Barbara Lippert


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Classical studies

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The idea is to have a coupla twentysomethings hanging around, talking about classics--TV, football, and cars. (And while we're at it, of course, there's nothing like the "crisp, clean classic [...]

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Allstate’s Holiday ‘Mayhem’ in High Gear

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Let’s see: if a tree falls on the highway, and no one hears it, can it still be “Mayhem”? Yup, especially if it’s Dean Winters playing the perfect Douglas fir, [...]

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Mommy Dearest

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Samantha Bee in a “Love to give” campaign for eBay? In addition to all the harmonious “e”s and “b”s involved, it sounds like a natural match. Bee is The Daily [...]

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‘Tis the Season for Infomercials

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With Black Friday and Cyber Monday ahead, our critic, Barbara Lippert, decided to keep her shopping old school and focus only on infomercials. With over-the-top promises, repetitive demos and hideous [...]

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Featured Video: ‘Tis the Season for Infomercials

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With Black Friday and Cyber Monday ahead, our critic, Barbara Lippert, decided to keep her shopping old school and focus only on infomercials. With over-the-top promises, repetitive demos and hideous [...]

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Video: Shell-Shocked – Mr. Peanut Speaks

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Tension! Conflict! Human frailty! A cracked head! And that’s only the first 20 seconds of this new commercial for Planters, featuring a Mr. Peanut who speaks for the first time [...]

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Featured Video: Shell-Shock—Mr. Peanut Speaks

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Tension! Conflict! Human frailty! A cracked head! And that’s only the first 20 seconds of this new commercial for Planters, featuring a Mr. Peanut who speaks for the first time [...]

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The Good Fight

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It wasn’t much of a surprise that Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops raked in $360 million in the first 24 hours of sales. A built-in core of gamers had [...]

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‘Call of Duty’ Spot Is Near Perfect

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It wasn’t much of a surprise that Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops raked in $360 million in the first 24 hours of sales. A built-in core of gamers had [...]

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Loco AmEx Promo Takes Conan to India

Brand Marketing

The long-awaited Conan show debuted last night on TBS. And while it was a solid start, one of the best things about the opener is that it means no more [...]

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Why Goodby’s New Work for Chevy Is a Retread

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Shortly after Watch the spots here.) Where, in all of this nostalgia, is the pay-off for the modern buyer? There’s almost nothing here about the joy of driving or car [...]

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On the Road — Again

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Shortly after the Chevy campaign from Goodby, Silverstein & Partners broke during the World Series, Internet bloggers began making fun of the spot’s tagline, “Chevy runs deep” — some even [...]

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HP’s Baby Driver Hits Fast Lane

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Call him “Speed face.” As the bald-headed, purse-lipped star of a mesmerizing new spot from Goodby, Silverstein & Partners for HP e-printers, this baby is shown zooming across the country’s [...]

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HP’s Baby Driver Hits Fast Lane

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Call him “Speed face.” As the bald-headed, purse-lipped star of this mesmerizing new spot from Goodby, Silverstein & Partners for HP e-printers, this baby is shown zooming across the country’s [...]

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Lois Brings Specs Into Superfocus

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“The more I think and write about Mad Men, the more I take the show as a personal insult,” wrote George Lois, ad industry legend and original Mad Man (although [...]