Alaska

Philips Creates a Stunning Explosion of Color and Snow With ‘Afterglow’

If you like any combination of amazing colors, night skiing and striking imagery, Philips has an ad for you.

Newspaper Ad Asking ‘Got Stumps?’ Appears Above Photo of Amputee

Here's a front-page ad placement disaster so awkward, it makes you feel bad for everyone involved.A tree service ad bought a year in advance ran in Sunday's Anchorage Daily News with the headline "Got Stumps?"—right above a photo of a triathlete who lost the lower half of a leg in a car accident.

Taco Bell Has an Extremely Active Social Marketing Team

There was no time for rest this past Labor Day for Taco Bell’s social marketing team, busy shooting a YouTube video about a fan who started a drawing club out of the chain’s Pacifica, Calif., location.The concept was pitched the previous Thursday, then developed and filmed over the holiday weekend.

Taco Bell Airlifts a Ton of Tacos Into Remote Alaskan Village

With the pungent, gut-grinding scents of Taco Bell wafting on the icy breeze and the bass-heavy beat of Pitbull soon to shake snow from the trees, rural Alaska is getting more like the Lower 48 every day. Last week, we learned that Pitbull is primed for an "exile" in Kodiak thanks to a hijacked Facebook campaign. Now, we hear that the 6,000 or so residents of the equally obscure Alaskan community of Bethel, accessible only by river or air, were recently blessed by a Taco Bell promotion that saw 10,000 Doritos Locos Tacos (a total of 950 pounds of seasoned beef, 500 pounds of sour cream and 300 pounds each of lettuce and tomato) dropped from the sky like spicy manna from heaven. Actually, the food was flown in via military chopper and lowered to the ground in a branded truck. Seems the locals were bummed out after pranksters convinced them a Taco Bell store was opening in Bethel (it's not), and the chain—and its agency, Draftfcb Orange County—decided to cheer folks up. Judging from the clips, the effort was a big success, replacing, if only for a short time, the growling of Arctic bears and groaning of icy winds with the rumblings of achy yet satisfied stomachs.