I went to Best Buy on Monday to pick up a new modem (it probably would sound cooler if I said I was getting the Xbox One, but the truth is it was a modem). It’s been a little chillier than average here in Minnesota this...more
As hipsters continue to rule the world, parody shirts, hats and other apparel have become increasingly prevalent, much to the dismay of luxury brand owners. Here are some recent examples...more
When I have watched the ad below around some savvy marketing and supply-chain management folks, the reactions have been generally been in the “wow – that’s really cool” vain. IBM seems to really be doing something right...more
Ten years ago, I went to my first Harley fest in Milwaukee as a student at Marquette. It happened to be Harley’s 100th Anniversary. Not really growing up among Harley riders, it was my first true experience with the Harley...more
Tim’s post last week on the dispute between Victoria’s Secret PINK (a women’s lingerie and loungewear line) & Thomas Pink (predominantly known for its menswear line) reminded me of a Women’s Wear Daily article that I read...more
One of the best things about television is terrible (or terribly hilarious) infomercials showcasing American ingenuity.
Behold, one of the latest …The Air Curler®....more
They happen relatively rarely, but I actually saw a car ad spot recently that, while somewhat risky, I found to be very creative and effective. The spot by BBDO Berlin is called “Offroad,” and it features the Smart Fortwo...more
There was some news yesterday that Will.I.am of the Black Eyed Peas “sued” Pharrell Williams, one of my favorite producers and member of N.E.R.D. and The Neptunes, over the I AM OTHER brand. If you have never heard of...more
Amidst the ugly so-called “spring” weather we’ve been having here in Minnesota, I was watching The Discovery Channel the other night and saw a promo for this new show....more
Spring is here! Although it certainly doesn’t look or feel like it up here in Minnesota. And more importantly, March Madness is here!!!! Hope you have enjoyed watching the games thus far....more
A couple months ago, Selfridges, a high-end department store based in London, launched a “No Noise” campaign. The initiative seems rooted in the company’s history; its original store featured a “Silence Room” to allow...more
Over the weekend, I saw an article in the Hollywood Reporter (which incidentally likes to quote our very own Catlan McCurdy, like here and here) discussing the copyright dispute over the 1966 Batmobile. Warner Brothers and...more
Santa brought me one of my favorite trademarked and patented products: a LEGO® set!
Yes that is Mr. Firefighter dousing the flames on the LEGO® tree while holding a cup of coffee. The hero of my LEGOland!...more