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Mother's contribution to Xmas 2000 is now at chrischristmasrodriguez.com
Or visit Mother at motherlondon.com
Dabitch adds: Mark Waites from Mother lets us know that the ads were co-director by Peluca (out of Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Mother, and "we did it because if you're going to do an agency Xmas card why not produce one that gets talked about." It is very funny indedeed and very well done - big cheers for Chris Christmas Rodriguez - he's got my vote!
The Access Hollywood show reports that while dotcom companies made up 80% of last year's Super Bowl spots, they'll only represent 10% of the sponsors for the 2001 gridiron gala.
With the past few months dotted with e-casualties, many may fear they'll kick off before the kick-off.
One of the biggest johnsons around, Johnson & Johnson, recently stuck it to the USA cable Network. Ouch!
For a graphic account of advertising under the influence of drugs, click here.* Should the advertisers really have this much influence on programming?
EDIT:* no longer archived by LA TIMES, so we reproduce the story here.
USA Network Cancels Film After Advertiser Protests
TV: Johnson & Johnson reportedly threatened to pull ads over a movie about drug-tampering deaths.
This week the adweak.com link starting making it's rounds in the massmailings of office-adgrunts and onto the various mailinglists out there. Who are these guys? Why are they doing this? Are they even guys? We decided to ask them, so here follows a short talk with the Editor - spokesperson for the Adweak crew. First we had to travel blindfolded in the trunk of car to get to the secret meeting place....
By: Anil Thakraney and Viveat Susan Pinto
A former vice-president of top advertising firm McCann-Erickson has filed a suit against the company alleging sexual harassment, media magazine The Brief: has reported in its latest issue published today.
Clarinda D'Souza, who is said to have quit as VP - Creative with McCann-Erickson in Mumbai recently, has filed the suit (number 2507 of 2000) in Bombay High Court, the magazine said.
Those named in the suit are the company McCann-Erickson; Sorab Mistry, chairman and CEO; Nikhil Nehru, president and chief operating officer; Charles Berley, head of the company's Mumbai office; Peter Hamilton, executive vice-president - worldwide and regional director, Asia-Pacific; Donna Borseso, worldwide HR director and Marcio Moreira, vice-chairman, chief creative officer and director of global brands, New York.
The gimmick. Everyone has at least once, tried to use a gimmick. I'm not talking about dancing penguins in beer ads, but the way you put together, or in your portfolio. Will it explode when opened? (I'm guilty of that gimmick) Does it have a mirror cover? Does it contain framed artwork? A statue? Freeze dried foods?
The publication of Unspecial Effects for Graphic Designers will coincide with a major exhibition of Gill's design and illustration.
At the School of Visual Arts Museum, 209 East 23rd Street in Manhattan. The exhibition opens Today, Monday, November 5th, from 6-8pm.
Be there or be square.
The race - or non race as the case may be - of the US presidents inspired many a joke, ads and articles here at Adland already, but here's a new twist - repetitive topical ads. Badland next!
On Monday the 13th of November, E James White Communications - from Washington D.C. - ran an ad with the by now infamous ballot as their visual. On Friday the 17th, Apple - leader of making bubblegum flavoured computers - ran a similar ad also with the ballot as a visual.
There's a drama playing out in the Detroit ad market right now that some are saying is only the beginning of a change in trends in automotive advertising. Shifting of accounts with no consideration for the creative work is of grave concern to the tightly knit Detroit ad community.
I have cut and pasted an article from reuters.com below but would be interested in what those of you outside of the turmoil think of the situation, or if you care. Please post comments. More information (although biased) can be found at the autoextremist's site and many other press released can be found at ad age and PR NewsWire.
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