Accenture Dumps Golfing Tiger for Surfing Elephant

If you Google “dumps Tiger,” half of the front page listings deal with the Accenture corporation. They officially cut ties with him in December 2009, giving a crisp send off in this press release (emphasis added): Accenture Sponsorship Update NEW YORK; Dec. 13, 2009 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that it will not continue […]

Tiffany & Co. Life Preserver ~ A Simple Way to Return to a Better Relationship

The latest Tiffany & Co. promotional email revealed a somewhat hidden visual message: In the clasp, you can see a life preserver, and the chain and heart have the look of an anchor. Could the message be that Tiffany jewelry is a great way to save your relationship? The life preserver seems to be holding […]

Xerox Phaser 8860 ~ believe in pearlescent full-scuba-spectrum color

Xerox is actively marketing their solid-ink printers through direct mail. I received a brochure with this oyster on the cover, which was obviously professionally printed:   Inside the envelope was also this actual half-letter-sized print sample: I went to the website to see if they were using a similar underwater world to push the products, […]

Ponyo US Trailer Released

Ponyo is a film by Studio Ghibli appropriated by Disney and remixed with the voices of Cate Blanchett, Frankie Jonas, Noah Cyrus, Cloris Leachman, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, Tina Fey, Lily Tomlin, and Betty White.  It arrives stateside on August 14, 2009.  Here’s the trailer: If you’re thinking that it looks a lot like the animated […]

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