Tweet I know that News Corp. has taken it on the chin in recent weeks with the phone hacking scandal in the United Kingdom. But isn’t this a sign of the Apocalypse, when The Wall Street Journal sends out reporters to interview Snooki: Everyone in the media pack stayed for their promised minute with Snooki, [...]
Tweet Despite increasing pressure from health-care professionals, consumer groups, and some investors McDonald’s Corp. is not going to get rid of its mascot Ronald McDonald. Opponents of the red headed menace believe that the kid friendly marketing appeal of Ronald McDonald is contributing to skyrocketing obesity and disease levels among kids. McDonald’s Chief Executive Officer [...]
Tweet The zombies of AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead have landed in Britain with a marketing campaign that includes the requisite on-air promos and outdoor billboards. Just one problem, Clear Channel the firm that posts the billboards made a mistake. Yup. They put up a large billboard for the show outside a funeral home. [...]
I didn’t think it was possible to make anything more ridiculous than a Snuggie or a Slanket. But hey some one came up with an adult onesie– “for great escapes, when duty calls.” Who the hell would leave the house in one of these things? Let alone go to a tailgate party and then into a stadium full of normally dressed human beings.
Tweet On the day after, comes outrage in the blogosphere over the “controversial” Super Bowl ads featuring Timothy Hutton and Elizabeth Hurley. In one of the ads, Hutton tells us that, “The people of Tibet are in trouble. Their very culture is in jeopardy. But they still whip up an amazing fish curry.” Which is [...]
Tweet “When I ask an old Italian lady in a house dress what is in her sauce, she can tell me it’s a secret. But when an Australian guy, running a Mexican restaurant with a dog for a mascot, says it, I want to know the secret.” The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – [...]
Tweet This latest ecumenical brouhaha is brought to us by UK ice cream brand Antonio Federici Gelato Italiano. They stirred the pot with these “shocking” ads last year. The company was then investigated by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after a complaint was made on the grounds that the ad was demeaning to people [...]
Tweet Let’s see how can I get people’s attention? I know, I’ll stick a donkey in a parasail harness and drag it into the air. This marketing stunt was intended to attract people into parasailing at a private beach club. The animal, braying in terror, soared above the Russian southern coastal village of Golubitskaya while [...]