Topic: Olson

Belize Thanks Journey's Keyboardist for Visiting by Recording 'Don't Stop Beliezin' Salute to Jonathan Cain, who wrote the original

You can't make this stuff up. Jonathan Cain, the keyboard player for Journey and writer of perhaps the band's biggest hit, "Don't Stop Believing," vacationed in Belize recently—and tweeted about what…

August 26, 2014, 3:54 PM EDT

Belize Tourism Makes Most of Country's Unflattering Mention on Breaking Bad Offers vacations to Vince Gilligan and cast

Taking "a trip to Belize" doesn't sound fun, at least the way the phrase was used on Breaking Bad last Sunday. But the small Central American country took the reference…

August 22, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT

Chrissy Teigen Surprised by Giant Waterfall of Skittles at Photo Shoot When candy attacks

Chrissy Teigen, whom you may remember from her Sports Illustrated and Maxim appearances, was surprised by a Skittles waterfall during a recent photo shoot that was actually an ad stunt…

August 21, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

Scranton's ABC Affiliate Refuses to Run Dunder Mifflin Ad During the Oscars Once-fictional brand linked to NBC takes its business to Utica

It's a dispute petty enough to be a subplot on The Office. WNEP-TV, the ABC affiliate for the show's hometown of Scranton, Pa., is refusing to run a TV spot…

February 21, 2013, 5:57 PM EST

Animals and Aging Baseball Greats Sing for the Minnesota Lottery Quirky, fun spots from Olson

You know that dream you have after eating too many corn dogs at the ballpark—the one where animal puppets play banjos, washboards and jugs as they sing the praises of…

April 3, 2012, 9:09 AM EDT

Creepy snowman fails to warm up lottery ad

Can a leering, scary snowman sell holiday scratch tickets for the Minnesota State Lottery? Ad agency Olson is betting that the frosty fright can do just that in this silly…

November 30, 2010, 10:43 AM EST

Half-baked spots herald Fifth Third Bank

The joke in Fifth Third Bank's "In the Dark" ad (above) could've taken 30 seconds instead of a minute, and isn't about budgeting as much as not letting one's idiot…

July 10, 2009, 10:40 AM EDT

Country Inns & Suites a hotbed of depravity

Who doesn't like fawning treatment by hotel staff? I just love how it works: They're polite and helpful to me, and in return I'm disrespectful to them and withhold tips.…

April 20, 2009, 9:58 AM EDT

Olson staff freeze ass off for self-promotion

The e-mail from Jennifer Weismann, the new communications director at Olson, began thusly: "With wind chills dipping to -25 and -30 this week in Minneapolis, exposed skin can become…

December 18, 2008, 9:15 AM EST