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Get it off your chest in a blog - Billboard

Blogging By Moonlight - From Billboard - 07/03/2005

Men are behind most ad-related blogs, but there are some exceptions: Boston-based freelance copywriter Jane Goldman runs Cup of Java (, and Copenhagen, Denmark-based freelance art director ask Wappling operates Adland ( Like many bloggers, they keep their identities somewhat a mystery. "People don't know who I am and it's cool," says Wappling, 32. "But they think I'm a guy, and that gets annoying."

"You could talk to 30 people about one campaign and they could all have different opinions," says Goldman, 27. "In that respect (a blog) is a good sounding board, and having a little bit of anonymity isn't a bad thing."


Death of TV adverts?

Lee Daley, chairman and chief executive of Saatchi & Saatchi UK, thinks TV advertising is dead. Yet, he also says:

"Our business model is not dependent on TV," he says. "There will still be a need to deliver brand messages. Young people love brands more than ever. It's just that technology gives them the power to ignore them more easily than ever."


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Dunlop versus Mercedes

What the butterfly never learned is that the fastest way between point A and point B is in a straight line.
Seems that creatives have learned how to illustrate with that line between point A and point B. Here are two campaigns that rely on the same execution and idea, as the execution is the idea. One campaign is for tyres , the other for luxury cars.


Paris Sidekick hacked, and sales go through the roof

Remember when Paris Hilton T-mobile account was cracked and I suspected that it might be marketing?

Well, that old saying there is no such thing as bad publicity has come true again, as Technews reports that: "Hacked Hilton a Boon for Telco". Shops in New York are selling out of sidekicks faster than anyone can say hotel-chain heiress. That the recent leak online of and X-rated video with Fred Durst also came from a hacked sidekick isn't stopping people from queing up to get their insecure devices. Weird.


Pimp My Burger - BK Germany

Burger King in Germany are closing in on the subservient chickens fame, with their spoof of the TV show "Pimp my Ride". Instead of rides, they're pimping burgers. The attention to detail in this spoof is excellent.