Sapient Nitro made a pinterest board called Big Idea Overheard at #Canneslions, and I feel really sorry for the person I presume was stuck in a dark room hand-picking the neat quotes from twitter feeds to make into inspirational quote boards. This is so meta, we almost broke the space-time continuum.
Heidi from Heidi Consults has shot from the hip and aimed at every point Mike Sheldon made when he held this talk in Cannes "Why your best talent is leaving and what you can do about it": Now, if you and your award winning team are not in Cannes right now, you might want to read both of these.
The real reason why your best talent is leaving your agency
Photographer Threatened With Lawsuit by Woman Who Used Copyrighted Photo Without Permission ..... it's not your usual copyright infringement story, and you will be rewarded by this quote.
Specifically, the woman who just accused a political candidate of murdering one wife and violating another with an oversized member of the gourd family, admonished us about libel.
Ad guy not impressed by boobvertising. Choice quote:
@TheSmarmyBum spotted a slate on a KIA spot during the NBA finals last night and predict that someone associated with this David & Goliath gig is gonna get their bum fired.
"Little Darth Vader" from 2011s VW superbowl ad is to undergo open heart surgery. May the force be with you, young Max Page.
Cannes Lions broke records this year, it received 34,301 entries and approx 22,304 of those are ghost ads. It'll be a minefield out there this year, judges. Good luck.
Kevin Roddy dubs Albert Einstein the best advertising man that ever was and he's got all the cool quotes to back it up.
Albert Einstein once said, "Creativity is intelligence having fun." Now I don't know about you, but that's one of the best descriptions of advertising that I've ever heard -- and he wasn't even describing advertising.
BBH LA created tweeting in the dark for Björn Borg and I found that I'm dancing with myself. Visiting Niagra Falls, touring Tazmania. Oh how sad. Please someone stamp my passport.
PDN Online: Judge Blocks Google's Divide-and-Conquer Strategy in Big Copyright Cases - this is interesting.
The ruling is a procedural decision, not a final ruling on the merits of the case. But it is important because it effectively blocks Google from using a divide-and-conquer strategy to defeat the claims of the plaintiffs.
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. Now Sid Lee can concentrate on selling Adidas Originals, like the Jeremy Scott 2012 Fall/Winter JS Bear sneaker depicted above. The Harajuku kids and ravers still MDMA:ing with groove in their hearts like it's 1991 are reportedly loving them.
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!
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”
Oh dearie me, Pantone beachwear! If anyone needs me I'll be at the beach staring at mens asses all day. For the colors. I swear. If I get lucky a PANTONE 18-1664 FIERY RED might walk by. The shop is at 4 Rue de marché in St Tropez so if you are going to Cannes this year... You better get some of these for everyone back home.
Todays punniest headline; "Just chopping out for an ice cream", thanks to ever-punning The Sun. They report that RAF pilots landed a helicopter on a beach just to get some Magnum ice-creams. Somewhere in the Magnum marketing offices, a bunch of suits are high-fiving each other right now.
@Mister_Wang notes it would ave been perfect had it been a Klondyke bar.
V changes their logo to "Vultures", Klouchebag tells the truth and Nerf shoots themselves in the foot
Hey, y'all. Get ready to feast your eyes on the wonderland that is South Carolina-based used-clothing store The Fashion Shack. Hat tip to mate @coolsideburns for bringing it to our attention.
We have bad acting, high school AV graphics circa 1993, the nearly illegible phone number that appears for a split second, and what we can all assume to be unlicensed music by famous performer.
Just as "moss graffiti" is leaving the home-decor crowd and beginning to hit the streets bigtime, street artist Strook (Stefaan de Croock) is doing the reverse moss graffiti. His tool is 'water' as he uses a high-pressure cleaner to spray away the moss, leaving large landscapes of space invaders on walls.
What's Caine's Arcade, you ask? It's a heartwarming film about a little boy named Caine, and his arcade. Created by L.A. based ad shop Interconnected, Caine's Arcade tells the true story of a boy who uses his imagination and nine year old scientific know how to create a cardboard arcade that no one uses. Until one day, things change. A man (who I think just might be Interconnected's founder Nirvan Mullick) decides to buy a fun pass for Caine's arcade. He is so taken with Caine, he organizes a flash mob to get people to show up and play his games.
NYTimes blog has a story from Young & Rubicam 1966, where bags of water dropped on poor protesters was the real life inspiration to the opening scene of Mad Men season 5.
The opening scenes of the Season 5 premiere of “Mad Men,” set in 1966, depicted a sort of knucklehead-racism at work, when young men from the advertising agency Young & Rubicam dropped bags filled with water on protesters picketing on the Madison Avenue sidewalk below. Wet and angry, several protesters came upstairs to demand to know who at the firm had dropped the water bombs.
One protester said in disgust, “And they call us savages.”
Axe / Lynx have recently released the unleash the chaos scents, one for men and one for women. Their promise isn't that ypou'll smeel good, but that you'll attract the opposite sex like a powerful force of nature. It's only right then, that Lynx decided to sponsor Tian Tian and Yang Guang, the Edinburgh Zoo, as the breeding season approaches.
Why Pandas? They already do the scent-spraying thing to communicate when they are ready to mate.
Iain Valentine, director of research and conservation at the zoo, said: "In the wild pandas use a chemical communication system involving pheromones to locate and choose mates. Scent is also how males will know that female pandas are fertile.
For Sunday reading, I'm researching propaganda posters and found this article at Mother Jones discussing the war on STDs.
Army medical records dating back to the Revolutionary War show significant soldier losses due to venereal diseases. In a two-year period during the Civil War, the Union Army documented 100,000 cases of gonorrhea. During World War I, the Army lost 7 million person-days and discharged more than 10,000 men because they were ailing from STDs.
Yowza, well no wonder the US army handed out condoms like it was candy and declared Syphilis the enemy.
If you've ever been curious to what the Chiat Day Office style looks like, there's plenty of pictures in the Refinery29 article, coupled with interviews asking everyone from Carisa Bianchi who looks like she might knock you out with the hammer, to Jayanta Jenkins to the always impeccable in white Patrick O'Neill a bit on what it's like to work in a building that is set up like a small city. The space is massive, and open, with "roads" and parks and even giant "ads".
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