellion," a send-up of the latest Stars Wars movie/product tie in bonanza is more entertaining than the last two Stars Wars films if you ask me. The five...

Audi's New Viral Campaign is Catchy

Posted by: David Kiley on May 16

Audi has finally confessed to me what they have been up to with an oddball marketing campaign that didn't look like an ad campaign when I first stumbled on it....

Companies, Brands and Social Justice an Interesting Three-Way

Posted by: David Kiley on May 13

Our story this week, “The Culture Wars,” by Jay Greene and Mike France, with an assist from me, spotlights a growing problem in this country, and for American businesses. There...

Ebay is a brand in trouble

Posted by: David Kiley on May 10

Never mind ebay's business model or stock price. This is a company whose brand is in trouble. Just a year or so ago, people I know who buy and sell...

V-E Day Commemoration This Weekend Hits Home For This Blogger

Posted by: David Kiley on May 04

This weekend, May 7 and 8, marks the 6oth anniversary of V-E Day, the end of the war in Europe in World War Two. No, it's not about marketing today....

Levi's 501 Films Make Ads Worth Watching

Posted by: David Kiley on May 04

Internet films aren't new as branded content. But new Levi's ads, 90-second commercials really--themed, "Uncomplicate," shows that broadband could well be the savior of advertising as a truly creative medium....

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