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  • Advertising Jobs: Magnani Caruso Dutton, ICED Media, Rain
    This week, Magnani Caruso Dutton is hiring an account director, while ICED Media needs a project manager. Rain is seeking an associate producer, and Petrol Advertising is on the hunt for a social media associate. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro. Account Director Magnani Caruso Dutton (New Yo […]
  • Biggest Posts of the Past 7 Days
    Billy Eichner Is So Pissed at Burger King 72andSunny Opens Up Shop in New York, Hires Guillermo Vega as ECD Nissan Marketing Chief Throws Shade at the Agency World Wunderman New York Names Toni Hess CCO GSP Director of Talent Heads to Google Staffing Cuts at Hill Holliday mcgarrybowen Wins Intel New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media. […]
  • Friday Odds and Ends
    -Team Detroit teamed up with The Work and local haunted house Erebus to create this Halloween car wash prank for Ford (video above). -Bolloré Group wants to take a majority share in Havas Worldwide. -Victor Cruz is set to star in 15 Gap Factory print ads despite season-ending injury. -Tribal New York has been named George Washington University’s first-ever d […]
  • David&Goliath Spreads the Luck for Southwest Airlines, New York-New York Hotel & Casino
    This week marks the expiration of the Wright Amendment, a federal law governing air traffic at Dallas Love Field, Southwest Airline’s home airport. So to celebrate, the airline teamed up with agency David&Goliath and New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, “spreading the luck” to passengers on the first-ever nonstop flight from Dallas Love Fie […]
  • We Hear: Cuts at Translation
    This morning we got a tip about some big changes at Steve Stoute‘s Translation. Specifically, the tip claimed that President Nils Peyron and ECDs Marc d’Avignon and Jay Berry are no longer with the agency. None of the three have been with Translation for more than a few months: Peyron, a former account leader at McCann and Ogilvy, joined in February and earn […]
  • Grey NY Gets Painfully Awkward with Rob Lowe for DirecTV
    Last month, Grey New York debuted a new campaign for DirecTV, introducing the world to Super Creepy Rob Lowe and Less Attractive Rob Lowe in the process. Now the agency is back with a follow-up effort, this time contrasting DirecTV spokesman Rob Lowe with cable subscriber Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe. The new 30-second spot follows in the same cringe comedy fo […]
  • Momentum Worldwide Names New ECD
    Matt Denten is the latest ECD to change agencies, moving from Arc Worldwide to Momentum Worldwide effective next Monday. Mr. Denten has yet to appear on this site, but it’s certainly not due to a lack of experience: over sixteen years at Arc in Chicago, he has held nearly every creative position from AD to SVP/CD. In his most recent role there, he served as […]
  • Don’t Panic Celebrates Real Life Superheroes for Save the Children
    Agency Don’t Panic collaborated with production company Unit 9 to explore sightings of superheroes in remote locations in India, Kenya and Mexico in a new PSA for Save the Children. “She flies with the clouds and she gives water,” says one girl. “He came and destroyed the mosquitoes,” says a small boy. “She came and now we have a new baby sister,” another ch […]
  • Infiniti May Have Chosen CP&B
    Someone wants the trade press to know that Infiniti will sign with CP&B. A source told AdAge this morning that the competition is all over, “although a final contract has not yet been signed.” Way back in July we established the fact that TBWA would not retain the account and that the initial pitch involved seven agencies; a September report claiming tha […]
  • David Beckham Stars in New Haig Club Whisky Ad by adam&eveDDB
    David Beckham is certainly no stranger to advertising, but as far as we’re aware this is the first time the former soccer superstar has appeared in an ad for booze. Beckham stars in the new spot from adam&eveDDB for Haig Club Whisky, which was directed by Guy Ritchie. The ad sees Beckham partying it up at a remote estate in the Scottish highland — the ki […]


  • Snapchat's First Advertiser: Messaging Service Is Like TV
    Snapchat's first ad was creepy after all, but not in the way you might expect.The first ad to run on the ephemeral messaging service debuted on Saturday and promoted Universal Pictures' upcoming horror film "Ouija," which is based on the spooky board game. Snapchat had announced Friday that the service's first ad would appear in user […]
  • From Religious Symbols to Lego Bricks: How to Build an Iconic Brand
    Ever asked yourself why, when trying to define the ultimate stage of fame and popularity for a brand, we call it iconic?If you were to Google-image the word "icon," you would get two groups of search results: a variety of simple graphic images of all shapes and kind -- yet all very similar to each other -- and a visually arresting and much more mea […]
  • Video: Jim Stengel on How the ANA and Other Brands Grow
    "Growth" has been the title that the Association of National Advertisers has used for its annual Masters of Marketing conferences since the financial crisis year of 2008.And even with the rest of the U.S. economy struggling to provide much growth since then, the ANA has delivered it consistently. In his first presentation to the conference since 20 […]
  • Chobani's Next Target: Babies
