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MTA bans all political ads in response to "Kill all jews" billboard

Adland reported that Judge John Koeltl ruled that the MTA had to run an ad by The American Freedom Defense Initiative that read “Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah,” as well as “That’s His Jihad. What’s yours?”. The MTA had other plans and announced on Wednesday that all political and religious ads are banned from the transit system. The new policy, which was effective immediately, was passed by the MTA board in a 9-2 vote.

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Carlsberg asks "Are you Beer body ready" spoofing Protein World

I suppose a congratulations are in order for Protein World whose trolling as a social media strategy made their Beach Body ad as famous as "Hello Boys" once was.

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Asian carrier Scoot to name a plane "Inspiring Spirit" due to Spirit copying their look

Asian airline Scoot has been teasing US carrier Spirit Airlines' for looking very similar to them - in color, visual icon language and even tongue in cheek tone of voice. Certain there's one thing Spirit can't crib, Scoot is now ribbing Spirit by naming airplanes after them. Scoots new Boeing 787 aircraft will be named ‘Inspiring Spirit’.

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Beagle Street Releases The Pounds, Confuses Adgrunt

This week in London, insurance company Beagle Street decided to "Release the Pounds" in a publicity stunt to promote the finding of its latest survey. £5000 worth of beautiful origami dogs were dispersed across the capital for all and sundry to discover.

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Burger King releases Whopper mens perfume (again)

Remember firemeetsdesire in 2008? No? Then perhaps you recall Piers Morgan doing his best Burt Reynolds stretching out nude on a fur selling firemeetsdesire in 2009? Okay, fine, it's all brand new to you, so here's the deal; Burger King Japan are making a 'Flame-Grilled' fragrance, for reals, including the seductive perfume ads to go with it.

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Angry Aussie activists slam Abbot with "HOPELESS" Obama style poster

Here's one for the spoof badland department, this large poster installed in the Sydney suburb of Chippendale was created by graphic designer Michael Agzarian under the political activist group Abbottsolutelynot.com. It spoofs Obama's famous "Hope" poster, but labels Abbott as "Hopeless". As the site says, "our poster depicts the grim situation Australia finds itself in with Tony Abbott as Prime Minister leading an equally inept and uncaring ministry.”

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Pantone pixel art recreating famous works of art - and album covers.

London artist Nick Smith has made several pieces of Pantone pixel art recreating famous works of art which is on exhibit at Lawrence Alkin Gallery until Feb 21st.

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2015 Super Bowl ads: the Badland edition full house.

So this "somber super bowl" with all the oh-so-serious ads, was also the super bowl of reruns.

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PETA's bukkake "don't swallow" ad pulled

PETA; true to their tasteless sexist form decided to erect a billboard in Nottingham protesting milk. “Some bodily fluids are bad for you. Don't swallow. Ditch Dairy.” the line read, next to an image of a woman whose face and hair had chunks of white stuff sprayed all over it. Yes, it looks like bukkake, and considering the cheeky line, that was the point.

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Sainsbury's christmas ad attracts 240 ASA complaints and is Badlanded.

No sooner had the Sainsbury's - 1914 Christmas truce advert been aired, before the Guardian had Ally Fogg calling the ad 'a dangerous and disrespectful masterpiece' in their comment is free section, prompting +1000 comments debating the virtue of using historical events in ads.

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Updating facebook in realtime via your bracelet x2

You remember the "real life like buttons that Coca Cola used in their amusement park back in 2010? A very simple idea, user data in IDF bracelets, allowed teens to "like" things as they enjoyed the park, and it updated their facebook in realtime. The park itself enjoyed the ability to brag about the most "liked" rides and the extended social media outreach gossiping teens provided.

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Giant pink condoms covering tall things - Twice

When the giant hot pink condom in Sydney was put on a landmark in Sydney last week, we had a severe sense of Deja Vu. The Aids Council of New South Wales (Acon) created the “I’m ON” campaign to encourage safe sex among gay men, but it's not the first time we've seen giant pink condoms raising Aids awareness.

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Dumb ad ban of the week: The UNT mug

Firebox the jokey site that sells risqué sillyness like the Stress Mushrooms has been slapped on the wrist by the ASA for displaying "the UNT mug" prominently on their page. The UNT mug has, according to descriptions, excellent beverage serving abilities, oddly familiar selection of letters and a C-shaped handle. That's the funny.

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Making your portfolio look like Lürzers Archive: Badlanded!

This Badlander is fun! Creatives René Schultz and Casper Christensen wanted to get their portfolio in front of creative directors, who are notoriously hard to get an appointment with. They decided to disguise their portfolio as Lürzer's Archive magazine, containing all of their work, QR codes leading to online videos and even fake interview articles with themselves.

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