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Whole foods have stirred up controversy in Manhattan for having a sign outside featuring a sketch of Obama announcing deals on chicken. They obviously forgot the advertising rule that if has anything to do with chicken or watermelon, you can not have black people near it as that could be seen as a racist stereotype. This rule even applies to Australian KFC who used an Aussie fan ending up in the seating area of the West Indies fans in one of their ads, and he got out of that awkward situation by offering a bucket a chicken. The one thing the two opposing teams fans could agree on.
Production company King and Country (K&C) recently worked with ad agency RPA to direct and produce a new campaign for the 2013 Honda Civic, which has been widely lauded by the media and drivers alike.
In the first spot, “More to Love,” the camera moves through the inside of the Civic as blue and white metallic mylar balloons inflate containing kudos from major trade magazines, newspapers and websites. Cut to the outside, where the doors burst open and hundreds of quote-filled balloons spill out of the car, joining others that float together to comprise a heart-shaped cloud, as the voiceover concludes, “It’s the best Civic yet.”
Similarly, “Civic Love” showers the love on the outside of the Civic, as the text balloons pop up and animatedly form into a heart above the car.
Twitter has created an advertising API for those pesky promoted tweets that sneak into all the fun trend and your feed in general. Now, the first five partners who are currently bilding on this API and tested it with a select groups of their clients are Adobe, HootSuite, Salesforce, SHIFT and TBG Digital.
Starting at 4PM on Wednesday, February 20, Click 3X gets social, opening its Flatiron studio to a gathering of A-list marketing, advertising, and social media experts for Social Media Week 2013. The company continues its years-long tradition of hosting thought-provoking Social Media Week panels with a knockout double feature – “The Second Coming of the 30 Second Spot,” moderated by Click 3X CD Nick Agderian, and “What Is Branded Content?” led by Magnet Media GM Paul Kotonis.
Welcome to the latest funny-har-har on the intarwebs which is the domain-joke GuysAmericanKitchenAndBar that developer Bryan Mytko bought because GuysAmerican did not. Then they proceeded to fill the menu with tres funny jokes poking fun at Guy's style of cooking. Example:
Deep fried snake with a printed out picture of David Lee Roth stapled on it and a sparkler sticking out of each eye. Served with a side of Bud Light you have to wring out of a Hawaiian shirt.
This was announced on twitter and people applauded, laughed, and sent virtual high-fives to Bryan.
Has your twitter feed been inundated with black bar-style censored tweets from your advertising friends?
If you haven't already figured it out, it's a new social media initiative promoting freedom of speech and whatnot. Head over to an Amnesty International microsite Tweet Censurado so you can see what your tweet would look like if it had black bars over it.
Interesting awareness concept, I guess. But censorship from governments doesn't look like this. Instead they just block internet access.
If you had partnered with Twitter to 'shut down' for a day to approximate what it really feels like,
This is actually getting tedious, but here we go again, now MTV's twitter account has been hacked and it's... awkward. BET has been hacked too. Why, it is as if someone was faking it.
Some say it's been easy password guessing, but here's whet we can say for definite as outsiders: all of these accounts have twitter in common. This makes it Twitters brand issue more than anyone elses.
Logan & Sons is proud to announce the signing of filmmaker David Slade for commercial representation. Previously with Anonymous Content, Slade brings a wealth of talent for crafting powerful experiences for film, music videos, and broadcast.
Boasting a diverse portfolio, Slade has helmed spots for the Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood video game series, the Washington Lottery, and the MTV Exit Foundation spot “Goodnight, Travel Well,” for which he received a Cannes Silver Lion. His agency collaborations include campaigns with Cutwater, Publicis, and Saatchi & Saatchi, to name a few.
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