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.

 

MedieVärlden: Kinesiska dödshot mot svensk reklamblogg

Another trade-press bit on the recent Chinagate - now it's Axel Håkansson & Medievarlden.se in Sweden who had a long chat with me about the technical details and free speech implications of it all. No google translation of this yet.
Link to medievarlden.se

 

Adland is in Dagens Industri today.

The article about Adland in Dagens Industri (a.k.a Sweden's pink paper) today focuses on the "Chinagate" affair. "Death threats from angry readers commonplace for Ad-blogger" reads the headline.

For those of you who missed it, the posts about the Swedish Red Cross Youth human rights campaign drew a lot of attention. One adgrunt, whole9yards, spotted that some photographs in the campaign depict police in Nepal rather than China - see Red Cross (Youth) pulls "Olympic" human rights campaign in Sweden - and voiced his concerns about this. Other commentators attracted to the posts weren't anywhere near as decent and well articulated as he was, and soon the comments became a regular flame-fest. What you see on here the site is not everything that was posted, since most of the comments were flagged as spam by the automatic spamtrap, but it will give you a general idea of what was being said. Emails directed to me personally were a hundred times worse, and it culminated in late night phone calls and even death threats if I did not remove the campaign and apologize for its existence. Not to mention the DOS-attacks, spambombings and google-bombings attempting to link Adland with the word prostitute. A few events were serious enough to warrant a call to the police. The Swedish Youth Red cross have had to endure the same, and several facebook groups were started rallying people to join in the hate for them.

For the record, I never remove campaigns submitted unless the creators of said campaign asks me to.

Links on anti-cnn regarding that campaign can be seen here: 瑞典青年红十字会借西藏炮制辱奥广告 and Unbelievable: The Red Cross——Hypocritical and misleading !.

Resume.se also had an article a few weeks ago about the threats I've received for publishing that campaign (and the note that the campaign was pulled). See : Adlands grundare hotas för OS-kritisk reklam. The anti-cnn sajt is created by students to expose what they call "Western Goebbels' Nazi media" - that is, Western media's biased coverage of unrest in Tibet. See news.com Australia: Chinese students launch 'Anti-CNN' website

 

Resumé - Resume.se July 2008. Founder of Adland threatened for OS-critical ads

Sweden's advertising tradepress ran a story the 23rd of July: Resumé: Adlands grundare hotas för OS-kritisk reklam. (Adland's founder is threatened because of a Olympic-critical campaign). This is funny to read via Googles translation service: check it out. FYI , whenever google says "soft drinks" it's mistranslating the word "läskigt" which means scary. soft drinks in Swedish is läsk.

 

CAP&Design: Heaven and Hell with Åsk 'Dabitch' Wäppling

Sharing "heaven or hell" the best and the worst of advertising in Sweden right now with Cap&Design magazine. The magazine has also made the article available on the web you can find it here, if you can read Swedish.

 

Top ten most common mistakes PR agencies do when sending us press releases.

Sometimes I wonder, how do some PR agencies get paid for being so... Well, lets face it, bad. No no, I'm not saying that all of you PRgrunts are terrible, we have some good connections with some of you and look forward to your mails. But some others are really lost. Here's a list of the most common mistakes - perhaps some PR newbies might learn from this. If you wish to send things to us, don't make these mistakes.

 

11-21-2007 Hawthorne Videoactive Report : Adland talks advertising films.

The "nifty little list" they speak of is my post here; Miss Mad Men? Get your ad-movie fix here 11 advertising movies reviewed.

 

Adland's Commercial-Archive now has over 40,000 commercials.

Bragtime! At last count we had 41497 quicktime commercials in total, so it's high time to hang up the brag-sign here. Adland's Commercial Archive, including the superbowl commercial archive now has over fourty thousand ads in it. Yikes! No wonder I keep having to get bigger servers, aye?

You can browse the archives by month and year or use the advanced search to find all commercials for "bud", for example. Just change the "bud" in that URL to what you want to search instead.
OR search commercials only WITH images via this link - no advanced options there.

 

Marketingsherpa: How to Be Seen in Adland, the Land of Edgy Video Ads

Marketingsherpa: How to Be Seen in Adland, the Land of Edgy Video Ads

Background
Wäppling received degrees in illustration and graphic design from Parsons School of Art and Design. She has worked as an art director for companies, including Saatchi & Saatchi and Procter & Gamble. She also has written columns for design magazines, such as Resume and Cap & Design.

Circulation & Readership
Adland currently has 79,622 registered members. Wäppling says their users are: “creatives” in the ad business, tutors, professors, students, production people, planners, account executives and “quite a few people who don’t work in advertising but are big fans.” Each month, the site receives 914,436 unique monthly visitors and 4.87 million monthly visits.

About the Web Site
The site’s oldest ad is from 1958. Their content includes the largest online/offline collection of Super Bowl ads; the 35 years of commercials are accessible for a small fee. Adland has more than 39,000 spots from around the world, plus print, outdoor, interactive and any other existing media.

To read the rest you'll have to log in to Marketingsherpa.

 

Your rebellion is my marketing strategy

Hey all, just wanted to let you know that the Adland shop is back, and the cheeky "Co-opted" shirt is now available in a looser cut black tee with silver print, for all you black-clad adgrunts out there.

 

Saatchi fired over Dr Marten ads -"Den här reklamen hade Strummer nobbat" - SVD.se

Svenska Dagbladet had a nod to Adland in a posting here (english

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