Now you too can be a rioting activist!

"....from the comfort of your own home."The News Journal Online tells us about a video game that allows players to re-enact World Trade Organization riots. Players earn points by busting a plate glass window, punching out a police officer in riot gear or attacking innocent bystanders.


Someone is lauging at that.

People calling the salvation army have instead been connected to a sexline called "Intimate Connections" according to ananova. .
There is a joke in that, I'm sure.


TBWA/Chiat/Day just/shiat/their/pants

...and Steve Jobs is going to pop a brain vein over this one.

Source: MacNN - New York Times sports writer Mike Wise's coverage of the weekend's Western Conference Finals Game 3 between the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers contained mention of a just-completed mural near the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. However, the mural was attributed to the wrong company.

To taste this delicious marvel of journalistic intelligence, or lack thereof, read more...


Creative Award in Slovakia Losing Credibility

March 2001 was a bad month for creativity in Slovakia. The national creative award Zlaty klinec (Golden Nail) was a big disappointment for many creatives and agency executives. The reason: too many ads awarded that noone would seriously call creative.


The Swoosh Is In Your Court

Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom isn't allowed to play college football because he received a skiing endorsement from Nike. The NCAA doesn't like that sort of thing. Well, Bloom saw a big flaw in the NCAA's logic, so he took them to court. And you may or may not be surprised by the ammo he has in his pocket, or rather, on his pocket.


Questia - Sweat (2001) - 0:30 (USA)

Questia - Sweat  (2001) - 0:30 (USA)

The Commercial Combobulation Cavalcade

It appears that a small but growing number of commercial Web sites have finally figured out a way to tie their online presences together with their traditional advertising efforts by (gasp!) posting their commercials on their commercial Web sites! Wow! Genius!

Continue on for a taste of what's been found thus far (20 links inside)...

(I) Move over, Great American Melting Pot. We've got a frying pan!


Tres cool - Now THIS is ad placement!

I'll let it speak for itself - check out the CNN news story and then check out the banner ad in the left column of the page.

Holy craperoni! What a coup!

NOTE: I didn't want this überfunky visual to run away from us, so just in case elements have changed since I posted this bit, I took the precaution of taking a screen shot and posting it

here. Enjoy.


An absorbing story - Does this mean that advertising actually works!?

(SOURCE: The Wichita Eagle)


welcome to Miami

Me be off on vacation for two weeks. I might stop by turkel schwartz & partners and the Miami Adschool before i hit the calm serene sandy beaches of the Bahamas.
Pass the suntan-lotion. And don't be surprised when I don't reply to emails, because where I'm going, there are no phone lines..... *bliss* ;)