If you live in the US and own a TV, it's highly likely your senses have been frequently assaulted by dippidy duo Nick and Norm in PSAs by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and paid for by Joe Six-Pack's tax dollars. Well, it was just a matter of time, and the commercial parody has arrived, courtesy of the DC-based Marijuana Policy Project and using the same line of reasoning as the real deal. View it here and judge for yourself.
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The jury is in : the Gucci ad featured earlier gets okay from ASA
LONDON (Reuters) - A Gucci advertisement featuring a woman with her pubic hair cropped in the shape of a letter "G" got the go-ahead from Britain's tough advertising watchdog on Wednesday.
The ASA, which has a reputation for taking a harder line than its counterparts in other European countries, judged the advertisement was targeted at sophisticated, adult fashion magazine readers who would not be offended.
the link to the short film about the short sad life of an advertising idea has disappeared, but a new one has stepped up to take it's place. So if you're looking for the link to send to someone who hasn't seen it you can now find it here:
New adgrunt in the real life adland? Keen to bite into briefs and make your mark? Perhaps the competition best yet is your cup of tea. You can compete with the partner of your choice - you need not be working at the same agency.
March 10 is d-day.
Marco Duehrkopp unemployed adgrunt in Germany has recieved dozens of job offers after putting his CV up on billboard in Hamburg's busiest media and advertising district.
"Having gone through all the traditional job-hunting methods, there really only was one thing remaining," he told the Berliner Zeitung newspaper.
He subsequently received almost 100 offers, though many were for door to door sales posts, ananova reports.
The man depicted is not Mr Marco Duehrkopp, but Pete Cain (London, UK) pulling a prank in the early days of his adcareer while he was on placement, circa 1994. He did get a job in advertising later, several in fact as he worked at the Leith Agency, BBH London and at Lowe and Partners Worldwide.
It's a Weener! Rolling Stone's latest issue reported on a fabulous failure - Ween's rejected attempts at doing a commissioned version of Pizza Hut's Where'd The Cheese Go? jingle. You can hear the marvelous but dissed cuts here (Adland highly recommends Cut #2).
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