Archives: January 2009

On Facebook: Who Are Those Guys?

Posted by: David Kiley on January 29

Burger King is catching flack for its now suspended promotion that rewarded people with a free sandwich if they “defriended” ten people in their social network. Turns out it...

Starbucks Cuts More Stores and Workers Amidst Recession and Lower Earnings

Posted by: David Kiley on January 28

By David Kiley and Burt Helm Starbucks said Wednesday that it will close another 300 stores and cut nearly 7,000 workers as it continues to stagger from overexpansion and...

Bring On The 3D Ad for Super Bowl Sunday

Posted by: David Kiley on January 28

The 3D SoBe Beverage/Dreamworks ad running at the end of the Super Bowl’s second quarter this weekend seems like a good idea to me. Contrary to what my TV mate...

New Pepsi Ads Hit and Miss As They Try and Ride Obama's Ascension

Posted by: David Kiley on January 21

The new Pepsi ads that so clearly try to play off an otherwise capture the moment of Barack Obama’s ascendancy to the White House hit…and miss. This is the...

Danica Patrick Does Godaddy.com

Posted by: David Kiley on January 15

I keep waiting for race car driver Danica Patrick to take the high road with endorsements and ads. But there is this spot from Godaddy.com now. Find more videos like...

No Such Thing As Corinthian Leather in the Cordoba

Posted by: David Kiley on January 15

It's worth noting the passing of actor Ricardo Montalban, who gave us one of the best "worst ads' of all time. It's also worth noting that "rich Corinthian leather" was...

Cyrus Mehri's Madison Avenue Attack Plan

Posted by: Burth Helm on January 09

D.C. lawyer Cyrus Mehri is coming. "Take cover, people. Take cover," is how Steve Hall over at Adrants sums up the feeling on Madison Avenue. Mehri, founder of Mehri &...

Goldman Sachs Hiring Marketing Chief

Posted by: Burth Helm on January 08

Goldman Sachs is searching for a new global head of brand marketing. Does this mean a Goldman Sachs ad campaign isn't too far behind? According to a job description I...

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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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