Barack Obama first Gay president, first jewish president, not the first cover idea done like this.

Newsweek is getting a lot of press for the cover "The first gay president", illustrated by Obama wearing a rainbow (neon?) halo above his head. He is getting this title for his "bullshit gay marriage announcement" as Gawker put it. As I recall in September last year Barack Obama was the first Jewish president, as depicted on the cover on New York Magazine, so I'm only here to point out the Badlander-like issue. If I see Barack Obama as the first woman president on a magazine cover near you soon, I'll personally slap the creative who designed that cover with a wet trout. I bet Obama will be wearing lipstick too.

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Apple store sign is mocked by Android store next door - "Apple sucks" ..Android

This store in China, right next to an Apple store wants to spell out that Apple sucks and does so rather graphically using the logos from each business.

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Depressed Copywriter "Liberates" a 35 year old art movement.

Have you heard about Depressed Copywriter?

It's a website where someone takes little strips of paper and changes a headline on some ad to make it more, well, depressing. The site is one instagrammed photo after another, with depressing additives to random headlines.
Oh, and there's a quote by Banksy in the about section. Because you know, adding a Banksy quote makes stuff become very intelligent.

It's getting all the raves now. On Creativity and Huffpo and the San Ramona High Senior School newspaper, too. Have you seen it? Have you seen the image above?

Have you seen it anywhere else?

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Sunrun sells solar energy on price, not saving dolphin babies. Though dolphin babies are cute too.

When it comes to selling green alternatives advertising has trotted out grateful polar bears hugging folks (twice, at least), and even fiji water has pretended it's "green" in a really low attempt to greenwash.

But if you want to expand market share, you want to talk to more people than just the dolphin baby-saving flax seed eating weird pickle-guys, right? Right. If you play your cards right, you may even dispel a myth that green energy is somehow more expensive than other types of energy. Win!

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Case Study Bingo Cards

Considering the amount of case studies rolling in this week, the fact that we're all gearing up for Cannes lions so there's no end in sight quite yet, and the advice doled out in our Adland Tutorial on Case Studies I thought it's h

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Sauza Tequila - Make it with a Fireman - (2013) 2:00 (USA)

Sauza Tequila - Make it with a Fireman - (2013) 2:00 (USA)

Make it with a fireman. Get it? Yes there's a sizzling sex bomb showing us how to make a good stiff drink here, after saving kittens, speaking french and understanding the pains of high heels. He's like Old Spice's cousin, and he brought booze.

 

Radio Klassisk brings the classical music to Copenhagens public transport system, again.

"Classical special train" the sign declared before this metro train appeared carrying a conductor and Sjællands Symfoniorkester inside. People boarded and were treated to Peer Gynt on the metro. This flash mob thing is getting really old in the tooth, but when your tagline is "enjoy the music" and you are a classical radio station, I don't see anything wrong with bringing the music out to the people to enjoy. Pretty neat.

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The Official AdLand Advertising Tutorial: Part Seven - Case Studies

Today we bring you Part Seven of the ongoing Official AdLand Advertising Tutorial. This time, we thought we'd share some helpful (and not so helpful) advice on creating The Case Study.

Professors teaching class today: Kidsleepy and yours truly Åsk Dabitch Wäppling.

Chapter One: Sincere advice for those unfamiliar with sarcasm.

  • The longer the better. Five minutes is your minimum amount. Think of it as a logo: The bigger, the better.
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EDF Energy-Thank You- (2012)- (UK)

French company EDF Energy wants you to feel better about energy. And the best way to make you feel better about energy is to give you prizes as a Thank You.
Prizes ranging from a lowered energy bill to Olympics tickets. Because every client and their grandmother will piggy back on the olympics this year.

ais London dropped the newest installment of its "Thank Yous campaign," with a giant handmade zoetrope to illustrate all the faboo prizes one can win with EDF Energy. It's hand made. It's crazy fun. And I think I'd rather win that than tickets to see the olympics, but that's just me.

This is all working in tandem with EDF's new "Feel Better Energy," campaign, mind you. AMV did the TV spot to go with the campaign launch. A spot starring a youtube mascot.

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Jameson Irish Whiskey - Pub Paintings - (2012)

Here's quite the clever bar ad creep that just nabbed a Bronze at the one show which means that yes, you will very likely see this in Cannes this year. TBWA\Chiat\Day New York have tried before, and not quite reached Cannes quality limits but like a good whisky this campaign is maturing, and personally I think that "Pub paintings" has a chance at some lion-action.

Spot McSorley's old Ale house among the bars, the paintings fit right in there.

See also The Hawk of Achill.

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