Archives: June 2009

U.S. Supreme Court Helps Future of Ad Skipping

Posted by: David Kiley on June 30

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday unintentionally struck a victory for consumers who don't want their time wasted with bad or irrelevant ads. The high court declined to hear a...

Sarah Silverman Obama Ad Can Teach Marketers How To Win

Posted by: David Kiley on June 26

The online video created by Droga5 and starring comedienne Sarah Silverman for the Jewish Council for Education and Research won several honors at the Cannes International Advertising Festival this week...

Suzuki's Quality Gain and Audacious Ads May Finally Boost Respect

Posted by: David Kiley on June 24

Japanese automaker Suzuki has long been the doormat of the U.S. auto industry. The company, known for making very good and competent motorcycles, scooters and recreational three and four wheel...

VW, Cadillac, Chevy, Ford and Their Love of Ad Cougars

Posted by: David Kiley on June 18

With all the bad news surrounding the car business, my hat off to www.jalopnik.com for doing something totally frivolous, fun, yet strangely thought provoking. Yes…it’s a list of the hottest...

Britney Likes McDonald's Too

Posted by: Michael Arndt on June 18

Britney Spears popped into a McDonald's in suburban London for lunch on June 17, says the London Daily Mail. Tut-tutters scolded her in the blogosphere. But she's not the only...

P&G Goes Viral With Tampax Videos

Posted by: David Kiley on June 16

Call me old fashioned but I think some products should just be advertised pretty much for their features and attributes. I really don’t think an agency should get overly zen...

EX GM Exec Says the Automaker Has Toxic Marketing Culture

Posted by: David Kiley on June 15

Mike Jackson, the former head of corporate advertising at GM, tells it like it is at GM in a column he penned for Automotive News. I could have blogged in...

Consumers Looking To Food Inc. For Fresh Food?

Posted by: David Kiley on June 12

According to a report released this week by Ipsos Marketing, Consumer Goods, North American consumers have put "providing fresh ingredients" as the top thing they are looking for from food...

Stella Artois Shows Good Storytelling: Too Bad it's a Euro Ad We Don't Get Here.

Posted by: David Kiley on June 10

Stella Artois ad from London agency Mother: Casting dead on. The guy in the suit who makes the paper boat…ugh. Impossibly metro-sexual. And the pirate ship thing works for me...

Madison Ave. Blues: The Year The Media Died.

Posted by: David Kiley on June 08

For anyone in the ad/media business....this is one brilliant piece of work from LMcDuff08 on Youtube....

Burger King's Home Shopping Parody Works To Break Clutter

Posted by: David Kiley on June 04

This new BK ad from Crispin Porter + Bogusky is meeant to do one thing---break through the clutter and get your attention about the $1 buck Whopper. Parody is an...

Al Gore Says Agencies Should be Wary: Should They Listen?

Posted by: David Kiley on June 03

Ad agency creatives better look out, according to former vice president Al Gore. Gore, who is co-founder of the cable network Current TV, delivered the keynote address at Digitas' Digital...

GM's Coming Out Ad: Chapter 1

Posted by: David Kiley on June 02

General Motors, reeling from months of bad press culminating in Monday's Chapter 11 filing, launched a 60 second ad that seeks to put consumers at ease and open a new...

Some Advertising Fallout and Benefits at GM To Come

Posted by: David Kiley on June 01

No question that General Motors has an issue going forward as it works to emerge from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Vice chairman Bob Lutz, who will retire at the end of...

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