Archive for November, 2009

Check out these ketchup packets from Publicis Mojo for CALM (the New Zealand Campaign against Landmines). I obviously get the idea. It certainly gets its point across. But do I really want to see this message when I’m about to start chowing down on some flame broiled ground beef? I’m not so sure. Cool concept […]

Of the many things that are tough to do in advertising, two come to mind when seeing this Schweppes campaign. 1) It’s tough to do holiday advertising that looks original – all the standard holiday stereotypes have been played to death by now. And 2) It’s tough to do anything in just 10 seconds. But […]

Readers of the Dog & Pony Show know that I hate puns with a passion. I firmly believe that there is no such thing as a good pun – and any writer who shows me one can be assured they’ll get sent back to the drawing board rather quickly. That is, unless they were around […]

This Bass Outlet store poster was sent in by a Dog & Pony Show reader over the weekend. What are the odds that it was art directed by a guy who had never set foot on a skateboard in his life? I don’t know about you, but when I think of basketball and skateboarding, the […]

Here’s hoping all the Dog & Pony Show readers enjoy their four-day weekend full of family, football and turkey. See you on Monday. Happy Thanksgiving.

Genius radio.


I hate to post this on the day before Thanksgiving because a lot of people will miss it and it deserves to be seen. I love doing radio. It’s a writer’s dream medium – all words, all your responsibility and all kinds of things you can do with even a small budget. But I also […]

Shoot me now.


This just in: That ridiculous rollerskating babies spot for Evian? It’s now in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most watched online ad in history. Sorry, I refuse to link to it and add to the insanity. But my original thoughts on the spot are here. Isn’t this a sign of the Apocalypse? […]

“Nothing kills a bad product faster than good advertising,” right? But I think this laptop steering wheel desk is doing a pretty good job of killing itself. BrandFreak has the whole story, but check out some of the comments on Amazon. “Wow is this thing great! I use it as a “mini-bar” when the friends […]

It’s this kind of stuff that makes me hate that I’m in advertising – a worthless chunk of plastic that will worthlessly fill up kitchen drawers before worthlessly filling up landfills for thousands of years. No one really needs this thing. I mean who really has that much trouble breaking eggs? A 6-year-old? But a […]

Coupon FAIL.


What a deal. How could you possibly pass this promotion up? Via.


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