Taffy Brodesser-Akner Makes a Splash With GQ Feature Debut

As noted in our Revolving Door column, hard-working former Mediabistro staffer Taffy Brodesser-Akner (2001-2007), who was always a writer and in fact came up with the name “Revolving Door,” recently pulled off […]

Ad of the Day: Gatorade’s Epic Farewell to Derek Jeter Will Be Tough to Beat

Gatorade hits it out of the park with this epic 90-second salute to New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeter, breaking today.If the retiring Jeter is looking for a new career, he can get a job on Madison Avenue, since he wrote some of the copy here and even suggested the Frank Sinatra song that serves as soundtrack for the ad, by TBWA\Chiat\Day in Los Angeles.

Ad of the Day: Proud New Yorkers (and a Few Other Familiar Faces) Tip Their Hats to Derek Jeter

Respect. That’s what Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees is about.

Playboy TV Debuts ‘Sextreme Makeover’

All matters relating to the Playboy empire are cleared through legal. Still, FishbowlLA is somewhat surprised that the TV end of Hef’s holdings was able to call a new show […]

Myth of the Surfer

David Ogilvy once called Guinness ads "part of the warp and woof of English life." From John Gilroy's pint-balancing toucan to Rutger Hauer's "Pure Genius," the ads are as popular in Britain as shepherd's pie, and as resilient as the Queen Mum.