Adidas plans to "street ad" a street art wall in Poland - meets resistance from Polish graffiti fans
This wall is the mecca of the Warsaw graffiti scene. Nearly 1.5 km of the living canvases covered with multicolored graffiti. This is a very important place for the Polish hip-hop scene. This is where the DVD was filmed and there arose an unforgettable work of graffiti artists from around the world. Once full of light, recently declined. Do not change the fact that every self-respecting grafficiarz knows this place, you had to be there and paint even one job.
Picture this, over at The Guardian Sophie Trémolet writes World Water Day: A global inundation of funds is not enough and her point is that one billion people lack basic water supplies and 2.6 billion lack access to sanitation. But we must invest wisely and locally.. A serious article, on a serious topic, by someone seriously invested, Sophie Trémolet was the lead author of the OECD report on benefits of investing in water and sanitation. The responses? One commenter reckons "Water and its supply should not be private." while the next spams for a SodaStream® sponsored fundraiser!
Groupon are trying their best to do a Woot-funny quirky tone of voice still, but just like their superbowl ads, which were pulled off the air, their twitter jokes are offending a whole bunch of people. The joke:
Medical sedatives are no match for the world's greatest sleep aid: depression.
had people complaining in the comments (and by extension, on their facebook pages - propelling the negative reaction) about Groupon's jokes at once. It has now been removed.
"Work that matters" found a "zany" radio contest by New Zealand's The Rock FM where the 1st prize was a Ukrainian wife, giving me the perfect opportunity to use my sudden "Google AdSense thinks we're porn anyway"-freedom to slip you a gratuitous nipple-shot. Except it isn't. The ladies above, who are welcoming the Rock FM Prize winner "to Hell" with their signs and half-naked bridal getups are FEMEN. The stunning radical feminist group who can kick your ass 'til Tuesday , topless, while their hair is still in perfect Ukrainian braids and their heels are sky high. In short, they're "in your dreams boys" materialized, and rumor has it they're all related to Wonder Woman. Sure, it looks like they stole a page from the PETA stunt book, but these ladies are using their bodies protesting for their own sake, which puts them on a higher level right there. Ukraine is not a Brothel, one of their signs reads.
The Guardian reports that almost four years after the logo's launch, Tehran threatens to boycott the Games unless the design is changed. Iran says the logo spells the word Zion, the stronghold of King David of the Israelites, also known today as Jerusalem, and by extension, the Biblical land of Israel. Oh well that's alright then, you guys can stay home and play olympics with yourselves, you're excused, and we don't need a note from your mother.
Yes, they're apparently very very serious about this.
1984, a subsidiary of Ogilvy South Africa, thought a good way to promote an upcoming horrors flick was to invent Doctor Uba who deals in body parts, and give out flyers where he offers money for limbs. Mahala was one of the first blogs to pick up on it, and hoped it was an elaborate hoax "dressed up as an art project to raise awareness". They were closer to the truth than the cops who tried to find the "Doctor" who was offering cash for organs.
Class, pay attention, this B3ta thread starts out as a great example of how not to seed work on the web, as Axelk was revealed as working for 7th chamber and Paddy Power in five comments flat. Ends with a pretty decent show on how to man up and admit ones defeat, as Axelk turns around buys ad-placement in the b3ta newsletter. Good show. Choice quotes below, but y'all should really the thread, it's epic.
this is not very clever
you are a marketing bot
i wasn't questioning wether you are human...
so answer THIS question directly:
DID YOU SUBMIT THIS CONTENT FOR A CLIENT? ~(DefyingDarwin)
Interflora still advertising on bimbo-homophobic-hate-speech blog "Kissies" , since she apologized for threats
Welcome to Sweden, the land where bimbo-bloggers rule. I'm not sure why, but the dismal state in the quality of our journalists might have something to do with it. People here do not drink the sand because there is no water, they drink the sand because they do not know the difference.
Act I - The Nazi-connection, and threats against journalists
Alpha-1 still fake, but DraftFCB really really *really* want you to believe the statue of liberty stunt is real
2 Hours ago the user Geoff Konig at Vimeo uploaded this clip showing helicopter view of the Statue of Liberty's face covered in Saran Wrap, adding: "This footage is amazing! This should keep the skeptics busy! So thrilled to hear people talking about Alpha-1 for once!"
update Thursday Feb 24 - the videos on Vimeo are removed now. Replacing with youtube.
In a desperate bid to become social-marketing relevant, Oreo cookies announced that they wanted to break the Guinness World Record on Tuesday for the most "Likes" to a Facebook post within 24 hours.
Let’s go for over 50,000 likes
said the cookies-page humbly on Monday. Well along came Lil' Wayne, and the record was pretty much crushed in an instant as you can see in the screenshots above. The thing is, one has to register the record breaking attempt in advance, and Lil'Wayne isn't really after it, as much as he is showing off.
LUSH has had troubles, as their site announces: "we are very sorry to confirm that our website has been the victim of hackers. Hackers that made off with credit card numbers... The Guardian suggests that since Lush are warning customers to contact their banks , it may indicate it has failed to encrypt the details held on its site - which, if true, could mean it has failed to meet regulations known as PCI compliance. Lush has responded by taking the shopping site down, as well as leaving a message for the hackers.
