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Cadillac, Ford and … Afros?

“You may not drive a great big Cadillac, gangsta whitewalls …” William DeVaughn Branders and ad lovers gushed over the ad battle between Cadillac’s Poolside ad and Ford Motor Company’s … Continue reading

03/01/2014 · 1 Comment

Picture Your Thoughts: Wordle

One of the great things about working with design creatives is that they uncover cool new tools on the net for you. Most often, we’re reading blocks of writing or … Continue reading

03/26/2011 · Leave a comment

Tide, Levi’s, and Sears: Ads for the Recession

Hand-me-downs, Lay-a-way, Looking for Work: the new wave of advertising. It’s no surprise that the three companies we feature are longstanding retailers: Levi’s Jeans, Tide, and Sears. All have survived … Continue reading

09/01/2010 · Leave a comment

To PR or to Ad — The Under Armour Answer is Best

CNN Money’s Small Business blogs are a great resource for the small business owner. Particularly relevant, the question and answer blog takes actual reader concerns and tries to address them. … Continue reading

08/19/2010 · 1 Comment

The Mad Ad Man

Albert Lasker set out from Texas to become a leading journalist in New York City. A detour in Chicago changed not only his career, but the way companies across the … Continue reading

08/11/2010 · 1 Comment

AirTran’s Ad – The New Nostalgia

Have you seen AirTran’s latest ad with Peter Graves? If you’re over 40, you remember the now white-haired grandfatherly figure as Jim Phelps, the smooth leader of American secret agents. … Continue reading

07/28/2009 · Leave a comment