Thursday, June 30, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Who awarded this?
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
This clever idea won the Health Grand Prix at Cannes last week. A very cheeky FU to the prudes at Facebook.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Us vs Them
Seems like everyone is falling foul of 'Beware the refugee' scare campaigns.
Which is odd considering the Brits conquered about 2/3 of the planet in their day.
And Trump probably employs a large immigrant labour force.
These ads by New York agency WING shine a light on the other side of the problem.
Doubt they'll solve the problem. But they certainly do a good job of raising awareness of it.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Get a real job
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Japanese ad for President Trump
The prospect of Donald Trump as US President frightens the life out of me. The guy seems to get more than a little crazier with each passing week.
Video editor extraordinaire Mike Diva shows us what a Trump presidency would look like. Japanese style!
Utterly crazy. But probably not as crazy as the man himself. Trump that is not Mike Diva!
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
But man oh man how beautiful are they?
I can't imagine how long it must've taken to set up these photos.
In case your eyesight is as poor as mine they're by Hasan & Partners in Finland for Metsa Wood.
Click the pics for a better look.
Monday, June 20, 2016
One of my kids emailed me this video on the weekend.
I was ready to switch it off after a few seconds as I thought it was yet another dull agency case study.
Fortunately I didn't as it turned out to be a very clever idea.
Creative by Canadian agency Crossette.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Ad block this!
This Danish bus-panel is a great example of what I mean.
Or is it?
Put this headline on a banner ad and it doesn't work.
Which means it must be the use of a bus-panel that's doing all the work.
Or is it, as is so often the case, a connection of two unrelated things.
Ad blocking is happening online.
So they chose to highlight the problem offline. On a bus.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
It Ran - Or did it?
Scam ads. Scourge of the ad industry.
So a couple of canny creatives came up with an idea to (semi) legitimise them.
A magazine filled from front to back cover with nothing but ads.
To be honest it's not that different to running scams in local newspapers.
Although the cost of running the ad does go to charity.
Monday, June 13, 2016
This Weight Watchers ad I saw on an ad blog made me laugh. A lot.
But let's be honest it is pretty much a one-off idea rather than a campaignable thought. Still fun though!
Friday, June 10, 2016
Do what Seth says!
"Other than writing a daily blog (a practice that's free, and priceless), reading more blogs is one of the best ways to become smarter, more effective and more engaged in what's going on. The last great online bargain.
Good blogs aren't focused on the vapid race for clicks that other forms of social media encourage. Instead, they patiently inform and challenge, using your time with respect."
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Baileys soap opera
One part soap opera. And one part social media.
Yes you guessed right. Baileys is launching a social media soap opera.
On Instagram no less.
It's ideas like this that make me long for the days when a campaign was nothing more than print, poster and television.
Apparently Mother London are behind it. So it should turn out ok.
But seriously. An Instagram soap opera?
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
What's the number?
Monday, June 06, 2016
2016 is turning out to be a pretty bad year for my childhood heroes.
Hard for people today to appreciate just how big a figure Muhammad Ali was in the 60s and 70s.
He truly was the greatest. And he always will be to me.
This amazing tribute by Mos Def and calligraffitist Niels Shoe Meulman was made by Ogilvy Paris about 4 years ago.
The words are Ali's. They will echo down the ages.
Friday, June 03, 2016
Passion & Persistence
Thursday, June 02, 2016
The dogs are watching
Dog lovers everywhere know that look. So there's every chance the creative team at DM9-DDB who dreamed this up are dog owners. In fact I'd bet my house on it.