Really? Whining? For me, "If you don't laugh you'll cry" and "it's funny because it's true" come to mind faster than the word whining, but then I was spitting out the majority of adland-jokes in a manic frenzy while cackling loudly like a crazy woman. For a moment there I was afraid someone would arrive with a nice hug-myself-jacket and take me away. In the hashtag some people were humblebragging, others dropping serious gossip under the guise of a joke. OK, that was me.
Adage wonders if "folks" are just having a laugh or sharing some harsh truths about the industry. The correct answer is BOTH mate.
The hashtag, which was fueled by the blog Adland, caught on like wildfire today in the span of just a few hours, with hundreds of tweets by ad people eager to poke some fun at themselves and blow off some steam. Makes sense; ad folks usually tend to have a good sense of humor. But many people were expressing that the missives didn't feel like mere jokes and rang a bit too close to home.
Below is the storify collection of as many as I managed to grab, if you both laugh and wipe away tears, it's all good.
Well well, this is pretty neat as our smirk graces the Economic Times India's "Brand Equity" on Wednesday morning. It's a look at the ad archives like ourselves and BestadsonTV. We shared a few back and fourth emails with the journalist Shephali Bhatt pondering how we collect these ads, and what we do they they turn out to be scam ads or ghost ads.
How do you normally deal with controversies?
I pour gasoline on them and get marshmallows.
Mediapost gave Pereira & O'Dell "bronze" for social agency of 2012, quotes our opinion on their Skype campaign.
“It’s Time For Skype” uses print, outdoor and Web iterations to position the Internet-based voice and video communications service as a warmer, more human way to connect than alternatives like Twitter and Facebook.
“140 characters doesn’t equal staying in touch,” reads one copy line. “When did it become ok to text mom happy birthday?” asks another. The campaign’s main social thrust consists of an app on Skype’s Facebook page that lets users create and share “Humoticons” — pictures of themselves expressing emotions.
ADWEEK - 'The legendary ad blogger on Instagram creatives, brands riding the Reddit wave, and how agencies can save themselves'
So Fast Chat: Åsk Wäppling
The legendary ad blogger on Instagram creatives, brands riding the Reddit wave, and how agencies can save themselves. Oh my, the words "legendary" and "renowned" have me suffering from "gigantic head". It'll pass.
Let's talk about agencies. Are we looking at the last days of the traditional agency? Are creatives going to stop making ads and start making products? And if so, should they get out of the ad business entirely?
As it happens, the financial times mentions us in: "Skydiver sets speed and YouTube record". Woot!
As well as the exposure for Red Bull’s energy drink, YouTube viewers were shown a “pre-roll” advertisement for Chrysler, the carmaker, according to media industry blog Adland.tv.
Aren't you glad we noticed, Chrysler? :)
Been spotted in a highly flattering review "Meet The 22 Most Influential Advertising Bloggers" in Business Insider. They sum it up with:
There's a plethora of content, including a massive library of Super Bowl ads. While the content relies on submissions, host Dabitch still puts out some of the best editorials on the web.
Our cheeks are now competing with our hair in chromatic color. Thanks, man.
Meanwhile Brandrepublic puts us at #6 out of 100 choice blogs.
Creativity online Jun 14 notice all the hubub around @sweden, and that I made a post about the @Sweden twitter account debacle. They spend the rest of the afternoon trying to figure out how to pronounce SKÄMSKUDDE. True story.
Meanwhile, Adland's @dabitch has some great Swedish insight on the debacle, as well as useful language lessons.
Goons and Loons asks three questions and I do my best balancing on the line between dead serious and yanking your chain when replying. My cats new name is Lord Launch Lunch, though. That's dead serious. Oh yeah.
1. If the career you’re in now didn’t exist what would you be doing?
Inventing said career.
"Mel Carson interviews Åsk Dabitch, founder of Adland about advertisements as pop culture and digital creativity. " -- Chatting with Mel at Advertising week New York.
Adbuzz gave us props in The World’s Very First Advertising Blog and we tip our hat to them for it. Tip Tip!
