New Belgium Brewing is running its first TV ad campaign in eight years, buying airtime in twelve markets across the country in order to help beer drinkers associate the name Fat Tire with the brewery itself, which wants to push the rest of its lineup. But the commercial, a thirty-second spot create ... More >>
It's on your mind. You can't stop thinking about it. Your blood starts to pump. Your mouth begins to water. And while the buildup lasts for days, the actual live action (from start to finish) only lasts about ten minutes. No, I'm not talking about sex; I'm talking about the Super Bowl, baby. And whi ... More >>
After the Broncos traded Tim Tebow to the Jets, televangelist Pat Robertson accused Denver of treating Tebow shabbily. But a spokesman for Colorado Springs' Focus on the Family, for which Tebow made a 2010 Super Bowl ad, doesn't echo this claim. Instead, he believes the events that led the Broncos t ... More >>
This week a series of nine "Come to Life" television spots promoting Colorado tourism began airing in target markets across the country, with an emphasis on outdoor summer adventure. To get that vibe just right, the Colorado Tourism Office brought in a team including Denver-based ad agency Karsh/Hag ... More >>
Calender-wise, every year starts at the beginning of January. But when it comes to pop-culture, the year "kicks off" (hey-o!) with the advertising blitz (so many football puns!) that is the Super Bowl, when advertisers collectively spend brajillions of dollars to tell us how to think and feel during ... More >>
WikipediaAsk yourself, right now, how often you down five drinks (or more) in a single sitting. Answer honestly. Depending on what you decided, you might be a binge drinker. The good news here is that you're not alone. The bad news is that Denver's youth population is joining you.
Update: Denver Daily News publisher Kristie Hannon has been swamped with messages since word broke that the paper will cease publication just over ten years after its debut. However, she took the time to take part in a detailed Q&A about the decision.
Video below.Tim Tebow's book Through My Eyes is filled with stories about faith, football, faith, family and faith, in that order -- and he's promoting it with the same kind of pumped-up enthusiasm that marks his play. He's already appeared on an extended segment of Sean Hannity's Fox News pr ... More >>
Michael Ledwitz.After last week's item about Denver Magazine shutting down, with its key assets purchased by rival 5280, the comments section exploded, with numerous posters accusing Michael Ledwitz, the defunct mag's CEO, publisher and editor, of ripping off advertisers. It's a charge that o ... More >>
Chris Romer.Yesterday, the Denver Post officially endorsed former Senator Chris Romer in the Denver mayor's race, calling him a "dynamo of ideas" who would bring "the critical eye of an outsider" to the gig, since he's never worked for the city. But in today's shifting media environment, doe ... More >>
The Denver-bred Quiznos chain is an odd duck. While its toasted sandwiches are now sold coast to coast, it's courted controversy because of its franchise practices. And its commercials, while memorable, are pretty damn strange, whether it's singing mutant hamsters, sexualized talking ovens or ... More >>
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Tim & mom.The 2010 Super Bowl ad featuring Tim Tebow and his mom is the gift that keeps on giving for Focus on the Family. Next month at their convention in Nashville, the National Religious Broadcasters will reportedly name it the year's best -- and why not? The commercial, on view below, ce ... More >>
The bus ads.Yesterday, Colorado Drug Investigators Association's Commander Jerry Peters explained why his organization had written a letter castigating RTD's decision to accept bus ads for KushConII, a marijuana-oriented convention taking place this weekend. While RTD spokesman Scott Reed say ... More >>
KushConII ad.Last month, organizers of KushConII thanked RTD for accepting event-related bus ads. But RTD isn't receiving the same sort of compliments from the Colorado Drug Investigators Association. Says CDIA veep and North Metro Drug Task Force investigator Jerry Peters, "We don't feel it' ... More >>
Tim Tebow and his mom, as seen in Focus on the Family's Super Bowl ad.NFL Nation is divided on whether the Denver Broncos were wise or wack to draft Florida quarterback Tim Tebow in the first round of last night's draft. Example: ESPN's draft coverage juxtaposed an instant poll showing that ... More >>
The Tebows have brought Focus on the Family a lot of love, cyber and otherwise.The Focus on the Family Super Bowl ad co-starring Florida QB Tim Tebow and his mom spurred complaints from pro-choice groups that inadvertently helped spread FOTF's anti-abortion message. And even though the game i ... More >>
There was something funny going on in the Super Bowl commercials this year, and it wasn't those stupid Bud Light ads. Nope, this one wasn't supposed to be funny at all. It was supposed to inspire you to join the Air Force Reserves, but instead it had us thinking about Lego's. By now, you've hea ... More >>
Dave HannesThe new "bug zapper" lampposts at Writer SquareOne of the most noticeable -- and controversial -- changes to downtown lately has been the transformation of Writer Square, the longtime pedestrian shopping center that has lately seen all of its trees, benches and other landscaping re ... More >>
John "Whip" Wilbur.No one tried harder to save Indie 101.5 -- a station discussed in a just-published interview with Max Media Denver president and general manager Jeff Norman -- than its music director, John Wilbur, known to one and all as Whip. In January, he stepped from behind the microph ... More >>
While Denver-born restaurant chain Chipotle is getting flak for its new ad campaign's distinct lack of cojones, the marketing for Quiznos Sub Shop, another local restaurant chain done (sorta) good, still shows a lot of balls. Or, to be more accurate in this particular case, a lot of boobs. The Pl ... More >>
Dean Singleton delivers. During yesterday's press conference announcing the closing of the Rocky Mountain News, MediaNews Group boss Dean Singleton, whose firm owns the Denver Post, declared that the ad rates at his publication are "way below" the national average, but "they'll just have to stay th ... More >>
An image from a National Automobile Dealers Association public-service announcement. Yesterday morning, during one of his regular updates on KOA/850 AM's morning-news broadcast, Channel 9 business reporter Gregg Moss talked about a new series of public-service announcements for the automobile indus ... More >>
The nifty ads are hard not to notice, boldly proclaiming: The Cigarette is Dead. They've popped up alongside buildings, buses and billboards, directing people to www.QuitDoingIt.com, where smokers can find tools to help them quit. Commissioned by the State Tobacco Education & Prevention Partnershi ... More >>
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Anti-Marilyn Musgrave ads
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Political commercials outnumber political reports on local television.
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An adult advertiser complains that explicit radio stations won't run his not-very-explicit commercials.
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Gary Haney's conscience told him to take the boobs out of his magazine.
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Pulling the plug on attorney advertising could get somebody sued -- including the State of Colorado
WE'VE JUST LISTENED TO EVERY RADIO STATION IN DENVER--AND BOY, DO OUR EARS HURT.