Starbucks scary Santa - watch out for the man clad in red.

Starbucks is trying to not get into the jolly spirit too much, they have created a film complete with a miracle, and an evil santa at The red


Wally "Famous"Amos on The Advertising Show

Hear Wally Amos, founder of Famous Amos Cookies, share the history of his humble cookie beginnings with a Hollywood storefront on Sunset Boulevard to his now publicly owned company. Known as "The face that launched a thousand chips," Wally's most recent venture is Uncle Wally's cookie company which has become the #1 branded in-store bakery muffin and one of the top muffin manufacturers in the U.S. Wally Amos is not only the father of the gourmet cookie industry but an avid public speaker, author and literacy advocate. Wally has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, appeared in various network sitcoms and acted as spokesman for Hush Puppies, United Airlines and the California Egg Board. He is host and teacher of 50 adult basic learning programs on PBS, and has authored four books. Before Famous Amos, Wally was an agent for the William Morris agency representing The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and Simon & Garfunkel. You can tune in Saturday 8-10 p.m. CET (2-4 p.m. EST) to for the live webcast. Or check out the commercial free archives.


Dog Judo is gonna getcha - woof!

Virgin Mobile is out with a new series of cooky clips, called Dog Judo. The campaign for christmas camera phones stretches from posters to the web, James Kydd, brand director for Virgin Mobile, said: "Our Christmas camera phone print campaign is all about taking snapshots during humorously named, unmissable events - from 'Nuns on Ice' to 'Topless Trampolining'. When we saw the animated characters created by 12foot6, a 'Dog Judo' event fitted perfectly with both the camera phone campaign and our brand's renowned sense of humour. So we agreed to sponsor a funny new web-exclusive animation series from 12foot6."


Grafica Happy Holidays acct win!

My favorite part of December is not the copious amounts of Glögg, the embarrasing Xmas parties scandals, nor the crowds in every shopping street around the world - but the wacky seasons greetings from every ad agency out there.
Gráfica Group has made a mockumentary of their recent account win -- they got the "Happy Holidays" account and did a great job at rekindling the happy spirit of the holidays. Complete with a gratutious boob shot, naturally. ;)


Octogenarian fixerupper

They've been saying for years that as the population ages, we're bound to see more products targetting the seniors market. But power tools to 80-something Russian grandmothers?

Example #1

Example #2


New York Observer - FedEx placed in Jeopardy!

All-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings ended his 74-game, $2.52 million winning streak when he asked the question "What Is FedEx?" But that was just the beginning for BBDO, the company's agency of record.

You can read The New York Observer's article here.


Publicis CPH interactive christmas jam

This year Publicis Copenhagen decided to send electronic an electronic christmas card to clients, partners, friends etc.. The staff puts on a good holiday spirit and sang (or tried to) "Jingle Bells". You can hear the whole agency all at once, departments on their own, or even each individual solo.



The religious iPod spoof

This is one of the funnier spoofs I've seen.

I saw it outside London's St. Lukes church.


Another chance at making your holiday merry

Happy Holidays from the gang at AdLand.

We've got some fun gifts to hand out this month. The very generous folks over at Communication Arts have given us some 2004 CA Ad Annuals to share with you. Read more!


Victoria's Secret - Tell Me (2004) 0:30 (USA)

Victoria's Secret - Tell Me (2004) 0:30 (USA)