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Mike Bloomberg threw a huge party at the B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square yesterday to kick off his New York mayoral re-election campaign. This morning we took a […]

Name the FleetCenter for a day

After acquiring FleetBoston Financial last year, Bank of America gave up the naming rights to the FleetCenter in Boston. As it searches for a new name sponsor, the arena is […]

Got those post-election consumer blues?

Elections are all well and good, but do they lead to customer discontent? A report from the University of Michigan says customer satisfaction in the U.S. took a “dramatic downturn” […]

What about Bob?

You’re at a 25th-anniversary showing of Raging Bull, the movie that offered up Robert De Niro as one of America’s greatest actors, at the Ziegfeld, one of New York’s greatest […]

Opening the floodgates

Attention marketers and PR people: Your chance to exploit Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s The Gates will last for only 12 more days. First on the Gates-ploitation bandwagon is New York City […]

Wacky brand Web site of the day: Skittles

Does anyone remember when the Macintosh had the talking-moose screensaver? This was the early days of computerized speech, maybe 15 years ago. If you hadn’t touched the keyboard in a […]

Next up, flying rodents

It should probably come as good news that Ask Jeeves has returned to TV advertising after a four-year hiatus. According to this story, the company is returning to the airwaves […]

Put your useless brand knowledge to work!

Advertising people, rejoice. No longer are you a font of useless brand trivia. Today, you are a star. Each of the letters in the chart is taken from a famous […]

Love among the Saatchis

Love is in the air at Saatchi & Saatchi this morning, and we’re not entirely sure that’s a good thing. We received this excerpt from an internal e-mail by New […]

Throwing water on the SpongeBob debate

Nice to know that someone has a sense of humor about the SpongeBob is a gay sympathizer “controversy.” (Somehow that word doesn’t look right in this context without qualifying quotemarks […]