AdWeek Screws Up Gawker Contract Publishing Story

Oh, the joys of sticking it to mainstream media. Yesterday Gawker Media launched Gawker Media Contract Publishing. It's debut effort is a weblog for Nike called Art of Speed that features film shorts from digital artists were asked to create their visions of speed.

Of the Art of Speed writer, AdWeek says, "Remy Stern of, one of six online titles published by Gawker, will write the blog." Yes, and no. Stern will indeed write the blog. However, NewYorkish is not part of Gawker publishing. Alright, this is petty, but file it away under "fact checking."

Really though. Love AdWeek. Love 'em.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 4-04    

Cleveland Morning DJ Goes Drag For Billboard Campaign

Cleveland's WAKS morning DJ Valentine, who's not bad looking, has gone drag for a billboard campaign and is far from the handsome guy he is in real life. Scary. Thanks to Adrants reader Charlie Brough for the tip. Click the pic to see a bigger version of Valentine's ugly drag ass.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 4-04    

Maxim and FHM Crush Competition

It doesn't much matter to the average male magazine reader that Esquire won four Ellie awards last month. What does matter are near naked women and that's what Maxim and FHM deliver. Even as the GQ's and Esquire's try to spice up their offerings, they are no match for the dramatic growth Maxim and FHM have seen recently. The Spring 2004 MRI study puts Maxim's audience at 12.8 million and FHM's at 4.3 million - both very healthy when compared to GQ or Esquire. The new new is nudity. Simple.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 4-04    

Harvard's 'H Bomb' Magazine Not That Great

The long awaited porn magazine from Harvard, "H Bomb," is out and the general opinion boils down to, "What was all the fuss about?" From standard sex-ed pieces to so-so layouts, no one's clamoring to get their hands on this one.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 4-04    

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FTC Tells KFC It's Not Healthy

You probably remember that KFC commercial that tried to claim KFC was healthy food in comparison to Burger King's Whopper. You also laughed, right? Well, you can laugh again because the FTC has issued a bitch slap to KFC telling they can no longer claim there chicken is either low-carb or healthier than other foods.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 4-04    

Famous Footwear Launches Dry Cleaner Advertising

In support of a recent store opening on 250 W. 34th Street in New York City, Famous Footwear has launched a campaign that consists of branded dry cleaning bags to be distributed to customers of 100 dry cleaners in the area. The branded bags will include a $10 off coupon.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 4-04    

Skid Marks Kill Hot Date

When you are planning a romantic evening with your date and you will be "dressing down," you might want to make sure your underwear has been properly washed. Don't let your hot date slip away like this guy did. Use Tide. At least that's what this spec spot - which you'll most likely never see on TV but Tide, without admitting it, would love you to view - is trying to tell us.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 4-04