• 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 >>

  • News

    December 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Super Bowl: Best Deals and Contests for the Big Game (Video)

    The big game is only a few days away, and with it comes a host of marketing opportunities, commercials, promotions, contests, and giveaways. Each year, execs at major food and beverage companies wrack their brains for ways to get you, the consumer, to laugh, cry, and pull out your wallet before, dur ... 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

    September 6, 2012

    Former Rick Scott Spokeswoman Posing as Dissatisfied Obama Voter in National Republican Ad

    In the worst acted anti-Obama ad released, well, since this little homophobic ditty that came out earlier this week, a new National Republican Committee ad features a pretty, young woman pretending to be a dissatisfied former Obama voter who decides to "break up" with the president. Except the woman ... More >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Disney to Eliminate Junk Food TV, Radio and Web Advertisements, But What About the Parks?

    In an effort to reduce childhood obesity, the Walt Disney Company will limit junk food advertisements on TV programs, radio shows and websites that are aimed at children, according to sources knowledgeable of the plan. Disney chief executive Bob Iger and First Lady Michelle Obama plan on announcing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Here Weego: Bud Light Helps Rescue Dogs at Super Bowl

    ​Long before cable television and the thousands of programming choices that we now have, television was born in the late 1920s. Its primary function was (and it may surprise some) and still is to serve as a means of communication during emergencies. That's why we have those pesky emergency drills. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Super Bowl Food Ads: Cookies For Breakfast, Coke, and The Soup Nazi

    Coca-ColaThe Coke bears are back in time for the big game.​Can Super Bowl Sunday be the only day of the year in which we actually look forward to commercials? Each year, advertisers fall all over themselves trying to top each other for ratings, consumer approval and a coveted Clio award.  Adv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    The Ten Sexiest Super Bowl Commercials Of All Time

    ​At the end of this week, two hordes of men who have suffered, bled, and fought for five months will meet on a neutral site to bash each others' heads in, to test the limits of their physical strength and stamina, all in the name of sport, conquest, and achieving the status of legend.But who cares ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    LeBron James Pokes Fun of Himself in McDonald's Commercial

    ​You told us LeBron that you'd win us seven or more NBA champions, you told us you would. So, now what? You're taking back that promise in a burger commercial? We believed you when you said, "Not 5, not 6, not 7... we can win MULTIPLE championships," while the entire rest of the world laughed in y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Did Crispin Porter Rip-Off an Idea For Its Windows 7 Phone Ads?

    ​Despite a rocky beginning with those weird Jerry Seinfeld ads, locally-based advertising agency Crispin Porter Bogusky has continued to handle advertising for tech giant Microsoft. You might have remembered ads from last year advertising Microsoft's Windows 7 line of phones by highlighting Amer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    County Puts the Brakes on Miami's Bid to Cover Every Vertical Surface With Advertising

    Forty-story billboards are still illegal -- at least for now.​If Marc Sarnoff and Tomás Regalado had their way, pretty much any stationary object within 1,000 feet of a major Miami roadway would be plastered with an LED billboard by next Tuesday. (Surely this has nothing to do with the fact that ... 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 >>

  • Film

    April 28, 2011
  • News

    March 24, 2011

    Women's Funding Network sex trafficking study is junk science

    Schapiro Group data wasn't questioned by mainstream media.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Instead of Making Fun of Endangered Resources, Groupon Lets You Save One: The Miami Herald

    ​The glorious Miami Herald, once one of the proudest newspapers in the world. This is is Jimmy 'Dy-No-Mite' Walker. The reporters of The Miami Herald are in trouble. Their very culture is in jeopardy. But they still churn out an amazing spider bopper every Sunday, and since 20 of us bought at Grou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Groupon Stands by Crispin Porter Bogusky's Dumb Commercials

    Much like jokes, if you have to explain advertising to the audience then it's probably not that effective. After Groupon's Super Bowl ads sparked controversy and weathered widespread criticism the deal website's founder and CEO Andrew Mason released an official statement standing by the ads and the ... More >>

