July 23, 1986 |
The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. yesterday fired Earle Palmer Brown Cos./Philadelphia as its advertising agency and hired Shaeffer & Associates. The account is valued at $400,000 a year. Joan McCallion, PIDC's director of marketing, said the corporation decided to switch agencies because several employees at Earle Palmer Brown who had worked on the account no longer worked at that agency. She said their departure followed the change in the ownership and the name of the agency in 1984 - from Kalish & Rice to Earle Palmer Brown.
September 9, 2011 |
Richard S. Meyer, 96, of Melrose Park, a retired department store advertising executive who restored vintage telephones, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Abramson Center for Jewish Life in Horsham. Mr. Meyer began his career at 15, working in the advertising office at the Hecht Co. in Washington, his hometown. During World War II, he worked for Martin Aircraft in Maryland. After the war, he did advertising for Lansburgh & Bro. in Washington before returning to Hecht's as advertising manager in 1948.
October 23, 2013 |
Far from quietly settling their differences, two Philadelphia law firms locked in a dispute over the right to advertise on SEPTA buses have intensified their battle. Larry Pitt & Associates sued Lundy Law in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia in May, alleging that Lundy had illegally entered into contracts with SEPTA and other regional transit agencies giving the firm the exclusive right to advertise on the exterior of buses. Pitt accused Lundy of antitrust violations, and Lundy filed a motion asking that the suit be dismissed.
May 1, 2016 |
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 30, for Lewis N. Rinko, 81, of Swarthmore, a former advertising agency executive, a Girard College alumnus, and a former publisher of his hometown weekly, the Swarthmorean. Mr. Rinko died Tuesday, April 5, of heart failure at home. Born in coal country near Wilkes-Barre, he was 8 when his father died in a mining accident. Hoping to increase his chances for a better life, his mother in 1944 took him by bus to Girard and left him there.
June 27, 2008
PLEASE take out those disgusting ads for "My Rich Uncle. " I read the paper during lunch, and nearly it looking at the picture of a couple missing the tops of their heads. I'm all for advertising, but do they think people are going subscribe to their company by grossing them out? I'm heaving just thinking about it! Lenise Johnson, Wilmington, Del.
August 14, 2015 |
TWO predictions: One, the day is coming, and soon, where North American teams will have advertising logos on their uniforms. And, two, nobody will care. Every sport is on a full-time mission to squeeze every buck it can out of the business. I mean, it has gotten to the point where the NFL is apparently considering moving the annual Super Bowl media day from Tuesday morning/afternoon to Monday night in primetime on the East Coast - apparently on the theory that if people will watch three days worth of draft coverage, and endless repetitions of players performing the shuttle run at the combine, they'll watch anything.
May 3, 2013 |
WILL THERE soon be digital ads on publicly owned property? A bill sponsored by Council President Darrell Clarke that would authorize ads on city-owned property was overwhelmingly approved yesterday, but Clarke remained skeptical, noting that the city pulled back a request for proposals (RFP) on a similar bill last year. "The opportunities are limitless," Clarke said. "I would like to see us move ahead, get the RFP out, get a contract done and start bringing in some much needed revenue.
December 16, 2011 |
A CONTROVERSIAL bill that would have allowed gigantic wall-wrap advertising on a single building near the Vine Expressway officially died yesterday as City Council wrapped its last session of the year. As promised, Mayor Nutter vetoed the legislation sponsored by Councilman Frank DiCicco that would have permitted the advertising on a building at 7th and Willow streets - site of previous lawsuits and fines related to an illegally erected ad. DiCicco managed to get the measure passed Dec. 1 with 12 votes - the number needed to override a veto - but some of those supporters were uneasy after letters from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and City Solicitor Shelley Smith warned the measure could have jeopardized federal highway funding.
February 2, 2012 |
Raising new dough is on City Council's to-do list, and members see dollar signs on school buses. Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown introduced legislation Thursday that would allow advertising on the city's 1,250 school buses. That would yield roughly $1 million to help the school district, which recently said that it must cut another $61 million from its budget. "Some might argue that's a drop in the bucket, but when school boards have to figure out the difference between an art and music teacher or new textbooks or fewer costs, let's explore how we can fund those needed items," Reynolds Brown said.
January 27, 2016 |
The advocacy group CeaseFirePA called on Monday for supporters to thank Comcast Corp. for "standing up to the gun lobby" after the cable giant demanded that the National Rife Association edit one of its advertisements for the Pennsylvania outdoors show in Harrisburg in February. The 30-second advertisement depicted children with guns and violated Comcast's internal advertising guidelines, said a spokewoman for Comcast Spotlight, the cable company's advertising arm. The National Rifle Association - which runs the Great American Outdoor Show, running from Feb. 6 to 14 at the the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg - agreed to the edits and the advertisements will air on Comcast in central Pennsylvania, the Comcast spokeswoman said.