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  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    Rick Scott Was Spending $1,200 a Minute on TV Ads

    Want to know why polling indicated Charlie Crist was about to pull off a narrow victory only to end up being defeated by Rick Scott? Well, yes, low turnout in South Florida had something to do with it, but the fact that Scott ended up pouring $13 million into his own campaign in the final weeks (des ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014
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    August 7, 2014

    Miami Herald Runs Front-Page Ad From Candidate It Just Bashed

    To write for a newspaper nowadays is to compromise endlessly. Want to obscure my story on military veterans being mistreated with a cover-page ad? Fine! None of us is exactly in a place to complain about ad dollars coming in the front door. But there has to be some kind of limit. For example, an aw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    Wynwood Brewing Company Wins ADDY Award

    When Wynwood Brewing Company opened late last year, the owners wanted to meld art and beer together. After all, the brewery is located in Wynwood, Miami's artistic heartbeat. Luis G. Brignoni, president of Wynwood Brewing Company, stayed true to his family's vision of incorporating art and the art ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    No, Phoenix Is Not Playing $0.25 Concert in Miami

    Does a $0.25 cover charge for some superintimate, semi-secret show at a small waterfront bar with French art-rock geniuses Phoenix sound too good to be true? Well, yeah. But fans weren't about to hesitate clicking the "Buy Tickets" button when Live Nation and Ticketmaster suddenly sent out an app a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake Not Boycotting Florida, Says Live Nation

    OK... So it'd been widely (and frantically) reported throughout the blogosphere that Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, and nearly two dozen other celebs had decided to join Stevie Wonder's Florida boycott in protest of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin. Yesterday, though, Crossfa ... More >>

  • Music

    March 14, 2013

    Steve Aoki: The Neon Punk of EDM

    Once an indie darling, he has coasted to superstardom on a wave of pure showmanship.

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Beatport Sells Out: SFX Entertainment Buys Music Website for Undisclosed Sum

    If a picture's worth a thousand words, an electronic-dance-music site has to be in the neighborhood of $50 million, right? According to the New York Times, SFX Entertainment, which owns a stake in the Opium Group (Mansion, Set, Cameo) and is in the midst of negotiating a deal with Miami Management ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Florida Bill Would Allow Advertising on School Buses

    Your kids' ride to school every morning could soon be sponsored by Coca-Cola, Kendall Toyota or Disney Channel. A new bill introduced in the Florida House of Representatives would allow school districts to sell advertising space directly on the school bus.

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2012

    EDC 2012: Coachella or Electric Daisy Carnival: Which One is Better?

    See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Did Shakira Get Shafted? Her $60-Million Distribution Deal With Live Nation

    See also "Shakira's 'Addicted to You' Video May Result in Sex Rehab." A couple of weeks ago, Shakira walked away with four Billboard Latin Music Awards, including Female Artist of the Year in both the songs and album categories, all despite the fact that her last record, Sale el Sol, was released n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Don King's Truck Full of 30,000 Turkeys Hijacked

    ​Don King, a man known for his boxing promotion and superawesome hair, wanted to give back to the South Florida community. So he loaded a truck full of 30,000 turkeys and hoped to give them to families in need throughout the region. This, of course, being South Florida, the truck was hijacked and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Death to "The King": Burger King Picks New Ad Agency

    ​The relationship between Miami-based Burger King and Coconut Grove-based ad agency Crispin Porter Bogusky has officially come to an end. After announcing in March that CP B's services would no longer be needed, the fast-food chain has announced that New York-based McGarryBowen will take ove ... More >>

  • Music

    May 5, 2011
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    April 29, 2011

    The Moon Is Out! Live Nation and Embrace Team Up for the Honeymoon Series

    Photo by Marta Xochilt PerezThe neo-raver, grandchild of the hippies.​The Honeymoon Series begins this Saturday with Datsik, continuing with Zeds Dead May 5 and Borgore June 17. Back in the LSD-soaked '60s, a big boxy San Francisco building named the Fillmore Auditorium was routinely overrun by l ... More >>

