Archives: February 2008

Crispin Downloads Microsoft.

Posted by: David Kiley on February 27

Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Miami is showing that nay-sayers and boo-birds who were criticizing the agency after losing Miller and Orville Redenbacher, and predicting the agency was on the...

ABC Trying To Thwart DVR Use. The Effort has About As Much Chance of Success as a Chris Dodd Presidential Comeback.

Posted by: David Kiley on February 25

When we look back at 2008 and what the stupidest idea of the year is, I’m sure we’ll be examining a deal in which the ABC network and Cox Communications’...

Inside an Ad Agency Youtube Parody of "A Few Good Men."

Posted by: David Kiley on February 22

Sometimes a youtube video I see speaks for itself. This parody of "A Few Good Men" nicely captures some of the inside dynamics of an ad agency....

Mark Penn's Cynical "Microtrend" View Under The Microscope In Clinton's Fading Campaign

Posted by: David Kiley on February 22

As I have been examining the commercials and stump rhetoric of Senator Hillary Clinton, I keep wondering why the once presumptive Democratic nominee’s message has come across as so cynical....

Is It Me? Or is JC Penney/Lauren's American Living God Awful

Posted by: David Kiley on February 19

J.C. Penney Co Inc. is undertaking the biggest merchandise launch in the department store's 105-year history. The massive collection, developed by Polo Ralph Lauren Corp's Global Brand Concepts exclusively...

Viral Videos This Political Season Getting Better All The Time

Posted by: David Kiley on February 15

With all the millions, and soon to be hundreds of millions, to be spent on political advertising the rest of this year, what is emerging is a trend that sharper...

Media Spend, Messaging and Drama Favors Dems in Convention Battle

Posted by: David Kiley on February 11

As the Democrats look ahead to a race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama that could go to the convention, so-called Democractic strategists who believe the Dems will be at...

NFL Mr. Oboe Rated Top Super Bowl Ad by IAG

Posted by: David Kiley on February 07

IAG Research reports that Super Bowl viewers rated the NFL ad “Mr. Oboe” best in game. No surprise to me. Burt Helm and I rated this spot in our top...

Two Super Bowl Ads I Should Have Graded Better

Posted by: David Kiley on February 05

http://www.etrade.comPerhaps it was because I was so caught up in the glory of the Giants' fabulous win against the Patriots that two of the Supoer Bowl ads I thought were...

Obama Video Best Ad Yet. Pity It Didn't Run in the Super Bowl

Posted by: David Kiley on February 05

How many political ads have we seen in the last 12 months? That’s when Mitt Romney’s first ads started showing up on my TV screen. The experts say that over...

NY Giants Super Bowl Victory Breaks Audience Record

Posted by: David Kiley on February 04

$2.7 million for 30-seconds suddenly looks like a great deal for advertisers who ponied up big dollars to advertise in arguably the best Super Bowl game ever. Fox, which...

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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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