  • News

    November 4, 2010
  • Calendar

    August 19, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Miami-Dade Bans Bus Ads Encouraging People to Leave Islam

    The controversial bus ads (top), as well as the pro-Islam ads (bottom) the group was spoofing​Miami-Dade Transit had ten public buses driving around the county this week with ads imploring followers to leave the Islamic faith. "Fatwa on your head? Is your community or family threatening you?" read ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Burger King and CP B Now Pissing off International Diplomats

    Burger King and its advertising firm Crispin Porter Bogusky (both Miami-based companies) are no strangers to pissing off people, but usually it's just irate bloggers. That's if you consider bloggers people. Now they've pissed off someone a wee bit more powerful: Mexico's ambassador to Spain. In Eu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    ShamWow Guy Arrested for Beating Prostitute on South Beach

    Vince Shlomi is colloquially known as "that creepy guy from the ShamWow commercials" -- you know, those dumb super-absorbent cloths that go for $19.99 plus shipping and handling (if you act now!). He's currently on top of the infomercial world, and enjoying all the perks that come with it, like stay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    The Five Worst Super Bowl Ads

    Used to be, even when the football was less than thrilling, the Super Bowl ads would provide some sort of entertainment. Thank God that game was a near classic, because unless you happen to be a huge Bruce Springsteen fan, the whole affair would have been pretty dull. Sorry Madison Ave, you failed p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Craigslist Will Start Charging For Job Posts In SoFla

    Craigslist's free online classified ads are at least partially responsible for the downturn in newspaper revenue (leading papers to accept controversial DVD inserts, for example), but a certain section will now charge users to post on its South Florida site. Beginning on October 15th, employers will ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2008

    Ride It Like a Ford

    Artists go corporate for this car-inspired exhibit.

  • Music

    March 27, 2008
  • 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 >>

  • News

    September 6, 2007

    Sign of Sleaze

    While commissioners dither, advertisers get away with (visual) murder

  • News

    December 7, 2006

    An Ad for Art

    La Comunidad brings the gallery into the agency

  • News

    April 6, 2006

    Ad to the Trouble

    We give VW some marketing ideas

  • Calendar

    March 16, 2006
  • News

    November 25, 2004


    Go to work for Tribune and forget about your future

  • Culture

    February 6, 2003

    The Pain Train

    Two years later, a digital-video short film became an overnight ad sensation

  • Diversions

    May 16, 2002


    Power 96 WPOW-FM (96.5)

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    Enough Billboards Already!

    Miami city commissioners: We are outraged, of course, but let's not be hasty

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    Miami: America's Billboard Sanctuary

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

  • Film

    December 14, 2000

    Mel Sells Out

    What Women Want is a better movie than this two-hour Nike ad

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    A Sign of Victory

    New Times' jihad to scrub the skyline rolls onward

  • News

    March 23, 2000

    Everywhere a Sign

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

  • News

    July 1, 1999
  • News

    April 1, 1999

    Definitely Not Kosher

    Did the Meat People bamboozle four Orthodox Jews about a nonkosher brisket?

  • News

    February 23, 1995

    The Powers Behind Ocean Drive

    For South Beach publishing magnate Jerry Powers, life wasn't always marked by glamour and upstanding citizenship. Some would argue it still isn't.

  • News

    June 29, 1994

    Pop and Shop

    Local rockers draw support from clubs, radio stations, record stores -- and the Burdines marketing department

  • News

    May 11, 1994

    Miami Makeover

    Tropical paradise or violent hellhole? If you ask the wizards selected to design the city's publicity campaign, the answer is as clear as a bright summer day.

  • News

    August 11, 1993

    Rubber Match

    It's Southern Bell's Yellow Pages versus safe-sex shop Condomania in a battle over morals and money

  • Music

    November 25, 1992

    Commerical Artists

    In rock music, the separation of art and commerce is almost sacred. So meet the new apostates -- the Advertisements.

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