  • Film

    April 28, 2011
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    February 24, 2011

    As Commission Votes On Clear Channel's 14 New LED Billboards, Activists Protest

    Sarnoff, the city's biggest billboard backer, has taken thousands from advertising companies.​Raise your hand if this sounds like what Miami needs: fourteen new glowing LED billboards along the highway demanding drivers in hi-def to buy Svedka Vodka, iPods and cut-rate car insurance. Oh, hi th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Groupon Finally Pulls Controversial CP B Ads

    ​Mark this as a failure for local ad firm Crispin Porter Bogusky. has finally decided to pull it's Super Bowl ads created by the firm after public outrage. In the most controversial example, Oscar-winning actor Timothy Hutton talked passionately about the plight of the people of Tibe ... More >>

  • Music

    November 11, 2010
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    July 28, 2010

    Jonas Brothers, Creed, and Other Tickets Go For $10 Again Today

    Public domain image, via Wikimedia CommonsCarlos Santana's show at Cruzan Amphitheater has been added to the $10 deal list.​Another Wednesday in the summer, another $10 Live Nation ticket deal. The bad news: This deal only adds one concert to the list of shows that were discounted last week. The g ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2010
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    June 22, 2010

    Next Monday, Score $10, No-Fee Tickets For Jonas Brothers, Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, and More

    photo by Ryan RussellScore cheapo tickets to see Paramore headline the Honda Civic Tour in Miami. ​Here's some more Live Nation ticketing news. As we told you at the beginning of the month, the concert promotion juggernaut has, in June, been offering no-service-fee tickets for all of its amphithe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Former 103.5 The Beat Director, DJ Launches Vanessa James Media

    ​When the hip-hop and R&B station 103.5 The Beat flipped to 103.5 Super X this past May, many fans were left bewildered and utterly confused. Clear Channel claimed the switch was based on Miami's growing Hispanic market, but few bought the "cultural emergence" argument. Before the flip, South ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    No-Fee Tickets For Robert Plant, Maroon 5, Honda Civic Tour, and More

    CC by 2.0, via lanchutt on FlickrSwoon over Adam Levine? Act fast and do it for no fee. ​One of the worst thing about being a devoted live music fan is the sticker shock that comes when a ticket's final price is totaled up. A ticket that's about $20 can end up as much as $40 sometimes when you lum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    U2 Postpones Its Sun Life Stadium Concert Originally Scheduled For July 9

    CC by 2.0, via r_w_h on FlickrHe'll be back to otherworldly shape soon.​U2 fans the world over can rest easy knowing Bono is on the road to recovery. The iconic frontman has been discharged from a Munich hospital where he underwent emergency back surgery this past Friday. The procedure was success ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    In Defense of Lyrikill's Viral Marketing Strategies

    Before he was crashing live news coverage to get himself on TV, Lyrikill Dot Com already had a sophisticated viral marketing strategy in place. See the above video of the Lyrikill song "You Done Messed Up" intercut with celebrity gossip photos and titled "Chris Brown Beat Rihanna [Picture Rihanna ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    $10 Tickets for Dethklok, AFI, 311, Styx, Jewel, and More

    ​If you crave live music, but you're broke and didn't grab the two for one deal on tickets last week, Live Nation is back with another (although not quite as good) deal this week. Anytime from now until midnight tonight, log on to Live Nation's website to grab some all inclusive tickets for as low ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Silicon Beach: Social Media Club South Florida, October Edition

    All wired up and ready to talk shop about social media.​This month's Social Media Club South Florida (SMCSF) was held October 13 at City Year headquarters in downtown Miami, followed by some socializing at Tobacco Road. A panel of advertising, public relations, and marketing specialists led the di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Concert Review: Square One MusicFest in Downtown Delray, July 31

    Miami swing revivalists Ever So Klever​Square One MusicFestThe Pavilion, downtown Delray BeachWith Elastic Bond, the Pretty Faces, and Ever So KleverFriday, July 31, 2009Better Than: Barbie's 50th Birthday exhibit at Old School Square's Cornell MuseumThe Review:When a state's revenue shrinks, it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Herald Parent Company Announces New Ad Sale Strategy

    Today was Miami Herald's parent companies McClatchy Co.'s shareholders meeting. The troubled newspaper giant -- what newspaper giant isn't troubled? -- faces a tough road ahead, but all CEO Gary Pruitt had to offer was a slightly tweaked advertising strategy for the entire chain. According to Editor ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 7, 2009
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    February 26, 2009

    Orange You Glad You Got "Squeezed" for 35 Mil?

