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Let's talk balls campaign may be breaking the law

The international society of men's health campaign called Let's talk balls has run into trouble in Sweden with leading doctors writing an debate/opinion piece in the leading national newspaper arguing that the campaign both threatens men's health and is illegal.

Their article opens with:

The pharmaceutical company Bayer AB launches under the guise of "International Society of Men's Health" an advertising campaign with a view to bringing Swedish men use testosterone products company.

(I know, advertising that sells something, who would have thunk it, right?)

Adland: 
 

Apple inc doesn't like Apfelkind's apple logo.

Apple computers have taken issue with a small cafe in Bonn called "apple child" ( Apfelkind ). The U.S. company is bothered by the logo of the café, which shows a red apple with a white silhouette of a child's head. Apple complains that there exists a likelihood of confusion with their own logo. The owner of the café feels that "Apple must be joking".

All thee who speak German can get more from this clip.

Apple gegen Apfelkind by verbraucherinfoTV

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The power of copywriting - "I am blind, please help" - twice

This cute little film reminding us of the power of choosing the right words is directed by Seth Gardner of redsnappa.com for Purplefeather.

Badland: 
 

Cult Shaker competition where you could win a breast enlargement has been deflated

Cult shaker, the brand that likes to use nudes in ads to grab eyeballs, and then doubled them for extra attention has now found a new way to get into the headlines. Still on their 'tone of voice' though, they've held a competition where the prize was: free boob job!

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Michael Mayer Voice Artist - Iceberg / Nature - print

Daaang, these are nice. So nice you can hang them on the wall and pretend they're pretentious art prints, but they're showing soundwaves. Just the kind of thing my Ex-CD used to call "too celebral". That's why he's an ex, by the way. This is lovely.

Commercials: 
 

Dear creatives, nick Dear Photograph faster next time.

Hey guys, when I say will be used in ads in 3... 2.... I expect you to get on it fast. It's been three months! Your timing is way off! Do I have to do everything myself? Sheesh. I bet you even took weekends.

Introducing 100 Years of Chevrolet.

Badland: 
 

Manic Signs Senior VFX Artist, Jason Ortenberg

Manic has signed post-production veteran Jason Ortenberg as Sr. VFX Artist to join the company's renowned creative team. A mainstay in the advertising and feature film spaces, Ortenberg's recent credits include beauty work for Maybelline and L'Oréal, as well as lead VFX artist work for brands like Hershey's, Wendy's, The NFL, Verizon, American Express, and Citibank. His feature film work includes credits on the Star Wars Trilogy special edition and the epic Cremaster 5 directed by Matthew Barney, among others. He has worked as an inferno artist on Sphere and Alien: Resurrection, and as a digital composer on The Proposal, Hey Ram, DragonHeart, Twister, Jumanji, The American President, and The Indian in the Cupboard.

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Duke Nukem Forever ad banned from TV (pre 11 pm)

Hold up! Duke Nukem forever ad has been banned from pre-11pm TV. Why? The ASA finds the game-animated pole-dancing strippers "too explicit" for prime time. What about the pixelated peeing? Pixelated peeing has got to be worse, no? I mean an animated game-character with biological functions is just sick. ;P What kind of warped mind thinks that sort of thing up?

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Farmer rap battle - both shilling yogurt Smirnoff "tea party" style.

Here's a cute pairing, is the Swedish rapping ad from "Wapnö Drängar", the fictional hip-hop crew of Wapno milk farm a rip-off of the UK advert from Yeo Valley showing off the mad cow rapping skills of the "Yeo Valley Boyz"?

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