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Chubby Checker sues Hewlett-Packard over app that checks penis-size - named "chubby checker"

You can't make this stuff up folks. Hewlett-Packard made an app that measures your penis size, and they called it "chubby checker". It claims it can do this rather magic measuring simply by checking a mans shoe size. "All you need to do is find out the man's shoe size and plug it in... Now with the Chubby Checker there is no need for disappointment or surprise" Sheesh. Kind of cute, but we all know it isn't the size of your monitor but what you do with it. Now, the 71-year-old musician named Chubby Checker is so not amused by this, and wants everyone to know that he wears really big shoes and hates having his toes stepped on. This is all urban myth by the way, Jerald Bain of Mt.


NIVEA UK: A date to remember.

Nivea U.K. presents a totally interactive experience in which you can mess up someones' date. If you don't click on anything it sort of plays out and is silly. If you do click on things it plays out and is silly.

I think the silliest part though is the insane amount of product placement. it's the only thing I'm going to remember. I mean you're watching the ad on the NIVEA's youtube channel, I think you have a grasp of who is selling you something. But just in case you don't, the waiter actually pulls out some Nivea during the pre-roll instructions on how to interact with the site phase.

You know, because waiters are always carrying around body spray and deodorant for women.

It's about as subtle as a hurricane.



Bang with friends app isn't totally anonymous, a link will reveal who uses it.

Want to know which one of your facebook friends uses the supposedly anonymous "bang with friends" app? Just click this link and all will be revealed. Yes bang with friends isn't as anonymous as you thought, and this valentines day I predict many breakups caused by people in relationships finding their significant other using this app. Hoo boy, some people out there are in trouble. Not my friends though, the only one I know who uses the app is an outspoken single cougar who also runs a porn-site, so no surprises there.


Finally, Valentines Day cards for us.

Courtesy of copywriter Mike King and Designer/Illustrator Eric Wedum


Nike ad calls Pistorius "the bullet in the chamber"

Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting his girlfriend. Nike might want to un-run this ad.

Update as noted in comments, it has been removed from Oscar Pistorius website.

The Times Live also report that a commercial for private broadcaster M-Net have been pulled off the air.


The Advertising Industry State of The Union: Fux0red

Tonight, the President Of The United States will be giving a State Of The Union Address.
That time when the dear leader will lay out an agenda that supposedly propels things forward, instead of just the usual status quo.

It makes me wonder. Does the advertising industry have a plan for itself? A way to change? Can we fix what's broken?

Ask yourself how many times this month you've been at the office past nine o'clock on a weeknight, or heading in on the afternoon during a sunny weekend day. How many times over the years have you sat there filling in your time sheets only to realize you worked a month, or two months straight?


Aéro Film Welcomes Esteemed Writer-Director David Mamet

David Mamet, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Academy Award-nominated film writer/director, has signed on with Aéro Film for commercial representation. Renowned throughout the industry for such critically acclaimed classics as “The Postman Always Rings Twice”, “Glengarry Glen Ross” and “Hoffa”, and legendary within theater circles, Mamet will add his singular voice and storytelling prowess to the already versatile Aéro team.