Ford Focus gives you three reasons to go against the flow.

This ad is so silly, I love it. Also it's great because the ad is using the Focus as a signature, not as a Giant Ass Display. Maybe they can get away with it because the dealers don't have as much sway in Israel as they do in the States.

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Copacino + Fujikado congratulate the Publicis Omnicom merger.

Copacino + Fujikado, the 2013 Ad Age Small Agency of the Year: Northwest Region sent its snarky well wishes to two mega behemoth holding companies as they prepare to merge. I wonder if Publicis in Seattle can see it from their offices?

It is important to note that, had Copacino + Fujikado been part of either Publicis or Omnicom, this media placement for this would be "on the lower half of the wall in a mid level creative team's office."

See? Sometimes it pays not to have shareholders. And by "sometimes," I mean "always."

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Rainbow crossing outside of Russian Embassy in Stockholm protests Russias anti-gay laws

Taking a note from Gay Pride parades around the world, someone painted a rainbow zebra crossing outside of the Russian Embassy in Stockholm. It probably won't attract as many colorful protestors as Sydney's did when the city of Stockholm comes to paint it back to the reflective white needed for traffic safety reason in the dark evenings of northern scandinavia, but its point is already made.

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Kevin Drew Davis now the CCO of DDB Canada

If you've seen Kevin Drew Davis tweeting about Canada recently, you might already be running an office pool on where he's heading after Digitas. He is now the CCO of DDB Canada, watching over Vancouver and Edmonton as well as Toronto but will be present in the Toronto office.

This DDB office is one of the coolest looking offices in Canada, with great accounts like Subaru, McDonalds Esso, Canadian Tire and Crime Stoppers.

While Kevin was at Digitas they won clients like Sprint, eBay, Taco Bell, Whirlpool mass brands and Kao. You may recall the Feed the beat for Taco Bell, and the "thank you" campaign that won eBays first Clio award.

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Samsung billboard creates audiovisual drama for GS4

To showcase the GS4, Samsung installed to giant digital screens on the London IMAX to highlight its Drama Shot feature. It's the first of three "never before done" out of home installations, each highlighting a different feature of the phone.

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Bad Assembly can assemble anything you want, and well.

Meet the good guys and girls from Bad Assembly. The commando-crew to call when you need something creative done on the bleeding edge of innovation and digital design. Their own websites new facelift is award-worthy in itself, as easy to navigate with your laptop arrow-keys as with your finger when using a handheld device. Try it mouse-less, I dare you, it'll be fun. The large images show off their creative solutions like those for History Channel's History.com, and 72 and Sunny's new website, which is loved by everyone who works there and FWA too as it it was mobile website of the day.

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Coca Cola creates a personalized road in Israel.

Coca Cola has a world wide campaign going on in which people can personalize their cans with their own names.

Israel joined in on the happiness by creating a personalized road that greeted people as they passed by interactive billboards.

By name.

Consumers only had to enter their name once through a Coca Cola smartphone app. The location-based app could identify people as they approached the billboard.When they passed by the billboard would "notify" them.

It's kind of like what the NSA has been doing to us Americans for the past decade, except in this case, they let you know.

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Lean Mean Fighting Machine Pledges One in Sixty for Unilever

One of Unilever's founding principles is "Doing well by doing good." Inspired by that slogan, London-based Lean Mean Fighting Machine decided to strengthen its relationship with Unilever by pledging One in Sixty.

For every minute Lean Mean Fighting Machine works on Unilever, they will donate a minute of their time to helping the charity Kids Company- a charity that provides educational, practical and emotion support to London's inner city youth.

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Mentos the Freshmaker makes Facebook news about you.

There's a new "grab your images from facebook and use it in a tailored clip ad" thingie out there, called Mentos Fresh News.
With enough wacky news stories out there to generate some surprising stories based on your facebook photographs, it's actually rather funny at times. Created by AD's Viv Yapp, Szymon Ros, CW's Ak Parker, Daniel Schaefer and the Digital Producer Paul Malecki from BBH, London, they went the extra mile to make 45 minutes of customizable footage, opening up for millions of variations.

If you use 4square, and have that attached to facebook, the news stories about you will be slightly more stalkerish, and just as sarcastic. Have fun.

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Unicef Tap Project wins Cannes Lions 2013

Bad Assembly brings home the bronze lion for their water network work with Droga5. On a bit of a winning streak, the Los Angeles shop is also recognized with an FWA Mobile Award for their work on the 72andSunny Website.

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