BBDO Detroit Loses Jeep Account To San Francisco-Based Cutwater

Ouch, and the hits just keep coming — we've just heard from a reliable source that BBDO Detroit's just lost the Jeep account to Chuck McBride's new San-Francisco-based "boutique ad agency" of Cutwater. Right, because after the femme-disaster that is the Compass, they really need to be going with a creative agency… » 4/03/07 11:20am 4/03/07 11:20am

Ad Watch: Can The Dodge Avenger Turn You Into Deep Purple, Batman Or A Salsa Dancer?

We'd heard initially the Dodge Avenger campaign might be something more hoontastic, so we already knew we'd be a bit disappointed by the campaign no matter how good it ended up. However, even through the disappointment, we tried to do our level best to keep our minds on a level playing field. Still, despite the… » 3/07/07 2:45pm 3/07/07 2:45pm

Jeep Stops Head-Bobbing: LaSorda Pissed At Everyone, Sends Marketing For Jeep Brand Out To Bid

Apparently Tom LaSorda's got some serious rage going on today. We're assuming it's about the terrible head-bobbing ads for the Jeep Compass and not just random displays of bravado in the face of what'll more than likely be a terrible Valentine's Day tomorrow. The ads, which were criticized by both the ad pundit class… » 2/13/07 5:19pm 2/13/07 5:19pm

Ad Watch Exclusive: Chrysler Fires One Past The Censors

Looks like the folks at BBDO Detroit were having all sorts of fun while filming those web-only ads we found creative on earlier this week for the 'merican side of the German-American hybrid, creating a few different versions. But these two commercials for the Jeep Commander (above) and the Chrysler 300 (below the… » 11/24/06 12:06pm 11/24/06 12:06pm

Ad Watch: Chrysler Group's Looking For You To Make The Folgers Switch

Chrysler's using the same idea as the "if you can find a better car, buy it" ads — except this time they're striking straight into foreign territory with some humor in these web-only BBDO Detroit ads designed to push import-owners into buying new Chrysler Group vehicles. The first commercial, above is for the… » 11/22/06 5:12pm 11/22/06 5:12pm

Ad Watch: Chrysler, Dodge And Jeep Look To Stem Sales Losses With Crappy Satellite Radio Deal

Yes, we know Sirius sucks compared to XM — but, free satellite radio's free satellite radio, and considering the lease deals the folks at the Chrysler Group are now reported to be offering, I feel like it's almost a pity deal. So pony up your $185 or whatever per month, and you too can save a starving automaker —… » 11/10/06 8:01pm 11/10/06 8:01pm

Ad Watch: Dodge Tries To Jump Start Its Heart With The Nitro SUV

Welcome to badge-engineering that actually makes a vehicle look like something totally original — enter, the Dodge Nitro. The small SUV that says "anything but Jeep Liberty." And also, we're pleased to welcome you to some special advertising goodness from the folks at BBDO Detroit — makers of some of our other fave » 10/25/06 6:12pm 10/25/06 6:12pm

Ad Watch: Forget Beef, Jeep's What's For Dinner...If You're King Kong

We snagged another new commercial from the folks in Auburn Hils for the German-American hybrid's new four-door member to the Jeep family. In this ad, two gorillas are grooming each other when one spots a tasty little bug on the forest floor. Poor little gorilla's gonna get a nasty surprise in the form of tire marks… » 9/20/06 8:45am 9/20/06 8:45am

Pig And Bear Think It's Time For A Contest — An IPod For Their Thoughts?

We still can't get enough of those cute little scamps from the meadow — Pig & Bear. They're just too...darn...adorable — even when being served up on a platter by the equally scampy Dodge Caliber. Well, we've talked to the creators of the little munchkins — better known as the good people at BBDO Detroit — and… » 6/06/06 5:30pm 6/06/06 5:30pm