Groupon in the Red Zone

TV HotJobs.com | Super Bowl Ads | SPIKE.com The last time we visited with the monster of all local couponing sites, it had to do with the unorthodox way the company’s founder deflected the obvious question from NBC Today’s Matt Lauer. Groupon’s Andrew Mason, in the wake of turning down $6 billion from Google, chose […]

The Wiz

The Wall Street Journal‘s ad reporter Suzanne Vranica today raised a relatively overlooked, but not unimportant dimension of Michael Jackson’s multi-dimensional life. In so doing, she brought back some good memories. My first brush with the child star happened by phone. It was shortly after “The Wiz” had shuttered on Broadway and just before the […]

Call Any Vegetable

Call Any Vegetable

So now that we’ve gotten Blago out of our hair (or vice-versa), let’s turn our attention to the Super Bowl or “big game” for non-advertisers who want to leverage the event for marketing purposes. The news arrived today that NBC has rejected PETA’s Super Bowl TV spot. Apparently, the anti-fur people had an epiphany that […]

Taco Tricks

Taco Tricks

Maybe it’s the cold rainy weather that has enveloped New York today, but I’m feelin’ a little glum in spite of the expected Giant-induced season-spoiler for the Pats. And then there was this little Jossip item citing my old employer for its tasteless taco trick. Apparently some folks at Taco Bell’s agency Cohn and Wolfe […]

Double-Dipping

Double-Dipping

Sauntering past the TV this morning, I caught Harry Smith and the CBS “Early Show” crew conducting an in-studio demo and debate over “double-dipping.” I knew right away what the term meant (being the true Seinfeld fan that I am). I also recognized the timeliness of the topic with the Super Bowl Game just three […]