"Maul Game" celebrates Chicago's love for the Bears.

"Maul Game" celebrates Chicago's love for the Bears.

Maul Game unleashes footage of major hits, tackles and quarterback sacks compliments of Bears players Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs and others, and provides a live-on-the-sidelines feel through grunts and helmet-to-shoulder pad collisions.

 

Let them eat QRcakes. Or cookies, rather.

German company Qkies.de will bake you a special batch of QR cookie decorations, where the code itself can lead to a web page, a flickr-image, a youtube-video, anything you want anywhere on the web really.

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Need to crack a brief? There's an app for that.

Need help cracking a brief? There's actually an app for that. If you are the type who likes to flick through the usual suspects of solutions such as "sex sells" , "attack the competition" and "the mash up" then you'll love this as it has them all. But wait! There's more! You can also look at ads you've seen before and read gems from people who have better paid jobs than you about how to keep "pushing harder" and "digging deeper".

Lets close with some poetically literal brief cracking and a chuckle, shall we?

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How's my kerning?

type.method.ac is a game where you kern to win. Because we don't do enough kerning all day as it is! We're suckers for this, really.

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What's the 30 second message from #Occupywallstreet? It's a choddy.

Even if we here at adland are firm supporters of stop the choddy, we have to admit that this 30 second clip from the heart of #occupywallstreet / #OWS asking the people in the park what they want works very well. If you want to see an unfiltered image-view of what is happening down there turn to occupyweb.org/photos which gathers all the Flickr images uploaded with the right hashtag.

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Ad Chat - Darryl Ohrt

It's Monday again. Didn't that weekend go by fast? Let's get to know a friend of Adland.tv, Darryl Ohrt, Executive Creative Director of Carrot, NYC, and Adverveblog.com -er. You can also listen in to his thoughts, wisdom and more at twitter @darrylohrt.

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Hyundai - Hyundai iPark - (2011) : Israel

Hyundai - Hyundai iPark - (2011) : Israel

Hyundai asked us to come up with a digital advertising solution aimed at a young, technological savvy, audience.
It's well known that parking is hell in the city. Every parking spot is worth fighting for or squeezing into, no matter how small.
In addition, with the hectic urban lifestyle often people forget where they parked their cars.
We decided to help Hyundai drivers park their cars and remember where they parked it.
The app. also helps drivers find the nearest Hyundai service centers.

How it works:
Stand with your car mirror parallel to the bumper of the car close to you.
Take a picture of the license plate of the car further away from you.
Match the square on your screen to the license plate in the photo you took.

 

RIP Steve Jobs

We thank you for all you did for us, Mr. Jobs. From the Mac to Pixar, you inspired us and gave us the tools to find our own. You powered our G4s while we worked late into the night on comps. The gentle glow of the apple logo was like our nightlight as we crafted copy into the wee hours.

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Rooftop ads made even more useless: now with QR codes

Remember in when a media agency selling only rooftop space opened back in 2006, with the goal to be seen on Google Maps satellite photos? Now Blue Marble Brand have added QR Codes to that idea, just to make extra sure this satellite image google-map adspot is going to fail spectacularly. Sure, we might be able to think up practical applications, such as a hospital painting a QR code on their rooftop that brings you to their site and phone number, but how often will people randomly open up their QR code scanner when they look at Google image map satellite photos just out of curiosity? Once, twice, maybe even three times.

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