Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Rolling Stone Lou Reed tribute ad.

Via Italy.
Ad agency: DLV BBDO, Milan.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A bombastic vintage trade ad that could never run today.

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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.

Via 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.

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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

The Tide "Carrie" Vine is a perfect use of the App.

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"

Or, just a bad tape job.
(Click to enlarge, via)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Twidiot of the Day — Wheat Thins.

Twitter needs a FUCK YOU button.
Previously in: Twidiots of the Day.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Banksy's tribute to 9/11.

As part of his one month NYC street art project "Better Out Than In," Banksy created this Twin Towers scene a couple of blocks from the World Trade Center site. The flower is a dahlia, which "symbolize the eternal bond between two people” — according to The Dusty Rebel, who was the first to find the piece today. Click images to enlarge.

BAM! Breast Cancer, Cured.

Are you aware that it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month?!? My Mom might be, since she had breast cancer last year (now in remission). My Dad may be aware of it, since he's my Mom's husband, and since he has incurable multiple myeloma, the absolute worst form of cancer that our loving "God" has come up with it.
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

Finally, an advertiser parks one vis-à-vis the government shutdown.
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.

If ever there was a CEO who should not be a spokesman, it's this fervently anti-gay marriage freakazoid.
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.

Saturday, October 12, 2013