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Lee Steps Down as IAA Executive Director

By: Thomas Pardee on November 15, 2010

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Michael Lee is stepping down as executive director of the International Advertising Association, marking the end of nearly a decade of his leadership roles where he held the positions of chairman, world president and senior VP.

KFC Branded Fire Hydrants Could Be a Wing-Wing Situation for Buffalo

By: Thomas Pardee on September 15, 2010

Earlier this year, The Company Formerly Known As Kentucky Fried Chicken -- which, incidentally, is the world's most popular chicken-wing marketer -- launched a public/private partnership with several cash-strapped U.S. cities that would emblazon the KFC logo and that of its "Fiery Grilled Wings" across fire hydrants and fire extinguishers all over the city, to be used only in case of emergency or for dinner inspiration. (This, from the same marketer that brought residents of four U.S. cities the, ahem, groundbreaking reality of branded pot-hole fillings in 2009.)

WWE Now Offering Full-Length Episodes on YouTube

By: Thomas Pardee on June 22, 2010

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- The newest addition to YouTube's short menu of premium full-length programming is the sports-entertainment company WWE, which just announced a deal with the web video giant that will make a handful of its popular pro-wrestling shows ("Friday Night SmackDown," "WWE NXT," "WWE Superstars" and "ECW") available for streaming to U.S. users.

GLAAD Announces Amplifier Award Nominees

By: Thomas Pardee on September 11, 2012

This has been a big year for LGBT advertising and media, and the nominees for this year's GLAAD Amplifier Awards honor some of the new brands and campaigns that have made headlines for risking backlash in order to appeal to gay and gay-friendly consumers.