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Television Advertising

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Shell Lumber: Hot Dogs Are Life

    By 8 a.m. crews are already lining up outside of Shell Lumber on the corner of U.S. 1 and 27th Avenue. Yet it's not plywood or tool parts they're after. It's hot dogs, bratwurst and mini hamburgers. The half-block-long hardware store has been in business 84 years and remains a popular supply shop f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Tim Tebow May Have Florida Politics In His Future

    Tim Tebow may never be a truly great NFL quarterback, but don't worry, he might have a back-up career in store: politics.The New York Jets backup QB is now talking openly about a future in elected office, but if he decided to run here in his home state of Florida, he may have to overcome more than j ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 17, 2012
  • 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 11, 2011

    Groupon Finally Pulls Controversial CP B Ads

    ​Mark this as a failure for local ad firm Crispin Porter Bogusky. Groupon.com 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

    January 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    David Pitchford, Trailer Park Resident Suing Julian Assange, Says Suit Isn't a Joke

    Assange's worst enemy: A former Key West trailer park resident.​While asset-hiding Wall Street traders perch on their windowsills waiting for the latest from WikiLeaks -- which plans to soon release more than 2,000 secret banking records of tax-cheats -- founder Julian Assange has bigger fish to f ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Christian Group Uglies Up Lesbian Moms

    via The Orlando Sentinel​Melanie Leon and Vanessa Alenier, the South Florida lesbian couple who last month won a court case to adopt a child despite Florida's gay adoption ban, apparently weren't sufficiently ugly for the Florida Family Policy Council's propaganda purposes. So in an email bla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Sarah Palin and Abortion Doughnut-Foes Defend Tim Tebow Pro-Life Ad

    ​Sarah Palin doesn't have a lot to do now but sit by her Facebook machine all day and have some assistant type out notes on whatever topic will get the most "pokes" or "likes" or whatever. So of course she's weighed in on the Focus on the Family-sponsored Tim Tebow anti-abortion Super Bowl ad cont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Tim Tebow Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad Stirs Up Controversy

    Predictably, Tim Tebow's Super Bowl ad for the politically divisive, anti-gay, and pro-choice group Focus on the Family is causing controversy.Focus has released few details about the ad, but it will likely feature UF's Heisman winner and his mother, Pam Tebow. Pam notably carried Tim to term despit ... More >>

  • Music

    December 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    If H1N1 gets us, it will be the fault of cinema

    They just don't make public service announcement movies like they used to. Seriously, how hardcore is this 1976 Swine Flu PSA? Did John Carpenter make this thing or what? No wonder the 1976 outbreak was no big deal--this video would scare the living crap out of Chuck Norris. Which begs the question: ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 7, 2009
  • 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

    January 27, 2009

    PETA's Super Bowl Advert is Banned, Legions of Sports Fans Indifferent

    Just how irrelevant has PETA become? The one-time-animal-rights-organization-turned-ludicrous-marketing-machine long ago gave up trying to reach people with reasoned arguments about the sanctity of all life or the wastefulness of our meat-happy culture. Instead they've adopted a fairly standard mark ... More >>

  • Music

    April 12, 2007
  • Music

    November 9, 2006

    Teddybears

    "Yours to Keep" (Big Beat Records)

  • Calendar

    March 16, 2006
  • Music

    November 18, 2004

    Michael Mayer

    Touch Kompakt

  • Shops and Wares

    May 13, 2004

    BEST COSTUME SHOP

    Prop Central/Stylehaus

  • Best of Music

    May 15, 2003
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