Sex sells. But don’t tell anyone.

I’m a fan of Mad Men. Friends got me hooked; NetFlix feeds my fix. How would Don Draper and the Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency handle these industry issues? Stripper mobile grinds to a halt Appeals court reinstates limits on brothel ads I’m not sure what Don & Co. would do. I bet they’d smoke a little. Drink a little. Repeat. [...]

Milwaukee’s Best Light — $3.79 for a 16 oz. six-pack!

“A federal judge has overturned Virginia’s decades-old ban on alcohol-related advertising in college newspapers, saying that the law violates the student publications’ constitutional right to free speech,” reports AP in the Washington Post here. Most alcohol-advertising bans are sitting ducks for constitutional challenge if they’re (threatned to be) enforced because there’s typically little (if any) [...]

Virginia Beach police seize photos from Abercrombie store

If I didn’t know Virginia Beach, I’d have guessed this was a publicity stunt. But it’s not. According to the article from Hampton Road’s (via The Drudge Report), Police, saying they were responding to citizen complaints, carted away two large promotional photographs from the Abercrombie & Fitch store in Lynnhaven Mall on Saturday and [...]

Mommy, this commercial is making me thirsty…

… so please give me your purse — I’ll need your money, your car keys and my fake I.D. card. This opinion was issued this week from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The plaintiffs are the parents of minor children, and the defendants are (among others) domestic manufacturers and importers of alcoholic beverages, including [...]

Bail bonding companies: do they get one call?

I love bail bonding cases. Having represented several bounty hunters and bail bondspersons over the years, I can tell you that they are their own breed of cat. (Did you think I’d say “dog”?) The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decided this case yesterday. It concerns two bail bondsmen who challenged a Texas statute which [...]

For all you do … this Bud’s for view

“Anheuser-Busch said it would launch a broadband video site, Bud.TV, the latest advertiser to try its hand at branded entertainment online,” reports AdWeek here. It’s no revelation that TV is brought to you by sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. What’ll be interesting is how, if at all, the government attempts to regulate the Net. A funny [...]