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Football sponsorship rocks.

Over at his blog, Magnus Larsson posted an interesting picture from his local newspaper.
Now we all know that major football (soccer for you Yanks) teams will do just about anything for a good sponsorship deal (and major sponsors will do just about anything to sign on a winning team). And we’ve all seen the results in the form of Beckham running around with Vodafone literally tattooed across his forehead. But this is the first time I’ve ever seen a musical artist get into the game (pun intended)...

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McDonald's, are they lovin' it too much?

We've spoken about the burgers = sex thing before; "Between the buns of a Big Mac, there is special sauce", but this sex-obsession won't die just yet. While Hardee's/Carl's jr used overexposed in more ways than one Paris Hilton in their latest ad - see Paris Gets a Little Too Spicy - McDonalds knows that it's all about the burgers buns and less about the scrawny celebs pretending to eat them. After the "I'd hit it" flash ad, and the headline on the ad below, I'm wondering if the word "sex" is actually in the McD ad brief?

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Adsense Art - Google Will Eat Itself

GWEI.org or "Google Will Eat Itself" is an experiement much like watching a snake eat its own tail. It's Ad-art!

We generate money by serving Google text advertisments on our website GWEI.org. With this money we automatically buy Google shares via our Swiss e-banking account. We buy Google via their own advertisment! Google eats itself - but in the end we will own it!
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New York Magazine - The Saatchi Mutiny

When it was time to jump ship, CD Mike Burns left Saatchi and took 17 of his shipmates with him. This industry story made headlines outside the industry and now you can read the inside story.

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Moving AIDS issues from the backburner

AIDS issues aren't getting enough media attention these days, it's as if there's a burnout, especially when it comes to AIDS in Africa. Never fear, a new wave of attention grabbing stunts will put AIDS in Africa firmly back in the front of mind, first up was AIDES.org last week with their viral film comparing numbers with the tsunami, and now comes the DAA.

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iRock - real iPod man dances through iPod store

Hoo boy, the iPod ad style fame just keeps begging to be copied, and now thanks to a few something awful people with too much time on their hands, a real live iPod black silouette man bounces around in an iPod store. The best part is that nobody in the store reacted.
To view the uneventful video see the forums at something awful. The most drama comes at the moment when our friendly dancer drops his iPod. Ouch!

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Reboot gossip with Björn from Site-9

I bumped into Björn Ognibeni last night at Reboots pre-boot drinkie thingie. We gossipped a bit about the fact that the Ogilvy lying bullshit buzz crap back in feb still drags up Björns page where he outs the ogilvy buzz marketing as a top ten hit on Google.

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Slate Bad Ad Music Round-up

Slate asks: What's the worst ad song ever? Lust For Life, a song about shooting smack being used for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines? How about Fortunate Son, an anti-establishment song, used for a patriotic Wrangler Jeans ad?

Wait, but maybe it's some of the ads Slate's reported on before? Like using Sixteen Tons, a song about the horror and futility of coal mining, to promote GE's new coal advocacy with a bunch of super sexy coal miners? (Black lung, anyone?) Or maybe Jewel licensing her own anti-commercialism song to sell razors?

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