Company in Texas Fails Hard with Tailgate Decal of Bound Woman

A marketing and advertising company in Waco, Tex. really wanted to drum up some new business, you know, make a splash. Most likely, there was a strategy meeting at which Hornet Signs’ owner, Brad Kolb, petitioned his crack creative team for some ideas. Maybe someone said tentatively, “We should all wear funny hats,… » 9/08/13 4:28pm 9/08/13 4:28pm

How Honda Pays Bloggers To Write About Their Cars

The new Honda Civic is so boring you'd probably have to pay me to write something positive about it, which is exactly what Honda attempted to do via a third-party European company. Welcome back to the world of pay-for-post blogging where automakers desperately try to generate positive social media buzz — and fail. » 3/14/12 2:00pm 3/14/12 2:00pm

Lara Stone Drives A Mercedes Into A Tornado, And We Have Questions

This new Mercedes Web ad starring Lara Stone and directed by Alex Prager raises a number of questions. Why are all Stone's facial expressions in the vein of "Ouch! I have, or am afraid of getting, something in my eye"? Why does it make being picked up by a tornado look like a gentle ride in a hot-air balloon? Why… » 1/24/12 4:15pm 1/24/12 4:15pm

J. Lo used a body double for Bronx-themed Fiat ad

Jennifer Lopez and Chrysler may have deceived customers in a Fiat 500 commercial that's essentially about authenticity. Specifically, The Smoking Gun is reporting that instead of using the real Jennifer Lopez in a recent ad for the 500, Fiat used a body double for scenes filmed in her old neighborhood. "Jenny from the… » 11/22/11 3:00pm 11/22/11 3:00pm

The Lexus "December to Remember" event started November 2nd… wait, what?

It's only November 3rd and the big, red joke that is the Lexus brand's bow-bedecked "December to Remember" sales event has already started. Yes, the now time-honored tradition of luring middle class consumers further into debt by gifting a Lexus began yesterday, with financing and lease specials now available on a… » 11/03/11 3:30pm 11/03/11 3:30pm