The Hoff will hunt you down in Oslo

Oslo city have launched a game at , starring none other than The Hoff himself. "No one hides from the Hoff". Head to the website, put a picture of yourself in it and see if the Hoff can find you.

Here's a film teasing how Hoff will track you down.


RAC Roadside Assistance - Vulture Billboard

On an isolated stretch of the Bunbury highway going to the south coast, this billboard reminds you that having Roadside Assistance in case the car breaks down is a good idea™.


Cox Communications - What If (Director's Cut) - 2011 :30 USA

Cox Communications - What If (Director's Cut) - 2011 :30 USA

You can pretty much do anything these days with a smart phone and an email address, but did you know you can look inside your house while on the go and even dim the lights and set the alarm remotely?


Giant chalkboard billboard in NYC has mystery equation begging to be solved... can you do it?

"Every significant event in the course of human history can be tied to a number…. ".. 'cuz we use this thing called dates, see, but that's neither here nor there and probably not the point Dow wants to make with their little poetical math-mystery. The tumblr-site Giantchalkboard shows the progress of the equation which is being unveiled bit by bit on the corner of Broome and Crosby in SoHo. Here's a closeup of the start of the equation. People are invited to guess through twitter - @giantchalkboard - and the website about where this long equation is going.

"On the 5th day the answer will be revealed. This mathematical poem is the teaser to a new campaign from Dow."

via Draftfcb Chicago.

@ADoholick just reminded me about the Google ads of yesteryear, which I badlanded in Two hard nuts to crack, or three as there were so many "puzzle campaigns" back then speaking directly to geeks that Texturl wrote a post asking is it time to pwn l33t ads?

If Dow's Giant Chalk billboard is done to attract skilled thinkers for a job at Dow remains to be seen. If it is, it will have a one-way ticket to Badland.


Where are all the black ad men in Mad Men?

Left to right: Vince Cullers Advertising self-promo ad, the Afro Sheen 'Wantu Wazuri' campaign and a promo-poster for Putney Swope

Season five of AMC's Mad Men is soon here and fans are eagerly awaiting it, while others are still asking the question: Where are all the black mad men? The Root shines a spotlight on a few of the African American pioneers in advertising, pointing out Vincent Cullers, Georg Olden and Tom Burrell, and say:


At 60mph, the loudest sound in this Rolls Royce is the legal team's heads hitting the floor.

A few years back Volkswagen motors acquired Rolls Royce. They forgot something important, the trademark newsletter reveals that they failed to acquire the trademark rights. Much mirth is had on adlist when we hear about this. Example:

POSITIONS WANTED. Highly accomplished legal team with experience in the automotive industry. Received high level of recognition for work on Volkswagen-Rolls Royce merger. Will work for food. Please call 1-800-VW1-OOPS.

-- John Backman


Ad Exec infographics, Muppet posters and the death of making the logo bigger.

Art director Michael de Pippo ( @mdepippo on twitter) has created these awesome Muppet posters, which he will due to popular demand make into real posters now. Stay tuned. First one who points out that I look like Animal when I dance gets kicked in the nuts. (It's totally true though).

Make the logo bigger is dead long live Adverve where you'll find Bill Green along with Darryl Ohrt from Brandflakes For Breakfast and Live + Uncensored Angela Natividad combining their ad-klout to make a bigger adblog.


The Beancast 168: A vat of Ranch Dressing

I was as per usual, staying up all night working when @Thebeancast's Bob Knorpp asked if I could join the beancast as he had a last-minute cancellation. Thats how I ended up talking about Panda-updates and a vat of ranch dressing in the wee hours, as you do.

Jason Falls - @jasonfalls - Founder of Social Media Explorer and Shiv Singh - @shivsingh - the Global Head of Digital at Pepsico Beverages joined in. (Shiv has a blog called goingsocialnow too) were on the show with me, and of course our host Bob Knorpp @thebeancast .


Target "Anthem" 2011 :30 USA

Target "Anthem" 2011 :30 USA

Madheart director Jan Gleie explores the joy of sport, as experienced by ordinary people, in a heartfelt new campaign for Target and Minneapolis agency Peterson Milla Hooks. The group of 15-, 30- and 60-second spots, promoting C9 active-wear by Champion, consist of real-life vignettes of people passionately engaged in running, bike-riding, weight training, golf and other athletic activities. The visuals have an evocative, poetic sense in support of the tagline, “Life Well Worn.”

Tim Moore

Editor/VFX Artist Tim Moore Joins Filmworkers Nashville

NASHVILLE—Award-winning editor and visual effects artist Tim Moore has joined Filmworkers, Nashville. A multi-talented artist, skilled in a variety of editorial and visual effects platforms, Moore arrives from Storyville Post, Nashville, where he primarily worked on television commercials. His credits include campaigns for the Nashville Predators, Pigeon Forge and RBC, Bank. He recently won a Gold Addy for Special Effects, for his work on a campaign for the Tennessee Lottery and The Buntin Group.