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Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) Gets 'Dew'-ed Up to Build a Soda's Hipster Cred

08/09/2004

Philly Shop helps Mountain Dew target with retro T-Shirts.

After years of exhorting consumers to "Do the Dew," PepsiCo's Mountain Dew has enlisted Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) to Dew some duds. It's familiar territory for an ad agency whose own clothing lines have blossomed into brands with downtown cred.

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Steven Grasse Announces the World's First Ever Full-Length Flash Animated Feature Film . . .

08/01/2004

Steven Grasse Announces the World's First Ever Full-Length Flash Animated Feature Film - The Bikini Bandits Save Christmas - The Sequel to the 2002 Raindance Festival Hit, Only this Time it's a Feel Good Holiday Movie.

Unless the Lil'Pimp movie beats us to market (which I don't think it will, its been sitting here like a turd on a shelf for the past 24 months), Bikini Bandits Save Christmas will be the first feature-length flash animated movie ever released. It will also be the first movie released from our newly formed production company Fuck Hollywood Productions.

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All Business Features Gmart

07/08/2004

"Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) Gets 'Dew'-ded Up To Build Soda's Hipster Cred"


After years of exhorting consumers to "Do the Dew," PepsiCo's Mountain Dew has enlisted Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) to Dew some duds. It's familiar territory for an ad agency whose own clothing lines have blossomed into brands with downtown cred.

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Beverage Spectrum Mentions Hendricks

07/04/2004

Ultra premium gin on the rise.

Other signs come from the gin sector. As rum and vodka sales have enjoyed prolonged expansion, the gin portion of the white spirits market has been fairly flat. For the 52 weeks ending May 16, 2004, gin store sales were unchanged at $133 million, according to IRI.

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Theme Restaurant of the Month: El Vez

07/01/2004

Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) developed the concept, logo and advertising for Stephen Starr's El Vez.

It's one thing to name your new Mexican restaurant after a weird, not particularly convincing Mexican Elvis impersonator who looks a bit like Prince, but is nothing sacred to restaurateur Stephen Starr? The cad has slapped an image of Charo's face on all the bar stools! He has also put a revolving, gilded low-rider motorcycle above the bar, covered the booths in red and gold velvet, and hung hundreds of happy little Day of the Dead skulls in boxes above the booths at his new Philadelphia hot spot.

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Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) in Adweek

06/28/2004

Philadelphia's Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) is the pioneer of the advertising/fashion combo.

Are ad-agency boutiques giving up the ghost and turning into fashion boutiques?

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