Adland's adnews

 
 

Want to work in Ghana? Now Available Africa is seeking talent in Cannes.

Want to spend some time down in Africa? Where it rains? Sorry, had a Toto song in my head. Now Available.it have opened a 'Afropean' shop in west Africa, in Ghana's capitol Accra: Now Available Africa. If you're keen, you have a chance to interview with the Italian board in Cannes. Details below.

Adland: 
 

Duolingo proposes to user in special exercise set up by boyfriend.

Duolingo are romantic saps. When Flavio asked them to help him do a a duolingo proposal, they did. See, Flavio knew that his girlfriend was taking Italian lessons with Duolingo so that she would be able to speak to her beau in Italian. He asked Duolingo to set up an exercise just for her that would lead to the big question. It began innocently enough, with "Lui ti ama" to translate. "He loves you". Then "Lui ti adora", he adores you.. and then it got personal: “Will you marry Flavio Esposito?”

Adland: 
 

Jonathan Ive redesigns Apple: a.k.a colors, gradients, everywhere.

There's a new tumblr in town called Jony Ive Redesigns Things. He puts an orange-red gradient all over Marlboro, he makes the apple logo like a purple-pink pill and my personal favorite: Jonathan Ives redesigns the facebook timeline and Apple logo below.

Adland: 
 

NASCAR placement fail.

USA Today NASCAR writer Jeff Gluck was quick to post (and credit the AP photographer Luke Brodbeck) this wonderful bit of contextual fail, courtesy of the Michigan Lottery.

Adland: 
 

Behind the scenes: fleecing the client for mo' money mo' budget

It's no secret that I despise the "behind the scenes" ads that seem to accompany every ad, from your run of the mill cereal shoot, to your celebrity laden fashion ad, and every single kind of ad in between. I scoffed at the idea of making ad creators as rockstars™ already back in 2001, so this is not a new snark.

Adland: 
 

Busted: the don't bother Cannes App

BustedApp is the not-must-have Cannes app this year, unlike that brilliantly useful Pizza after midnight spotting App that Deutsch LA made.

Busted App hangs bling-chains, leather-bondage-gear and beards on people as you snap pictures of them, a tech so old that Google perfected Rudolf-noses tracking your face live in hangouts. So that you may "expose the decadence and depravity of the worlds largest ad festival" while you're there.

Adland: 
Top