Parker Bullshits, Ads Suck, Hyundai Un-Hyundais


- Calling AMC's Mad Men, Dr. Ernst Dichter's The Hidden Persuaders and current motivational research "mostly bullshit," George Parker manages to get himself into Advertising Age and promote his new book, The Ubiquitous Persuaders which, if his past book, MadScam, is any indication, won't be bullshit at all.

- Magazines and newspapers aren't doing anything wrong. It's just that the ads inside them all suck.

- Hyundai's new campaign leaves behind the brand name hoping to leave behind associated cheapness.

- Has anyone else noticed how "bloggy" Advertising Age is getting and how it's now OK to "print" words like fuck and bullshit? We just thought we'd wonder publicly a bit about that.

- On Monday, Neiman Marcus is getting its YouTube on and taking over the homepage of the site to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

- Mikhail Gorbachev is appearing in the new Louis Vuitton fall ad campaign.

- Make the Logo Bigger's Bill Green re-writes a Newport cigarette ad to reflect what the overly happy people in the ad are really thinking.

- The Ad Council's got a new newsletter focusing on creative.

- The Sony review is down to five agencies: TBWA/Chiat/Day, Deutsch LA, Publicis West, RPA and Venebles Bell & Partners.

- Crayon is either falling on hard times or retooling. You decide.

- Former Apple marketer Steve Chazin has launched a website to focus on Apple's marketing and to promote the launch of a new eBook about the company's marketing.

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I see nothing wrong with fucking bullshit!
Keep up the second best fucking site in the blogosphere... You already know which is the fucking best!

Posted by: George Parker on September 11, 2007 10:56 AM