Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Adverganza's Tuesday/Wednesday morning picks

OK, so I'm getting around to this a on Tuesday. Better late than never:

From Advertising Age:

Dentsu files motion to dismiss Steve Biegel's suit, based on legal technicalities rather than bathhouse attendance.
—A YouTube video star shows how you, too,can go viral.
AdBuster guy wears New Balance.
—More ruminating about Starbucks' national TV campaign.
—Who knew that Bob Garfield had such a strong opinion about the Island of Misfit Toys?

From Adweek:

Yet more Dentsu/Biegel.
—Wendy Melillo on Starbucks and the limitations of word-of-mouth.
—Does playing at war make you want to sign up for war?
—Only 19 percent of clients compensate agencies based on performance. Not exactly putting money where one's mouth is.
—Barbara Lippert gets all warm and fuzzy about Starbucks' new spot.

What we hear from The Delaney Report:

—I've never heard of iBiquity in Columbia, Maryland but allegedly it has a $250 million budget to promote HD something or other. Get on the horn to them kids!
—Is there some sorta conflict between Dentsu's Suzuki account and Attik's Scion account?

From The New York Times:

—Not a moment too soon, the Ad Council discovers the Internet.
—Yeah, so someone already thought of free WiFi paid for by commercials.

From The Wall Street Journal (subscription required unless otherwise noted):

CondeNet starts putting its videos on YouTube.
—Marketers are fans of Facebook. Free.

My apologies for doing these so late, folks. It's been one of those weeks, and probably will continue to be at this rate!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Adbusters is a virulently anti-Semitic magazine.

2 years ago they ran a list of Jews who worked for the Bush administration in an attempt to "prove" that the Jews started the war in Iraq because they are more loyal to Israel than to the US

This summer they ran an article about Elliott Abrams that focused on the notion of dual loyalty. This is a classic anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic canard - in the 1960 presidential election, JFK was smeared by people who claimed he'd be more loyal to the Pope than to the US. The same smear is still used against Jewish and Roman Catholic politicians today. There are many reasons to dislike Elliot Abrams, but suspicions that he is more loyal to Israel than to the US is not one of them.

The Adbusters article was written by a man who had once been a respected journalist, but went off the deep end after 9/11, turning into a conspiracy theorist. This journalist (who you can find via Google- don't want to put his name on here and attract his followers to Adverganza) runs a website that overflows with positive commentary from Aryan Nation types. That's where the article in Adbusters first ran.