"It's a dark, gory type of game and we thought it was appropriate to raise advertising to a new level."
Adland - all the adnews not fit to print.
First up, the grand prix of Cannes 2002, second, Missing Links campaign for the same shop in 1999. Interestingly they both hung posters on dogleash holders and other places for "piercing" a poster = same unusual media idea too!
The top one was pierced onto dog leash holder etc - the bottom one was nipples pierced by the staples mid-magazine. Either way, OUCH!
It's hot. It's sunny. Everyone has far better things to do than hang around indoors, unless you happen to be in Australia, or stuck inside a hot agency...
I got two toys for the latter group, fire up that color printer down the hall, crack open an agency beer and take advantage of the fact that you CD is on vacation and so is the guy who counts color prints religiously....
Logophilia, home of the Word Spy. Each weekday they post a new word, and a citation to show how it people are using it. The Random word spy sounds the most interesting waste of office hours toy, alas it is not working right now.
another great site to visually stimulate your wordy self is the visual thesaurus which I found whilst surfing dabitch's own little site. ty dab!
Dansk Folkeparti [Danish people's party - right wing] lead by Pia Kjaersgaard placed a double page spread in a Swedish newspaper, DN on Sunday, to thank Swedes for their "support".
The advert consisted of letters, presumably written by Swedes, who praised the openly right wing racist party. (though, one shouldn't call Pia herself that as she has a habit of suing people who do. So let the record show I called her parties politics that.)
there's a few twists to this, so read more...
The Hindu reports that an advertisement by an unknown outfit Muslim Mahaz carried the text:
"Do not drink Pepsi or Coca Cola as you would be unwittingly supporting Israel in its anti-Muslim actions the world over,''
the front page advertisement ran in local Urdu daily Srinagar Mail, today.
bmw sets a trend?
It's a trailer to a movie called Lucky Star featuring Benicio Del Toro and directed by Michael Mann.
However there is no movie. It turns out that it's a commercial for a Mercedes SL.
But of course, according to a spokesman from Mercedes-Benz, they're thinking about making a movie based on the trailer.
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