Archives: September 2006

You Can't Knock Audi For Calling A Review

Posted by: David Kiley on September 29

Audi of America confirms that it is in the midst of a review for its estimated $100 million ad account. McKinney of Durham, NC has done, I thought, a pretty...

Enjoy a Corona with that bloody gore

Posted by: Burth Helm on September 18

My colleague Alex Halperin, a reporter for, recently took in a bullfight while on vacation in Mexico. He ended up seeing a couple of unsavory brand placements along with...

So who DID advertise on Survivor: Cook Islands?

Posted by: Burth Helm on September 15

After CBS announced it would be dividing Survivor teams along racial lines this season, several advertisers got weak knees. Campbell’s Soup and Home Depot both pulled their spots. General Motors,...

Decision: A spiffy phone, or my soul (for two years)?

Posted by: Burth Helm on September 01

So last weekend I lost my cell phone. This is not the first time: Earlier this year I accidentally destroyed a different phone, spurring me to do a series of...


News, opinions, inflammatory meanderings and occasional ravings about the world of advertising, marketing and media. By marketing editor Burt Helm, Innovation Editor Helen Walters, and senior correspondent Michael Arndt.

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