The ultimate adlinks directory is back

Hey adgrunts, the adlinks are back - but it's not finished yet and I'm being totally indecisive today (I blame my current job where I swear we have a committee meeting before deciding if we should have lunch and then another one regarding what to have!) - so I need your help. At least your input.

1) Adlinks right now show only ten from links each category by default, then you can go to another page to see the rest.
Should we keep it that way? Or should we show only the categories first? That would allow for a better overview of available types of links before one clicks the arrows to reveal what's inside?

2) Ad agencies links were killed and moved to another page in the past as it just got really really unwieldy with the number of agencies around the planet. On the other hand, it's really nice to find every agency in one place.
So do you guys want it back? Perhaps it could be sectioned up in subsections so it's easier to get a good overview. Any suggestions?

3) Similarly, the adgrunts blogs section is getting quite long and difficult to get good view of, but again it's probably nice to find them all in one place.
Should we section these up a little, perhaps by language- or should we just link the ad blogs that bother linking us back in return? Few on that long list do. Again, we dig suggestions.

The portfolio links are very thin, add yours.


Bombastic makes the english rose come to life for VH1

Design & branding company Bombastic has collaborated with VH1 to create the graphics package tat surrounds the Concert For Diana, the concert is a tribute to the Princess and a fundraiser for the charities she supported during her lifetime.


Adgrunt fashion check - must have ad bag

Alchemygoods makes ad bags out of.. yeah, howdyaknow? Ads!


Bunnylicious stories for British Council in Hungary

How do you entice people who don't know English into learning it? Tell them it's rewarding, of course. See a new campaign for the British Council from Ogilvy & Mather, Budapest inside, and yes the original tagline was in Hungarian.


The trouble with links and URL's.

Martin Jönsson at SvD mentions the 'almost banned' Dr Martin Campaign that got the creators fired and says "via Adland", but he manages to link Resumé (Swedens AdAg


Who needs the Kwik-E-Mart? 7-Eleven does.

Announced earlier this year shortly after the news of The Simpsons Movie release date, 7-Eleven has completed its transformation of 7 stores into Kwik-E-Marts last weekend. The stores are furnished with items from the show including Squishees, Krusty-Os (hopefully sans metal rings!) and pink frosted donuts with sprinkles(or jimmies depending on your location). 7-Elevens in Burbank, CA, Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Denver, CO, Lake Buena Vista, FL/Orlando, FL, Las Vegas, NV/Henderson, NV, Los Angeles, CA, New York City, NY, San Francisco, CA/Mountain View, CA, Seattle, WA and Washington, DC/Bladensburg, MD.

See a fantastic flickr set of the Kwik-e/7-Eleven Burbank store. The page also has links to pictures of many of the other locations as well. There are some nice touches like this El Barto/Sinner Stinks graffiti outside the store and The old geezer in the freezer.


One Show Design Awards

What: The One Club presents the winning works from the One Show Design competition

When: July 13th-21st 2007

Hours: Tues-Sat Noon to 6 pm; Thursday Noon to 8 pm; Closed Sunday and Monday

Where: The Chelsea Art Museum, 556 West 22nd Street, New York City, NY

Why: The winning works from One Show Design, produced by The One Club, will be on display from July 13th-July 21st. The creative minds behind this year's best designed advertising were awarded in categories including corporate identity, environmental design, publication design, direct mail and package design. With so much emphasis being placed on good design these days, come see works that have truly broken through, such as innovative designs from Apple Computer which racked up numerous awards for their hip, ground-breaking corporate image.


* Open to the public: $6 adults, $3 students and seniors, free
* For more information please visit or call 212-979-1900


MEDIA says "lets come together" in sexy promo

Its a little bit of of "Amour" and "Amelie", sex scenes edited together much like the Hollywood stars saying "Hello" were edited together for iPhone, and ends with the pun "Let's come together". It's an ad from the European Union project MEDIA.

it's pretty clear that these guys are simply wanting this little film to "go viral" - and considering it's been in the newspapers already, they've succeeded. That is, if you count Swedish newspapers that'll print anything in July due to lack of 'news' and the entire staff of journalists being replaced by interns while the real deal is on vacation. But does anyone here know what MEDIA really does now, or care?


FredFaridLambert wins global Orangina account after pitch

Orangina has chosen FredFaridLambert (FFL) to manage its global communication account and carry on the successful strategic u-turn initiated by Sup d’Orangina. Its core missions will concern the construction of Orangina’s new strategic and creative platforms as well as the management of their implementation on various supports : 360° advertising campaign, promotional operations, POS advertising, Internet… and so on.

Hugues Piétrini, Marketing Director at Orangina-Schweppes said: "Fred&Farid and the FFL team have come up with the most ambitious and accurate approach, in total accordance with the brand’s DNA. Orangina is a mythic brand and must renew its iconic status. We are confident that FFL will bring along this valuable plus point."


It's yogurt time!

While reading the July 2nd issue of New York Magazine, I stumbled on this two-page spread ad. Pretty clever for a yogurt company!