Brand Eff up

“Chinese company apologizes, sort of, for racist ad,” USA Today. (

“Everyone's Angry at This Racist Chinese Ad, but It Says Something About America Too Is Qiaobi too easy a target?” ADWEEK (

What’s Up?

“An Open Letter to Peter Thiel,” Gawker (

What’s Good?

“Art house: Los Angeles and New York artists tackle the inequity of real estate,” Guardian (

Diggin’ in the Crates

Phil: “The Choice is Yours,” by Black Sheep Rob: “Dont Mind,” by Kent Jones Michael: The Act of Killing (2012 documentary)

Rob Fields is an award-winning marketer who is passionate about helping brands thrive at the intersection of marketing, business and contemporary culture. Currently the marketing director for CMO Initiatives at the Association of National Advertisers, Rob is a contributor to Forbes and PSFK. More on him at or @robfields on Twitter