Archives: May 2006

The AFA Continues To Hurl Brickbats at Ford

Posted by: David Kiley on May 31

The headline: Ford supports homosexual polygamy. Really? Wow! And to think the company doersn't even market a competitive minivan to hold all those extra partners. The American Family Association's newest...

Kaiser Foundation Counts Toddler Eyeballs

Posted by: David Kiley on May 24

The Kaiser Family Foundation's newest report attempts to quantify the assumption that many parents are using electronic media as babysitters for young children. According to "The Media Family" study, 80...

GM Criticizing Ad Flop?

Posted by: David Kiley on May 24

Now there was a speech and conference I'm sorry I missed. General Motors executive director of global market and industry analysis Paul Ballew, as reported by Ad Age's Jean...

Complaints From Hollywood Writers Ring Hollow

Posted by: David Kiley on May 18

Perhaps I feel this way because the last series on network TV I actually cared about, The West Wing, has been cancelled. But I find the crying by Hollywood...

Bad Name For Kelly Clarkson Tour

Posted by: David Kiley on May 18

Not that I think former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson has any serious talent, but I am struck at what an awful name she has for her current concert...

William Weld On The Streets of New York

Posted by: David Kiley on May 02

Had a true New York moment last night. I was walking on Park Avenue around 91st Street, and a man happened across my path walking two dogs, a Corgi...

Folgers Manhole Ads Clever, But...Oooooh ooooh, that smell.

Posted by: David Kiley on May 02

There's a great line from "Barbarians At The Gate," the story of the takeover of RJR Nabisco. CEO Ross Johnson is presented with RJR's latest creation, the smokeless cigarette....

Howard Schultz Looking For His Next Act:Maybe He's Found It At The Movies.

Posted by: David Kiley on May 01

Starbucks chief Howard Schultz clearly wants to be about more than the coffee. Back in the Fall of 2004, Schultz came to our offices to talk to BW about...

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