Halifax - driving fast doesn't impress

What is the timing of the campaign?

The initial radio and billboard components will run for one month. The toll plaza communications and Twitter presence will extend past one month. New radio and billboards will be introduced in the fall.


Seth MacFarlane isn't anti-Semitic. He's an anti-Semitic schmuck.

Hey I'm just kidding. See, I'm being satirical. I'm paying the part of The Offended Guy of Jewish Origin.* I know Seth MacFarlane is laughing, too. Otherwise, he'd be taking offense and therefore, acting like everything he purports to hate.

See, a couple days ago, MacFarlane took to his Twitter to post this ad, with the line "Here it is-- the Emmy Ad The trades refused to run." Maybe they did refuse it, or maybe they never presented it and it was a story the PR peeps cooked up just to get everyone's panties in a wad.


Ultra Grip Tyres - Teddy Bear / Game - print ads, Brazil

If the Michelin tyre man had children, they'd probably look like this. I have no idea what it's supposed to mean though... That holding on to the road is child's play? oooooooooh, that's it.


You either Cannes or you Cannt. I can't do either *sob*

Yes, it's time for another year of Cannt - the London ad getogether for those who can't go to Cannes. June 18th – 22nd the Cannt festival will showcase and reward the best creative talent in the UK, who are still stuck in the UK instead of drinking that pink Evian in the south of France. It's a nice idea, and takes care to recreate the hobnobbing and creative gossiping over cool drinks in the summer heat, except in London far from sandy beaches. I'd go if I were in London.

CANNT 2012 is coming 18th-22rd June.
Once again we will be taking over venues in London to bring a little of the Cannes experience to those not lucky enough to go.
Because you either Cannes or you CANNT.


TBWA Worldwide won the Adidas World Cup global pitch

TBWA Worldwide nabbed the business beating out Mother and DDB who were also in the running to the end. Sid Lee who nicked the account from 180 Amsterdam back in 2010, was knocked out of the running at an earlier stage along with Bartle Bogle Hegarty.


Link lust: You are not a curator, hashbangs are gone, and facebook forcefeeds you ads

The Awl goes on a bit of a well deserved rant in "You are not a curator, you are actually just a blogger":

As a former actual curator, of like, actual art and whatnot, I think I'm fairly well positioned to say that you folks with your blog and your Tumblr and your whatever are not actually engaged in a practice of curation. Call it what you like: aggregating? Blogging? Choosing? Copyright infringing sometimes? But it's not actually curation, or anything like it.

Choice line that nearly became the headline: "You are no different from some teen in Indiana with a LiveJournal about cutting", oh snap!


Missiongathering Church is SORRY according to their billboard

Earlier this week the Missiongathering Christian Church put up this billboard in Charlotte, North Carolina on Billy Graham Parkway which reads:

“Missiongathering Christian Church is sorry for the narrow-minded, judgmental, deceptive, manipulative actions of those who denied rights & equality to so many in the name of God”


Jung von Matt - Lorem Ipsum Recruitment - (2012)

Jung von Matt  - Lorem Ipsum Recruitment - (2012)

Jung von Matt are at it again, poaching Art Directors via the widely used online Lorem Ipsum generator.


Moosehead Lager: The Journey

The Toronto wing of Sid Lee wants you to know something: Moosehead Lager is made well. So are other things made locally in Canada.

This summer, Moosehead's Canadian hipster contingency will pack their canoes and analog photography supplies and Super 8 cameras and some cases of Moosehead for a month long journey around the great white north. To find interesting things made by Canadians who make things well. And then these Canadian hipsters will "raise a beer" to all things made well.