TAXI launches ihaveanidea campaign

ihaveanidea, Advertising's Intellectual Archive in Canada, partners with TAXI and Academy Award winning director Michael Downing to create the Internet campaign "Share ads, Talk ads, Know ads'" (which sorta, nay, exactly describes this place too *wink*) which humorously illustrates how great ads become a part of pop culture and are recognized and celebrated by people from all walks of life.

The first 2 spots in ihaveanidea's campaign:
Motel Room

about the author

Dabitch Creative Director, CEO, hell-raising sweetheart and editor of Adland. Globetrotting Swede who has lived and worked in New York, London, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm.

Comments (4)

  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    For some reason I found those clickety clack keyboard noises at the end extremely prescious and grating. What creative types that slow? :-)

    Dec 15, 2005
  • Dabitch's picture

    Ah, bless - someone else said it first. It annoyed the hell out of me too, not just the clackety-click, but also the typewriter-font spelled out real slooooow, took too long and I don't need to be told anything twice ( thrice? typewriter font +sound + typing-animation? argh!) It's like when the VO reads the super... a pet peeve of mine.
    that said, I love grandma's "damn juniors" comeback....

    Dec 15, 2005
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    Yeah I liked the juniors lines too and almost even posted it on my blog for that reason then said nahhh. I'd like to see a third, there's plenty of fertile ground.

    Dec 15, 2005
  • Plywood's picture


    I just used the hooker actress in a tv spot a few weeks ago. Ehh, not as a hooker.

    Good ol' Guybrush and Ryan. Those bastards are going places - I hope they're off Telus - they've done their time.

    Dec 16, 2005