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Novelist. Sweet as Cane, Salty as Tears IN STORES NOW. Opelousas, Louisiana born and bred. Makes the best gumbo in Brooklyn. Managing Editor of Advertising Age.

Unforgiving? Cruz Campaign Yanks Ad Over Actress' Porn Past — Well, that's awkward. The Ted Cruz campaign, trying to build support among true conservatives, released the following ad attacking Marco Rubio. Turns out that one of the actresses in the spot is Amy Lindsay.

The Morning After: Tips for Surviving Your $4.5M Hangover — Second-Guessing Your Big Play? We've Got You Covered By the time you read this, it's Monday morning. Or possibly even Tuesday or Wednesday. And some people still won't shut up about the Super Bowl. It's almost like some people are 20-year-olds who don't have a lot going on outside of partying.
Feb 08, 2016

The Morning After: Tips for Surviving Your $4.5M Super Bowl Hangover…

Feb 08, 2016

RT @kenwheaton: The Morning After: Tips for Surviving Your $4.5M Super Bowl Hangover…

Feb 10, 2016

RT @adage: The morning after: @kenwheaton has 5 tips for surviving your $4.5M #SuperBowl hangover.

My Adventures in Voting Irregularities — Come a little closer. I have a secret for you. I know many of you labor hard to believe that there's such a thing as an unbiased journalist (especially when said journalist mostly agrees with you). But the fact of the matter is, while the jury's still out on whether journalists have souls, more often than not, they have party affiliations.
Feb 04, 2016

#TBT The time a Brooklyn poll worker voted for Hillary while I was voting in a Republican primary.…

10 Alternate Slogans for (Horrible) Bob’s Furniture — All I wanted was a recliner. Now, some of the ex-suburbanites who dwell in New York are already laughing, because they've convinced themselves that a recliner is something to be scorned rather than a technological marvel that deserves a place in the annals of history right up there with the air conditioner and television.
Feb 03, 2016

New slogan for @MyBobs "You can pick out any couch you like, but it'll never leave."…

She Put That $#*% on Everything — To quote the legendary Jim Anchower: "Hola, Amigos. I know it's been a long time since I wrapped at ya." But I had a few changes since last I dropped in on this space over five months ago. I've grown a beard and shaved it off. I got a new laser printer.

Ad Review: Google Play Campaign Only Works in Small Doses — Despite its stellar success in search and online advertising, as well as future-defining technology like Google Maps, Google Glass and the self-driving car, Google has been a Johnny-come-lately in a couple of key areas, including the lucrative content sector.
Jan 28, 2016

@daveomathias Good work. I've railed about just that sort of thing before.…

Have a Coke and a Smile and Some Product-Centric Marketing — When I read that Coca-Cola Co. was getting out of the preaching business, my first response was "Amen!" As our E.J. Schultz reported last week, this is the first major move by Marcos de Quinto, who stepped into the role of global chief marketing officer a year ago and has been quietly working in the background for months.
Jan 25, 2016

Have a Coke and a Smile and Some Product-Centric Marketing…

Jan 25, 2016

"You sell sugar water? Great! Then sell sugar water! Sell it hard" @kenwheaton on @CocaCola's new campaign

#TBT: The Time Ad Age Went All-In for Gun Control — "Can there be any doubt anywhere that violence and contempt for law and order are doing their rotten best to tear American society apart? "Can there any longer be any doubt that the vast majority of decent, honest, sensible, thoughtful residents of America-black, white, yellow, young, old, rich, poor, conservative, liberal-are almost physically aching for a return to sanity and decency."

It's a Shame About Rey and The Sorry Excuses for Her Absence — When it comes to marketing, these are great times for girl power. From toy series like GoldieBlox to concerted efforts by Verizon and others to get girls into science and math to Always' "Like a Girl" campaign to retailers' decision to de-gender the toy section, it seems we've come a long way, baby.
Jan 11, 2016

It's a Shame About Rey -- and These Sorry Excuses for Her Absence…

Jan 11, 2016

It's a shame about Rey -- and these sorry excuses for her absence. #starwars #wheresRey by @adage's @kenwheaton

Jan 11, 2016

I love this headline. "It's a Shame About Rey -- and These Sorry Excuses for Her Absence"…

Jan 15, 2016

RT @kelleyskoloda: A Rey of Sunshine: It's a Shame About Rey -- and These Sorry Excuses for Her Absence… #InfluencHer

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CES: NBCU's Steve Burke Makes the Case for TV — Consumer Electronics Show Reports of TV's demise have been greatly exaggerated, according to NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke. During a conversation with MediaLink CEO Michael Kassan that served as a keynote presentation at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, Mr. Burke repeatedly made the case that TV was going to be around for "many, many years."
Jan 08, 2016

Reports of TV's demise have been greatly exaggerated, says TV executive:…

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Feb 14, 2016

@VicRecabarren I meant obvious/same dif in reference to the internal rhymes. That Doctorate you're working on is going to your head.

Feb 14, 2016

The only thing that would excuse Kanye's ego is large amounts of cocaine. But he strikes me as clean.

Feb 14, 2016

@VicRecabarren Obvious. Lazy. Same difference. Only redeeming quality in that one was a glimpse of self deprecation at the end.

Feb 14, 2016

@VicRecabarren Yes. Rhyme schemes are about race. Especially when there's no rhyme. Anywhere. Internally. Or elsewhere.

Feb 14, 2016

Kanye is really skilled at rhyming a word to ... Itself.

Feb 14, 2016

Once again, Kanye is one of the worst things I’ve seen on SNL. At least he’s consistent; at least he didn’t actually try to freestyle.

Feb 13, 2016

Watching “The Voices” with Ryan Reynolds. Gotta admire the guy for the roles he tries.

Feb 13, 2016

Once again, Twitter proves it's the place for immediate debate. Uninformed, rushed, pointless, mouthbreathing debate from all sides.

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