Some would argue a negative reaction is better than no reaction at all, and that's essentially the line MNsure officials are taking in response to a startlingly negative analysis of the health exchange's controversial $1.5 million Paul Bunyan ad campaign.The Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox ads ran from ... More >>
So it's come to this. How are we to feel about the latest chapter in the growing saga of the artists formerly (or currently?) known as the Y.N. Rich Kids? Based on their latest video, "My Limo" -- a corporate tie-in for Kmart's upcoming back-to-school ad campaign -- that would seem to be a good ques ... More >>
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is raising eyebrows with a new radio spot in which he tells residents "simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option" and asks them to "consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there." ... More >>
Last week we ran a story about Chino Latino's offensive ad campaign for its latest Indian street food-themed menu and the outcry it prompted in the Desi community, as those from the Indian subcontinent refer to themselves. A Facebook group, "Hipsters Against Parasole," quickly formed, and a very voc ... More >>
City Pages and its 12 sister papers have been sold by Village Voice Media, which retains ownership of Backpage.com, the online classifieds site.The new company, Voice Media Group, is based in Denver and led by CEO Scott Tobias, who put together the private equity package to execute the buyout. Chris ... More >>
Sure, the Vikings suck, but at least our players don't do this.Clay Matthews, star linebacker for the Green Bay Packers, stars in a new adult diaper ad... and even puts on a pair in front of the camera. Thankfully, Depend didn't have him try out the, um, absorbancy of their Real Fit for Men diape ... More >>
Morgan Freeman is not campaigning against Shelly Moore.Morgan Freeman has used his voice to play the President of the United States, Nelson Mandela and God. But the man whose iconic tones once narrated marching penguins did not narrate a new political ad running in Wisconsin, though one might thi ... More >>
The Juvenile Justice FundKaffie McCullough admits they needed scary stats to get funding.This week's cover story debunks a bogus study on juvenile prostitution that was used to demonize Craigslist and censor its adult classified ads. The problem is that the study is based on a seriously flawed m ... More >>
Taco Bell newspaper ad says thanks for the fake beef lawsuit.In response to a lawsuit alleging fake beef at the border, Taco Bell has taken the unusual step of running a full-page ad in newspapers nationwide headlined, "Thank you for suing us."The ad ran yesterday in USA Today, Wall Street Journa ... More >>
As a member of Philadelphia-based blooze-jam unit Birds of Maya, Mike Polizze spends a lot of time getting his faux classic rock ya-yas in drums-gtr-vox-bass format style. By his lonesome, as Purling Hiss, Polizze gets to stretch out - way out - and go in for wildly self-indulgent bouts of showy ... More >>
Is Deputy Dave a straight shooter?It's apparently not a good election cycle to be a spokesman on a TV ad. First there was Michele Bachmann's "Jim the Election Guy," who turned out to be some strapped-for-work actor who didn't even live in Minnesota, let alone the 6th District. Now we have D ... More >>
Craigslist: Censored, sort ofCraigslist tweaked high-minded congressmen and 18 state attorneys general over the weekend, slapping a "Censored" notice over the site's "adult services" category. But in Minneapolis and elsewhere, the marketplace took over: The "therapeutic" services category is ... More >>
The Lowes enlist celebritieslike Brett Favreat a hefty price
White Europeans, Erickson says, "must be removed from this country by any means necessary."
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What does the Bard of Lake Wobegon hate? Noisy, dirty diesel engines clogging the pure air and water of a very trippy CGI landscape.
Advertisers seem to like giving food a face.
A Brooklyn Center man is suing Medtronic, claiming they defamed him by using his image for a prostate treatment ad without his permission.
New stop motion SPAM ads really sort of kind of make you want some of the stuff.
Starbucks pays big buckolas for hourly mention on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program.
Perhpas the sandwich-maker was better off sticking to user-generated content...
Buy a Coke and get a free, highly processed, bacon-laden meatwich.
Bacon jumps the shark? Whatever shall we do?
Don't wait! Act now! Get a converter box! Etc.!
The True Hollywood Story of A Band Apart Co-Founder Michael Bodnarchek
Remeber Lee Mroszak, aka "Cabe?" He's the former KQRS prankster who perpetrated a 1997 radio hoax in which he purported to catch Packer quarterback Brett Favre cheating on his wife. It caused a big furor at the time, and cost Mroszak his job. After that, Mroszak faded from view. In 1999, the former ... More >>
Has McDonalds no shame? In the 70s, they shamelessly ripped off Sid and Marty Krofft by creating Mayor McCheese, a more sober version of H.R. Pufnstuf. In the 80s, they released a suspicious 33 1/3 RPM record of something called ?The Menu Song,? but my copy disintegrated upon the seventeeth listen ... More >>
The subject is sex, and Heather Corinna wants to broaden the Internet's one-track mind
The Chemical Brothers give creative electronica a beat-down
Microsoft Sidewalk unveils a national revamp and shifts its emphasis from entertainment listings to pure commerce
Ad agencies shoot spots; local "music houses" score
With labor unrest brewing among airline employees, Northwest's PR doctors keep spinning in the wind
Prime Product Placement: Reebok smells like Thorsten Veblen in a spot from the British Television Advertising Awards at Walker Art Center.
Advertising execs say Vance and Dwight Opperman's purchase of a share of Channel 4000 suggests that publishers are still struggling to make money on the Net.