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I wasn’t going to write a  feature/post over the weekend until I saw, again, a TV ad for John Hancock financial services. The ad features four distinctly different “couples” discussing their investment options in this volatile market. “Let me guess,” […]

Call me old-fashioned and that’s just fine but there’s something appropriate about owners acting like owners. I guess I am spoiled by how the Tisch and Mara families have handled themselves as owners of the New York Giants: with dignity […]

Whether or not you want to admit it, everyone knows ad host ‘Vince’ of Slap Chop, Shamwow  and now Schticky fame or infamy. I say the latter because “his” ads for the latter have finally been  sanitized after months of […]

No matter how many times I’ve seen it, Salma Hayek’s ad for Got Milk? makes me laugh. How many of us have endured the same type of stuff, being out of a crucial grocery item and having to go out […]

So what if it’s just syrup and carbonated water … if soda can find a way to be inspirational that’s great. We seem to need inspiration SO badly in this day and age. The latest Dr. Pepper ad, the one […]

We have so many reality shows these days, and some of them are pretty good and interesting. Most of them we all could quite honestly do without. Well, Quilted Northern bathroom tissue, with a recent ad campaign wants to bring […]

For every one of Geico’s ads that are funny or clever, to me, there are about 20 or more that miss the mark. The reason I write about this is because Geico seems to be the only advertiser on TV […]

With over 35 moves in my life, I’ve had most of the cable or satellite TV offerings that are available and one thing still holds true: DirecTV is still the best overall product. Let me clear, I don’t currently have […]

I am a New York Giants fan … first and foremost. But while I appreciate Eli Manning’s development as a quarterback and person, I can’t say enough good things about his older brother, Peyton, the perhaps soon-to-be ex Indianapolis Colts […]

Talk about doing the right thing for the wrong reason? Years ago Charles Barkley, the ex-NBA great turned entertaining TNT basketball analyst flatly refused to be a role-model for youngsters. He even did commercials where he angrily stated: “I am […]