Stay Free! magazine lists dead celebrities and the products they promote.
"Hm, was Einstein the one who sold computers or french fries?" .
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Artist Dick Detzner has been thrown into the latest heated fray of artistic interpretation versus religion. But instead of relying on the stereotypical church crowd button-pushers such as graphic sex or graphic violence, he instead took the road less traveled - graphic art and advertising icons!
If you haven't seen it already - here is that email collection between Nike and "Jonah H. Peretti" - Jonah tried to buy some personalized Nike shoes from them, with the word "sweatshop" under their logo.
The idea is that you customise your own shoe by submitting a phrase or word to be stitched on to you personal pair. So Jonah Peretti filled out the form and sent them $50 to stitch "SWEATSHOP" on to his shoes.
From: "Personalize, NIKE iD" firstname.lastname@example.org
You can picture it now: An advertising agency standing before the formidable board of rum lords Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, pitching an earth shattering idea in a pitch that will make all other contenders pale by comparison...
Seagrams: Is your idea original and innovative?
Ad agency: Hell yeah!
Seagrams: Will it sell boatloads of our Captain Morgan rum?
Ad agency: Hell yeah!
Seagrams: So what's your original and innovative idea that'll sell boatloads of our Captain Morgan rum?
Ad agency: Fake facial hair!
Seagrams: Excuse me?
An apropriate stunt for Valentines day - or "how to suprise your agency". Yesterday, Stefano Caputo the advertising and media manager and Maurizio Marchiori head-ad-honcho at Diesel, walked in to a pitch-meeting with Kesselskramer wearing big pullovers and secretive smiles.
It looked like a tight race in the end when only two were left. This morning KK presented for the second time to Diesel and they were pleased.
So pleased in fact that KesselsKramer are their new agency as of now according to Resume's latest newsflash. The first campaign produced by KK will be the fall and wintercampaign.
The book Cutting Edge advertising has found it's way here thanks to Neil French, who wrote the foreword, and Jim Aitchison who wrote the book, he promptly donated a signed copy of the book as soon as he heard we'd been naggin the publishing houses for a copy.
I heard the book was a good read - nine out of ten Adlisters prefer it - and with a shiny new copy in my lap I am about to find out.
This has been an interesting find -- Never before have I found a(n) homage to advertising that has created such enthusiastically opposing responses from those I have shown it to. Produced in 1998, it somehow remained underground... until now.
It's a short film entitled New Testament, created by the folks at Swankytown. It won a handful of US film festival awards, received a nifty write-up by Apple, and miraculously cost under two grand to make.
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