Creativity

United doesn’t have a leg to stand on

A recent article in the online edition of the Chicago Tribune described a gruesome scene: Pam Hearne of Floral Park, N.Y., returned to her house one morning to find a […]

Plugg Jeans ad too hot for Times Square

Calvin Klein models have cavorted in their skivvies there for years. Porn star Jenna Jameson is there now, promoting her latest skin flick. But this ad for Plugg Jeans won’t […]

Another unfortunate celebrity baby name

Add another weird celebrity baby name to the list, which already includes Apple (Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s girl) and Indiana August (Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix’s offspring—we can’t tell […]

The key to any successful event: sex huts

“The World Cup. Now with sex huts.” That is not the official tagline for next year’s World Cup in Germany, but it could be. Dortmund, one of 12 host cities, […]

Is ‘Lust for Life’ the worst ad song ever?

Arnold Worldwide may have a recording of an Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonator answering phones at its New York office, but the Havas shop may have more in common with a different […]

Snort your nasal spray, lose your shirt

Fortune smiled on the disingenuous recently, as Swiss researchers discovered that people exposed to oxytocin become more trusting and willing to invest money. Oxytocin, a hormone secreted in the brain […]

One product Madonna won’t be marketing

Music fans are thrilled, no doubt, at the news that they can soon smell like Madonna. But for a musician’s product that actually makes sense, we turn to a fellow […]

Subsidizing funerals as a brand strategy?

A couple days after the death of early basketball great George Mikan, a wire-service article reported that Shaquille O’Neal had kindly arranged to pay for Mikan’s funeral. (Like Shaq, Mikan […]

What do bloggers think of the Liberty Bell?

I’m sick of Andy Warhol, his soup cans and his 15 minutes of fame. And I just can’t bring myself to give PETA any more press. So today I’m writing […]

Breast defense against Barbara Walters

What is with the uptight ice queens at ABC’s The View? The New York Daily News reports that co-hosts Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Barbara Walters said on Monday’s show that they […]