    Chobani wants babies to go Greek. The yogurt maker, which helped pioneer Greek yogurt in the U.S., will target tykes with a new product called Chobani Tots. It's slated to hit stores in January.Peter McGuinness, Chobani's chief marketing and brand officer, teased the launch on Friday during a presentation at the Association of National Advertiser […]
  • It's Official: Snapchat Says That Ads Are Coming
    Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging app, is officially taking the advertising plunge.In a blog post on Friday, the Los Angeles-based company said it was introducing advertising onto its platform. "An advertisement will appear in your Recent Updates from time to time, and you can choose if you want to watch it," the post reads. "No biggie."L […]
  • Oh Dear. Rob Lowe is Painfully Awkward in This (Watch the Newest Ads on TV)
    Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new and trending TV commercials tracked by, a company that catalogs, tags and measures activity around TV ads in real time. The New Releases here ran on TV for the first time yesterday. The Most Engaging ads are showing sustained social heat, ranked by SpotShare scores reflecting the percent of […]
  • TV Over the Web Pushes Adland Forward, but Poses New Questions
    Advertisers and media buyers aren't sure how new stand-alone streaming services from CBS and HBO will impact marketers, but they are adamant about one thing: Measuring digital audiences needs a major evolution if networks expect their new ventures to attract big ad dollars.Rob Master, VP-media for the Americas and Europe at Unilever, said he sees the HB […]
  • Layoffs, Reshuffling Begin at Conde Nast
    Conde Nast began laying off employees of its corporate sales division this week, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The job cuts could number in the 70s, they said, confirming a Wall Street Journal report from earlier this week.A spokesman for Conde Nast declined to comment.The layoffs are targeted to Conde Nast Media Group, which sells ad pro […]
  • Bollore Group Seeks a Controlling Stake in Havas
    Investment company Bollor Group put forth an offer on Friday to acquire control of the French advertising holding company Havas."The Bollor Group has been a historical shareholder of Havas for more than 10 years," Havas Chairman-Global CEO Yannick Bollor said in a statement. "It currently holds 36.2 % of Havas' shares. This offer is a ste […]
  • How Target Used Data Breach to Shake Up Its Brand
    Target's data breach, which took place almost a year ago, is still racking up impressions -- 150 billion to date. And CMO Jeff Jones didn't shy away from adding a few more to that tally with a frank presentation at the ANA Masters of Marketing meeting."Don't let a crisis force you to take stock of your brand assets," Mr. Jones said. […]

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  • Endorsement Fallout After Victor Cruz Injury Shows How Athletes Can Be Risky Business
    New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz was sobbing after suffering a season-ending knee injury against the Philadelphia Eagles Oct. 12. But Cruz wasn’t the only one feeling the pain as Gap Factory’s carefully choreographed PR strategy to unveil his global holiday campaign immediately fell apart. ABC’s Good Morning America dropped a Cruz segment planned for ear […]
  • How One Man Is Going to Restore the Legacy of Kodak
    Steven Overman has been passed a torch that is very bright but awfully heavy. On Oct. 1, he was named CMO of Kodak. Remember Kodak? With the first handheld camera and roll film, Kodak was the brand that taught Americans to take pictures. It’s also the brand that filed a $6.75 billion bankruptcy in 2012, the digital era’s most visible victim. (Fact: Kodak had […]
  • The 50 Executives That Make Their Bosses Look Good
    We all hear the rumblings of the beginning of the decline of Facebook: It's getting too old, people aren't using it as much. But one look at the social giant's ubiquity in the modern American's life explains why Carolyn Everson stands atop the 2014 incarnation of the Adweek 50—which honors those executives who make their bosses (in Everso […]
  • New Facebook Tool Lets Marketers Host Real-Time Chats With Celebs
    Twitter has long had a reputation as a real-time marketing platform, making it a go-to site for brands to host Q&A sessions with celebrities and personalities. But Twitter may be losing a few followers as marketers move chats over to Facebook. VH1, Discovery Channel and Sony Masterworks are a handful of brands testing a new Q&A tool on Facebook power […]
  • Zippo's Windproof Still Knows How to Light America's Fire
    Photo: Nick Ferrari James Bond kept one in his pocket for the ladies. Indiana Jones had a lucky one with a clover on it. Ricky Ricardo pulled his out at the club. And Don Draper’s is key to the guy he really is. What is this incredible tool that all the leading men secret in their trousers? The Zippo lighter, stupid. Specifically, the Zippo regular windproof […]
  • March Madness Case Study Shows How to Get Viewers to Ignore That Second Screen
  • This Is How Conde Nast Plans to Make Epicurious the Ultimate Food Resource
      Photo: Elizabeth Lippman  Specs Name Pamela Drucker Mann Age 39 New gig Vp and publisher of Food Innovation Group: Bon Appétit and Epicurious Old gig Vp and publisher of Bon Appétit Less than a year ago, Epicurious started undergoing a revamp from a recipe site to a food, lifestyle and travel site. This past summer, after you and Bon Appétit editor in chie […]
  • This Is How Agencies Can Win With Transformational Women Leaders
