Haunted by the anti-Santa

OK, a show of hands, please. Who was unnerved by the cover of this week’s New Yorker? We thought so. Pretty creepy, eh? Just as we were feeling all smug […]

Going to the mall? That’s un-American!

The last time we checked, it was fine—even legal—to open our mouths and spout an opinion. Why should marketing strategies be held to a different standard, especially if the resulting […]

Nike vs. Adidas: the soccer wars

Soccer remains the beautiful game, but the tussle in Europe between Adidas and Nike over soccer gear is getting ugly. They both make great soccer ads. Nike’s best might be […]

You can get it, but it’ll cost ya

Et tu, Snoop? Is nothing sacred—or for that matter, free—anymore? Looking at the headlines this week makes it clear that, increasingly, good content comes with a hefty price tag, with […]

ESPNever ending

Here’s a gift idea for that person in your life who can’t bear to be parted from his or her sports team for one minute: ESPN will begin offering a […]

What a long, strange Trippi it’s been

So what do politicos do once the election season is over? For one, they go on what might be called the blogging circuit. At least, that’s the case with Joe […]

We’re with it

OK, so now AdFreak feels totally happenin’—and just in the nick of time. It’s because the folks at Merriam-Webster have announced that the word of the year is “blog”—seeing as […]

Ken Jennings, H&R Block’s hero

Although H&R Block reportedly plans to sit out the upcoming Super Bowl rather than follow up last season’s singing-doll spot from Campbell Mithun, the accounting and auditing firm may want […]

Help! Desk!

Not that I watch or anything, but on Tuesday’s Amazing Race, the contestants, while charging around Sweden, had to look for “The World’s Largest I-kee-ay store!”—as the male half of […]

Fall into the gap

In the ’60s heyday of the “generation gap,” the parents really were just a generation older than their rebellious kids. Now a new report from the Centers for Disease Control […]