Buy humbug

AdFreak knows how you like to reflect on what fun you’ve had during the annual “Buy Nothing Day” sponsored by those uplifting folks at Adbusters. So you’ll be happy to […]

Have you seen this advertising star?

No, we’re not looking for Gisele Bundchen. We’re looking for her dog. The teacup Yorkshire terrier, who goes by the name Vida and who has appeared in a Victoria’s Secret […]

Ron Artest and Madison Avenue

Harvey Araton has a very interesting take on the Pistons-Pacers brouhaha in this morning’s New York Times. Araton sees the brawl as an ugly glimpse of the unease that has […]

TV overload for Sir Martin?

Now that Samsung has entered the WPP fold, we wonder which brand of television Sir Martin Sorrell will choose to watch in his home. As holding-company pitches become more frequent, […]

Material-American girl

Just in time for the starter shot that American shoppers call Thanksgiving Day weekend comes a two-hour commercial, uh, full-length feature film “inspired by” the American Girl doll collection. Set […]

Crazy like a fox

So when will the long-rumored, incredibly cool Firefox ad finally appear in The New York Times? OK, let’s back up a bit. Firefox is a new Web browser that has […]

You ought not be in pictures

The good news: People notice in-theater commercials. The bad news: People dislike them. In an InsightExpress survey of moviegoers, 91 percent said they notice the commercials shown before the featured […]

Livin’ la vida larga

On the weekend, AdFreak likes to while away the hours poring over The New York Times real estate section, looking at houses and apartments we could never afford. Which is […]

London calling for Apple

More evidence, as if we needed it, that the U2/Apple partnership is a humdinger of sweet synergy: U2 didn’t pay a visit (they played Saturday Night Live this weekend, and […]

A little bit of Mexico on Astor Place

It’s 63 degrees and mostly cloudy outside the AdFreak offices right now, and yet there’s a bunch of women sunbathing in bikinis down by the uptown 6 stop on Astor […]