Not sure what to make of this exactly, does Mercedes Benz want to kill their customers by whiplash, or are traffic jams so common where this billboard exists that there is simply nothing else to do but ponder their copy? Either way Colenso BBDO, Auckland decided to get all philosophical on a billboard in New Zealand when launching their new Mercedes-Benz campaign. Fascinating. ;)
Orb are back! in fact Paul Hartnoll of Orbital mixed the natural sounds in this commercial shoot together to create the music bed. Soundbed. Electrobed. Bah, you know what I mean. Created by DDB London, and shot by Scott Lyons from Outsider.
Well, we've gone through the often aggressive and sometimes kinda gross lines in the little game we played where you could win Luke Sullivan's book, "Hey Whipple" third edition or a signed package of Charmins. Without further ado, here are the ones that stuck out as Luke, Caff, Robblink and myself went through over one hundred lines looking for a winner.
Interesting. Sydsvenskan reports that the police officer Jim Keyzer in charge of the investigation against the Pirate bay got a job at Warner just a two and a half months after the investigation closed. Now the entire investigation, which took more than a year and a half to do, might have to be redone. If the police officer was talking to Warner Bros about a possible job there while doing the investigation the whole case may be tainted since Warner Bros is one of the plaintiffs in the case. Sydsvenskan called Keyzer to confirm his new employer which Keyzer commented "Yes this is correct" but declined to comment any further.
We've been discussing brand names that don't export well on adlist this week. Some things can have names that people in other countries may misunderstand. It all began with this can above.
To which I exclaimed "personally I'm simply horrified that it comes in a can and is microwavable." but UK adlisters assured me that it's actually pretty decent. American and other adlisters meanwhile, were rolling on the floor laughing.
The UK does have a few of these not possible for US export food gems, such as:
But really, Americans aren't much better I mean they serve:
BEHOLD the terrible spoof of Springsteen's Dancing In The Dark video, complete with a super-cheesy Bruce Springsteen impersonator used an an internal Microsoft "Pep-talk" promotion thingie for Vista SP1. Wow. I think my jaw just shattered on the floor, will someone please wipe that up?
Pardon me while I play catch-up with some of the submitted links I managed to not have time to post during this messy week.
Skywriting move over - now there's flogo (presumably at www.flogo.net but their site seems bust) - it's like a mini Foam City in the sky. What they've done according to livescience is "uses re-purposed artificial snow machines to generate the floating ads and messages, dubbed Flogos. The machines can pop one Flogo out every 15 seconds, flooding the air with foamy peace signs or whatever shape a client desires. Renting the machine for a day starts out at a cost of about $2,500." Seems more like sky-logo confetti to me but whatever floats your boat.
Soviet lemonade labels - because labels are cool.
How big of a font nerd are you? Take this handy Quiz to find out. First one to get 34 out of 34 wins the "font nerdiest" title here.
Copywriters, I dare you to come up with a better description of this house for sale. "Tony Hawk meets Mathew, Mark, Luke & John!"
Ah yes, those who have been paying attention know that I'm a tad preoccupied with phallic looking logos. Or things that sound dirty in another language in advertising. yes yes, I know, I'm such a child, and I won't grow up.
So Caff decided in her infinite wisdom when she saw this logo to snap it and send the shot to me. I'm sorry, but I can't stop laughing, is that a phallus symbol firmly planted with balls or a nicely streamlined design of a hand flipping the bird? I wonder if the receptionist ever answers the phone with "Good morning, The Fucker company Ltd".