Archive for January 2015

PIJAC's campaign of fear keeps backing puppy mills

PIJAC's campaign of fear keeps backing puppy mills
“What if pets were illegal?” It’s a scary thought isn’t it. And, it’s far from true. However, it’s the cornerstone of PIJAC’s latest campaign of fear as the group fights to protect puppy mills and the stores that sell their product. PIJAC – the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council – is watching the dominoes fall around... Read more »

Budweiser Super Bowl Ad shows GoDaddy how it's done

Budweiser Super Bowl Ad shows GoDaddy how it's done
In two short days, a couple of big time advertisers for the Super Bowl have shown two opposite ends of the spectrum on how to attract some attention to your brand with a little advertising. GoDaddy’s attempt at parodying Budweiser’s wildly popular ad failed so miserably that it was benched before the big game. Just... Read more »

Puppy mills & the Go Daddy Super Bowl ad

Puppy mills & the Go Daddy Super Bowl ad
Writers note: Shortly after this was posted, GoDaddy’s CEO announced that the ad would not air the ad. His twitter comment is below. Thank you for speaking out…you can make a difference. It’s Super Bowl week and time for annual roll-out of new ads that are unofficially debuting before they air on the big game.... Read more »
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Memories of Mr. Cub

Memories of Mr. Cub
Today, there is crying in baseball…in Cubs Nation and far beyond. Mr. Cub – Ernie Banks – has moved on to the heavenly hall of fame. As a life long Cubs fan, my heart breaks not only at his passing but at the fact that he died still waiting for that Cubs World Series. In... Read more »

Petland: The entrepreneurial spirit of cruelty

Petland: The entrepreneurial spirit of cruelty
The press release arrived in my inbox this afternoon touting the top franchises in the country according to Entrepreneur magazine.  The release generated by my buddies at Petland patted themselves on the back for hitting the top 500 (at 442) and moving up 29 spots from last year. How heartbreaking that Petland is touting their success in... Read more »

Naperville Petland and the puppy mill puppies

Naperville Petland and the puppy mill puppies
The New Year has just begun and all is not quiet on the Western Front – the West suburban front that is. Heartbreaking photos of more emaciated dogs from one of my favorite pet stores the Naperville Petland have hit my inbox. Is this deja vu all over again? You betcha…and the paper trail leads... Read more »
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