press clippings about Adland

 

This is where Adland collects our fifteen megabytes of fame. If you want to check out and contact the crew, do so under that link. Press can be quoting us, using us as reference or simply interviewing us. Adland was founded Åsk Dabitch Wäppling back in 1996. It began as a passion project, collecting recent campaigns, pairing up badland ads and as an outlet to adrant on recent happenings in the ad industry. As it grew, with a discussion list and much mail generated daily, it became a databasedriven website collecting great (and not so great) ads serving many caustic comments and editorials on the advertising industry. The site has been used as resource or quoted by the New York Times, Adweek, Marketing Mag (Canada), the Library of Congress, Spiegel, CNN Money, Media Guardian, Resumé, Adformatie, Campaign magazine, Creativity, Svenska Dagbladet, Dagens Industri and many more.

 

"Ads and their keepers" in Brand Equity, India

Well well, this is pretty neat as our smirk graces the Economic Times India's "Brand Equity" on Wednesday morning. It's a look at the ad archives like ourselves and BestadsonTV. We shared a few back and fourth emails with the journalist Shephali Bhatt pondering how we collect these ads, and what we do they they turn out to be scam ads or ghost ads.

How do you normally deal with controversies?

I pour gasoline on them and get marshmallows.

 

Financial Times: Super Bowl blackout is Twitter’s gain

Adland's Dabitch was quoted in the FT Tech blog, where journalist Tim Bradshaw spied on twitter's reaction to the super bowl blackout, and concludes this w

 

Adland booted from Google Adsense due to PETA's misogynist ads

Well a merry christmas to us! Adland has had "ad serving disabled" without warning by our dear pals the Google Adsense folks. What did we do? Serve gore to you. It's the top five of PETA's most sexist ads that offends, as there's a woman being clubbed to have her fur stolen, and some lowly mostly nude interns sweating in cellophane in the hot Memphis sun that have blood on them. Like anything PETA, it's a very popular post, partly due to the offensiveness of the imagery. Not sure if it's the nudity or gore that got caught in Google's defunkt algorithm.

 

Pereira & O'Dell get a bronze from Mediapost, nod to our opinion on ads

Mediapost gave Pereira & O'Dell "bronze" for social agency of 2012, quotes our opinion on their Skype campaign.

“It’s Time For Skype” uses print, outdoor and Web iterations to position the Internet-based voice and video communications service as a warmer, more human way to connect than alternatives like Twitter and Facebook.

“140 characters doesn’t equal staying in touch,” reads one copy line. “When did it become ok to text mom happy birthday?” asks another. The campaign’s main social thrust consists of an app on Skype’s Facebook page that lets users create and share “Humoticons” — pictures of themselves expressing emotions.

 

ADWEEK - 'The legendary ad blogger on Instagram creatives, brands riding the Reddit wave, and how agencies can save themselves'

So Fast Chat: Åsk Wäppling
The legendary ad blogger on Instagram creatives, brands riding the Reddit wave, and how agencies can save themselves
. Oh my, the words "legendary" and "renowned" have me suffering from "gigantic head". It'll pass.

Let's talk about agencies. Are we looking at the last days of the traditional agency? Are creatives going to stop making ads and start making products? And if so, should they get out of the ad business entirely?

 

Name-checked in Financial Times, nice.

As it happens, the financial times mentions us in: "Skydiver sets speed and YouTube record". Woot!

 

Business Insider: Meet The 22 Most Influential Advertising Bloggers (I'm one of 'em)

Been spotted in a highly flattering review "Meet The 22 Most Influential Advertising Bloggers" in Business Insider. They sum it up with:

There's a plethora of content, including a massive library of Super Bowl ads. While the content relies on submissions, host Dabitch still puts out some of the best editorials on the web.

Our cheeks are now competing with our hair in chromatic color. Thanks, man.

Meanwhile Brandrepublic puts us at #6 out of 100 choice blogs.

 

Creativity takes note of the @sweden twitter account #swedengate

Creativity online Jun 14 notice all the hubub around @sweden, and that I made a post about the @Sweden twitter account

 

Google's left hand doesn't know what the right one does.

As you may have heard Google mistook some lingerie ads on adland for "adult content" and shut down our ad serving quite abruptly. This was very similar to last years Google freakout over the Sloggi ads I was ranting against.

Like I said then, it makes no sense if Google holds publishers to a higher standard than advertisers, and this is exactly what I told Google when I appealed. Now I have this reply:

 

Dabitch answers Goons & Loons loony Qs

Goons and Loons asks three questions and I do my best balancing on the line between dead serious and yanking your chain when replying. My cats new name is Lord Launch Lunch, though. That's dead serious. Oh yeah.

1. If the career you’re in now didn’t exist what would you be doing?
Inventing said career.

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