According to Andy Warhol, everyone (even adgrunts) will enjoy 15 minutes of fame. But, how many commercials get immortalized in a TV show?
Question to adgrunts: Did an episode of Futurama make reference to a Mountain Dew commercial?
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Vancouver based photographer Randell Cosco has burned a few bridges and flags in his life, but he wasn't quite prepared for the hoopla his image that currently graces the front and back cover of adbusters would cause. A congressman held said magazine up on CNN and threatened to ask President Bush to sue Cosco. The flag was printed across the front and back of the magazine, with the words "You're either with us, or against us."
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Now that the "emailmarketing" phase has putered out as companies discover that the flooding of mailboxes wih useless and untargeted salespitches simply agitate people, Nokia paid to have some reseach done on if people would mind receiving marketing messages on their phones via SMS (SpaSMS). Suprise suprise - some people even said they'd like to receive messages!
As readers of ad-rag know, justice isn't always swift for ad plagiarists. In fact, often they're rewarded for their misdeeds.
That isn't the case for Kmart, which in an act of desperation recently lifted the marketing strategy, broadcast campaign and tagline of retail leader Wal-Mart.
An appeals court in San Francisco has ruled that the city of San Francisco did not trample on religious freedoms or First Amendment rights when it urged a local boycott of an anti-gay advertising campaign backed by conservative Christian groups.
Chicago's "hawk," the freezing lake wind that rips through the city, has been accompanied by a equally brutal agency climate this winter.
Layoffs abound, with DDB icing 37 and Frankel 100 just this week.
Though the new biz environment seems as barren as an Arctic wasteland, all it takes is a quirky little account to give agencies the hots.
Though the public often forgets, agency folk know that broadcast TV is free
because ad dollars pay for it. In fact, back in the early days of broadcast, agencies helped clients produce the shows they sponsored.
Except for several soap operas which are still produced by P&G, this trend has faded over the decades--until now.
Dentsu, Japan's top advertising agency and the fourth-largest in the world, said Tuesday it has signed an agreement with Walt Disney that covers "exclusive broadcasting rights" to new theater movies, old films, TV dramas and cartoons in Japan.
The latest UK ads in streaming media format are available in Media Guardians creative Lounge, for those of you who didn't know...
Streaming media truly sucks though, but the ads don't! "see the best new ads for free. MediaGuardian.co.uk today launches a service that will enable our users to keep up to date on UK and other adverts"
Virgin Mobile's latest advertising stunt has been sabotaged, someone has stolen speakers embedded in a special poster site.
The "Respect" advertising campaign uses outdoor posters with real speakers that pump out music near Virgin Mobile shops to attract the attention of passersby, utterly disrepecting people's peace and quiet. (pic inside)
Ad guy - a link that dropped into my mailbox a few hundred times before christmas went viral.
(I was as i announced on the page, in hospital, so submitting the link to this here page instead would have made the news available to others than just me ..so, learn how to use the submit button on the left there kids, it's fun, it's friendly, and it's darn practical! :-))
Ad guy was created by Rodgers Townsend in St. Louis. Spoofing kids action figures commercials, Ad Guy action figures come in four types: Andy, the art director; Marc with a "C," the copywriter; Raoul, the creative director; and Kimmy Wong, the account girl.
You thought inhaling large amounts of marker pen or spraymount, and getting a paper cut was the only hazards of adgrunts life as a student. You soon discover that alcholism and broken family lives are another due to the hours.
Well count yourself lucky - in Brazil, admen get kidnapped on a regular basis.
The electronic age has swept through the workplace without much resistance from employees, many of whom do not even remember a time without email and instant messaging.
Just how much technology is too much is the question Hasbro ponders in a spot for its platinum edition electronic board games, from agency Jordan McGrath Case &
Partners. Partizan director Phil Brown, with editing and music by Editing Concepts' Nelson Leonard and Peter Lopez.
For those of you already suffering from severe adcritic withdrawel I might recommend watching Swedish TV commercials at the site called http://www.kaminsky.nu.
Lots and lots of quite surreal, good and bad films to go through. Widen your broadband experience with foreign commercials. No subtitles - often the joke is international and in some cases the dialougue is in English. Do not click on the non-existent read more link - there is no more to read.
ps - they also have trailers.
Apparently, all the advertising and traffic in the world still won't keep a website alive these days.
According to dotcom death chronicler fuckedcompany.com , AdCritic.com has found that it's uncommercial and pulled the plug.
A lack of response from their URL confirms this.
Fashion photographer Fabrizio Ferri's images of actress Monica Bellucci are in the center of a spat between Esquire and Italian GQ. Ferri's photographs, first taken for the February cover of
Esquire, appeared again on the November cover of Italian GQ, a rare occurrence in the competitive world of men's magazines.
Sunday 11th Nov Day 3
The final day of AGDC. The first round of presentations started at 9:30am. Not surprisingly, alot of ppl did not attend these early presentations after last nights round of endless drinks and hitting the pub after 11pm. I got about 3 hours sleep and I arrived like a zombie :)
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