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Topic: Food

Coke turns an attack into a benefit

I live in a city with an aggressively pro-health mayor. Bloomberg and the NYC health department are currently waging a war of advertizing with soft drink companies.

Flock yeah!

Cape Cod potato chips has a new commercial with an assist from A Flock of Seagulls. The band… and the seagulls. Here’s the commercial you’ve been waiting for since 1982.

Ashton Kutcher’s Popchips flop (updated)

As soon as I finished watching the new Popchips commercial starring Ashton Kutcher as an Indian man, I thought, “I need to save a copy of this video immediately, because it’s going to be deleted from the Internet fast.” The … Continue reading

Sandwich shop in disguise

I like the tone and writing of Potbelly, a sandwich shop that’s expanding in New York City. Here’s one of their signs: “Look! A sandwich shop disguised as a construction site.”

How do you say Mondelēz?

Kraft Foods recently made a stunning announcement: “Kraft Foods Inc. today announced plans to change its corporate name to Mondelez International, Inc.” Say what?!

Words in the news: Pink slime

TV news presents a new reason for us to be scared: Pink slime, a beef product used as filler in hamburger meat. “Pink slime” oozed into the public conversation this month thanks to a series of reports by ABC News. … Continue reading

50 years ago in advertising: Whitman’s

A Whitman’s Sampler ad for Valentine’s Day 1962.

“You’re a funny bag!”

From the “I bet you wish you’d thought of that” file: The talking Tostitos bag.

Old El Paso isn’t fooling anyone

My friend Mike spotted this packet of taco seasoning with an unintentionally funny callout: “Now! Even Better”

Shatner and State Farm start a turkey fire

Here’s the thing about William Shatner. Give him any material you can come up with and he kills it every time. Here he is acting out a melodramatic safety spot about Thanksgiving turkey frying safety for State Farm insurance.