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George Parker
Boise, Idaho.
Advertising creative consultant. Admired and loved by every one I come in contact with! I am also very reserved !!!
Interests: literature, advertising, good wine, movies, good music, bad women.
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Did you see that Norwegian Air is offering $65 one way fares across the Atlantic? By comparison, prices for a one-way ticket from New York to Dublin in mid-June with other airlines range from about $655 to $2,755 on the... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Richard Whitman over at Mediapssst has an amusing piece on the acquisition of Lucky Generals by TBWA. As he points out, no other business in the world allows companies with stupid names to succeed. Amongst those he lists, my favorite... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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There’s a wonderful pile of codswallop over at MediaPost… “The personal touch in brand marketing: 4 priorities for CPG.” Ok, I am an old curmudgeon, but what the fuck is CPG? This wonderful opus takes the first few paragraphs to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at AdScam/The Horror!
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So Verizon will “steal” Yahoo for a mere $4.48 billion. That’s down by $350 million from the original offer, which was before Yahoo owned up to the multiple times it had been hacked and lost tons of customer information. The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at AdScam/The Horror!
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Did you see that Ogilvy USA is reorganizing itself? Apparently this is part of the network’s new client-centric focus in the U.S., which splits the U.S. operation into nine groups. Each group will represent a different mix of clients and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Looks like the four hundred year relationship between Apple and TBWA is getting a bit wobbly with the news that Apple is restructured its relationship with the agency, to focus more on creating digital and regional campaigns—and less on translating,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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The Economist tells us that the Eurovision Song Contest is in crisis. For AdScamers not up to speed on this, it is the world’s shittiest contest to celebrate the world’s shittiest music. Apparently, this year’s host, Ukraine, hasn’t been able... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Over at MediaPost, Bob Garfield has a splendid piece kicking the shit out of Facebook. It is supposedly a blog post from ZuckerNozzle laying out how they will continue on their journey to totally control the earth’s population. Particularly loved... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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You will be thrilled shitless to hear that after a mere four weeks in office Der Trumpf has already kicked off his campaign for re-election in 2020. To a crowd of douchenozzles in Florida he promised to fulfill all his... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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I’ve always been amused by how certain retailers will use any fake American holiday to flog their tawdry wares. Worst of the lot are car retailers and mattress sellers. Coming up is President’s Day… AdAge has a wonderful selection of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Being a “Brit,” I find it funny that Tony “Bushes Poodle” Blair would have the nerve to launch a campaign to try to persuade the British people to change their minds about leaving the European Union. This from the douchenozzle... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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During Der Trumpf’s press conference yesterday he told the nation that his administration “is running like a well oiled machine.” He went on to say… “I’m making this presentation directly to the American people with the media present ... because... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Over at MoreAboutAdvertising, Stephen Foster reminds us about one of the best scenes from Mad Men… “Lost Horizons”… And there’s no smoking, drinking and shagging in it! It’s all about Don Draper’s reaction to a ResearchNozzle during a meeting about... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Super Soppy movie… “Love Actually” refuses to die. They are going to make a sequel that catches up with most of the characters after a dozen years. Bloody hell... Is this what they mean by "cruel and unusual punishment?" I... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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Keeping up my “Goop” watch, loony Gwyneth Paltrow has found a guy who talks to ghosts about your thyroid problems. Even though she is nuttier than a fruit cake and recommends all kinds of weird shit like vegetable colonics and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at AdScam/The Horror!
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News today that Goldman Sachs has invested $95 million in MDC, just goes to prove that the only thing more fucked up than the ad biz is the banking biz. Yeah, even though $95 million is like the loose change... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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There’s a mind bending piece on MediaPost… “Brands: Agencies need to up their game in data management, CX.” Based on a new Forrester report, in several thousand words, we are treated to such gems as… Forrester found that brands want... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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As you all know, I am not shy about beating the crap out of “Idea du Jour,” Virtual Reality (VR). However, as MediaPost put it so well… “There’s virtual reality and then there’s the reality relating to virtual reality.” Despite... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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Offering conclusive proof that politicians are mealy mouthed scum bags, did you see that Carly Fiorina may be eyeing another political prize: Sen. Tim Kaine’s Virginia Senate seat. The former 2016 presidential candidate said that she was considering mounting a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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So, Pakistan’s Islamabad High Court has banned the celebration of Valentine’s Day. And quite right too… Yes, I am a gnarly old curmudgeon, but I do take exception to the fake holiday’s America’s retailers have invented to persuade gullible douchenozzles... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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Remember on Mission Impossible when Ethan Hunt would get messages on devices that would self destruct after ten seconds. Now you can do it on your cell phone. Yes you can turn your mega-bucks iPhone into a glowing piece of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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In the “you can’t make this shit up” category, believe it or not, according to AdAge, “Ad campaigns built around expensive Super Bowl commercial time improved brand buzz and consumers' propensity to talk about brands, but they don't appear to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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Ace AdScamer Princess Lisa “KateDar” Jay, points us in the direction of a matter of great concern to all AdScamers… Kate has a mysterious injury. Kate has a cast on her wrist… However, this does not stop her from holding... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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Staying with yesterday’s rant about AR – VR – LOL bullshit, news today that Multi-billion dollar, Google backed, start up, Magic Leap has produced its first prototype… That’s it below… Yes folks, if you want to enjoy all the pleasures... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!
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Sticking with all things ZuckerNozzle, Facebook has agreed to submit to audits by the Media Rating Council in an effort to answer criticism from advertisers that it has been lying through its teeth about the social networks metrics such as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at AdScam/The Horror!