Another Blue Bell ice cream licker: Tuesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up here. What people are talking about today This summer’s gross-out viral video—which showed a Texas teenager opening a carton of Blue Bell in a grocery store, licking the ice cream and then putting it back on the freezer shelf—has reportedly inspired copycats.  The New York Times reports that one of them, a 36-year-old man in Belle Rose, Louisiana, was taken into custody and “charged with criminal mischief for tampering with a product before he had purchased it, and with ‘unlawful posting of criminal activity for notoriety and publicity,’ a rarely-used Louisiana law.” The Times says he has been in jail since Saturday and can’t post bail until Wednesday. Which might seem harsh, given that he reportedly had a receipt for the ice cream; he licked it in the store, yes, but then he actually bought it instead of leaving it on the shelf. (The case of the original ice-cream licker, a minor, is reportedly being handled by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.)  The Blue Bell Twitter account, meanwhile, has been busy responding to people upset about all this: “Food safety is our top priority,” it tweeted. “We will continue to explore all options including manufacturing processes and additional carton protection so that you can be confident in our product.”  See also: “Seven reasons not to lick ice cream... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2019-07-09 10:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Advertising Age | 2019-08-13 10:25:56 UTC ]
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Justin Bieber’s deodorant deal, and Apple’s Cannes Lions honor: Tuesday Wake-Up Call

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Tuesday Wake-Up Call: Netflix's 'Black Mirror' storytelling experiment, and Google's new ad chief

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Tuesday Wake-Up Call: BuzzFeed News asks for donations, and the NFL hires a new chief marketer

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Tuesday Wake-Up Call: AT&T's ad-tech ambitions. Plus, CBD brands explode

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Sam Pink’s ‘Ice Cream Man’ explores life on the fringes

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LVMH bids for Tiffany and Disney media review causes controversy: Monday Wake-Up Call

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[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-28 10:22:02 UTC ]
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[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-25 10:25:54 UTC ]
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[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-24 10:29:51 UTC ]
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[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-04 10:00:00 UTC ]
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The FBI’s unusual Facebook ads, and bad news on TV ratings: Thursday Wake-Up Call

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[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-03 10:00:00 UTC ]
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