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Guinness puts it in the fridge

Guinness' new cinema and telly spot will break in two weeks in the UK. Created by AMV BBDO, Guinness' agency of record, the ad builds on the "Good things come to those who wait." Shot in Prague, “Fridge” features music by Lemonade Drinkers.


Battle of the ad blogs, Winners!

The Battle ofthe ad blogs, sponsored by Jewelboxing and pixiesdiscs got pretty heated. Ambush attacks and all! Now that the dust has settled, I can show you what went on. Whats an award without a little controversy?

I'm not to type to play with my cards hidden (I truly suck at poker), I'll show you what the logs revealed. Yes, as some suspected, and many alerted me to, a few people were cheating best they could. Lets not assume that it was on the blog-owners suggestion, it might just have been overzelous fans. Okay? I'd hate it if people got mad at each other for this. Though yes I know, in love and (blog)wars.... ;)
First let me apologise for buying a shoddy script that did not do as advertised. Me of all people should know better than to listen to the sell-spiel. Next year I will build a better mousetrap myself.

1) Some IP-numbers actually has managed to vote more than once on the same question, up to 75 times actually, it will be reduced to one vote (per ip# and Q) as announced in the rules.
2) People have been using "anonymizers" (or other IP hiding software) plenty to vote, these votes will be annulled.

Read more and I'll show you exactly what I found, screendumps and all.


Sheppard of Runt does SHOTS

Director Graydon Sheppard has directed this cryptic little film for the reel of reels, SHOTS magazine. It was on the DVD issue 93 that came out this week. Graydon is a new director with Runt, the youth division of UNTITLED Toronto.


Demonic kids in vintage ads

Pal iconomy has discovered this deeply disturbing archive of demonic kids in vintage ads, where brownies are devoured with a diabolical stare, pork and beans


Hockey Canada - because nothing else matters

Reginald Pike directors Mark Gilbert, Lena Beug and Yael Staav have just created a campaign for Hockey Canada which shows us what really matters in life - hockey! It matters more than....

(is it ok to admit that ad really got to me? I'm such a sap!)

It matters more than fresh air!

But most of all, real fans stay fans all through their lives, no matter what. This ad should get an award of some sort.

Adland: - How do you compare? is a new marketing campaign for SC Johnson's Automatic Shower cleaner. The purpose of the site is to have users post images of their shower (either clean or dirty) and write a summary of the picture or any other comments they like. These images are then voted on by viewers. The voting layout is loosely based off of where the viewer ranks an image between 1(cleanest) and 10(dirtiest). The 2 images at the end of each day voted as the cleanest and dirtiest shower wins an Automatic Shower Cleaner. When the site finishes its run, the dirtiest shower wins a $4000 makeover.


See the Internet in 3D!

3D glasses (see inside) were sent out to Volvo prospects around the world with a special VIP link printed on them. Enter the website and experience the first stop of the Volvo X-Sea Challenge event. And the internet for the very first time in 3D!

The Cape Town Experience (for english version, select South Africa):