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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 airs live version of the Cannes Festival" - Dagens Industri

Translated text from Dagens Industri:

Advertising blog Adland, with founder Åsk Wäppling, wants to be the fly on the wall for all the people who can't go to the advertising festival in Cannes this year. The project is a co-operation with the videosite Bambuser.
Adland's users that are in Cannes will be filming with their cellphones. The films can then be seen live on Adland's website at that moment.

 

Festival Entries Down 20%, Attendees Fall 40%. Adland airs live 100%.

This year, Cannes Lions isn't what it used to be - AdAge reports that Festival Entries Down 20%, Attendees Fall 40%, and we all know about the canceled parties. Some of us will be there though, and those of you who are can show those who aren't in Cannes all the crazy that goes one with a click of a button on your cellphone.

Not only can you see the latest bambused films on the front page (right now) in a box on the right hand side, you can also watch the recent broadcast from the link adland.tv/bambuser. When Cannes Lions begins we will also tweet out the funniest/best/most outrageous Live films to our twitter account @adland. A global audience to your shenanigans, go for it! Simply log in and /user/me/bambuser and you're set. We already told you about the new feature last week: We want you to broadcast LIVE from Cannes Lions, today we bring you the full page complete with a bunch of talking heads films so that you get the general idea of what will be happening. Wrath Of Cannes will be joining us booing loudly all the way from Coney Island New York, and I for one am really looking forward to that.

I will be in Cannes and am keen to meet all you adgrunts - if you see a red mop of hair hollah, but you can also simply DM me @adland or @dabitch or email so we may exchange cell numbers.

 

Adland interrupts this broadcast to show you our new test pattern.

Over at Design By Hümans (oh god, the stupid use of a silent umlaut) there's a test pattern "creatures" T-shirt. They look like little pink devils! I should get this shirt, I even have the soundtrack to go with it! :) Let it be the soundtrack for this post:


Seems that I'm not the only one slightly obsessed with Test Card F and test patterns in general. Come to my house and you'll wipe your feet on a test pattern door mat, I got my test pattern earrings on, I check my D&G Medicine Man Test pattern watch. No I don't, I check my test pattern wall clock. Special Sally at Deviant Art has even knitted a really nice TV-pattern pullover. Obviously there's even a test pattern TV cosy.

 

Lame alert: Adland's videographer banned from Cannes?

Agencyspy were quite amused, and quite pissed off, that our Videographer set to travel with us to Cannes didn't get a press pass due to the fact

 

Announcing the adland.tv domain on SvD.se's developers blog.

SvD (Svenska Dagbladet) had me interviewed as part of a series where they ask web developers and site creators a handful of questions including "what's the most interesting thing on the net right now?". the interview is here on Utvecklingsbloggen "Åsk Wäppling Adland.tv". Here I prove that nobody looks good in wide angle lenses and that Swedish indeed sounds like bork bork bork.

 

Medievärlden: Who wants to watch 37 years of old super bowl commercials?

A 15:45 I spoke to Axel Andén at Medievärlden who needed to tease me a little: Who wants to see 37 years of old super bowl commercials Åsk Wäppling?

Yeah, who would want that? You sickos! And me! That's who, so I retort: Advertising nerds, this is popular culture, lots of expressions stem from super bowl ads.

Quick translation inside.

 

"The worlds largest Super Bowl commercial collection.. is Swedish"

Ok, I'll be the first to admit that the small attempt at pun above does not work in US English, unless you say "American football" and then it's just not a snappy headline anymore. Oh woe headline writers. Cheers very much to Gothenburg ad agency Miami who fame-spotted us in todays Dagens Industri (Sweden's version of the Financial Times), where there's a blurb about our 37 years of Super Bowl commercials collection.

The blurb reminds readers of DI that you can already view some of this years ads in the 2009 XLIII collection here.
link to original scan

 

"Adland near death" - Resumé reports on server drama

Resumé reports on the "Adland near death" drama, where we had a mechanical failure on a few of our server disks.

 

Adage power 150: The number 13 has been following me around all day.

You know that strange phenomena some call synchronicity? I've had the number 13 pop up in nearly everything I've done today - from the amount of steps I've used in the stairs, to the amount of bread slices available, to strange wrong numbers calling, to email subjects and so on. Files submitted have had 13 in them. Someone even SMS:ed me "in a meeting, I'll ring back in 13 min."

Thirteen, thirteen thirteen - everywhere thirteen. What the heck?

 

Deleting the ads dilute the resource we are trying to build here. Adland will no longer do it.

After much hand wringing and thinking I have come to a conclusion regarding campaigns submitted before they were due to run, approved or even properly thought out, and here's our new policy.


I will no longer delete ad campaigns that have been submitted to Adland at the brand nor the ad agencies request - or anyone elses request for that matter.


I will correct the submissions, place them in SPEC WORK category, pixellate trademarks, add official statements from brands or agencies to the post and add to the information we have on the ads, but I will no longer remove the ad images.

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