    Some of my favorite boondoggles over the years have involved the vast sums stupid companies have spent to fix what ain't broke. Our latest example is Tropicana, headquartered in Bradenton, Florida. In a classic act of desperation, the ailing orange juice producer decided to scrap its familiar, easy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    More Staff Cuts at The Herald

    Well, this is just not good news for anyone. Bob Norman at the Pulp got a hold of a Miami Herald memo announcing that there's more cuts coming to the paper, very soon. Publisher David Landsberg blames a decrease in ad revenue due to the hard luck of many local retailers and auto dealers. No word on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    We get chastisted for running "right-wing propaganda" in our ad space

    In September, we criticized the Herald for including in its Sunday edition a copy of the DVD Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West, a film decried by many as anti-Islam propaganda. The Herald was paid to include the DVD, and did so, initially, without explanation. This week, we caught so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    Wait, What Are You Trying To Sell Me?

    It's another installment of the Crispin Porter Bogusky created Microsoft ads and there still hasn't been a computer on screen. These things don't make me want to buy a PC, they make me want to buy a ticket to a movie starring Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates. I mean I'd feel bad for posting this beca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2008

    Live Nation Taking Over Bayfront Park

    Move over Fillmore Miami Beach, Bayfront Park Amphitheater is about to get in on some of the Live Nation action. Whether you love or abhor it, Live Nation, one of the nation's leading concert promotion companies is set to take over the operation of Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Downtown Miami. Acco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    Signs of the Times

    A fight is brewing for today’s City of Miami commission meeting. Commissioner Marc Sarnoff and City Manager Pete Hernandez are expected to present competing versions of a law that would regulate “murals,” the humongous outdoor advertisements currently hanging off many buildings in and around d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2007

    Miller Unveils "Beerveza." Get it?

    Must be 21 years or older It's either the best thing since boxer-briefs or the lamest attempt ever at cultural crossover. Miller recently rolled out a new beer in Miami and four other heavily Latin test markets (the others are Texas, New Mexico, and San Diego). It's called Miller Chill, and ... More >>

  • News

    March 22, 2007

    Your Ad Here

    New Times peeks inside the newest VW campaign, in the name of, um, journalism

  • News

    December 7, 2006

    An Ad for Art

    La Comunidad brings the gallery into the agency

  • Music

    November 9, 2006


    "Yours to Keep" (Big Beat Records)

  • Music

    March 23, 2006

    LCD Soundsystem

    "Too Much Love" (Rub 'n' Tug Remix) (DFA Records)

  • Calendar

    March 16, 2006
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    May 13, 2004


    Prop Central/Stylehaus

  • News

    May 23, 2002

    Insurgent Billboards

    Signage lobbyist Eston "Dusty" Melton wages guerrilla war on his old employers

  • News

    January 10, 2002

    2001: A Billboard Odyssey

    Last year much was learned about Miami's illegal signs, including the fact that they're still standing and still lucrative

  • Music

    August 30, 2001


    It's time to stop pointing fingers and start to jump and wave!

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    Miami: America's Billboard Sanctuary

    Will city commissioners embrace outdoor advertising, or will they heartlessly shun a vital industry?

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    Packed, Stacked, and Hijacked

    How a citizens advisory board created to investigate illegal billboards became an industry support group

  • News

    March 23, 2000

    Everywhere a Sign

    When it comes to constructing roadside billboards, the City of Miami is a regular free-for-all

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