Manix - Apartment hunting / Screamer (2006) :40 (France)

Manix - Apartment hunting / Screamer (2006) :40 (France)

To find a good apartment, one has to do the sound testing.


Cool Concept: bannerSites

Since the beginning of Internet time, banner ads have run atop and alongside destination websites. But recently, banner ads are evolving, and becoming actual
destinations for web surfers. Below is a unique campaign by AgencyNet, a niche interactive firm based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida which illustrates the

"Footballers Wive$" is one of BBCA's hottest shows. After airing its first two seasons, the network wanted new viewers to tune-in to the show. They needed to
make potential new viewers feel like they "didn't miss too much" during the previous seasons to start watching. Before launching the third season on February
19th, the network looked to creative company AgencyNet to provide an interactive solution to drive tune-in.
Using a technology called PointRoll, AgencyNet was able to turn a standard banner ad into a fully interactive Web experience dubbed "bannerSites." By scrolling
over the ads, viewers were able to watch more than 11 minutes of customized video content on any of the six principal characters.

Check out the campaign at AgencyNet's own website..


Art Center promises cutting edge ad education: Enroll Today for Tomorrow

Brand mines, subversive personal shoppers, mind-controlling prescription drugs, and message forming insects are just a few new school advertising techniques depicted in the print and poster campaign for Art Center College of Design's Advertising Department. (ad campaign inside!)

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Germs Attacks Sexist Holden Ad

From a story running in The Sydney Morning Herald:

THE feminist Germaine Greer is outraged by an ad Holden is running for its Four-Wheel Drive which depicts a woman asking her partner about his fantasies before he drifts off on a daydream about "doing daring things in a four-wheel drive" with another sheila by his side.

"Now my question to you women is why have you allowed this to happen?" she said at an International Women's Day function on the Gold Coast.

"Why haven't plate-glass windows in Holden showrooms been exploding all over Australia?

"How much humiliation are you women up for? I promise you, they wouldn't dare do it in Europe - they wouldn't dare."

Holden said they haven't been hit with any complaints . They say the offending ad. had been tested on a group of female Holden employees before going to air.

Geez...I dunno Germs...i think you've just handed Holden a whole heap of free publicity. And I can't see my countrywomen smashing plate-glass windows all over Australia - they're probably all down the beach. In their four-wheel drives. You're out of touch love - no-one gives a bugger about this.


TTR2 gets facelift!

The winner of the battle of the ad blogs category "best Viral Blog 2006" TTR2 has re-branded and rolled out a completely new site which now features iPod video downloads amongst it's new offerings.


Adidas Announced as Cannes 2006 Advertiser of the Year

Cannes is about 3 months away, but today they have annouced Advertiser of the Year.


Peroni Beer Pays Homage To "La Dolce Vita"

Peroni beer broke a :30 trailer ad during the Oscars on Sunday which pays homage to Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita", leading viewers to CinemaPeroni where you can view the full :210 film. Created by The Bank, Peroni Nastro Azzurro’s and SABMiller’s lead creative agency in the UK, the ad was shot in Cape Town and Rome in November 2005.
A $50 million global campaign for Peroni
that will run for 18 months in the UK, US, South Africa and Romania, and will eventually run in other territories.

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Latest Scion "Inspiration, Pesonalization, Realization" (2006) Print (USA)

Last summer, ATTIK - Scion's creative agency of record -
began releasing a series of distinctive gatefold print ads that use a three-stage approach. They show inspiration first, then realization and last is personalization where a stock version of the Scion model is shown with available accessories for

In this ad, they asked 25-year-old artist Books III to do his Scions, he did and dubbed it the Scion xB City of Dreams.

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Lowe Bull - Read, write, live

Did you know that one in three South Africans are is illiterate? The recent television campaign created for Project Literacy by advertising agency Lowe Bull, highlights the plight of illiterate South Africans. The ad makes use of rough, hand-drawn illustrations, accompanied by a stark soundtrack, which was donated by none other than Philip Glass.


Diesel Scorpion ad gets banned after no longer running

Diesel's Scoprion ad has been banned by the ASA after a run in The Sunday Times Style Magazine lead to complains.

The complainants objected that the position of the women's legs around the man's body overtly suggested sexual behaviour and was therefore offensive. They were also concerned that the image was unsuitable in a magazine that might be seen by children. One complainant, who believed the man in the ad was black, objected that the ad was racist.