    In a world where there’s a shortage of transformational agency leaders capable of delivering sustainable business success, why are there almost no female CEO and CCO candidates to lead the biggest creative agency networks globally and in North America? Leadership is the key determinant of business success, and there’s a chronic shortage of effective leaders […]
  • When Not Whacking Zombies, This TV Star Is Lurking on Reddit
    Specs Who Steven Yeun Age 30 Claim to fame Stars as Glenn Rhee on AMC’s The Walking Dead (Sundays, 9 p.m.) Base Los Angeles Twitter @steveyeun What’s the first information you consume in the morning? I turn on the computer and I’m probably on Reddit straight away. I’m a lurker. That’s what they call them, right? People that don’t post but they just read stuf […]
  • This Small Shop Uses a Precise Approach to Punch Above Its Weight
    Specs Who Director Mike Navarrete (l.) and global CEO and co-founder Benj Chilcott (r.) flank managing director Adam Abrahami What Global strategic consultancy Where New York True to its name, Concise—part of iris Worldwide—seeks to set itself apart from other shops through a laser focus on results through data science, creativity and pragmatic problem solvi […]

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  • People Look Like Their Pets and It's a Problem
    While being compared to a pet may seem like an insult, it's actually somewhat of a confirmed phenomenon. We perceive animals and their owners to look like each other Of course, if the resemblance is too similar, things start to get eerie. Really eerie. See also: Marnie the Dog Imitates Selfie King James Franco Poorly Drawn Lines explores that side of th […]
  • 'The Good Wife' Season 6, Episode 5: From Scandal to Spotlight
    It's no secret that Alicia Florrick is one of the most complex, interesting female characters on television. But Alicia isn't the token interesting female character on The Good Wife, she's one of many compelling female characters the show has to offer. This week's episode found the women of The Good Wife sometimes on opposing sides, but t […]
  • An Entrepreneur Ate a Smart Pill to Show How to Track Your Data
    SYDNEY — One entrepreneur from Melbourne is putting his health on the line for the love of his new app. Chris Koch ate a device inside a tablet at 12 p.m. local time on Monday as part of a competition to promote his business, Pop!, to prove you can keep track of your data anywhere. Even inside his stomach See also: BlackBerry's Comeback Plan Is Bearing […]
  • 'Once Upon a Time' Put a Cool Twist on 'Fantasia' In the Latest Episode
    Romance was in the air on Once Upon a Time Sunday night, but per usual, there was magic and darkness lurking close behind it. Emma and Hook went on their first official date and though Hook (or "Killian" as he asks Emma to call him) finally was able to get his hand back from Rumplestiltskin, it came with a price. We got a few bloody good threats fr […]
  • Aussie Surfer Scales Massive Pine Tree to Check Out the Waves
    SYDNEY — A surfer in South Avalon, on Sydney's Northern Beaches, took prime position to check out the swell last Thursday. In an impressive feat, local lad Lachie Rombouts climbed 40 metres up the Norfolk Island Pine tree to do his daily surf check See also: 'It's Not the Shark's Fault': Aussie Teen Surfer Laughs After Shark Bites He […]
  • No Actual Guitars Were Smashed in OSU Marching Band's Classic Rock Tribute
    Ohio State University's marching band is known for its complicated routines that are just as much about what you see on the field as what you hear. During Saturday's matchup against Rutgers University, the OSU's Buckeyes played some of classic rock's biggest hits. Fans were treated to The Who's "Pinball Wizard," while the b […]
  • Recruiters Are From Mars, Job Seekers Are From Venus
    In the midst of the job search, it feels like you’ve been waiting forever to get a call back from your recruiter. After you finally get the nerve to call, you hear, "We’ll keep your resume on file." Does that mean the recruiter will call you as soon as a position opens up? Or is he just being nice? There’s a communication problem between job seeker […]
  • BlackBerry's Comeback Plan Is Bearing Fruit — So Far
    For Järn Harry, his BlackBerry Z10 has one killer feature that iPhones and Androids just can't match: a blinking red light. "I look at the iPhone, and I don't know if there's a message or not," Harry says. As the head of new business ventures for Comptel, a Helsinki-based software firm, Harry finds BlackBarry unmatched for running bu […]
  • 'It's Not the Shark's Fault': Aussie Teen Surfer Laughs After Shark Bites Her Leg
    Australian teenager Kirra-Belle Olsson posted photos on Facebook of the injuries she sustained in a shark attack on Friday, as she made it clear it was not the shark's fault. The 13-year-old Rip Curl-sponsored surfer was bitten on the leg by a wobbegong shark while surfing at Avoca Beach, on the central coast of New South Wales. She was about 10 to 15 m […]
  • 'Doctor Who' Episode 9 Recap: Terror in Two Dimensions
    This recap contains spoilers for the most recent episode of Doctor Who, "Flatline." Don't say we didn't warn you. The Doctor is a hard man to understand. We mere mortals find it difficult to grasp when he gets giddy over things he hasn't encountered before –- because 9 times out of 10, that thing is probably trying to kill everyone I […]

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  • TV ad: The Pharmacy Guild of Australia: Discover More. Ask your Pharmacist.
