Truth in Advertising - (2000) (USA)

Truth in Advertising - (2000) (USA)

Truth in advertising has been emailed around the world!

It's been making the rounds and you all want to see it - truth in advertising the film, here. Hilarious take on how life would look if we said what we really meant.


What is this spot selling?

I just have to show you this spot. What on earth are they selling? Are actors and stuntdrivers in the same union?


Mark Etting - Marketingmag [Canada tradepress]

Mark Etting wrote a column in Marketingmag Canada and mentions me and Adland..
He also encourages people to come here and rant - Go Mark go! The man has understood! :)

Adland created by "Ask" an advertising Art Director in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, contains all manner of e-mail threads and rants about the world of advertising. It's best known section, called Badland, contains similar ads shown side by side that were either ripped off, or are mere coincidences. One such example on the site is the Foster's take on Molson Canadian's "The Rant". And if you've got a rant of your own you might want to check this site out... changing the names to protect the innocent, of course.

Canadian and Australian beer infused rants!

Beer and patriotism go together - that's just the way it is. But to copy the famous Canadian "rant", except down in Oz? Now, don't be silly.

Adgrunts can view the commercials here: Molson Joe I am Canadian and Fosters I Believe

Otherwise, continue to the screenshots below.


No Logo - Naomi Klein does documentary on brands.

British Adland readers take note: Naomi Klein - the author of
"No Logo" (excerpt here) has been scouting around Europe with a TV crew, making a documentary to appear next month on British TV - channel Four after the news.


Win the Epica Videos!

Here we go again - I asked Maureen Lynch and Andrew Rawlins over the Epica Awards if they might have an extra annual lying around - and they don't - they can never print enough of them it seems because everybody wants one, but they did send something even better.( Don't forget, deadline for entry in the Epica's is the 29th!)


Spike joins AtomFilms

Commercial and promo king turned feature director Spike Jonze joins atomfilms- see Ugo's little article about how we all should post nasty comments under various usernames. ;) ... Oh, but that would be mean...


SAG talks break down

At the sag site here a glaring headline will tell you "Negotiations between SAG/AFTRA and the advertising industry to end the commercials strike broke down very late this afternoon in New York City. Our negotiating team is meeting at this moment to determine future action."


Ericsson want us to see the everyday revolution.

Come october 2nd, Ericssons new campaign will launch, the message: "The Mobile Internet revolution. It's an everyday thing" is going to appear everywhere - TV, radio, billboards, newspapers, the Internet - making it Ericsson's largest ever advertising campaign.

In a message sent to Ericsson employees, Kurt Hellström and Torbjörn Nilsson, president and vice president respectivly share their vision of the future:


what we say to clients...

...and what we really mean.
-"We'll certainly consider that"
-Don't make me laugh!

There is a major opportunity
We need your money

Our advice to you
Our invoice to you

That's a good point, but...
I've heard some rubbish in my time...

We've been thinking
Because you obviously haven't

There's a lot of support for this concept
This is our only concept

May I make a suggestion
Do this or you're neck deep in shit

That's a challenging brief
What the FUCK do you mean?

We'll need to visit the factory