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The Onion weighs in on Danish tourism ads.

Congratulations Grey Copenhagen (and Goviral), the Karen26 (1,2,3,4,5) story is now immortal as The Onion has decided to mock Denmark, Lars von Trier, and Danish tourism ads in one fell swoop with a newscast complete with a declaration of Denmarks superiority in handball.

Denmark Introduces Harrowing New Tourism Ads Directed By Lars Von Trier
Hat tip @ericrosenfield


Pete Blackshaw reloads our buzzword bingo with The Official Social Media and Mobile Glossary of 2010

Finally we can burn the old ad dictionary as Pete Blackshaw has written The Official Social Media and Mobile Glossary of 2010 which contains such gems as spurned media, wiki wart and Oedipost complex. It's funny as hell.

TWEET-SHIFTING: Delaying or mixing Twitter posts so axe murderers don't know you're miles from home. Increasingly common as a spousal and family covenant among folks who travel with high frequency.

CURBCASTING: The almost unstoppable cacophony of loud voices barking all manner of silliness into the airwaves thanks to Bluetooth devices. You see this on every street corner and curb.


Predictions for 2010 in Adland

Everyone does it, so lets join in with the predictions pulled out of a hat. This is what we believe will happen in 2010. Make a bingo-card out of it and see.

  • 1 - Micropayments will finally come of age. They'll be used to pay creatives for their work.
  • 2 - Individuals as media channels , big brands on T-shirts are so 90s, now we want the consumer to Bambuse live as they shop at H&M and air this on their own facebook page. Someone is working on a campaign that encourages this type of behavior right now.
  • 3 -Crowdsourcing comes of age and the worlds first worldwide union, the CSGotW (Crowd Sourcing Guild of the World) enters the scene.
  • 4 - The full service ad agency will die a new breed of agencies will emerge, specializing in creating content for the types of media that are barely invented yet.
  • 5 - Your mom still won't understand, at family gatherings and as she introduces you to her friends, she never manages to explain your job right. Settle for "s/he works in advertising" and leave it at that.
  • Adland: 
    How a web design goes STRAIGHT TO HELL

    New Years Resolution 2010: Never work for these clients again.

    The Oatmeal has the story of how a web design goes to Design Hell to show you, complete with insane requests from clients.

    New bulb joke I haven't told you before.

    Q. How many designers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
    A. I think really the issue is not so much the lighbulb in this case, but the relationship between the lightbulb and the ceiling around it, and if were to introduce a lighbulb at this point, what knock on effect would that have on the room in general. A lightbulb in this context may seem like a small addition but in actuality could have an effect on the whole which will require a considerable amount of subtle work to be carried out on the general interior design which would, of course, result in budgetary issues for you. Not saying we couldn't screw it in, but best to establish a baseline for this at an early stage.


    You'll read my, You'll read my, You'll read my Neutraface: Ode to a font. (set to Pokerface)

    creative director and mouse

    7 ways to kill an idea: the illustrated guide

    Bytesized labnotes has An illustrated guide to seven ways to kill an idea. Enlarge the image to see the delicate illustrations by Scott C in their full glory. If you like his style you should check out his Double Fine action comics.

    Update To kill an idea is competing in Eurobest.


    CGI-brows - "This will literally change the face of the motion picture industry" Mark Kermode

    Congratulations to Andrew Gaynord the Virgin Media People's Choice Award winner 2009 who brings us this Friday Fun, a mockumentary of CGI-brows.


    Packaging Is Advertising, Right?

    Eh, really I'm just using any excuse I can to mention Richard Thompson's awesome comic strip Cul De Sac.

    Ah, but those mascots figure prominently in this weeks-old (see how I'm continuing with that?) Dunkin' Donuts ad. Good for a laugh, and the folks at AdFreak (where I first saw this) like it too.

    But it's not getting me any closer to trying those biscuits.


    Mad Men - Boston 2009 / Red Sox Joey McIntyre and the f-bomb.

    What would happen if Mad Men was MA Men set in Boston 2009 instead of New York cirka 1960? We'll, theres be a lot more fucking swearing that's fer fucking sure. Wicked awesome.

    cheese or font

    It is time to play CHEESE or FONT?

    It is time to test your skills, and try not to get too hungry as we play cheese or font a game made by @mogrify because @dickchiclets said something funny on twitter. Take THAT all ye doubters who think twitter is all about announcing what you had for lunch, it's a nerd-game-development tool you fools!

    In the game of Cheese or Font almost everyone gets stumped at least once by Helvetica.

    Next game: Fonts that sound like medical conditions.