Booking bands game!

The always creative people of Coudal have an interesting way of wasting time in their bathrooms... Writing on the walls is taken to a whole new level now that the agency started a strange game morphing band names with book titles. Yeah that's it, mash up a name of a book with the name of a band, and what do you get? Weirdness!

Booking Bands list the best and some of the rest. Coudal crew came up with these:
Catch 182
Horton Hears a Hoobastank
Of Mice and Men at Work
Bare Naked Lunch Ladies
The Agony and the XTC

Can you come up with better ones?

More fun with chalkboards, this flickr slideshow shows some kung fu chalkboard fighting.


Absolut wants you to find the bottles

Similar to Stella Artois' print campaign with the hidden films and Virgin's viral game and Spot The Song commercial, Absolut has created a puzzle where you need to find all

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Yellow Pages in Israel brings back classic tagline

A creative at Shalmor Avnon Amichay / Young & Rubicam in Israel sent in the advertising for a relaunch of the world famous Yellow Pages tagline "Let your fingers do the walking." Creative includes a TV spot where Israelis who use the Yellow Pages aer seen going about their daily activities while walkign on their hands. Print ads launching new mobile directory listing.

Read on to check them out.


hitech fetish

cosmos austria (an electronics distributor) has launched a viral microsite called showing half-naked women and men in fetish situations with hitech equipment.

a bit more about it here at netzkobold ...


Local dealership owner spoofs Coppertone Girl

About two weeks ago, I posted an ad from a local car dealer that was rather disturbing where he was apparently marrying himself. This week I happened to pick up the same free mag it was in, The Improper Bostonian, only to find yet another even more disturbing ad for Ernie Boch Jr's dealership. This time it pays homage to the classic imagery of the Coppertone Girl.


Predict Cannes Winners - win iPod nano

Adforum (no, not our adforum) has a competition on where you can win an iPod nano by selecting the Bravia balls ad. ;)

"Entrants must be 18 years of age or over" but it doesn't say tha they must be US residents! So hey, go play!


Extra Gum promo w/ Drew Lachey

Saw this on newstoday. Interesting promo from Wrigley's Extra Gum. Cool eBay/Charity program for a chance to dance with him in NYC on the longest day of the year (see the long-lasting-gum tie-in... smart people!).


Pay no attention to the idea behind the curtain!

Here's a fun Badlander I reckon - since everyone and their aunt are so in awe of the recent shower curtain poster for Mömax, I'd just like to point out that the whole playing with curtains thing has been done before. Of course. ;)


Nobody reads long copy anymore. Here's why.

T: You always talk about the importance of copy.When you are flicking through a magazine, for example, you see a lot of images, and you keep flicking. Should a good ad be like a good book that you don't want to stop reading?

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Pot Noodle Miner ad campaign racist?

The UK Advertising Standards Authority is investigating complaints that the new advertising campaign "Fuel for Britain. Isn't it?" by Mother for Pot Noodle, featuring Welsh miners is racist. The main complaint is that the ads play up on Welsh stereotypes and mock the country's culture and heritage.

A spokesperson for Unilever/Pot Noodle has said, "To use the word 'racist' to describe this tongue-in-cheek advert is ludicrous, given Pot Noodle is made in Wales and our employees, some of whom are ex-miners, were delighted to appear in it."

More on the campaign here and super adgrunts view one of the spots below.