Maybe one of the first times we were ever exposed to the Square P.O.S. system was at Cartel Coffee Lab in Tempe. This was before the Scottsdale or downtown Phoenix locations of the coffee shop ever existed and our signature on the iPad screen looked like a toddler tried to order a large cold brew on ... More >>
Supporters of Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Ducey aren't taking Democratic challenger Fred DuVal lightly. With the primary election barely over, Ducey supporters had a DuVal hit on TV, spending more than a half-million dollars to slam DuVal -- a former member of the Arizona Board of Regents ... More >>
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."
Imagine that -- people at Go Daddy are happy the company's Super Bowl commercial caused controversy, as watching and listening to some fatso make out with a supermodel made people feel like they wanted to vomit.In fact, the Scottsdale-based company that has relied on cleavage for many of its previou ... More >>
It's not every day that a Republican congressional candidate releases an ad that probably requires the consumption of hallucinogenic drugs to get the full effect.Yet, Republican CD9 candidate Vernon Parker has this downright groovy ad out that's just too awesome to ignore, regardless of the politica ... More >>
Stop us if you've heard this before, but Congressman Ben Quayle thinks Barack Obama is the "worst president in history."Quayle's got a new TV ad out in Arizona's Sixth Congressional District ahead of his August primary with fellow Republican Congressman David Schweikert, and sure enough, Quayle's go ... More >>
A Worsley TV ad, part of a $10K ad buy, according to the Worsley campAs disgraced ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce recycles old signs from last year's historic recall election, his GOP primary rival Bob Worsley is running $10,000 ad buys on cable TV and racking up endorsements from Mesa Mayo ... More >>
It turns out that Arizona missed out on a very important commercial during this past Sunday's Super Bowl. It featured an American comic genius, a field of flowers, and a can of ... Old Milwaukee beer.
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Go Daddy's new "girl," 77-year-old Joan Rivers.As we mentioned yesterday, like many, we were duped by Scottsdale-based domain provider Go Daddy into calling Joan Rivers hot. Today we learn that River's body double for Sunday's Super Bowl ad (the actual woman to whom we referred as "hot") happens ... More >>
Go Daddy's new "girl," 77-year-old Joan Rivers.We were betrayed...For the last two weeks, the PR department for the Scottsdale-based domain provider Go daddy has been sending out press releases with images of body parts of this year's "Go Daddy Girl." We were shown legs, a great ass, and a really ... More >>
Things are shaping up nicely for Sunday's Go Daddy Super Bowl ad.Go Daddy continues to tease men everywhere by gradually releasing images of various body parts of the woman who will be featured in the company's Super Bowl ad this year, and we gotta say, things are shaping up nicely.The chest pict ... 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 >>
Senate hopeful J.D. Hayworth's latest TV ad has given the John McCain campaign an opportunity to re-package the old "wrestling match with a pig" analogy. As the saying goes, getting into one is a bad idea because "you both get dirty and the pig likes it."The McCain campaign would argue that H ... More >>
www.nndb.comIf the whole U.S. Senate thing doesn't work out for former Congressman J.D. Hayworth, he should find some solace in the fact that his work as a TV pitchman -- namely his pimping of "horse-love repellent" in a John McCain campaign ad -- is getting noticed by some of the big-shots in th ... More >>
www.44diaries.comGlenn BeckGlenn Beck took some time off from weeping over the word "America," gushing over the founding fathers, and scaring the ever-loving shit out of his far-right followers with his chalkboard of doom this morning to call Arizona's GOP Senate primary for Senator John McCain n ... 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 >>
Take a good hard look at the above advertisement. Are you aghast? Offended? Does it put you in the mood -- to buy furniture?The ad campaign is for a Phoenix furniture distributor called Furniture Affair -- a sort of edgy boutique where people can get pretty good discounts on designer gear.For ... More >>
www.repmanblog.comJust when we thought we didn't have to watch commercials anymore, with TiVo ending the corporate enslavement of our subconscious, advertisers snuck back in. And we didn't even notice. A study released by the Department of Research and Economic Affairs ... More >>
Last week, New Times featured an in-depth look at the hype surrounding the "Craigslist Killings." Much of the controversy and opposition centered on the "Erotic Services" section of the Web site. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Sheriff Thomas Dart of Cook Count ... More >>
The Arizona Republic ran a full-page ad in Spanish yesterday, making some newspaper readers wonder, "Que?" No, it wasn't a test or an exercise in making non-bilingual gringos feel ignorant. The newspaper published the wrong ad, states a large correction notice on page A14 that's opposite of the same ... More >>
More digital billboards will be sprouting along Interstate 10 through Tolleson after the town gave the signs the green light this week. The town debated for more than a year whether to allow the billboards, which have popped up alongside freeways in other communities . Some residents believe the ... More >>
By Ray Stern Terri, no! That cherubic face. The mommy image. The craft show. It all makes me wonder: What's a nice, local gal like Terri Ouellette doing making commercials for a scoundrel like Kevin Trudeau? Ouellette has made a name for herself over the years as the self-fashioned "Craft Queen" ... More >>
By Michele Laudig No, that's not a typo in the headline. Instead of hiring one new critic to replace recently-ousted restaurant reviewer Nikki Buchanan, Phoenix Magazine's July issue reveals three new scribes: Carey Sweet, Geri Koeppel, and Gwen Ashley Walters, all of whom also write for the Ariz ... More >>
Xpoz Magazine, mediocrity personified As I told you about last week, I spent this last weekend at the G-Unit/Money Management One Stop Shop producer's conference, where I ran into a grip of players in various factions of the local hip-hop industry, including local rag Xpoz Magazine. Xpoz, which ha ... More >>
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Flavor and texture
Letters from the week of January 13, 2005
Warner Bros. delivers a merchandising vehicle that falls flat
A call to an ex-gubernatorial candidate's campaign cell phone is linked to forged documents used to slam Napolitano and Salmon.
Two years later, a digital-video short film became an overnight ad sensation
The Zuni tribe's plans for Phoenix billboards were abruptly canceled by Clear Channel
MTV's blockbuster TRL Tour proves black is beautiful and profitable
What Women Want is a movie that's better than this two-hour advertisement
Former beauty queen Jill Scott
Valley-based infomercial czar Don Lapre has made millions selling his Money Making Secrets to late-night-TV viewers. So what's the secret behind his bankruptcy?
No matter what happens on the field, ASU athletics hits pay dirt every game--with a nonstop stream of advertisements
The state's antitobacco ads get more nauseating--and popular--by the week
A MASSIVE FEDERAL INVESTIGATION UNCOVERS EVIDENCE OF UNION CORRUPTION AT THE YELLOW PAGES. WHILE COMPANY MANAGENT DOES NOTHING, EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS PAY THE PRICE.