Red Cross - Rain, House, Bridge - press, China

Soon after the devastating earthquake in China, ad agency Itect, Guangzhou ran this campaign to show people that even a single donation can make a huge difference.


Dentsu Utama - Ideas on the move (self promo) ambient - Malaysia

Ha! I love this! Dentsu Utama Kuala Lumpur recently moved offices, and since they are an idea agency, they needed a giant moving box crate type thingie just to move all those ideas with them.


Andy Warhol's "Olympics" not good enough during the Olympics

Businessweek reports that Chinese Officials Nix Warhol Exhibition.

Officials say there is no "Chinese art only" policy, but 18 Warhol works slated for a gallery exhibit will spend the Olympics in a warehouse.

The gallery had tried to curate the show with China's sensitivities in mind. For example, Warhol's famous silkscreen portraits of Chairman Mao were not part of the 18-piece collection. The works include portraits of tennis star Chris Evert, soccer legend Pelé, baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver, and boxing great Muhammad Ali, as well as images of Michael Jackson, Sitting Bull, and crime boss John Gotti.

Me, I love Warhol (after hating everything he did all through art school, go figure) - get those paintings out of customs so I can set up my own little exhibition in my living room please! :) (The ad-relation? Please, everyone knows Warhol intended to become a commercial illustrator but then thank god, decided to have a lot more fun just bing Warhol instead. )


Font Conference: "C'mon, get with the times, New Roman"

Over at College Humor there's a skit called "the Font conferance".

"This video wasn't long enough, so we made it double-spaced." Tee hee hee.


Green Energy - skip the car - ambient cycle posters, Australia

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Whybin TBWA, Sydney sent these rolling posters about to remind people that if they skip using their car half the time, they drastically reduce greenhouse gases. To lead by good example, they used bike-posters. Those beaches look great, I want to move to Oz!


Virgin Mobile - What Happens Next? TVC Interactive site now launched.

Host has just designed a new online interactive campaign for Virgin Mobile (Australia) where you the punter gets to choose the ending of three commercials for Australia's Virgin Mobile.


"Try before you buy" new tactic to sell homes in Denmark allow customers to live in home for a week before buying it, one of Denmark's largest realtor firms has a new tactic to attract customers in the disastrously slow Danish housing market.


Daily Mail fakes "muslim uproar" over puppy in police hotline advert?

July 1st, the Daily Mail headlined an article Muslims outraged at police advert featuring cute puppy sitting in policeman's hat and explained in their article:

The advert has upset Muslims because dogs are considered ritually unclean and has sparked such anger that some shopkeepers in Dundee have refused to display the advert.

Come again?

The Courier has now debunked that story : Offensive puppy postcard claim dismissed

CLAIMS THAT a promotional police postcard featuring a puppy is offensive to members of the Islamic community have been dismissed by one of Dundee’s leading Muslims.
A storm of controversy erupted yesterday after a report in The Courier revealed that some members of the Islamic community have complained about the postcard.

Seems they've made a mountain out of a molehill. Sometimes a puppy on a poster is just a puppy on a poster.


Smoke Free - Second Hand Helium (2008) :30 (United Arab Emirates)

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A campaign to remind smokers that their second hand smoke affects others.

Agency: ImpactBBDO, Abu Dhabi
Peter Vegas (Creative Director/ writer)
Production Company: BKP Studios


Sarah Haskins Target Women: Feeding Your F---ing Family

Sarah Haskins mocks those so worthy of mocking house-frau dinnertime crock-pot cooking, 'healthy' fast food buying bizarro ads. I especially like that ad with the slow-mo "woooooooaaaw".