Snoop For Salaries, Billboards Bluetoothed, PBS Gets Slapped

- If you're interested in what other people make for a salary, here's yet another place to find out.

- CBS is piloting several billboards that beam information about its prime-time lineup to Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices.

- Commercial Alert isn't happy with PBS's decision to solicit ads for its kid-focused websites. The group's director, Gary Ruskin says, "This is a betrayal of parents and children across the country. PBS has forgotten its mission, and is selling our children to the highest bidder. PBS President Paula Kerger should be fired immediately."

- Design Observer lauds design guru Helmut Krone.

- Here's an interesting map showing the global domination of the Starbucks and McDonald's brands.

- Japan has un-banned a nude/pregnant poster of Britney Spears from Tokyo's subway system. Officials originally thought it was "too stimulating" for young people.

- Oh please. Can we just stop with the slap a log on the baby's head thing?

by Steve Hall    Aug-24-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Mobile/Wireless, Outdoor, Television, Tools   

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The article actually states that the ban on Britney's poster was lifted, not imposed.

Posted by: Rinteln on August 24, 2006 2:45 PM didn't this morning or else I just read it wrong

Posted by: Steve Hall on August 24, 2006 2:50 PM

Finally! I'm glad someone is speaking out against slapping logs on babies' foreheads. You're a brave man.

Posted by: tom on August 24, 2006 2:53 PM

"Think Small" Volkswagen Ad was from Doyle Dane Bernbach. The copy writer was Julian Koenig, the art director Helmut Krone. Sales of the car went up to 500,000 cars a year. Don't know the year, but it was several years ago. Now THAT was a GREAT AD!!!

Posted by: roy on August 24, 2006 7:28 PM

Durrr, late night last night Steve? Article definitely says the ad (Britney looks rank by the way) was taken down THEN PUT BACK UP. Why do they put poster sized photos of naked pregnant women anyway?

Posted by: MFH on August 25, 2006 4:20 AM