Adland. Where ad critics, lovers, grunts and ranters go to keep up with all types of happenings in the commercial industry. Over 90,000 members and 45,000 archived commercials strong- only one person to thank.
From a very simple, spontaneous birth in 1996, founder Åsk Wäppling (@dabitch) has spearheaded Adland’s exponential growth over a decade and a half. Working as an Art Director in Malmo, Sweden, she has been able to amass (among many other things) the world’s largest Super Bowl commercial collection in the world.
Just a note that Johnny and Angus decided to have a chat with moi in "Apathetic Interviews Episode 4: Dabitch", so I'll share some stories about escaping cops in Haitian shanty-towns and tips on how to keep your tables clean. This isn't about adland, but if you fancy, have a read.
What other sorts of stuff do you like and whatnot?
I had the most fantastic failed morning. I didn't hit the snooze button, everything was going swimmingly time-wise, I even had time to enjoy that lovely second cup of coffee before heading out the door. But...the moment I stepped outside bad juju came at me. From missing the bus by a hair and falling spectacularly when doing so, to the major fail of reaching the train exactly on time only to discover that the wallet I brought didn't have a dime nor credit cards in it, and my brand new sunglasses breaking as soon as I removed them... You would've thought it was a Monday. The upside was that my favorite client took me to thai lunch and as we chit-chatted and checked twitter I discovered that @kullin twittered to me "Congrats to @dabitch. @BrandRepublic ranks @adland as number 6 on top 200 bloggers" and I'm all like woah, really? Cool! This day will be good anyway! Of course as soon as I thought that I totally broke a database, but that's another story.
The Brandrepublic web's most influential bloggers from 1 to 50 are here and the landing page for all twohundred blogs is here.
Working with Brandwatch, Brand Republic ranked the blogs by influence using an algorithm that weighted factors including traffic, Mozrank (determined in part by the number of inbound links) Twitter data, and social presence on, for example, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
2011-03-01Metro Sweden picked up on our ban from Google. Here's a machine translation of the article.
The Swedish advertising blog Adland.tv has been banned by Google Adsense, Dagens Media. This is because Google believes that her post is too daring.
- Well, apparently Google believes we serve our readers porn. I can not help but laugh, says Åsk Wäppling, the founder behind the site, to Dagens Media.
She has posted a picture of lingerie from Sloggis advertising campaign. This has been on the blog for about seven years and she has complained that the advertising is sexist, but Google thought the picture was too daring.
What a deliciously clickable headline that is. Dagens Media notes that Adland has been banned by Google, for having nudity on the site. Specifically for a Sloggi ad from 2004 campaign as Googles mail states here. We find this to be hilarious right now, especially after we posted about big brands like Interflora still advertising on Kissie's homophobic hate-speech Nazi promoting blog because she apologized. Sorta. Moral of the story: hate speech okay, writing about sexist ads and depicting them, not okay.
Design Weak, created by Plan B Studio have an interview with yours truly here in their ongoing great women series. I'm just on the heels of Carolyn Davidson, and have decided to let this go to my head cuz there's no beer nor chocolate in the house so this is the only high I'll get today. ;)
So, if you ever wanted to know more about who hosts this place, click on over, as I talk a lot and there's a bit of TMI in one of the answers.
We're chuffed to find that the writer Valarie Potter at Computer world: Top 10 Super Bowl tech ads, actually waded through four decades worth of super bowl ads that we have in our super bowl archive to list some of the best, and cheesiest, tech ads. Compuserve "Not Busy" is a really good example of nostalgia-tech that our kids will never understand. Well done, and thanks for using adland.
Edit - looks like the same article appears in PCWorld as well. Cool.
This Week in Tech in who needs this crap October 5, were discussing a few things and Windows 7. It was when they reached that "house party" talk that they tipped to the windows 7 (censored version), and all found it really really amusing. It made me smile too because they say "adland.tv" so that their listeners know where to find it. Doesn't adland teevee sound great? Thanks guys, that was awesome.
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