    A campaign from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia from Jack Watts Currie Sydney to change people's perceptions of their local pharmacy from medicine dispensary to healthcare provider.Category: Pharmaceutical & medicalClient: The Pharmacy Guild of AustraliaAgency: Jack Watts Currie, SydneyExecutive Creative Director: Colin wattsArt Director: Pamela Par […]
  • TV ad: Wienerschnitzel: Ultimate Chili Cheese Fries
    Renegade Animation takes Wienerschnitzel back to the ‘60s in a new, animated advertising campaign for the restaurant chain. Conceived by Orange County, California agency DGWB, the commercials use retro animation and jingles to evoke Wienerschnitzel’s 1961 origins.Category: FoodClient: WienerschnitzelAgency: DGWB advertisingOther credits: Renegade Animation. […]
  • TV ad: Wienerschnitzel: 99 Cent Chili Dogs
    Renegade Animation takes Wienerschnitzel back to the ‘60s in a new, animated advertising campaign for the restaurant chain. Conceived by Orange County, California agency DGWB, the commercials use retro animation and jingles to evoke Wienerschnitzel’s 1961 origins.Category: FoodClient: WienerschnitzelAgency: DGWB advertisingOther credits: Renegade Animation. […]
  • TV ad: Wienerschnitzel: 99 Cent Corn Dog
    Renegade Animation takes Wienerschnitzel back to the ‘60s in a new, animated advertising campaign for the restaurant chain. Conceived by Orange County, California agency DGWB, the commercials use retro animation and jingles to evoke Wienerschnitzel’s 1961 origins.Category: FoodClient: WienerschnitzelAgency: DGWB advertisingOther credits: Renegade Animation. […]
  • TV ad: Re-born to be alive: Here's a potential fail put to good use
    If you are going to do stupid things, at least become an organ donor. Because as a donor, you can donate up to 8 organs and save up to 8 lives. The brain however cannot be donated. And in some cases that's a good thing. Become a donor now at Agency: Duval Guillame, BelgiumCategory: Public interestClient: Re-born to be aliveAgency: Duv […]
  • TV ad: BIG COLA: Think BIG
    The concept from Grey Spain revolves around the integrated campaign "THINK BIG" with extensive presence in television and print. It also has a microsite ( to integrate a new community: the BIGGERS. Young people who think that in life we have to dream, but above all, to act.The community is led by the protagonists of the spot. They tell […]
  • TV ad: Vodafone Ireland: Vodafone Centre Stage
    Category: TelecommunicationsClient: Vodafone IrelandAgency: Target McConnellsDeputy Creative Director: Claudio VieiraDirector: Rory KelleherProduction company: Russell CurranSenior Copywriter: David HigginbothamGroup Account Director: Laura KellyAccount Director: Claire McKayAgency Producer: Michael CullenOther credits: Post Production: Screen Screen Editor: […]
  • Print ad: Izi Kill: OBITUARIES NEWSPAPER
    An ad from Marketway/Publicis Cyprus for insecticideCategory: Pharmaceutical & medicalClient: IZI KILLAgency: Marketway/publicisCreative Director: naya koutroumaniArt Director: alessio criscuoliCopywriter: alessio criscuoliPost production: CGWORKSIllustrator: alessio criscuoli
  • Print ad: Ceylon Today & Mawbima National Newspapers: Elders Day Newspaper
    In most Asian countries elders play an active role in shaping local communities. Sri Lanka is no exception. However, our youth have increasingly started to forget their contributions. So, we along with PHD Sri Lanka found a way to re-ignite that feeling of respect towards elders in a tangible manner, by way of a BIG tribute that would also remind the elderly […]
  • Print ad: Re-born to be alive: Reborn 'Gas'
    If you are going to do stupid things, at least become an organ donor. Because as a donor, you can donate up to 8 organs and save up to 8 lives. The brain however cannot be donated. And in some cases that's a good thing. Become a donor now at reborntobealive.beCategory: Public interestClient: Re-born to be aliveAgency: Duval GuillaumeExecutive Creative D […]

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  • Why Copyblogger Is Killing Its Facebook Page
    Have you ever stared at something, knowing you’re doing everything right, but it still won’t … freaking … work? That’s how Copyblogger has felt about its Facebook page for quite some time. As of today, the page has 38,000 “fans,” but Copyblogger’s presence on Facebook has not been beneficial for the brand or its audience. [ Continue Reading... ] The post Why […]
  • 5 Ways to Prevent Business Burnout When Your Inspiration Starts to Flicker
    In a space as fast-paced as the Internet, you know there are many tasks you “should” perform to reach more people with your story. You’re well-aware of other businesses with meteoric rises to fame and companies thrown into the spotlight seemingly overnight. In order to seize opportunities, you know you have to stay ahead of [ Continue Reading... ] The post 5 […]
  • Want to Hook Your Readers? Apply These 10 Principles to Create Captivating News Stories
    Writing well-structured articles that inform, educate, and entertain is not as easy as it looks. There are billions of webpages out there that contain poorly written, unimaginative, boring content. But those aren’t the descriptions you want associated with the media you produce, right? As all content marketers who want to grow their digital media platforms [ […]
  • 25 Ideas to Transform Ho-Hum Infographics into Something Extraordinary
    A few weeks ago here on Copyblogger, Demian Farnworth presented the infographic as the Salvador Dalí of content marketing — the most interesting person at the cocktail party. More than just a superficial presence, an infographic is a significant asset pillar with diverse possibilities that help you grow your media empire. Today, let’s equate the [ Continue R […]
  • How to Stand Out in a World of Dull Podcasts
    Think about this for a moment. Your favorite podcasts. This American Life. WTF with Marc Maron. Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income. Every single one of them started at the bottom. Every single one of them started in obscurity. Every single one of them started without an audience. It’s hard to believe. Over 25 years ago, at [ Continue Reading... ] The post How […]
  • Authority 2015: Daniel Pink, Sally Hogshead, and Punk Legend Henry Rollins
    This last May, we held our first live event. Authority Intensive featured a personally-curated group of speakers in a single-track format to a sold-out house, with an emphasis on the fundamentals of design, content, traffic, and conversion. I must say, it was a personal highlight of this crazy adventure we’ve been on since I started [ Continue Reading... ] T […]