TO THE HACKER
Kim Kardashian is reportedly fuming over a new toy from pipedream products NSFW link - bewarned. It's a blowup doll, and the cover of the box is poking fun at her Carl's Jr commercial, showing her spilling big fat hamburger all over the bed. Splashnews says
TV beauty Kim Kardashian is likely to be feeling a little deflated when she finds out she's been made into a blow-up sex doll called "Kinky Kim". The box for the x-rated inflatable pokes fun at Kim's raunchy ads for burger chain Carl's Jr.
The New York City transit agency approved a bus advertisment that depicts a plane flying toward the World Trade Center towers as they burn along with a rendering of the proposed mosque near Ground Zero. Or rather a totally pulled out of their arse idea of what the former Burlington coat factory will look like, when it's 100 stories taller and gleaming white.
The ad was paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an organization that opposes radical Islamic influence in the United States. The group's executive director says she doesn't find the ad offensive. He wouldn't though.
What exactly, are McDonald's putting in their cheeseburgers and chicken McNuggets? First there was that guy who stole his neighbors car and went to a McDonald's drive-through wanting to trade drugs for cheeseburgers. Now a Toledo woman, Melodi Dushane, wanted her chicken McNuggets so bad that she went on a
rampage, McAttack, when her local McDonald's was not serving them at 6:30 AM.
At 6:30 am it's breakfast time, but this girl had likely been partying all night - CBS12 reports "Other employees closed the drive-thru window as the customer tries to push it open. She then throws a beer bottle through the window, shattering the glass."
MAC Cosmetics and Rodarte created a makeup collection inspired by Kate and Laura Mulleavy's trip to Mexico. The sisters said they "were struck by the ethereal landscape and the impoverished factory workers floating to work at dawn in a sleepy, dreamlike state." which may explain the hollow-eyed gothy pale look the makeup created. The Mac Rodarte collection contains pale lavenders, shimmering lipglosses and pale pinks.
A few well-chosen make-up bloggers were sent samples and the press release, but there was a makeup-blogger backlash. Forget mommy-bloggers, and grannybloggers, makeup-bloggers are fierce - and they were all very offended by the names of the colors in this collection. "The Frisky" headlined with: MAC/Rodarte Makeup Collaboration Names Nail Polish After Impoverished, Murdered Women. Liloblog called it not edgy - "Insensitive", and Yinka at Vexinthecity tracked the issue plus all blogs posts about it, and while she was at it declared the whole palette B.O.R.I.N.G. You tell'em, girl. Chicagoblog agrees: MAC Rodarte makeup named for Juarez is not pretty, but mainly because poverty, factory work and women being killed in Juarez is not pretty.
Color lines has a whole story on The Beauty Bloggers Who Blew MAC and Rodarte's Juarez Cover and now finally MAC Responds To Rodarte Controversy With Action. The New York Mag says that Mac will donate a portion of profits, for programs to help the women and girls of the troubled city Juarez.
You know that I'm exited about Tron, and right now I'm listening to the Daft Punk's Tron legacy score which has been leaked online and helpfully uploaded to youtube for maximum spread.
This will not please Disney. Unless of course, they are the ones responsible for the leaking... Hmm.
The Tron movie came about in an interesting way, at the Boards Summit Ed Ulbrich, from Digital Domain explained: "Tron is not a movie" the case study of how a prototype launched a multi-faceted world. Tron is not, and never will be just the film.
Tron Legacy hits U.S. theaters on Dec. 17, 2010 in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D and I'm already looking for my Tardis because, gawd, I can't wait!
Here's an endorsement nobody wants: Tampa Bay reports that a man stole his neighbor's car, then went to a McDonald's drive-through where he tried to trade marijuana and prescription drugs for cheeseburgers. Clearly a very bad case of the munchies. I mean, everyone knows that Wendy's greasy burgers are the only cure.
Sears recently launched their Sears Blue Crew HQ Website. A futuristic "star trek" panel that serves as the retailer's portal to all its online properties, including:
- Sears Yard Guru
- Sears Chef Challenge
- Appliance matchmaker
- Blue Crew members
and the list goes on. It even has links to funny videos involving the blue crew. Obviously, this is a marketing ploy to promote all of its launched micro-sites and place it all in one central location for "ease and convenience," as Sears likes to say.
I think in theory, its a good idea. The layout is cool and it does have a cool "news hook" to it, but the actual Website/portal is another story. It's really difficult to navigate and see all of Sears microsites without getting dizzy.
The greek man Minas Karatzoglis who found that his image was on the "Turkish Yoghurt" packaging in Sweden and promptly filed suit for 50 million kronor has agreed to a conciliation. Lindahls Mejeri will pay him 2 million Swedish kronor, to avoid a process in Greece.
Anders Lindahl, the MD of Lindahls Mejeri, where the Turkish Yogurt is their bestseller, says to aftonbladet;
We believe that we've done the right thing the whole way through. We bought the image from a stock image company, and paid for it. The money that we're giving to Minas Karatzoglis now we will demand back from the stock image company.
A lesson to learn from this is, stock image photos are not cheap.
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