Monday, December 09, 2013
Saturday, December 07, 2013
The "O" stands for Japanese Zeros.
Friday, December 06, 2013
The two stupidest Nelson Mandela ads ever produced.
He was a great man, unquestionably.
And these two ads are not great, unquestionably.
Top — an ad for Inchalam nails, by Ogilvy & Mather, Chile. STAY STRONG. No further comment necessary.
Bottom — an ad (headline: Life is easier, if you don’t speak up. Debate.) for Denmark’s largest newspaper, Jyllands-Posten — internationally famous for publishing that cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb in his turban. Ad agency: Uncle Grey, Denmark. That is some gnarly Photoshop work.
Your call on which one takes the stupid cake.
Monday, December 02, 2013
This is pretty much the most racist commercial I've ever seen.
That, and more on my weekly ad post on VICE.
Friday, November 29, 2013
This is the Doritos "Crash The Super Bowl" winner.
For the eighth straight year, Doritos will be "crashing" the Super Bowl with non ad agency ads. You can see all the submissions here. I've viewed many of them, and most of them suck balls, as usual — not that that's any different from when a Doritos ad agency creates the ads.
But this one, "Finger Cleaner", is a winner. And it currently leads in popularity, which is unusual, because the civilian Public usually sucks balls at judging what is a good ad.
It's pretty fucking creepy. I hope PepsiCo has the balls to run a glory hole commercial.
Monday, November 25, 2013
The Worst Advertising, Guerrilla Marketing, and Social Media Fuck-Ups of November.
Read about it, and the rest, on VICE.
Friday, November 22, 2013
So, here's the most offensive JFK assassination-riffing ad ever produced.
Leaving aside the nuclear offensiveness, it's actually a pretty good b-to-b ad. And yes, it is a real ad, from 2007, for IP Press (now known as IP Media Group) hawking their men's titles which include Belgian mag Ché — well known for over-the-top sexist ads.
Ad agency: Antwerp office of Duval Guillaume
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Meet Phil, The Sleazy Dick Pill Shill.
Read about him on Jezebel.
Monday, November 18, 2013
The only ad James Gandolfini ever did (I think).
The ad ran for a year.
Gandolfini did it for free.
Here's the back story.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Me, right after every creative presentation.
That's me, in the foreground.
And, that's the rest the agency "team" in the background.
Friday, November 15, 2013
FINALLY: some funny cereal ads.
These two "Competition Crunch" spots for Oatmeal Crisp are my kind of stupid. They may not be your kind of stupid, but stupidity — like love — is a many splendored thing. "Elitist Marionette" (above) is really fucking weird. "Ginger Wedding" (below) is more traditionally ad-like weird. But, both inexorably deliver the USP: CRUNCHINESS!
I have a nit, of course: I don't like the spokes-idiot; he takes away from the entertaining scenarios.
Ad agency: Cossette. See two more of the spots on AdVerve.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
PETA's new Thanksgiving video is a fucking holiday miracle.
A miracle, in that it isn't the usual sexist, insensitive garbage. The video, "Thanks!—An Animated Trip To Holiday Slaughter", is well-thought out and well-produced. Well done.
The video is a collaboration between PETA, creative services agency Cutter, and visual production company Big Machine, with original music composed by Andrea Saparoff, according to their press release.
Via copyranter tips.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
There is one ad agency in the world that knows to advertise itself.
Read about them on Vice.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Why are so many Social Media Managers dipshits?
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Rolling Stone Lou Reed tribute ad.
Ad agency: DLV BBDO, Milan.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
A bombastic vintage trade ad that could never run today.
Judging by the typeface, it looks like a 1980s ad.
It was a trade ad advocating the power advertising, by Texas ad agency The Richards Group.
The copy reads:
"How did Coke succeed where history's most ambitious leaders failed? By choosing the right weapon. Advertising." Via.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
This Wendy's cashier should be promoted immediately.
reddit, where of course the comments are filled with racist morons.
This woman wins fast food service and Halloween forever.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Red Bull won Social Media yesterday.
"Sharknado" balsa wood glider is the coolest promo item ever.
(click to enlarge)
I want one. It's that simple. I'm writing the ad agency.
The agency press note: "To get radio DJs and TV reviewers talking, writing and tweeting about the New Zealand TV debut (on Prime TV) of Sharknado ... DraftFCB Auckland delivered them giant balsawood kitset shark 'gliders'. Proving that fear really can take to the air."
Previously in: Cool Promo Items.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
New campaign for UN Women is a perfect example of why simple ideas are always the most powerful.
Click ads for enlarged view. Images via.
Google autocomplete has been the source of lazy blog post humor for years.
But a new campaign by Christopher Hunt, creative at Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, uses the dynamic for shocks instead of laughs. He says this about the ads:
“This campaign uses the world's most popular search engine (Google) to show how gender inequality is a worldwide problem. The adverts show the results of genuine searches, highlighting popular opinions across the world wide web."
It's hard to read on these low res scans, but the birdseed type above the search boxes reads: "Actual Google search on 09/03/13." These searches were done in Dubai, but some of the same results turn up in U.S. searches — which is disgusting and disheartening.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Brilliant ambient ad for "Gravity"
(Click to enlarge, via)
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Twidiot of the Day — Wheat Thins.
Previously in: Twidiots of the Day.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Banksy's tribute to 9/11.
The Dusty Rebel, who was the first to find the piece today. Click images to enlarge.
BAM! Breast Cancer, Cured.
Also aware of it: this stupid business with bubble windows that kind of look like boobs. Way to do your part, stupid fucking business with booby windows. Via.
NOTE: If you know where this business is, please comment so I can jump on a plane and pay the place a visit, first stopping off at a hardware store to pick up a sledgehammer
UPDATE: It's a yoga center.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Monster.com exploits government shutdown with brilliant fake jobs ad
Monster posted this ad today on their website.
As you can see the positions are "SENIOR LEADERS, U.S. Government."
The advertiser is: "The people of the United States of America."
The copy is nicely derisive:
• Must be able to balance a checkbook.
• No past political experience required.
The disclaimer at the bottom of the posting reads:
Disclaimer: This is not a real job posting. To become a real Member of Congress, you need to be elected and meet other qualifications besides those listed here. For more information see Article I of the United States Constitution.
Slow. Clap. Monster.com.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Dr. Neil Clark Warren needs to get the hell out of eHarmony's ads.
Here's what he has to say about his parents' marriage, which lasted 70 years: "They had a nice marriage, but they were not a very well-matched couple… My dad was just so stinking bright, and my mom was so sweet, but she was two standard deviations below him in intelligence."
Isn't that sweet and thoughtful.