Catharine P. Taylor
Taylor to AdFreak: Au revoir!

Maybe you’ve noticed—more likely you haven’t—that my self-obsessed voice has been missing from AdFreak for the past few weeks. Now, in the style familiar to procrastinating writers everywhere, I’m…

April 10, 2007, 10:06 AM EDT

Lots and lots of naked people like Vaseline

Here’s the Vaseline spot from Bartle Bogle Hegarty you may have heard about. It’s airing in the U.K. It’s visually cool, and the copy is nice and poetic. But of…

February 20, 2007, 11:35 AM EST

New movies for Mini sure aren’t BMW Films

The featured ad on the home page of YouTube this morning is a “trailer” for a new series of short films to support the launch of the redesigned Mini Cooper,…

February 20, 2007, 11:00 AM EST

JetBlue still promoting unfulfilled promise

Just found this visual a few minutes ago on the JetBlue Web site. I think they still have some work to do on that front. —Posted by Catharine P. Taylor

February 16, 2007, 1:53 PM EST

Drive the streets of Paris from your cubicle

If you want to kill some time today (and we know you do), then drive the streets of Paris by going to this site for Nokia’s Multimedia Car Kit CK-20W,…

February 16, 2007, 9:58 AM EST

The Michelin Man goes on a diet

Sadly, it looks like the Michelin Man has fallen prey to body-image issues and will soon reveal his slimmed-down body to audiences throughout the world. A story in Scotland’s Daily…

February 16, 2007, 9:20 AM EST

From Marlboro baby to Marlboro man

Maybe the baby in this picture actually grew up to be a Marlboro man, assuming this ad actually ran once upon a time, that is. From, via Mac…

February 13, 2007, 1:56 PM EST

Happy Valentine’s Day from the DQ

For all you people who haven't gotten around to doing anything for that special someone for Valentine's Day yet, here's your solution: Dairy Queen has created a site called,…

February 13, 2007, 1:45 PM EST

George Washington raps for Honda

Did someone wake up this morning and declare it “Bad Raps in Commercials” Day? I’m beginning to wonder now that this Presidents’ Day rap for New York/Long Island Honda Dealers…

February 12, 2007, 9:49 AM EST

No one wants a Vanilla Ice comeback

I thought I was just having a K-Fed flashback when I stopped by YouTube this morning, but, instead what I saw was Vanilla Ice rapping for TurboTax. Run for your…

February 12, 2007, 8:15 AM EST