  • Build Your List and Make Your Audience Love You with Recurring Content Events
    You know the drill: another day, another piece of content to connect with your audience. You churn out post after post, social media update after social media update — typing, typing, typing all the way. It reminds me a little of this classic Dunkin’ Donuts commercial. We’ve all felt like Fred the Baker from time [ Continue Reading... ] The post Build Your L […]
  • How to Ignite a Feeling in Your Audience
    Articulating the goal of content marketing, a wise man once wrote: You lift prospects out of their ordinary worlds and invite them to consider a journey that ultimately leads to a transaction. Easy to say. Not so easy to do. We know that to lift our audience members out of their ordinary worlds we need [ Continue Reading... ] The post How to Ignite a Feeling […]
  • The Rainmaker Reseller Program: Come See What All the Fuss Is About
    Content marketing works. This is no longer up for debate. Granted, there are no shortcuts. You have to publish useful content that stands out above the noise, you have to do it consistently over the long haul, and your content strategy needs to place you into a particular kind of role relative to your audience. [ Continue Reading... ] The post The Rainmaker […]
  • The Copyblogger Editorial Team’s 10 Must-Have Tools To Ensure a Smooth Workday
    When I’m not reminiscing about the days of card catalogs and telephone books, I’m busy looking for ways to make my workday easier. Luckily, for those who get nostalgic like me, you don’t have to completely abandon old-school routines to fit in the contemporary content marketing world. We now have the luxury of combining classic [ Continue Reading... ] The po […]

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  • Rent-To-Own Stores Are Like Blockbusters For Couches
    It’s not a good sign for the prospects of the American working class when the president of a rapidly-expanding rent-to-own household goods company observes that items are coming back to his stores so quickly that it’s “like a Blockbuster.” Yes, it could be that a family just wanted to rent a big-screen TV for a special event, but items are … [More]
  • Debt Collection Is A Great Line Of Work For Ex-Cons
    When a debt collector calls you, there’s a good chance that he or she might be an ex-convict calling you from a strip mall in Buffalo, New York. Buying and collecting debt is a lucrative business, and some people who had a rough upbringing have a real gift for it. Learn about the “Buffalo Talk-Off” and the Excel Spreadsheets of … [More]
  • Apple Surprises No One By Removing Bose Products From Online Store
    With the fairly recent acquisition of Beats Music and Electronics it probably doesn’t come as a huge surprise that Apple has ceased the sale of Bose products, including headphones and soundbars. The removal of the Bose products from Apple’s website, and impending removal from retail stores, marks the latest development in what has become a rather contentious […]
  • 7 Habits Of Highly Obnoxious Travelers
    Traveling is supposed to bring joy and relaxation into one’s stressed-out life, but not all of us can fly in private planes with only those people we know we won’t want to beat senseless with a swim noodle before the jet lands. Since we all want to land without resorting to fisticuffs or threats of forcible early deplaning, there are … [More]
  • UPDATE: National Car Rental Bus Driver Not Fired For Kevin Hart Photo
    There’s a happy ending to the story of the National Car Rental shuttle driver who was suspended after being caught snapping a photo with actor/comedian Kevin Hart. According to Inside Edition, the employee has been reinstated, effective immediately. “I got my job back!” she says about the company’s decision to reinstate her. “Things went very well. I’m very […]
  • Kmart Clarifies Layaway Rules For Closing Stores, No One Tells Kmart Employees
    Earlier this week, we shared with you the complaint of some Kmart customers in Ohio who placed items on layaway before learning that the store they had visited was about to close. This affected their payoff date and payments, but a Sears Holdings representative contacted media outlets sharing this story and explained that this is not Kmart’s policy. Unfortun […]
  • Pizza Hut Creates Crusts Stuffed With Jalapeños And With Dessert
    In their ongoing quest to stretch the boundaries of pizza crust-stuffing science, Pizza Hut uses their international outlets as test kitchens for new and exciting meals. In the United Arab Emirates and in Korea, the chain is testing two ideas that sound quite appealing. Or maybe I should have eaten lunch today. Over in Korea, there is a fabulous star-shaped […]
  • Even If You Spend Your Career Driving For FedEx, You Might Not Be An Employee
    Each day thousands of delivery drivers get behind the wheel of FedEx Ground trucks and set out for a long day of work. While those workers must follow the company’s rules and regulations about delivery times and working hours, FedEx contends they aren’t actual employees, but independent contractors. That distinction is at the core of a series of class action […]
  • Thousands Of MacBooks Made In 2011 Have Self-Immolating Graphics Cards
    Models of Apple’s higher-end portable computer, the MacBook Pro, have come to the end of their three-year extended warranties. That leaves their owners at the mercy of Apple when something goes wrong, and at minimum thousands of the computers have had the same computer-killing problem with their graphics processing unit. Apple has not publicly admitted that […]
  • Woman Sent To Jail For Failing To Mow Lawn
    If you’ve ever looked a lawn that needed trimming and said to yourself, “I’ll get around to it. What are they gonna do, arrest me?” this story of a woman in Tennessee might have you dusting off the mower and hedge clippers. WVLT-TV in Knoxville reports on a local woman who was told she had to spend a five-day term … [More]

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  • #Gamergate moral panic resembles the 90s, which directly affects women's career choices
    By now, if you haven't been living off-grid, you've heard of Gamergate. It's been mentioned in connection to recent school massacre email threat made to Utah State University, who were clear on that they "determined that there was no threat to students, staff or the speaker, so no alert was issued", prior to Anita Sarkeesian schedule […]
  • Mercedes pulls advertising from Gawker network.
