The female figure will not be the foundation of the marketing campaign for Scottsdale-based Go Daddy.The company actually put out a press release stating that its commercials during the next Super Bowl will not contain "risqué innuendo."
The Maricopa County Elections Department released some of the details this morning about the Spanish-language campaign it's putting on, in an effort to set the record straight for any Spanish-speaking voters who may have been confused by errors made by the department.On two occassions, people notice ... More >>
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>
What's Obama smoking? After declaring years ago he wouldn't expend federal resources on medical-marijuana users, his administration's now waging a full-scale assault on weed.President Obama doesn't just want to seize the property of California medical-marijuana dispensaries and hit them wit ... More >>
The Black Keys have sued ad advertising agency for using their hit single in a commercial without getting permission or paying royalties, according to Pitchfork.The blues rock duo has filed two lawsuits against Della Femina Rothschild Jeary and Partners for using The Black Keys' song "Tighten Up" ... More >>
The 20-year-old outdoor amphitheater on the west side of Phoenix which switched its name from Desert Sky Pavilion to Cricket Wireless Pavilion a few years ago is now back to square one.This is no victory over corporate America. The low-cost cell provider's naming rights recently expired ... More >>
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Phoenix's biggest theater has a new name.Live Nation, the concert promoter who owns the building at 400 West Washington Street formerly known as Dodge Theatre, issued a press release today saying we are henceforth to refer to the 5,000 seat venue as Comerica Theatre.In keeping with longstanding P ... More >>
Bill Montgomery: The half-million dollar man, and then some According to records provided to special counsel Jeffrey Messing by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's political guru Chad Willems of Summit Consulting Group, Arpaio's re-election campaign committee spent more than $500,000 in media buys for TV ads ... More >>
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Ever wanted to learn a ton of shit about the music biz without going to Brooklyn to get P. Diddy a cookie or riding in a van with Ian MacKaye as he talks about not eating animals or drinking beer? Mesa Community College has you covered.MCC has been beefing up it's Music Business program for a cou ... More >>
Copenhagen-based artist Miss Lotion goes solo
Copenhagen-based artist Miss Lotion goes solo
SB 1070 is all the rage in the news biz these days, and now its effects have made the jump into the fashion world, as well.An advertising agency, in the wake of 1070, is offering a new form of "protection for Latinos" in a mask that can transform even the brownest Mexican into a stereoty ... More >>
Kirstie Alley's Jenny Craig ad campaign. Looks like someone took a wrong turn after CheersA researcher at Arizona State University found that ads featuring plus-sized models are unlikely to work on their intended audiences: fatties.Sorry, Kirstie Alley, the Jenny Craig endorsement buffet ma ... More >>
The old Nile Basement reopens
The just announced approval of the Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger across the pond does not bode well for any American plansIn a move that many feared would happen, British regulators approved a merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation, the number one and two biggest ticket selling agencies in the ... More >>
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Live Nation says it's 2-for-1 ticket deal is a hit, and will expand it. "After seeing sales increase by 300% over the previous weeks' promotions, with fans saving more than $350,000, Live Nation announced today that fan response has been so positive, the company's popular 2-for-1 concert ticket ... More >>
Not an actual picture of marketing guru David Leibowitz.We're not suggesting he's off to a galaxy far, far away or anything, but we can report that David Leibowitz is on the move.Leibowitz, a former Arizona Republic columnist and KTAR talk show host, has limited his journalism lately to freela ... More >>
Fresh off a weekend that found Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen and Morrissey all play one of the biggest outdoor music festivals in the U.S. -- in one day -- we find ourselves, as a music-loving society, head over heels for live acts with a touch of gray. It doesn't help that the festival in question, ... More >>
Local fans of The Killers have been waiting patiently for the band's upcoming gig at Dodge Theatre next month. It's been almost two years since The Killers last performed in the Valley, and local fans of the blockbuster post-punk band have been waiting oh-so patiently for their chance to see Brando ... More >>
The Arizona Office of Tourism wants Denver residents to think of sunny Arizona this winter by posing with cutouts of scenes from the state. Local marketing and advertising firm Moses Anshell sent a news release to New Times' sister paper, the Denver Westword, this morning announcing the promoti ... More >>
Do you enjoy the Wu Tang Clan? What about free concerts? Well then, have we got a blog post for you.Our marketing department has come in to a nice little stash of tickets for Sunday's show, it seems, and is giving them away here at Phoenix New Times' site. So head over here and do what the nice girl ... More >>
There have been some rumors going around that Tom LaPenna, owner of both the Marquee Theatre on Mill Avenue and prominent promotion company Lucky Man Concerts, is filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy and being bought out by media megagiant Clear Channel. But according to LaPenna, that’s not true.
By Amy Silverman They're not calling Moses Anshell the Arizona Republic's Refugee Camp for nothing. He wasn't nearly old enough for a buyout, but A1 editor (and for our money, an all-around kinda A1 guy) Chris Fiscus flew the Gannett coop recently, landing in the nest former Republic columnist ... More >>
This week's flier comes from the vague world of raves. Local rave/EDM event promoters in the Valley are known for two-sided fliers -- some awesome art on the front, and oodles of info. crammed onto the back. For more info. on the event below, visit www.azinfoline. ... More >>
The Zuni tribe's plans for Phoenix billboards were abruptly canceled by Clear Channel
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The state's antitobacco ads get more nauseating--and popular--by the week
He's JJ! He's the owner! He's the King of Beepers! And we've got his number!
There are Friends of Tobacco. And antismoking advocates worry that behind-the-scenes machinations may water down a state campaign to discourage teen smoking.