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Victoria Magazine To Close

Seems people have better things to think about these days then decorating their houses with an unending supply of flowers and frilly poofy things. Victoria Magazine, launched in 1987 in the prime of the Yuppie Genration, will cease to publish after the June issue due to a sagging circulation and lack of advertiser support. [via Ad Age]
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by Steve Hall    Apr- 8-03    




The Tricks That Make Britney Spears Popular

Here's a Flash movie, in which Janet Jackson finds out how Britney Spears was able to become so popular.

[via ApeChild]
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by Steve Hall    Apr- 7-03    




When Honesty is the Best Policy in Advertising

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by Steve Hall    Apr- 7-03    




Do the Canadians Really Want this?

Canadian Idol


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by Steve Hall    Apr- 7-03    




Advertising Invasion Taxi Style

By now, you have all heard that New York is experimenting with an in-taxi video advertising platform. It has been met with mixed reviews. The Washington Post takes a look at the current state of in-taxi advertising.
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by Steve Hall    Apr- 7-03    




Celine Dion Chrysler Ad Tops in Recall

According to the Interactive Media Groups Brand Recall Index, the Chrysler Sebring spot featuring Celine Dion tops the weekly list in recall. Interestingly, it places only eigth in the Likeability Index.
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by Steve Hall    Apr- 7-03    




Rance Crain on Dumb Ideas and Stupid Ads

"Sometimes, when a group of people work on a creative project together, it becomes a little inbred," Phil (Dusenberry) told Bob (Garfieild). "Everybody sort of begins thinking alike. And that's fine, except that you sometimes lose your objectivity and you lose your focus. ... So we just went blindly along thinking we had this thing really nailed, and no one came and said, 'Wait a second; this stuff just isn't right.' That sometimes happens."

Yup, seems we just can't get it right sometimes. But those bad ads is what makes it so fun, right?

Read Rance rant over at Ad Age.
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by Steve Hall    Apr- 7-03    




Another Spot That Makes Men Look Stupid

What is it with this trend that makes me look like imbiciles in advertising. They can't do the laundry. They can't cook. And now in this spot they come off looking like perverted drooling idiots. Oh wait, we are perverted drooling idiots:-)

This and others from Ad Age's TV Spots of the Week.


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by Steve Hall    Apr- 7-03    




Masters Golf Tournament to Air Without Commercials

Controversy surrounds this years Master tournament. Seems there are some that don't like the men's only membership policy of the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. Club chairman, William Johnson has asked advertisers not to participate.

More...
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by Steve Hall    Apr- 7-03    




Adidas Billboard Causes Stir in England

An outdoor board that shows British Olympic sprinter Dwain Chambers crouching down wearing Adidas's new a3 Twin Strike trainer has caused some complaints in England. The complaint claims the board's imagery, which shows a fuse coming out of the back of the sneakers is too close a reminder to convicted terrorist Richard Reid. As you recall, he was the one who attempted to light a shoe bomb while in flight shortly after 911. [via adland]


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by Steve Hall    Apr- 6-03    




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