Can you guess where I am from?

This accent game is a fun little time-waster, even though to be honest - some peoples accents aren't that representative of the cities or countries that they are from. I would have done much better if there had been some Swedes, Finns, Danes and Dutch folk in here. My score - 55 points - can you beat it (without cheating? This game allows you to play again and does not randomize the people, sadly.) Watch out for that articulate brunette in the bottom row. ;) Try the accent game here.


Anti-ageing creams stop time. Twice.

Above is an ad for Racco Anti-Ageing Cream, created by ByVivas Curitiba, Brazil, and published in Feb 2008.


Harnn Massage Balm, Deep massage , print Thailand

Uhm. I only have one thing to say about this. OMG creepy. I don't think that was the reaction Y&R Thailand was going for.


More gossip about Gossip Girl

CNN reports on Gossip Girl's newest ad campaign which takes their critics' bad reviews and flips them to their advantage.


DHL - 24 Hours Online Tracking (Dude, not truck) - guerilla, China

Another version of that "24-hour tracking" stunt from Ogilvy & Mather, Beijing - previously they did a truck which was cute but only seen by fellow drivers. Now they did a DHL-dude with an online arrow on his back.


Children's Hospital Foundations Australia - Wrist band - guerilla, Australia

The Children's Hospital Foundations Australia project "Sick Day for a Sick Kid" needed some attention, to get some De Pasquale in Brisbane placed a giant hospital arm band on a sculpture of a hand in the city.


Partizan Media - Post-it note self-promo in Magazines - print, Russia

I'm not sure that I understand this correctly, so I'll let Артём Лоскутников (Artemiy Loskutnikov)
the Regional director at Partizan Media explain it.


P&G Oil of Olay - Clock - print, Singapore

Larger image here
(it stops time, geddit? Hence the clock. See?)


Ocala Jai Alai & Poker - Risks / Truck, Ladder, Alligator - print, USA

This was not submitted as spec, but the poor photoshop job makes me wonder how on earth this could ever be printed. Teeny tiny small space ads?


Pennies? Pennies? You can't pay with those here. Try OfficeMax.

I find it hilarious that a company (or rather, their ad agency The Escape Pod, Chicago I presume) has latched on to how impossible it is to use pennies for anything in the states and taken that to the ultimate extreme. They send a redheaded dude out to try and buy a decent chef-cooked meal paying only with pennies, and even a used car paying with only pennies. 2700 dollars worth of pennies. I love how the chef seems to grab his hair and start comparing the whole ordeal to him running a steak through a blender."The only reason a dollar is a dollar, is because it's worth a hundred pennies" replies our redheaded hero. Ah, that's so true - so those automatic toll-booths change machines should take pennies, right? Do they?