404 of the day

This time, kudos to Jeep. I love those little extra touches.


Barclays goes from Eagle to Shield?

Barclays has taken down its iconic giant metal eagle from the top the Barclays House in Poole, Dorset, UK. There have been claims that the Poole eagle has been removed because Barclays' proposed Dutch partner, ABN Amro, was queasy about the symbol's Nazi connotations.


Femme Fighting


How To Hire An Ad Agency

BusinessWeek columnist Steve McKee dishes out a list-o-ten for businesses picking a new shop.


The Hottest Ad Girls Ever

Well, according to the Sun, that is. And yes, there's some nekkednes



Excerpt: Through advertising and marketing, the hologram combs the fields of instinct and human desire, arranging our wants and fears in the direction of commodities or institutions. No longer are advertising and marketing merely propaganda, which is all but dead. Digitally mediated brain experience now works far below the crude propaganda zone of influence, deep in the swamps of the limbic brain, reengineering and reshaping the realms of subjective human experience.

A Feast of Bullshit and Spectacle: The Great American Media Mind Warp


Update on the ad ban in São Paulo

You can read an article from David Evan Harris in adbusters here São Paulo: A City Without Ads My favorite part is Clearchannel getting burned:


Bad billboards. Bad, bad billboards.


Link Lust: Funkier than a mosquito's linker.

Badland scandal brewing in India & Marocco:

An official communiqué from O&M informs that it has been brought to the agency's attention that
Shems, a Morocco-based advertising agency and production company, has copied a TV commercial done by O&M India for Perfetti Van Melle India.

see :ExchangeforMedia.

Nintendo shops for new agency Kotaku and Nintendo World Report both point their gamer-console blistered fingers at karmarama saying they're it. You remember Karmarama, they're the ones who did the "make tea not war" protest posters years back. :)

These links brought to you by the Zune (iPod)-dancing Ballmer - whcih rumor has it, got the microsoft employee guilty of redirecting to the films fired. the Register


Link Lust: Let Your Link Flow

Arnold uses amateur youtube video as basis for new McDonald's spot.

Burger King expands to sell chips, flavored like fries and ketchup.

Modern Drunkard Magazine shares their list of the top 10 alcohol icons of all time.

A new site for Sprint - Waitless - is filled with ways to help you...wait less.

Slate presents a slide show of the 12 types of ads.

Celebrities kids in new ad campaign for Lord & Taylor which will launch in October. Headed by David Lipman, the ads will feature Lydia Hearst (Patty Hearst 's daughter), Sean McEnroe (child of John McEnroe and Tatum O'Neal), and Scott Reeves (son of Clint Eastwood).

Have you ever wondered what happened to Gorbachev? Well, he's in an ad campaign for Louis Vuitton shot by Annie Leibovitz.

The Vuitton ad, however, is part of a campaign to emphasize the company's heritage in luggage and travel accessories. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, the ads include other celebrities using Vuitton bags: Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf cuddling in a hotel room, their bags not yet unpacked; Catherine Deneuve resting on a trunk in front of a steaming locomotive; and Mr. Gorbachev in the back of a car with a duffel bag on the seat next to him. Of the group, Mr. Gorbachev appears the least comfortable. He is holding on to a door handle, as if the bag contained polonium 210.

Nice ad: