TD Ameritrade: "Karen & Jeremiah" 2012, USA

 TD Ameritrade: "Karen & Jeremiah"  2012, USA

TD tells us how simple life is, in a very Wes Anderson in spired way. Except for the music choice. Had it been The Kinks, The Sonics or some obscure mid 60's band, then it would have been more Anderson-esque.


The Anti Drugs Timeline - Facebok stunt by Israel Anti-drug authority

The Anti Drugs Timeline - Facebok stunt by Israel Anti-drug authority

McCann Israel uses the Facebook timeline to show two lives. One with drugs, and one without - a sort of "sliding doors" in social media. Neat stunt that drives the point home, life is better without drugs.


Libra pulls tampon ad after complaints it's "outrageously transphobic"

Libra pulls tampon ad after complaints it's "outrageously transphobic"

Libra has been running this ad down in New Zealand and Australia over the holidays, but the ad has now been branded "outrageously transphobic."


Happy holidays from Organic, Droga5 and the angry designers tired of making Holiday cards.

This year, the ad agency Xmas cards are a little nut. The one where you'll see the most naked man leg is the innocent-sounding Ugly sweater from Organic, where everyone at Organic pose in their ugliest holiday sweater. And nothing else. Oh dear. Thank you for the pixels.

The Droga5 christmas card is more of a ... press release. Of course, this made me laugh out loud. so points guys. Well played.

Droga5 today announced its selection of McGarryBowen as the advertising agency of record for its holiday card business. The hard-fought win caps a stellar growth year for Dentsu-owned McGarryBowen. The agency will handle lead creative duties for the Droga5 holiday card account.


Canon "exactly what you shot" ad in PDN magazine #fail

Photographer Rick Lohre was momentarily confused when he thumbed through the latest issue of PDN (Photo District News) magazine and came across this ad. It didn't seem to make sense and he thought to himself ; "Wow that's weird, Canon is promoting 'Document Photography'?".

No, they're not, it's a two page ad idea, shot down by the incessant subscription papers that are jammed into magazines at approx. every second page. We all know why those are there, as long the magazine can say X people subscribe, they can sell their attractive ad-space for Y. How ironic that annoying pice of paper should ruin a rather expensive print ad.


An update on the Adland donation drive - and a massive thank you to all of you.

We've raised $1,287.15 for the $2,658.50 so far, but that's not even the best news here. The best news is that so many of you care enough to retweet and donate and post blog posts and tell your friends. I honestly wasn't expecting this much love, and I am humbled by it.

@Adfreak asked everyone to please help save us, @agencyspy put a link in their tuesday morning stir to longtime adgrunt Purplesimon's appeal post. I didn't ask @purplesime to do that, and I didn't ask @imperica to post this appeal post either. I'm grateful they both did. Turns out that Imperica have a good grasp of how much I do here (read: everything), and some readers revealed they had no idea. Thus came the tweets showing me building hardware (acme, apex and acme again) which was quite fun for a bit. At least for me. :)

Even the End days of advertising joined in making a special sarcastic toon just for adland. Sweet.

And to top it all off, my ex-ex hosting place Memset contacted me over twitter to see if they can help. They must have forgiven me for almost taking down their network a few superbowls ago.

And today, Amazon in Ireland phoned us up, they've not just extended the deadline, they're going to help figure out how to make a better setup that won't cost a fortune each month.


The "Save Adland" long copy poster (large view) #saveadland

I'm not listing this under spec work because I approve of this execution. However there' s no actual paid for media that this ran in. @Adzlamb saw our server fee troubles, and put this together to help out.


Have you been naughty or nice? Your Santaclout score can tell you which list you are on.

Sometime last week, @Santaclout appeared and started tweeting directly to anyone and everyone who works in advertising. Soon after, I went on a "no fuck given" meme run - and as you can see, my Santaclout score is probably the naughtiest ever. (see recent twitter images or my FB page).

Yeay! I win at being the worst! Santa knows I'm naughty, which means he'll pay me a visit - you know santa is so jolly because he knows where all the bad girls live, right?


Ad Chat - Dave Trott

Dave Trott is the Creative Director of CSTTG, which is but one of the London ad agencies that he has left his initial on. He blogs frequently at , tweets at davetrott , just published the book called creative mischief and actually laughed at my little doodle-portrait of him seen in this comment thread. In short, he's a sport.

What's your favorite funny story about yourself?


25 minutes left to sign up for Adland Secret Santa. Do eeeet.

adlandsanta has had Beth from DDB UK Ltd, Sammy from Tribal DDB , Alexandra from Agency Republic, Darren from Tribal DDB, Danny from DDB UK Ltd and a whole bunch more folks download the app and sign up for the santa giving fun. Your turn now. Do it.