adnews

 
 

Talk to the plant or the plant dies.

To support MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, Carmichael Lynch and The Denver Museum Of Nature and Science created Talk To A Plant.

Using tweet to speech technology you can send a tweet which will then be read to a plant. To prove that talking to them helps them grow stronger. For the 'control,' group, a plant will sit in silence.

Adland: 
 

Buick vs Volvo - a car so comfortable it's like an extra room x 2

Nothing new under the sun, you know. Here's two ads, one from the 1960s showing that the Buick has such comfortable lounge seats you might want to lounge in it, and one from more recent years showing the same idea for Volvo.

It's funny when that happens, isn't it?

Badland: 
Adland: 
 

New York audio house Bar1 celebrates National Protect Your Hearing Month

To celebrate National Protect Your Hearing Month, Bar1 sent out this promo in the form of a simple hearing test. If you can hear the 3 frequencies, congratulations! You can still hear! (Apparently my cat can hear them too, judging by how quickly she dashed out of the room.)

I love creepy Norman Rockwell-esque image as well as the real point at the bottom of the ad: the fact that Bar1 protects our hearing and saves "the world from crappy audio since 2006."

Adland: 
 

Boss turns the "I Quit" video into a help wanted ad with spoof response.

An odd thing happened on the internet ... First, a rather dancetastic resignation video was posted to youtube where Marna Shifrin complains about her boss' wanting quantity and hits, while she wants to make quality content. So, she made a video of her dancing around the office, set to a Kanye West song (did she get the rights to that?), and suddenly it's on fire. Linked everywhere, and it raced to the 9 million hits mark at suspect speeds.

Adland: 
 

Realtor in Sweden uses creative approach to sell prefab homes

ROI real estate in Sigtuna, a ridiculously quaint town outside of Stockholm, have an interesting way of selling prefab homes. Their headline is: Broken dream for sale, only 5.5m SEK (ca 633,600 Euro or 857,100 USD). Broken dreams? Hmm... When you look at the opening photograph, a woman is holding a crying baby, while another, blonder, woman is driving off in a red ferrari and waving.
The realtor touches on the subject in the description:

Adland: 
 

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman fines businesses for fake reviews

After a year long undercover investigation, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman came down hard on companies who participated in the act of soliciting fake positive reviews on sites like Yelp, Google Local, Citysearch and more.

"Astroturfing," is the act of soliciting someone to write fake reviews for cash. All in told 19 companies were found guilty of the practice and ordered to pay 350,000 in total fines. One company alone owed nearly 100,000 of that fine.

Adland: 
 

House of Radon wants to do Something For Syria

We are all born under the same sky. Unfortunately in Syria the sky is blood red.

Swedish agency House of Radon feels like the rest of us: shocked by the continued tragedy, and dismayed from the hopelessness of it all.

But of out the hopelessness came something beautiful: Something For Syria. All the proceeds from purchasing one of 250 limited edition posters created by art director Albin Holmqvist will go to Doctors Without Borders.

Adland: 
 

Coke Canada's Vitaminwater : "You retard" - promotional caps bottles recalled

Coke Canada had to recall Vitaminwater reports the Ottowa Citizen, as the caps that paired randomly generated English and French words on the inside as a promotion have been found to have less than polite phrases on them.

Adland: 
 

MSC Canada orders WWF to remove "We don't farm like this" ad. WWF obeys.

So, according to news reports, and these comments, MSC Canada ordered WWF to remove animation because they're the boss of the World Wildlife Fund‎.

Badland: 
Adland: 
 

Toyota Corolla Elevate your style & Deflate your brand

Jonathan Salem Baskin, the man who wrote "Branding only works on cattle", just wrote about that infamous "dancing around the car through the ages" Toyota Corolla ad in Adage today. Cliff notes; he doesn't like it either.

Adland: 

Pages

Top