Friday, 22 November 2019

Music to my ears

Came across this image while clearing out a whole bunch of random images sitting on the always cluttered desktop of my Macbook.

It looks like it's a few years old. But what a lovely packaging idea.

The sort of thing I'd expect from Apple to be honest. 

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Dave Trott says...

A friend sent me a link to this Dave Trott video while I was on hols in Europe. I finally got around to watching it today. Just brilliant. Make yourself a coffee and put aside some time to listen and learn from one of the best in the biz. 

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Hungry New Yorkers

The food delivery battle is really heating up.

So many services. Seemingly unlimited options.

Makes the days of a home delivered pizza seem like the dark ages.

So how to differentiate in an increasingly cluttered market?

Well the US brand Seamless has started micro-targeting New Yorkers.

Very clever and fun type too.

Creative by BBH NYC.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

This is our game

It can be hard to quantify the importance of the game of football to people who don't get football. But I honestly don't care about those people. This is a simply beautiful piece of film by Umbro. 

Monday, 18 November 2019

Cue the brown eye jokes

Friday, 15 November 2019

Meeting candle

I think everybody I know could use one of these.

Actually I might order one for a Kris Kringle gift.

Click here to buy yours.

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Sober as...

Brewdog by Uncommon London.

Alcohol free beer with maximum attitude.

Fuck yeah!

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Not really shot on Samsung

Apple's 'Shot on iPhone' campaign is much awarded.

And rightly so. It is a brilliant example of product demonstration.

Samsung however...

Well they have a teeny weeny disclaimer on their photography ads that says 'Creative visualisation. Images are for representational purposes only.'

Click the pick to enlarge and see for yourself.

Piss weak don't you think?

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Show me the money!

I cannot even begin to imagine how much this Playstation spot by Adam&EveDDB cost to make.

Visually it's breathtaking. Beautiful use of music too.

But I have no idea what exactly it is advertising.

Obviously I'm too old to be a gamer. So that may explain why it went right over my head.

But like I said...How much did it cost to make this epic?

Monday, 11 November 2019

It's an ad actually

This pic was shared on Twitter last week. It's from a talk at Web Summit in Lisbon.

Now I don't know 'bout you but I'm calling bullshit.

I reckon both Bernbach and Ogilvy would be proud to call their work advertising.

As would the Saatchi brothers.

So what point the person on stage is trying to make I do not know.

But I do know that people hate being tricked and mislead by ads disguised at something they are not.

So say it loud and say it proud - we make ads!

Friday, 8 November 2019

Gun Shop

Using a a dizzying 24 frames per second progression this film shows 2,328 guns in a very brief time. It's a beautiful yet disturbing commentary on America’s love affair with guns by film maker Patrick Smith.

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Advice from Henry

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Chillax with Churchill

Caught this cute spot on the Tv when I was in England a few weeks back.

I'm a dog lover so of course it made me smile.

Reaction on Twitter was interesting as the bulldog was an update from an apparently much loved animated dog.

To be honest I reckon the naysayers on social media are wrong. But hey what would I know!?

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Clever copy

That my friends is a headline.

Damn I wish I'd written it.

Kudos to the agency Onward in London.

Oh and be sure to check out Spoke pants here.

Monday, 4 November 2019

Before & after Apple

The old iPod ads with the white headphone cable are justifiably iconic.

Which may be why I find myself somewhat unmoved by Apple's megasized outdoor campaign for the new AirPods Pro.

It's certainly eye catching. But not in the visually arresting way the old iPod campaign was.

The story behind however is interesting. At least for advertising people.

Because the posters went up with no AirPod in sight. Nor was there any branding.

That came after the product launch.

Like I said. Interesting. But hardly earth shattering.

Friday, 1 November 2019

Devil's Advocate

Came across this Marketoonist gem scrolling thru Twitter during a two hour layover in Dubai. Suffice to say it sent a chill down my spine.