There’s a Map for That (Updated)… Verizon’s Swipe at Apple

I was aware of the ad campaign where Verizon was touting how its coverage was better than AT&T’s. To me, it was a total “duh!” because my friends who have iPhones have been complaining big time about AT&T.

Muppets do Queen’s Rhapsody

It’s All Thing’s Digital’s Kara Swisher who we need to thank for this one. In her pre-Thanksgiving post, she pointed out that on YouTube, there is a video of the Muppets doing Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.

From Target to 7-Eleven, Domo Delights in State-side Appearances

Meet Domo. The brown lumpy character, mascot of Japan’s giant public television and radio broadcasting organization NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation in English), is now appearing at 7-Eleven stores near you. As strange as it may seem, it isn’t too far of a stretch to get to how Domo ended up… more »

Eye-catching Ad & an Inside Joke

I was watching the Sunday Night Football match-up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Diego Chargers when a commercial caught my eye. Mind you, I tend not to pay too much attention to commercials during regular season games, so for me to stop and rewind my TiVo was a… more »

Is it Monday yet? — ESPN and W+K Create Engaging Ad for Monday NIght Football

If you see someone standing in front of a storefront window, jumping around and maybe yelling “oh yeah!” to no one in particular, there’s no need to cross the street or completely avoid eye contact. Especially if it is a Monday… You can count on ESPN’s series of “Is it… more »

Whole ‘Lotta Drinkin’ Goin’ On… with App & Gear Assist

Heading into the weekend, there were two party-related stories that caught my eye. TechCrunch’s MG Siegler had an interesting post a new app for the iPhone, called Power Music Hour. Sounds innocuous enough. “Power Music Hour is a fun new way to listen to music from your iTunes library! Just… more »

Dominoes Makes Delivery Point without Social Networking…

UPDATED:  These days, it seems like every marketing campaign is heavy on social networking aspect (i.e. Twitter, Facebook tie-ins) since that’s what’s perceived to be “in.” I guess that’s why I found this approach by Domino’s Pizza in the Netherlands especially refreshing. It’s very visual and very much in line… more »

When Smoking & Ads Ruled…

I recently came upon a Packaging Digest story that referenced a Flintstones commercial for Winston cigarettes.  I guess that shouldn’t be too surprising now that we’ve been exposed to AMC’s Mad Men where smoking was pretty much ubiquitous at the offices of Sterling Cooper (circa 1960).  The Flintstones (1960-1966), much… more »