    Yesterday, in the middle of bullying prevention month - see, Stop and Stomp - Sam Biddle of Gawker media cracked a few jokes on twitter. Adland:  marketing mishaps Read more about Mercedes pulls advertising from Gawker network. 16 comments Add new comment […]
  • Ballantine's "The could be true story" (2014) 2:02 (UK)
    If Ballantine's Whisky hadn't stayed the same, imagine what would have happened. It could be true, ya know. Except it isn't. It's more a lot of silly stuff, to prove that Ballantine's has stayed true to its roots. Country:  United Kingdom Commercials:  Drinks & Alcohol Read more about Ballantine's "The could be true sto […]
  • Taco Bell PS4 Destiny "The randomly chosen one" (2014) :30 (USA)
    Taco Bell and Playstation have partnered up to give away a limited edition PS4 Destiny Bundle. Winners are randomly chosen every 15 minutes. If only the prize included acting lessons. Because wow. This spot makes B-movies seem like Shakespeare. Country:  United States Commercials:  uncategorized Read more about Taco Bell PS4 Destiny "The randomly chosen […]
  • Wienerschnitzel - Big Angus Premium Beef Hot Dogs! - 2014 :30 (USA)
    Renegade Animation takes Wienerschnitzel back to the ‘60s in a new, animated advertising campaign for the restaurant chain. Conceived by Orange County, California agency DGWB, the commercials use retro animation and jingles to evoke Wienerschnitzel’s 1961 origins. Country:  United States Commercials:  Food Read more about Wienerschnitzel - Big Angus Premium […]
  • Thorne Travel - Thorne Travel Advert (2014) 2:54 (UK)
    Fresh in the viral video charts and currently doing the social media rounds in the UK, Thorne Travel – a Scottish travel agency based in the town of Kilwinning – has created something of a buzz with their new ad. Country:  United Kingdom Commercials:  Transport & Travel Read more about Thorne Travel - Thorne Travel Advert (2014) 2:54 (UK) Add new comment […]
  • Adventure Filmmaker Taylor Steele Signs with Bully Pictures
    Taylor Steele, an American filmmaker best known for the award-winning surf documentaries Sipping Jetstream and Castles in the Sky, has joined Bully Pictures for exclusive representation for advertising projects. The director of more than 40 films as well as television spots for Corona, Aston Martin, Roxy and Pacifico, Steele has spent more than two decades t […]
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities "Chloe" (20140 3:40 (USA)
    Ronald McDonald House Charities has been providing a home away from home for sick children and their families. And they've been doing so for the past 40 years. To celebrate this milestone. Country:  United States Commercials:  PSA & Public Interest Read more about Ronald McDonald House Charities "Chloe" (20140 3:40 (USA) Add new comment […]
  • Sarah Silverman's Equal Pay ad offends transgender community
    When I posted the Equal Pay Project last week I called it, and I said "I honestly expect Sarah Silverman tarred and feathered by morning. Oooh! Next cover-photo should be that. That's kind of hot." The ad has indeed upset the transgender community so much, that National Women's Law Center now had to make a statement explaining the joke. A […]
  • Bob Garfield's Genius Dialogues on Kickstarter
    Bob Garfield, the original adcritic, host of "On the Media" at NPR and author of at least a half-dozen books has a kickstarter campaign up now. They're seeking help to make Bob Garfield's "Genius Dialogues" with MacArthur's 'Genius' Grant Recipients available as multimedia ebooks/shows. Conversations with the peop […]

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  • North Face Shop Floor Disappears
    North Face Korea is promoting the “Never Stop Exploring” message with a stunt filmed in a pop-up store in Seoul. Customers shopping for ski jackets suddenly found the displays ascending into the ceiling, and the floor disappearing below them, exposing a safety landing pad. Around them the walls were lined with rock-climbing holds. A North […]
  • Chanel No 5 The One That I Want
    Chanel No 5 has launched “The One That I Want”, a 3 minute commercial featuring Gisele Bündchen, Michiel Huisman and Lo-Fang, set to a song written by John Farrar for the 1978 film version of the musical Grease. A woman, a destiny, a perfume. N°5 #theonethatiwant. The film follows on from Baz Luhrmann’s film featuring […]
  • Google launches Android Lollipop
    Google has launched Android 5.0 Lollipop, the new mobile operating system, in association with a range of new Nexus devices, Motorola’s Nexus 6, HTC’s Nexus 9, and the Asus Nexus Player. Previewed at Google I/O, the open source software platform comes with over 5,000 new APIs for developers. A key feature, Material Design, ensures that […]
  • Keep Your Clothes Looking Young’s
    After Hurricane Katrina destroyed everything their family had worked to build since 1940, Young’s Dry Cleaning teamed with CPR + Partners to completely redevelop the brand and design a cost-conscious set of tactics to incrementally increase their free pick-up and delivery business. In the three short years since launching the brand, Young’s free pick-up and […]
  • Leica 100 Years of Photography
    The year 1914 saw the birth of 35 mm Leica photography as we know it today. Oskar Barnack made the Leitz Camera, the very first Leica, 100 years ago. And now, in 2014, Leica Camera AG is celebrating the centenary year of this occasion with numerous events, exhibitions and exciting new products. The slogan for […]
  • Peugeot Legend Returns
    Peugeot is celebrating the release of its new 208 GTi with “The Legend Returns”, a contemporary spin on one of their most emblematic ads. Three decades after the release of the Peugeot 205 GTi, and 27 years since its promotional film “GTi and the Bombardier”, the new film aims to portray 30 years of progress […]
  • BBC Music God Only Knows
