"On the 12th Evil day of X-mas..."
(back Tuesday with advertising-related crap)
This story comes to us from the evil state of Washington.
There truly is nothing like the JOY that lights on a person's face when he/she receives that PERFECT present...like the Magic Monkey.
For those of you who read media gossip site Gawker.com, the above is a familiar sight. It’s a business-to-business banner ad on Gawker, a consumer site, advertising the Gawker advertising opportunity. Yes, Gawker is telling their own readers, the readership that makes their editors and businessfolk money, that they are “FOR SALE.” Now, there are two positives to this strategy. One, it’s free premium ad space. Two, many of the people who make ad space purchase decisions also read Gawker. The two negatives? One, despite calling its readers “brilliant”, “skinny”, etc. as the first panel of the above banner says, the END result is that Gawker is calling its readers, straight to their faces, Whores, with Gawker serving as pimp. Two, Gawker is letting us know that they are, in fact, BIGGER Media Whores than everybody and anybody their editors call Media Whores—which is pretty much everybody and anybody. But, is this second point really a negative? I don't think so.
In addition to my unhinged adrants®™©, starting today through Dec. 31st I will be randomly posting the 12 Evil Days of Christmas. Yes I was inspired by this. Day One: The Best Christmas Movie Title Of All Fucking Time.
Yesterday, as was first reported here, Bob Stealer, the man who created the Planter’s Peanut (right), was promoted to Worldwide Creative Director. Today comes a rash of additional announcements from FCB: Leslie Ann Shirker was named EVP, Account Supervisor; Barry Yessman was hired as Worldwide CEO Steve Blamer’s Executive Assistant; Bill Lackey joined the Creative team as a Junior Copywriter; Suzy Caver was bumped up to Senior Account Exec; Edward Foiston was brought on as EVP, Media Director; and lastly Larry Lickass was elevated to Creative Supervisor.
This is Steve Blamer, Foote, Cone & Belding’s Worldwide CEO. According to today’s Adweek, Parent company Grey and he have settled a lawsuit that concerned some sort of contract breach.
Donald J. Trump contacted the copyranter with the assignment of coming up with some distinctive taglines for his new vodka. After he wired me 5 mil, this is the list I emailed him:
First it was Tit Cleavage. Now it’s Clit Cleavage (click image for the near upskirt). Poor Dr. LoveDaddy of eharmony, Neil Clark Warren, has probably already tracked down this poor misguided model to tell her real TRUE love can only be found by filling out 4,000 question questionnaires, listening to a 12-CD set about relationships, and paying premium fees.