Spotlight on 86 the onions - "86ed the rest"

Hello world, I've been chatting with Chad Rea, founder and creative fountain head of 86 the onions in sunny Venice beach L.A. California, a full service, inside out, outside the box agency - or creative hub if you prefer. I asked him a few things, and to flaunt some of their recent work off. In the hot seat this month, 86 the Onions, with extra everything so it's in two parts, the interview part two is here.

DB: Show us 86 the onions creative hot spot. Where are the ideas born?

Chad Rea:


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Peter Gibbons, we've found your iPaQ

Claymore spotted this lovely iPaQ at, which seems to belong to Peter Gibbons.

Quoted from the movie Office Space
Dom: Hello, Peter. What's happening? We need to talk about your TPS reports.
Peter Gibbons: Yeah. The coversheet. I know, I know. Uh, Bill talked to me about it.
Dom: Yeah. Uh, did you get that memo?
Peter Gibbons: Yeah. I got the memo. And I understand the policy. The problem is, I just forgot this one time. And I've already taken care of it so it's not even a problem anymore.


Humorist Andy Borowitz on The Advertising Show

Is fake news better than real news?


Open up and say ahhh - All agape over Skechers.

I was flippin' through last week's Entertainment Weekly and happened upon a Skechers ad - a sequel of sorts to a she-spy action ad from a few months ago. Since there were considerable amounts of midriff, decolletage and legs to be seen and enjoyed, and maybe even a shoe or two, it caught my attention as it was designed to do. After a bit of gawking (for professional reasons, of course), I then checked out the action shots in the background of the ad, and noticed something curious...


cingular ad a twin towers reminder?

Anyone else heard any buzz about this?
Cingular ads as twin tower reminders?

Post with Image at LowCulture titled "low culture Exclusive: An Outrage Grows in Brooklyn!!!" post number " at lowculture

Follup post at Creative Disobedience titled: Disparate Tidbits


Newspaper Marketing agency ad steps out of line, gets banned.

The Newspaper Marketing Agency ad nicknamed "killer heels", created by TBWA London, which shows a man spiked on a stiletto has been banned by the ever vigilant watchdog ASA.
The ad received 81 complaints it was offensively sexist and overly violent. The ASA said about the ad "featuring an oversized stiletto-heeled shoe skewering a businessman in a pool of blood was offensive because it trivialised and stylised violence." Despite the visual pun being 'cartoon-like' to avoid offence, people objected to the ad. "The advertisers claimed that, because the image was removed from reality and in a fashion context, it would not be seen to condone or encourage violence or homicide" the ASA said... And probably added under their breath "boy we're they wrong..." (to see it, read more as usual)


Toyota Tundra Takes The Choo-Choo

All aboard... The Toyota Tundra express.... Yup, to make people notice the Toyota Tundra Double-Cab they've painted it larger than life on the sides of Amtrak locomotives. The painted locomotives run between Chicago and San Antonio, and the other from Washington, D.C. to Miami. Saatchi & Saatchi hatched the paint idea which is sure to spice up a trainspotters life.

Ad type: 

The new wave of net films might predict their demise

The only danger is that Net films will become as ubiquitous as TV ads. If that happens, the sheer volume would mean that not even the good ones will stand out. For now though, most Net films beat the heck out of 99% of the ads we have to endure on TV -- and even stand up pretty well as short-form cinema.

From The new wave of Net Films (also at businessweek)

The filmic websites in the article are BMW films, Dr Marten's mini documentaries, Ford's Mercury brand films Meet the Lucky Ones, Jaguars live action/anime hybrids at x-ingover, and of course those Amazon Theatre films we recently discussed here.

Do you think that too much of a good thing will kill the net-film idea? Do you like the films? If not why not, and if you do - would you buy the product that sponsored it? Hat tip to Claymore. Hope to hear what y'all think about this.


Victoria's Secret - Shaping Demi (2004) 0:30 (USA)

Victoria's Secret - Shaping Demi (2004) 0:30 (USA)