Sunday Musings – Table for Three with Kobe & Arianna

It was one of those newspaper articles we set aside because we wanted to do a deep read, not power scan. To us, getting Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers star) and Arianna Huffington (writer, co-founder and editor in chief of the Huffington Post Media Group) to sit for a meal and… more »

AWSI: Crunching On is a Good Thing, But…

Almonds are good for you.  We know that.  A handful of “toast ’til toasted” almonds can do wonders for maintaining your energy level. We were amused by this ad promoting California almonds that appeared in Sunset Magazine’s October 2014 issue.   That energizer almond kid certainly was an eye catcher… more »

ASWI – Shellraiser is a Keeper…

As appalling as it may be to think that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle franchise is pushing toys for pre-schoolers, we’ve deemed the product highlighted on page 18 of the Sunday Target ad post-worthy. The Shellraiser vehicle from Playmates Toy has bells and whistles (or as the ad copy states,… more »

FSI – What’s New and Notable – 002

This week’s edition of FSI What’s New & Notable is focusing on hot sauce. The FSI featured a ginormous burger that took up 50% of the ad. It was a drippy burger too, like the kind you see on Carl’s Jr. television ads. We aren’t burger people and were about… more »

FSI – What’s New and Notable – 001

Anyone who gets a Sunday newspaper delivered to their doorstep (or driveway) knows that part of its considerable “thunk” are the ads that are included in the form of circulars and free standing inserts (FSI). We like them for several reasons. You can get a sense of what’s trending. You… more »