St. Louis founded and based Panera Bread Company and its ad agency Cramer-Krasselt broke up in a very public way earlier this week. It wasn't a mutual split, though -- an internal memo from Cramer-Krasselt leaked yesterday morning basically calling the company "crazy" and it doesn't paint a pretty p ... More >>
Welcome to "Draft Pick," a column by Gut Check contributor and craft-beer aficionado Richard Haegele. Each week, Richard will profile the most exciting new draft being poured in St. Louis, how it was made and where you can find it. In February of 2006, Square One Brewery (1727 Park Avenue; 314-231- ... More >>
Destination: Square One Brewery (1727 Park Avenue; 314-231-2537) Neighborhood: Lafayette Square Cuisine: American Fusion Overview: Square One Brewery, known for its homemade beers and spirits, also has a ridiculously varying menu, abundant with vegetarian selections. And the food is true to Ameri ... More >>
David Craig announced this weekend that he is putting his radio show Food Talk STL "on hiatus." Food Talk STL has aired on Saturday morning on KFNS (590 AM) since February 2012. The station recently announced a change from mainly sports-oriented programming ("The Fan") to a male-oriented format ("Th ... More >>
We didn't make the top five, ten, fifteen or even twenty, but hey, we weren't left out altogether. According to the Daily Beast, St. Louis ranks 23 in its study and list compiling the 25 "drunkest cities" in America in 2012. Maybe we're a skosh too sensitive, but we're sort of offended by our ranki ... More >>
Lee Enterprises announced a third-quarter loss of only $1.5 million, which is down quite a bit from the losses of $155 million in the same quarter of the previous year. Successfully pushing that decimal point two places to the left means that shares only lost three cents of their value in the third ... More >>
See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, May 11. Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
The ad agency Cheil Worldwide created this print ad for Oreo cookies in South Korea. It pretty much speaks for itself. You can view the uncensored version after the jump -- plus register your opinion in our poll!
courtesy of Google Finance.Lee Enterprises' stock (shown in blue) is down 20 percent in the last six months, as this graph shows. Fellow media giants Gannett (in red) and McClatchy (in yellow) have also lost considerable value.Another quarterly report, another piece of bad news.That's the woefull ... More >>
Stock down; refinancing on hold. Not a good day for the P-D's parent company.The parent company of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Lee Enterprises, announced plans yesterday morning a plan to refinance nearly $1 billion of debt -- only to announce later in the day they were abandoning those plans du ... More >>
Today's comment comes from a post reviewing last night's Super Bowl ads with ties to St. Louis. One reader was not impressed with Anheuser-Busch's advertisement featuring its famous Clydesdales, a western gunslinger and Elton John's "Tiny Dancer." KittyLitterKing writes: "Tiny Dancer" is just as bad ... More >>
Kristen KlempertSquare One Brewery & Distillery, Lafayette SquareThe Joint: Square One Brewery & Distillery 1727 Park Avenue; 314-231-2537 The Hours: Mon.-Fri. 4-6 p.m. The Deal: $1 off all house drafts and house spirits; discounts on select appetizers. Make ours a beer...
Online revenue is growing for the Post-Dispatch's parent company -- but not nearly fast enough to replace the print advertisers being lost.Profits up; revenue down -- that generally means fewer journalists.That's the latest news from Lee Enterprises, based in Davenport, Iowa. The St. Louis Post-D ... More >>
Well, it appears that Nelly's Branson concert is on after all: According to Fox 2 (via the Associated Press): A promoter says the much-delayed concert by rapper Nelly has a venue in Branson. Concert promoter Paul Dunn said Nelly will perform indoor at the Mansion Theater on Aug. 21. According to t ... More >>
This just in: Lee Enterprises, publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a host of other newspapers, lost another 4.9 percent in ad revenue this quarter.That's not, of course, a headline you'll see in the Post-Dispatch. In its brief report on page A11, the paper reports the latest quarter's fi ... More >>
Chick-fil-A will give you a free meal today if you show up dressed like a cow. No, really. Chipotle wants you to know it has its sustainably raised heart in the right place. But it's not a marketing strategy. Except it is a marketing strategy. First Lady Michelle Obama has had it up to here with c ... More >>
You know what's easier than snacking healthily? Thinking you're snacking healthily and letting the, uh, chips fall where they may.At least, that's Gut Check's takeaway from an article in today's New York Times detailing the marketing push behind new Pringles Multigrain Crisps. In devising the ma ... More >>
Google busts out some big figures.Was I the only one who thought it strange yesterday that Google decided to make public its "economic impact" in Missouri and other states? The news release yesterday was apparently the first time ever that the search engine has shared its state-by-state financia ... More >>
All together now: "When life give you lemons..."St. Louis was once known as an advertising agency mecca. Not any more. And especially not since the start of the Great Recession. Dozens -- if not hundreds -- St. Louis advertising and marketing creatives have been laid off just in the past three ye ... More >>
7 p.m. Monday, April 12. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
As we reported last week, U.S. "Drug Czar" Gil Kerlikowske is in St. Louis today to unveil the White House Office of National Drug Policy's new anti-meth campaign. Here's hoping the campaign is as good as the last one featured here. Continue on to view the full press release of today's announ ... More >>
Brilliant viral marketing campaign? Surreal drug trip? Allegory on racial integration? All of the above? We report (via Ad Freak), you decide: The second episode, after the jump...
"This project is moving along great, and that's because of the Labor Union and all the organized trades that have all played their part." Wait a second! That's the radio ad for the labor union! I've been brainwashed. Could it be because the radio spot runs every ten minutes during Cardinals games!? ... More >>
The movie Cold Souls sounds kind of like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind without the Jim Carrey-Kate Winslet part. In other words, it's about a company that extracts your soul and stores it for you in a glass jar. That's what Unreal has surmised anyway, based on the movie's viral marketing sch ... More >>
How about a little news of the offbeat today:Wallabies eat poppies, make crop circles. (Reuters)Lil Jon's wine wins an award. For real. (Baller Status)Has Burger King's new print ad finally gone too far? Does anyone still care? (EW.com)
Yesterday I received a curious e-mail about a press conference at Busch Stadium scheduled for 2 p.m. this afternoon. The event sounded so preposterous that I immediately responded to the sender with the query: "Is this for real?" No, no! Came the reply from St. Louis marketing firm Geile/Leon. The e ... More >>
Lafayette Square microbrewery Square One Brewery is adding a distillery. Look for micro-distilled spirits to arrive early next year.
Tomorrow night is the Taste of Giving, when several area restaurants donate 20% of their dinner proceeds to support the United Way of Greater St. Louis. The list of participating restaurants is available at the United Way site as well as after the jump. - Ian Froeb
EDITOR'S NOTE: Daily RFT incorrectly identified the party filing for bankruptcy in our original blog post, published in April 2008. The matter was brought to our attention by an attorney representing James Neumann in August 2010 and this post was subsequently corrected.Daily RFT regrets the error.On ... More >>
Kristie raises a glass to her favorite drinks of 2007.
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So that microwaving-inappropriate-stuff Web site I mentioned yesterday? It's a freakin' viral marketing campaign for Kraft Easy Mac. I just get so excited by the prospect of seeing food explode that I don't bother snooping around for answers. On to the news: www.alwayswow.com Ethanol pro ... More >>
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7 p.m. Saturday, October 21. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street).
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The kitchens a tad flat, but cheers to the beers at Square One Brewery
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