Patrick Coffee

Patrick Coffee

Patrick Coffee is a senior editor for Adweek, where he specializes in covering agencies, brands and industry trends. He is editor of Adweek's AgencySpy blog and Industry Bulletin.

Voters to Pols: TV Attack Ads Are Soooooo 2008

Negative election season ads are about as American as Ford trucks. We don’t necessarily like it when politicians interrupt our favorite sitcoms and sporting events with inflammatory messages, but we […]

Jay-Z, the Nets and the New Face of Celebrity Branding

A fascinating story in The New York Times today considers a strangely uneven relationship: Despite the fact that rapper, producer and super-mogul Sean “Jay-Z” Carter owns only a fraction of […]

Progressive Update: No Mo Flo?

Hey, how is Progressive Insurance dealing with their ongoing PR imbroglio? If you guessed “running around like a headless chicken”, then you just might be correct! According to Business Insider, […]

New ‘Downton Abbey’ Teaser: Less Money, Mo’ Problems

On the one hand, this newly leaked “trailer” for the third season of the breakout PBS hit “Downton Abbey” is clearly a bootleg, so we can’t imagine that the channel’s […]

Happy 100th Birthday, Julia Child

In case you hadn’t heard, Julia Child–longtime chef, TV fixture and inspiration to every single domestic media goddess who followed in her footsteps (including Martha Stewart and, yes, even Rachael […]

5WPR Goes High Fashion, Scores Giutzy

Industry Updates: Top-25 firm 5WPR just signed the clothing-and-accessories retailer Giutzy as part of an ongoing effort to further expand its high fashion portfolio. For those who aren’t into women’s […]

Pinterest Pushes Ahead with New Mobile Apps

Digital scrapbooking site Pinterest, which made headlines last week by dropping its invitation-only status, stepped up its mobile game today with the announcement of new tablet apps for the iPad […]

Old-School Hollywood PR Man Irving Fein Dead at 101

In yet another reminder of the generational shift within the PR industry, old-school Hollywood rep Irving Fein has passed at 101. Never heard of him? Your age is showing: As […]

Got Fake Twitter Followers?

We thought we’d heard it all, but Twitter followers apparently now double as currency, and “clandestine Twitter trading” may very well be a real thing (someone please help us figure […]

Edelman Teams With Poptent for Video PR Push

PR top dogs Edelman just announced a new partnership with the crowdsourcing video producers Poptent. The relationship is fairly straightforward: Edelman will use Poptent’s considerable talent pool to complement the […]