Hulk Hogan sues Cocoa Pebbles over TV ad
Terry "Hulk Hogan" Bollea's pending lawsuit against Cocoa Pebbles over its "Cocoa Smashdown" commercial (below) is interesting, because the Hulkster was billed at one time as "The Incredible" Hulk Hogan, until Marvel Comics caught wind of it. Other than that bit of irony, the only remarkable thing about this whole situation is how massively insecure Bollea must be to complain that the broad cartoon parody of himself in the ad (using a name, Hank Boulder, he had for about 10 seconds in the 1970s) "is shown humiliated and cracked into pieces with broken teeth." Post should have asked to use his likeness just to keep things on the up and up, but I doubt this will tarnish its brand any more than crappy cereals like Cocoa Pebbles already have. Just cut Hulk a check so he can pay his alimony on time and let us all get back to our lives.
—Posted by David Kiefaber
- And the 2013 Grand Effie Goes to ...
- CBS Picks Up Bad Teacher
- Dish Network's Search for a Digital Agency Down to Finalists
- Liberal Groups Pressure Mayer to Withdraw From FWD.us
- Arrested Development Outbuzzing House of Cards
- Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women Includes Tech, Media Titans
- The IAB and Mozilla Clash—in Person
- Sen. John Cornyn Joins the Fight Against Patent Trolls With New Bill
- Geico Makes the Perfect Ad for Hump Day
- Tablets Overtake Smartphones as the Big Shopping Device
- The New York Times Reinvents the Boring Banner Ad
- Samsung Presents Advertising's Most Idiotically Primitive Husband Ever
- Time.com Is on a Hiring Spree
- PETA's Incredibly Lifelike CGI Ape Begs You Never to Use Real Ones in Ads Again
- Pinterest Plays Coy on Ads, but Expect Commerce to Lead
- Ad of the Day: Nike
AdFreak is your daily blog of the best and worst of creativity in advertising, media, marketing and design. Follow us as we celebrate (and skewer) the latest, greatest, quirkiest and freakiest commercials, promos, trailers, posters, billboards, logos and package designs around. Edited by Adweek's Tim Nudd. Updated every weekday, with a weekly recap on Saturdays.