Although you might not know it from the copy, advertising is spreading out. It’s not just television and print anymore; it’s viral stunts, sponsorships, naming rights, and product placement. The world is getting more media from more angles and advertising is coming along for the ride. Anything you can do, you can do for advertising. All you have to do is tack a logo on the end.
Given that, we’re happy to see videos like this. We’d never heard of Bowmore before, but they just showed us the perfect way to polish our shoes.
Freak Folk: Always on the hunt for a deep, sensitive mate, Natalie Portman is reportedly nuzzling up to Cripple Crow crooner Devandra Banhart. Yeah, we don't know how we feel about this one either. We mean, he is wearing a woman's jacket. [Egotastic]
Napoleon Complex: Lil', wee plutocrat Nic Sarkozy is kicking up a press dust storm in his fierce heels. [Shoeblogs]
What Would Moz Do?: Dress like Morrissey and you're set for life. [Style Salvage]
Spit and Polish: The geopolitics of the shoeshine. [NYT via On The Fly]
Throwing Sparks: Sharp dockside looks from Philip Sparks. [Philipsparks via Notcouture]
Blinded by the White: N.B. to African-American society partygoers - some photogs may require you use nametags. [Radar]
Environmental Hang Up: Going green starts at your dry cleaner. [Fox23]
Out of Africa: A brief history of the safari jacket. [Mercury News]
New Journalism:The Wall Street Journal is set to launch a new luxury magazine to compete with the Times' glossy insert, T. Yes, yes - you're right - they're calling it WSJ. [Editor and Publisher]
Luxury Hacks: Next time you're in Moscow, flag down a Maybach. [Autopark]
Home, Jeeves: In other auto news, The Chauffeur magazine has named its "Car of the Year." The Chauffeur magazine? We should really get our guy a subscription for his birthday. [Autoblog]