"Society fingered for Cancer ad"

OK, fine - so I just like the headline in combo with the image below.

The infamous incident where Wests Tigers player Hopoate stuck his finger into the bottoms of Cowboys players in a game two weekends ago has been immortalized not only in sports press but also in ads against prostate cancer. I just wish I knew what the headline said...


Baby-T's grind Canadian advertising agencies to a halt.

The "I'm proof" baby T that we are giving away here, sparks a little funny debate on the teabaggers page and grinds Canada's advertising agencies to halt on Friday afternoon.

Target link above jumps to first post. From there you read upwards. Teabaggers is a completely anonymous forum hosted by "Wanda". The password spread via emails. It's also posted several times in the archives.Why don't you guys ever get this active? ;-) Don't tell me you are working? Humbug!


Curry is crying -- Lusty Colombian babes find sugar daddy...

...and a modern viral campaign ...and a classic bait-n-switch.

(UPDATED with semidupliclaim and links!) Advertising agencies in Bogota are a busy lot. When theyˆre not plotting razor-sharp campaigns for the local cocaine cartels, fleeing from kidnappers, contracting death squads to take out their competition and bribing local authorities to look the other way, they occasionally find time to work on an honest-to-goodness project or two.

Concocting the dreamy bachellionaire Bob Harris was one such campaign, sans the honesty...and the goodness.


Publicis looses Coke?

Not to rain on Publicis worldwide's parade of their swelling stock and shares - but are they holding on tight enough to Coca Cola? Or did that client just walk - worldwide?
On the up - there is always Diet.



Shots.net goes offline?

Shots.net is closing down? Say it aint so!Where will we go for our daily fix of cutting edge commercials? Don't tell me we have to buy the magazine and reel/DVD? Shots.net just sent out an email to all their subscribers stating that:

"It is with great regret that I have to tell you that due to circumstances
beyond our control the shots.net site is likely to come off line in April.

shots VHS, DVD and magazine are unaffected by these developments........" continued.....

the email continues:


Madonna drives a BMW?

Madonna and new hubby Guy Ritchie are shooting another film in a car. Unlike her banned pop-promo, this is a paid advert for BMW and less likely to be banned, as she won't be mowing down any pedestrians. See article in Australian MSN.


Cutting edge advertising flies to the UK.

Finally - after pulling a few duds out of my hat I found a winner who promptly responded to the winning email - The DailyLama will soon receive his signed copy of Cutting edge advertising.
Thanks again to Jim Aitchison for sending us a copy. Anyone got any suggestion on which book I shall try and get next?


"Ad industry veterans honored with Cola War memorial"

The onion stereotypes about us. We recognise some collegues who forget it's only advertising after all.


Lintas alleges 'unfair play' at the Abbies!

By: Anil Thakraney

In a sensational, unprecedented development, India's premier advertising agency, Lowe Lintas, ranked number two in India, has decided to withdraw its entries from the Abby awards competition. Abby awards is considered India's most prestigious ad award show organised by the Ad Club of Bombay. This, shockingly, comes just days ahead of the three-day extravaganza scheduled for the end of this month.


The making of Ad creators as Rockstars

Pardon me, but I feel an adrant coming on.

After throwing away the mind-numbing device in my house - otherwise referred to as a Television - I quickly grew addicted to other visual stimuli, movies on DVD. There seems to be no DVD out there without a "making of" section, showing "behind the scenes" of each film. Most of them have countless games interviews and a quick link to the movies web site as well.