USA takes the lead with 12 nominations to Titanium Cannes lions 2008

Will Mortierbrigades campaign ”Black boy wanting water” for Studio Brussels get the Titanium? Or Times of India ”Lead India” from JWT? Or is the HBO Voyeur Campaign set for yet another lion? Will Projectors campaign ”Uniqlock” for Uniqlo get it? Saturday night, we'll know. Meanwhile place your bets people. I'm off to celebrate midsummer.


Copywriter wanted for 18 bucks an hour, will not get access to gun.

Quite possibly, the most insane Craigslist ad ever. Copy writer - marketing materials - $18/hour

The twist: while you are writing copy you will also fill the role of security guard, working 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. We will buy your uniform. You won’t carry a gun. Applicants must be able to pass a drug screen as well as a criminal background check. The security guard spends most of the shift seated at the reception desk, and there will be very minimal security duties. Practically the entire shift you will be able to focus on writing copy – you’ll just happen to be wearing a uniform.

Yep, we are stretched thin. Good thing there's no gun, for that salary the copywriter might end up shooting themselves. Hat tip Caffeinated


$500 a month, free gas to drive a billboard

Here in the USA, where Regular Gas is $4.00+/gallon (with Premium Gas is $4.50+/gallon) - this could be helpful. :-)

I'd heard about these 'billboard' cars before, but not with free gas.


Sixth foot found and CNN banner ad steps in it.

Ah, I do love when banner ads go bad - even in such morbid cases as this one. CNN reports that the Sixth severed foot surfaces off Canadian coast and the banner ad adds some unintentional visual humor to it.

the Guardian channeled the Sun and issued a pun headline: Six feet under.
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Grand prix press 2008 - Energizer, never let their toys die, press, South Africa

DDB South Africa won the Grand Prix for their Energizer campaign - "Never let their toys die".

The campaign is not standalone press only, there's radio as well. Energizer Never let their toys die - Tape - (2007) :30 (South Africa)


McDonald's - Open All night - Australia

During the day, punters only saw half of the yellow arch and some mirrored text, it wasn't until the dark at night when the adshel lit up that the message "open all night" became clear.


Saatchi Singapore sends out blood shot "eye balls" for ESPN

How delightfully...uh....gross.

To communicate the idea that "you don't have to be there to see all the details" for ESPN, Saatchi and Saatchi in Singapore sent out 'eyeballs' as a DM piece.
No, I really, mean balls as eyes here. Balls!

There was a basketball, a baseball and even a football - and that bright red bloodshot football eye is pretty much how my eyes feel after watching supersonic Russian players on speed outrace the Swedes tonight and beat us 2-0. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. whimper, cry, *sob*

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Heineken / Krups Beertender - Make Your House A Home (Bar) (2008) :30 (USA)


Kellogg's Pop-Tarts - Ninja (2008) :30 (USA)

Kellogg's Pop-Tarts - Ninja (2008) :30  (USA)

Pop tarts! Pop tarts ninja! This should be a band name.


Packet Vision And Tandberg Television Lay The Foundations For Frame-Accurate Addressable Advertising Over IPTV

First-ever frame-accurate splice achieved: an essential cornerstone of addressable advertising

London – 18 June 2008: Packet Vision, the pioneer of advanced video advertising and TANDBERG Television, part of the Ericsson Group (NASDAQ:ERIC), today announced that they have partnered to deliver an advanced targeted advertising solution. The companies have built what they believe to be the world’s only solution capable of delivering truly frame-accurate splicing in H.264 over IPTV, which is a key component in ensuring seamless delivery of addressable advertising.