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Entries from March 2009

Life Hands Louisville a Lemon

March 31st, 2009 · 15 Comments

Yes, we’re all in agreement that the Possibility City gang screwed up that light show thing in Indianapolis last week. At least they have a sense of humor about it.

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Tags: Advertising · Branding · Possibility City · Technology · Video

LEO Gets Its Docs, Drops AG Complaint

March 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment

LEO is reporting in tomorrow’s edition that it has dropped its complaint with the Attorney General’s office over the withholding of documents by Metro Government. Editor Stephen George said he and reporter Phillip Bailey met with city spokesman Chad Carlton on Friday and that Carlton handed over the documents. “I’m glad the Mayor’s office did [...]

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Tags: Ethics · Jack Conway · Jerry Abramson · Legal · LEO · Transparency

End Date Unknown for DDC’s Leadership Void

March 31st, 2009 · Comments Off

It’s been nearly a month since that awful stairway collapse at the Fort Nelson Building downtown. The top two executives for the Downtown Development Corp., Alan DeLisle and Patti Clare, sustained significant injuries. They were released from the hospital two weeks after the accident, but both face a lengthy period of recuperation. DeLisle is recovering [...]

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Tags: Arena · Construction · Downtown · Slugger Field

Re-Branding the Oaks in Pink

March 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment

First of all, we’re just not buying the logic that it’s a good thing for Churchill Downs that ESPN decided to pass on coverage of the Wednesday post position draw and the Kentucky Oaks during Derby Week. We will give the track credit, though, for incorporating the TV snub into a re-branding campaign for the [...]

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Tags: Branding · Churchill Downs · Kentucky Derby · Marketing

Eavesdropping in Memphis

March 31st, 2009 · Comments Off

This is what the reporting on the John Calipari situation has come to, as we await a decision at any moment from the man himself regarding the UK coaching job. The Memphis Commercial Appeal‘s Geoff Calkins reported a story on Calipari’s eight-minute stop at a Memphis donut shop, with his information verified by a source [...]

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Tags: Hires · Salaries · Sports · University of Kentucky

WFPK Asks For and Receives Criticism

March 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

Fresh off a record fund-raising campaign, WFPK-FM asked its listeners to provide some feedback on the station. Of the current 26 comments, most were big fans of the station raving about its virtues. The station made a dangerously open-ended request: “Describe WFPK.” Maybe the plan was to come up with some new slogans. However, a [...]

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Tags: Polls · Radio

Page One & The ‘Ville Voice on TeeVee!

March 31st, 2009 · Comments Off

Daniel Mongiardo’s campaign finance woes, the Cordish scandal, and more! Check us out this week.

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Cable · Churchill Downs · CW · Dan Mongiardo · Democrats · Downtown · Hype · Jerry Abramson · Morning Shows · Politics · TV · Video

Rush the Liquor Store Edition

March 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

Final Four Bound: The Louisville women’s team made it to the Final Four with a win last night over #1 seed Maryland. Angel McCoughtry may be the most exciting player in town. [NY Times] Lexington Bound: The developing John Calipari to Kentucky story takes up 3/4 of the Herald-Leader’s front page.  It appears they’re just [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Banking · Cordish · Courier-Journal · Jerry Abramson · Judges · Keep Louisville Weird · LEO · Religion · Sports · University of Kentucky · University of Louisville

PETA’s P.R. Stunt Won’t Hurt KFC

March 30th, 2009 · 7 Comments

From the department of manufactured news, you may have noticed last week that KFC got a whole lot of mileage from its pledge to spend $3,000 to fix 350 potholes in the city. The catch was that the chicken company got to stencil an ad atop every fixed pothole. The P.R. stunt was well worth [...]

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Tags: Awards · Branding · Jerry Abramson · Possibility City · Public Relations · Radio

Public Radio Phenomenon Continues

March 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments

It’s hard to figure how any business based on donations and good will is thriving right now, but local public radio execs are busy celebrating surpassing their financial goals in the just-completed pledge drive. Louisville Public Media set a goal of $390,000, and finished up the campaign at $402,389. The organization operates WFPK-FM, WFPL-FM and [...]

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Tags: Advertising · Clear Channel · Marketing · Media · Radio

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