    BBC has launched a multi-cast music broadcast of the Beach Boys song God Only Knows, starring an “impossible orchestra” comprising an 80-piece BBC concert orchestra, youth choir and 27 well known musicians. Launched simultaneously on October 7 across the BBC’s television, radio and online networks, the music video and single mark the official launch of […]
  • Thea 12 Year old Child Bride from Norway
    Plan Norway, a non profit organisation in Norway, has picked up international attention with the wedding of a 12 year old girl, Thea, to a 37 year old man Gier. Timed to coincide with International Girls Day, the wedding at Kulturkirken Jacob (Jacob’s Church) in Oslo is raising awareness of the plight of child brides […]
  • Breast Cancer Foundation Logos Against Cancer
    Breast Cancer Foundation Singapore is running an advertising campaign using social media branding to raise awareness of the need for self examination. Print and online ads use tweaked Facebook, Twitter and Instagram logos to resemble the shape of a hand touching a breast. The tagline at the bottom reads: “If only you checked your breasts […]
  • Viarco Strokes of Freedom with Blue Pencils
    Viarco, the oldest pencil factory in Portugal, made history with their blue pencil, the Olympic 291 pencil, for the worst reasons. The dictatorial regime that ruled the country for decades used it for scratching ideas, silencing voices and opinions. This year Viarco joined celebrations the 40th anniversary of the 1974 Freedom Revolution with their “Strokes [ […]

RSS brand flakes

  • pencils, sharpeners
    We all know sex sells, but what sells sex? Well, this ad does. Just for the fun of it. Or it could be a way to boost sales for pencils & pencil sharpeners. But it’s probably just about sex. Decide for yourself.
  • gotta love customer service (pause) not
    That was a Borat reference in case you missed it. Nailed it. Well we've all been there before, you order something (a product, service, whatever), but it's broken and you have to call the dreaded customer service line. It's pretty much the same lovely song and dance every time. Sketch comedy group FatAwesome gets it. That's why they hit i […]
  • pleasing travelers 24/7
    KLM is making headlines again with their latest initiative to show their dedication to customer service. They’ve setup shop in the Amsterdam airport this week to help answer consumer travel questions and dilemmas around the clock. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill customer service center though. It’s a real-time social media machine that has over 250 workers a […]
  • little blue pill engorges your... car
    Fiat is very well known for making little cars that are really easy to parallel park. Evidently, they have been feeling a little self conscious about their size. I imagine that they started buying protein powder, going to the gym where they mostly walk around between rep sets to talk to girls on the ellipticals, and being generally confrontational when someo […]
  • dead eyed virgin
    Are you creeped out by this image? Mannequins with expressionless faces and cold, dead eyes. Everything about this image is uncomfortable, but that is the point I guess. This image comes from Virgin America's super commercial. Super, not due to content, due to length. The whole thing clocks in at 5:46:09.The thought is to show off how other airline expe […]
  • old navy blowing up your selfie
    Selfie: A photographic self-portrait; esp. one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media. I know you don't need the official Oxford definition, but the fact that it is in there only serves the point of how disturbingly cool this is.Old Navy is turning your selfie in to balloon art. Think LED jumbo screen but with balloons and air as […]
  • advertising jargon 101
    Whether we're making up our own words, overusing words, or just abusing word meanings, we can all agree there are few things more irritating in our industry than the jargon. This brilliant Tumblr, Advertising Dictionary, takes you through a bunch of them, with a delightful twist just to show you how truly stupid they are. Fantastic! via […]
  • so you think you're outdoorsy, huh?
    You see it everywhere... people with off-road ready vehicles who never leave the streets of suburbia. People with UGG boots who never walk in even 1/10th of an inch of snow. So, it's totally fair to wonder when people go shopping for a North Face Coat, are they looking because they think the coats are cool, or because they'll actually put the coat […]
  • how Nike does digital ads
    Prepare to ponder "how'd they do that?" as your mind is blown... Nike partnered with Google to deliver ads across Google's display network (and across devices, of course) in REAL-TIME as soon as a Nike athlete completed an amazing play on LIVE TV. Yep, so as soon as an athlete had a great play in the game, rich media ads were served up th […]
  • doomsday DIY
     The Walking Dead. You might watch it, you definitely know about it, and the new season premiered this past Sunday night. Perhaps-not-so-coincidentally, Century 21 chose this week to unleash a new online stunt - a "Home Zombie Proofing Kit" you can purchase on eBay. It's mostly plywood and nails, but it's pretty clever way to take advanta […]

RSS copyranter

  • How To Be A "Creative"
    As former Humble Pie guitarist Peter Frampton sang on his 1976, 11 million copy-selling live album, Frampton Comes Alive, "something's happening" in the advertising industry. All of a sudden, everybody/anybody can be a "creative". That's because everybody—brogrammers, consumers, account dweebs, clients, even PR morons—is creatin […]
  • Let's Write Some New Taglines For Red Bull!
    As you've heard, Red Bull agreed to a $13 million settlement over an American class action lawsuit that alleged that the energy drink was “misleading customers” by making claims about the “functional beverage” and its ability to “give you wings”.  So. Red Bull Gives You Wings is as dead as the fucking dodo.Let's write some new taglines for the impo […]
  • The Disingenuousness of Cable Company Taglines, Ranked.
