Holiday ads in full swing

This time of year it's not surprising to be bombarded by ads. But it seems that the magazines are heavier than usual this year. Full of stuff to buy and ideas to show your loved ones how much you care. But there's also a lot of different ads this year in terms of how they use the media.

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Braun ad with a "different" statement

Flipping through In Style I came across this ad for the Braun Activator. After reading the copy, I'm curious about their target audience.
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Want to smell like a celebrity?

Since it's not so achieve a life of fame and fortune, at least now you can smell like the celebrities you love.

Traditionally we've seen celebs just hawking scent like the recent Chanel No. 5 spot with Nicole Kidman. And there's always more of a push for fragrance around this time of year.

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Creatives launch PSA

Let's face it. We've all been out of work. Some more than others these last few trying years. But I got sick of it! Plain sick. Fed up. So I stepped up and kicked my pride right out the window. Humiliation is my middle name. I (Joe Leih, director) joined up with out of work copywriter Marc Guttesman and out of work art director Tom Millar and together we made a public service announcement. That’s right. Our own PSA. Pleading, no crying, for a job. Never take charity, hell no, we take charity. Check it out at http://www.marcandtom.com. And check out the spot credits too. Help those in need.

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PFSK 2005 Forecasts

Lists, we love lists - and December is the month of making all sorts of lists. PFSK will do you one better and actually make forecasts of what will happen in 2005. The PFSK 2005 Forecasts tip that we'll finally pay for our vending machine drinks and parking with our mobile phones, IDivisualism - consumers designing and building their own widgets - will be the hot new trend, China will rock the world, and plant fuel will have it's day. One prediction a day in December, peek into next year right now.

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The subservient Blair

You knew it was bound to happen, some have alredy called him that for years - here he is Subservient Blair! Make him dance, jump, Rock'n'Roll, beg for mercy, lie to you and so on......

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According to the AdLand odometer....

We've jumped the big two-oh!

That's right, folks. Last night, AdLand's Commercial Archive passed the 20,000 mark with the number of commercials online in Quicktimey goodness (20,213 to be exact - one of us wasn't sleepy). Enjoy.

 

The 6 Myths Of Creativity

Bill Breen has an interesting piece in this month's Fast Company on the six myths of creativity. For example, the myth that creativity is the exclusive province of creative types. You know. Painters. Sculptors. That prententious phony down the hall with the black clothes, goatee and ponytail...

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Suckers come to Bacardi.

Bacardi is seeding a new viral ad which seems to follow somebodies unwritten rule that virals need to have sophomoric crude and often sexist humor in it in order to spread. These are the virals we usually don't pass around, remember what you were showing your friends last week? Yeah that apple mini iPod ad wasn't it? Not a titty in sight.

Spoiler alert, the punchline is a woman has four breasts and meets her perfect man, with four hands.. ha. ha.. ha.. No that's not funny, and I really tried to smile at it, but it just wasn't clever anywhere.

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Adage names McDonald's marketeer of the year

What? McDonald's Corporation was honored today as "Marketer of the Year" by Advertising Age magazine, for the brand's marketing achievements around the world in 2004.: Jim Skinner has been dying to use his tagline as a quote, and thus he does: "I'm lovin' it! We're honored to be recognized with one of the most coveted awards in the advertising and marketing world"

Right, remember the stuff they made this year? From the flop dryer sheet during the superbowl

to Justin Timberlakes overhyped "rap".

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