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Pro-Tip To Churchill Downs’ Advertising Crew

November 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

A “Mo Bro” isn’t what you think it is. A “Mo Bro” is a gay frat guy.

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Tags: Advertising · Churchill Downs

Borderline Unethical And Definitely Not Newsworthy

November 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment

You know your local newspaper does things like cover for its elected friends, trash legitimate critics, ignore reality and kill journalistic integrity. So this latest stunt of pushing advertising as journalism won’t surprise you: How Amex found the news coverage it wanted Gannett newspapers in 15 U.S. markets this month will publish short profiles of [...]

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Tags: Advertising · Courier-Journal · Gannett · Newspaper · Oops

Yet Another National College Ad About Jack

November 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off

National College ran another ad (in addition to the one we told you about) against Jack Conway yesterday. This one is an open letter to Jack that was signed by more than 750 students: We understand that you have filed suit against National College for alleged violation of consumer protection laws. We know our college [...]

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Tags: Advertising · Education · Election · Jack Conway · Oops · Politics

Uh, Really? We’re Spending Money On THIS?

October 5th, 2011 · Comments Off

Don’t get us wrong – we love a healthy hometown and healthy young people. But. Uh. CLICK TO VISIT Really? Come On Everybody dot org? We’re spending money to push that here in the city? This is going to fail worse than Possibility City. We don’t know what to say. Wow.

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Tags: Advertising · Greg Fischer · Metro Government · Oops

Candidate Advertising Heads-Up

September 26th, 2011 · Comments Off

Notice to candidates in the general election: Advertising tells me we’ve got an open spot (one on The ‘Ville Voice, one on Page One) for the general election. It’s apparently because I said “NO EFFING WAY” to a particularly dishonest teabagger and nixed their contract. We’ll hold the spot open until close of business tomorrow [...]

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Tags: Advertising · Election

Maker’s Shoulda Just Given Us That Stack Of Paper

June 7th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Do you know hungry kids who aren’t likely to get solid meals this summer? 12 community centers will provide breakfast, lunch and snacks to kids who get free or reduced lunches during the school year. [Click the Clicky] For the 34th Day (jesus christ) Republican Party of Kentucky Chairman Steve Robertson questioned Jack Conway: “As [...]

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Tags: Advertising · Alcohol · Construction · Fox 41 · Gays · Housing · Jack Conway · JCPS · Library · Metro Council · Metro Government · Movies · Parks · Religion · Republican Party · Youth

Maker’s Mark On The Teevee Spreading Awesome

May 11th, 2011 · 7 Comments

24-year-old jockey Michael Baze was found dead in his vehicle at Churchill Downs. [HuffPo] An environmental group – Appalachian Voices – is suing a coal company in Bardstown over alleged clean water act violations. [H-L] Metro Council has deemed the Whiskey Row/Iron Quarter ordinance an emergency. [WFPL] So gas prices are at a billion dollars [...]

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Tags: Advertising · Bad Behavior · Bourbon · Churchill Downs · Downtown · Economy · Gas · JCPS · Legal · Metro Council · Sex · State Government

Dan Dry Joins Power Creative As Photo Big Dog

February 10th, 2011 · 2 Comments

The PR/Comm/Advertising/Whatever wars are waging on here in the big city of Louisville. And famed photographer Dan Dry is joining Power Creative as the company’s Chief Visual Officer. Dry, who has won more than 400 national and international photograph and design awards, is likely most well-known locally for his Pulitzer Prize-winning work in the Courier-Journal/A [...]

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Tags: Advertising · Art · Business · Photo · Public Relations

Sometimes Grocery Store Emails Are Awkward

February 7th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Maybe my reaction is a bet extreme, but when I saw this subject line in an email from Kroger, my eyes got a little big: I just knew some crazy stuff was about to explode onto my MacBook Pro’s screen, causing my eyes to roll back into my head. And bam! I saw this: T-bones, [...]

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Tags: Advertising · Oops · Public Relations · Race

We’re Hiring New Advertising Sales Folks

December 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

You know that feeling you get when one of your sales people decides to move 700 miles away because her husband got a job? I (Jake) have that feeling right now. As you probably are already aware, I don’t really have time to do ad sales myself. So I’m hiring additional advertising salespeople. You have [...]

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Tags: Advertising · Business · Economy · Hires