Afflicted Affleck Bounced from Beer Ads

Seems like an Oscar and a few lead roles was all it took to leave actor Ben Affleck drunk with star power.

After Affleck voluntarily checked into the Malibu-based Promises rehab facility for treatment of alcohol abuse (with the help of former occupant, Charlie Sheen) , Samuel Adams beer dropped him as a celebrity pitchman.

Considering his lead role in "Pearl Harbor," he might prefer kamikazes to beer. Nevertheless, reports of Affleck's activities prior to his decision to sober up would hardly encourage one to "drink responsibly."



If you haven't surfed requiem for a dream yet, you haven't surfed.


Yes, teabaggers is dead.

Those of you who keep asking me "whatever happened to teabaggers" can go read the


Condom Commercial Busted

If the upcoming sequel to teen sex comedy, "American Pie" involves pie-humping like the original, a promo tie-in with Lifestyle condoms would seem to be a perfect fit. What's more, it could help protect millions of easily influenced teen boys from direct exposure with fruit filling. Unfortunately, the deal to air a Universal Pictures produced TV spot just went bust.


HHCL's howellhenryland is very fucking strange.

It's weird, it's poorly implemented, but fuck it looks interesting.


No New Tricks for Old Spice

For ad folk, "PG" refers to a style of safe, over-tested advertising popularized by Proctor & Gamble. In recent years, P&G has made pronouncements and organizational moves toward breaking this stereotype. However, according to a recent stink over fresh Old Spice deodorant spots, some think the P&G creative process is still the pits.


This is relevant

The other day, aptly named Art Thompson of handed me his sites card, and stopping by I realized it's an art directors dream! Random scrapbook pages, strange record label designs, weird labels from forgotten brands. Aaah, inspirationville.


The standout commercial of the weekend. Good? Bad? You decide.

Every so often, a spot comes across the airwaves that makes you damn glad you decided to stay in the ad biz for another paycheck or two, only at another agency. This, my friends, is one of those spots.

It's residential. It's pedal pumpin'. It's surprisingly cerebral. It's classical. It's new. It's Nike.

It's not for everyone due to its, umm, subtle nature, but view the spot and, like, decide for yourself if you dig it or not. (more...)


Shots net is back

For those of you who haven't heard the news, is back online in full.



An aspirin a day will keep the heartattack away?

Like Bayer already has done St. Joseph aspirin will now market itself as not only the fever and pain killer - but also as a heart attack prevention medication.
Whats the matter? People don't have enough headaches lately?