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 ad campaigns, pairing up badland ads and as an outlet to adrant on recent happenings in the ad industry. As it grew, with a discussion mailing list and much mail generated daily, it became a database-driven website collecting great (and not so great) ads serving many caustic comments and editorials on the advertising industry. Some called it a blog, but we do not. The site has been used as resource or quoted by the New York Times (USA), Adweek (USA), Marketing Mag (Canada), the Library of Congress, Spiegel (DE), CNN Money (USA), Media Guardian (UK), Resumé (SE), Adformatie (NL), Campaign magazine (UK), Creativity (USA), Svenska Dagbladet (SE), Dagens Industri (SE), Brand Equity (IN), Børsen (DK) and many many more.
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Adland Sells out. To you!

Did I get your attention? Good.

Yes, well lets face it. Bandwidth Costs, and so does producing content. Just like in magazines. This site, runs on a few machines (called acme and apex), and is hooked up to the net 24/7 at some cool ISP's co-location. Naturally, stuff like hardware and co-lo space rent, costs what most call "money".

A lot of it.

It's a real drag yes. 67,000 films where played off the server last month and that amounted to 191 gigabytes of bandwidth more than expected. And the price?
Just about the same as decent 17 inch screen. And that's just one month. I've been forking that out of my own personal pocket since 1999. Like most ladies, I'd rather spend my own money on say, lots of shoes - but I have been paying for this sites survival instead.

Them bills with a lot more gigabytes on it will keep coming every month. I can either turn it off, ask you to chip in , or I could sell my soul to the devil and start popping up banners on parts of your desktop never touched before. *shiver* Having ad-revenue being the only monetary support for a website will make us fall into the trap of the numbers game, posting things specifically to get eyeballs such as topless celebrities and scraped stuff from other sources, instead of actually making a broad archive of all ads and reporting on adnews without Britney Spears in it.

Now that latter suggestion sort of goes against the idea of a site dedicated to the uncensored rantings and ravings of adgrunts, and the educational viewing of old collected commercials (admit it, you love 'em). The other idea, of asking you to pretty please to chip in is pretty much dying too. See, out of 18000 unique visitors on average daily, only two donated a few bucks (and that was way back last year ...).

Aw bugger, we have now arrived at the pay-per-play conclusion. You sign up and log in, you want to watch a film, you'll have to pay a monthly fee.

As a non-paying member, you are still a member, you can read all articles (except anything within the category commmercials), and comment etc, the only difference is that if you pay for a months subscribtion, you see films too. You
will not be paying for the content of watching the films - you are paying for the bandwidth you use while watching the films. Hopefully, two bucks will cover it.

Compare it to borrowing my car, you can borrow it as much as you want, but fill the tank yourself, as you are the one using the gas. ;-)

Do read more...... There's lots more.

 

Click on those who click on ad-rag

In case you wondered what the banners with visiting IP's and domains is doing up there, they are there to amuse you.

The banners consist of visiting IP's and domains and also lead to their sites. By clicking on the banner, you'll surf another Adland visitors site.

 

Merry Molldays!

Created this little e-card that you can email to your friends. (yes - you should click "read more" now to see what on earth I'm yakkin' about.)

 

Yankthechain rambles with Dabitch

Over at Yankthechain.com there is a bunch of interviews from people at this years webzine in New York city. At the bottom of the page I ramble about advertising, this site, and bitch in general, really ;-) .

 

Everything is back to normal - Damn!

we are back! And this is no thanks to Bahnhof.se the internet provider I ordered a line from in late June - to be delivered July 1. Obviously, that didn't happen. The server is back up now thanks to Tatti and Janne from Artech.se, Tatti drove across the country to pick my server up, and Artech delivers. Remember that when you are looking for hosting.

 

Globetechnology.com Globe and Mail - "insider's view of the ad business"

And if you want to know what insiders think about the business, try adrag.com, a Web site "by the adgrunts for the adgrunts."
# ad-rag.com
 

Another day, another skin

I was bored this weekend so I decided it was time to spring clean a little. Now, there is a new skin for Adland - and since maintaining the code in several skins was a bit of a headache - it is also the only skin. Previous users who get funny looking MYSQL jibberish at the top of the page - go straight to USER.PHP and choose "select theme" - after selecting the only theme, you should be fine. Hopefully you wont get funny looking mysql gibberish at the top of the page tho, as I changed ID on the cookies. ;) More new stuff! (read more)

 

Creativity Magazine outs us! "Dabitch is back"

Tess Wilkinson-Ryan from Creativity chatted with me on the phone one day and asked if me and my alter ego Dabitch are "out of the closet".
uh-oh

Oh yeah - Åsk Dabitch Wäppling is so out of the closet now... *hahaha*

I suppose there's a lot worse ways to get outed.

Dabitch is back

Åsk Wäppling is the mistress and founder of ad-rag.com, a web destination for industry news, gossip and rants; her online persona is called "Dabitch". The site is very popular with ad insiders, despite (or thanks to) its many caustic comments.

 

Adlist is Back!

Adlist is back online. All members found deep in a long mailspool and buried in various members adressbooks have lovingly been re-added by hand. :) Yeay!

If I missed any, you can simply subscribe yourselves. It aint pretty - but it works.

 

Mark Etting - Marketingmag [Canada tradepress]

Mark Etting wrote a column in Marketingmag Canada and mentions me and Adland..
He also encourages people to come here and rant - Go Mark go! The man has understood! :)

Adland created by "Ask" an advertising Art Director in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, contains all manner of e-mail threads and rants about the world of advertising. It's best known section, called Badland, contains similar ads shown side by side that were either ripped off, or are mere coincidences. One such example on the site is the Foster's take on Molson Canadian's "The Rant". And if you've got a rant of your own you might want to check this site out... changing the names to protect the innocent, of course.

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