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BK brings back chickens - sort of

Rockers with Chicken headgear, CoqRoq, star in the latest BK commercial for their new Chicken Fries. And yes, The King does make an appearance too. And as Clay says, it's got a Kiss/Gwar/Slipknot feel about it.

Superadgrunts, check it out and bob your head:

One odd thing though is that the end of the ads point to www.coqroq.com, which isn't live yet. Earlier today I was getting a login box. Now it's just going to a blank page. Are the CP+B folks testing out the power of their advertising to see how many folks will go to the site, even if there's nothing up? Or was there a mix up on the run date?

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Forget boybands, girlgamers are the new cash cow!

Hot on the heels of last years Ubisoft PR creation, the Fragdolls, who game and blog and look great doing it, as long as it's Ubisoft games, comes another femme clan: Les Sueles from Sweden. This counterstrike clan will be touring on a telly near you soon, as the production company Reveille just signed to produce 12 episodes with the ladies.
Ben Silverman CEO at Reveille said to Resumé: "The series Play Us will make these girls rock stars within gaming."
See more about the show at Play Us tv and the girl gamers at Les Sueles own website.

"In French their name means 'The Outsiders'. But in the world of "Counterstrike", a first person shooter PC game, Les Seules have moved to the forefront, thanks to their virtual machine gun and grenade wielding techniques, and, well, their good looks" ABC News.

Ah, I thought meant something like "lonely" which explains why I flunked French. Quelle surprise. (read more)
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"Hi I'm Lance, lets go out!" Bachelor-billboard sells Logoworks.

Could there possibly be anything worse than someone setting you up on a blind date..... Without you knowing about it? Why yes, your co-workers could build an entire website around your date-life like the Date Lance.com the office of Logoworks created for their employee, Lance. To top it all off, they bought a huge billboard for Lance in Lindon, south of Salt lake City.

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Technicolor yawns

Clearly I'm not the only one to notice as proven by meganificent's comment - the technicolor yawns are like all other yawns, very contagious. Lets see some triplet rainbows in ads, read more.

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Politiken (Denmark) Kultur - Summer Column

Kristina Olsson column about summer-things in the culture section of Politiken Sunday mentions us! Neat-o. Rough translation of highlighted piece below
Summer Blogging
........"At Svenska Dagbladet (a Swedish morning paper) the political editor in cheif P.J. Anders Linder has started the very first "editorial comment blogg", and Swedish Åsk Wäppling runs the worlds biggest blog about advertising, Adland, from Copenhagen, where she has over 30.000 visitors daily."

 

smashLAB launches controversial ad campaign

Branding and advertising firm smashLAB launches an eyebrow-raising self promotional ad campaign featuring the less-glamorous byproducts of being a creative.
Initial reactions to ads have been strong - particularly to the one in the series titled "Toilet". The ad has raised a stink with some, with one respondent saying, " gross. In a really disgusting way." But it also managed to hit some fans, with another respondent saying, "The **** is my fave. Masterful."
Overall, the feedback has been positive, with shades of concern. smashLAB feels it is just what the doctor ordered: a highly visible campaign that targets a very particular crowd and gets people talking.

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Ad campaign disparages real apples

A new Kelloggs ad campaign for Apple Jacks is getting a bum rap by the Produce for Better Health Foundation, a nonprofit education and marketing organization aimed at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, whose members include produce growers, shippers and supermarkets, and the nonprofit nutrition and food-safety watchdog group, the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Why? Because they claim that the ads "disparages real apples as sour and as otherwise inferior to sugary breakfast cereal."

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ASA wants proof prayer heals for SA church ad

The Solid Rock church in Johannesburg has been running ads claiming that "people are now getting healed of Aids or cancer, diabetics, broken bones, heart, back and many other problems are instantly healed in the name of Jesus Christ."

A complaint against unsubstantiated claims was brought to the ASA which has banned the ad until the church can produce irrefutable evidence to support those claims.

Solid Rock pastor Johan van Wyk said the advert was placed in a Johannesburg community newspaper after two people were carried into the church dying of Aids.

"They walked out of our church and walked back in the next week. The church presented sworn affidavits of healings, including a doctor's certificate in the case of a congregant who has been healed of Aids."

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