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Tough choice. Funny, clever and sarcastic they all had their charms. "got haiku envy?" still makes me laugh.
It's a shame I don't have ten more books or other prizes to send as I quite enjoyed all the entries. Finally I settled on the Haiku I always returned to, because it's rather true....
Firms can be found liable for deceptive public statements, justices decide. Critics call the decision a blow to free speech.
The California Supreme Court ruled that Nike Inc. can
be sued by a man who claims the company broke advertising laws with an ad campaign that defended the wages, treatment and safety conditions of workers at overseas factories.
Die Gestalten Verlag has published a most delish collection of animations from the web hottest artists in 72dpi-Anime . When this book arrived I ripped the plastic off it to deeply inhale that fresh-off a printer smell like the book junkie I am. Thick pages in this gorgeous book flaunt each animations best stills on a doublepage spreads, sorted by artists.
You can search the DVD that comes with it, by name, by artist, by genre, by anything at all really. This might be visual artists porn in luxury packaging. ;-) . Want some?
LIAA Adds "Scam Ad" Catgory
They're still out in Cannes, but they'll be all the rage this year in London. Organizers of the London International Advertising Awards have announced the creation of a new category for so-called "scam" or "ghost" ads, advertising that was never approved by the client and never ran. "I would like you to think of this category as research and development for our industry," explains jury president Paul Lavoie -- president and co-founder of Canadian agency Taxi -- on the LIAA website. The category will be called "Lavoie's Playground" after the jury president himself, and although it will be open to ads that would be considered scams in other award shows, the category is not a complete free-for-all. "Playground" entries will only be accepted in the print, outdoor and television/cinema categories, and the ads must be for "legitimate clients," not imaginary brands. Entries in the category will not be eligible for the Grand Prize.
Even if you don't know what an emailharvester is, I'm still pretty sure that you might have met the results of one in your inbox at one time or another. They collect emails in clever fashions, then they send you spam. Ew!
In the front of collecting real and valid emails tactics have changed over the years, no site that cares about their members will sell or leave the gates open to reveal the emails of , say, everyone that is a member here, or everyone that is a subscriber of the New York Times.
Result? Emailharvesters make their own sites! (do read more)
I scream, you scream, we all scream for originality! But, sometimes the creatives just can't help but have similar ideas.
These two car commercials have two things in common: 1) the airport and 2) kids eating ice cream.
The Volkswagen spot was created by BMP DDB UK and the Mitsubishi spot was created by Deutsch LA.
Click read more to view the spots.
Most artists are resigned to the fact they won't make money through their art. Christophe Bruno, however, decided to try use his art to lose it instead. And in the process he came up with a fantastic way to subvert search engine advertising.
His site tells an interesting story about how he bought Adword space on google and used it for his poems, and how google ended up censoring him.
It raises an interesting question about how the nature and value of words has changed - with 'free' being the most expensive keyword on sale.
Something to think about next time those focus group results come in...
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