    (TWC's previous trademarked slogan was so meaningless, it induced head pain. It's almost as if they were shifting the responsibility for their dreadful service onto "you". Their reps should have ended every angry, shouting unresolved customer call with "That's the power of you!")__________Cable. The future doesn't look […]
  • Justin Bieber's Tattoos, Branded.
     (the canvas) As we all know, The Bieb's ever-growing tats collection is a road map of his spiritual journal from boy to man to king to god. And thousands of despicable websites have made lots of money off of obsessively documenting JB's ink for the hungry-for-Bieber-news masses.That's fucking bullshit. Justin? It's time for you to turn y […]
  • The Bullshittiest Buzzwordiest Advertising Week Tweets.
    It was "Advertising Week" in New York City, this week.What does that mean?Nothing.Not one fucking thing worth mentioning to anybody, anywhere on the entire fucking planet.For four days every Fall, "luminaries" (their word) come to New York City for Advertising Week to talk about "creativity", and "storytelling", and […]
  • The 5 Worst American Iraqi War Operation Brand Names.
    (not an official logo)In July, Israel launched "Operation Protective Edge" against Hamas in Gaza. What does that mean, do you think? Why doesn't the press ask what it means? Because you know days were spent around conference room tables committee-ing that name to death. Why not "Operation Protect Israel"? Or, "Operation Protecti […]
  • More Awful Stock Photos Turned Into Awful Ads.
    If you spend more than a normal amount of time online, you've probably noticed more and more "professional" bloggers turning to stock photos for quick stupid posts. This movement really picked up momentum about four years ago with the "women laughing alone with salad" post on The Hairpin.Lazy bloggers subsequently said to themselves: […]
  • Starbucks Ads Target "Complete Moron" Demographic.
    SOMETIMESTHE BEST WAYTO CONNECTIS TO GET TOGETHER.This is the no-duh sign-off line of new commercials via the $15 billion chain. These ads are what's called a "soft sell", as opposed to your local screaming car dealership commercials, which are "hard sell". Starbucks is soft-selling "getting together". Then, their logo oh-s […]
  • On EXTREME Copywriting.
     (2010 billboard. A phone is a bucket. With knuckles. Filled with female deer.)At some point, in the last seven years or so, advertising copywriters started an EXTREME headline movement—in your face, provocative ads that make absolutely zero sense. Why this movement is happening now, and didn't happen back in the Xtreme 1990s, I don't know. This ty […]
  • BREAKDOWN! Why David Fincher's New GAP Ads Are Fucking Terrible.
    BREAKDOWN! is a new semi-regular bullshit clickbait copyranter feature where I "break down" why popular new ads that most people like are in fact "Fucking Terrible".____________________GAP hired Fincher, Hollywood hero to both faux-tough misogynistic MRM douchebags (Fight Club) and passive-aggressive noodle-armed misogynistic tech doucheb […]

RSS ads of the world

  • Jim Beam Kentucky Fire: The third wheel
    Production Company: Mekanism, San Francisco, USA Producer: Cary Cody Art Director: Jessica Wyatt Editor: Jesse Coane Creative Director / Copywriter / Director: Brian L. Perkins Executive producer: Stef Smith Producer: Cary Cody Post production: Mekanism Assistant camera: Michael A. Benna Visual EFX artist: Jessica Wyatt Colorist: Jesse Coane Graphics: Jessic […]
  • Jim Beam Kentucky Fire: The slow burn
    Production Company: Mekanism, San Francisco, USA Producer: Cary Cody Art Director: Jessica Wyatt Editor: Jesse Coane Creative Director / Copywriter / Director: Brian L. Perkins Executive producer: Stef Smith Producer: Cary Cody Post production: Mekanism Assistant camera: Michael A. Benna Visual EFX artist: Jessica Wyatt Colorist: Jesse Coane Graphics: Jessic […]
  • Jim Beam Kentucky Fire: The Kentucky Tycoon
    Production Company: Mekanism, San Francisco, USA Producer: Cary Cody Art Director: Jessica Wyatt Editor: Jesse Coane Creative Director / Copywriter / Director: Brian L. Perkins Executive producer: Stef Smith Producer: Cary Cody Post production: Mekanism Assistant camera: Michael A. Benna Visual EFX artist: Jessica Wyatt Colorist: Jesse Coane Graphics: Jessic […]
  • Flowershop in the House of Flowers: Guide, 3
    Advertising Agency: Studio 360, Ljubljana, Slovenia Creative Director / Art Director / Illustrator: Vladan Srdic Copywriter: Lazar Dzamic Published: August 2014 […]
  • Flowershop in the House of Flowers: Guide, 2
    Advertising Agency: Studio 360, Ljubljana, Slovenia Creative Director / Art Director / Illustrator: Vladan Srdic Copywriter: Lazar Dzamic Published: August 2014 […]
  • Flowershop in the House of Flowers: Guide, 1
    Advertising Agency: Studio 360, Ljubljana, Slovenia Creative Director / Art Director / Illustrator: Vladan Srdic Copywriter: Lazar Dzamic Published: August 2014 […]
  • Calesita Toys: Fight
    Advertising Agency: Seven Comunicação Total, Blumenau, Brazil Creative Directors: Juliano Tejada, Mário Sérgio Ferreira Art Director: Mário Sérgio Ferreira Copywriter: Cláudia Dezorzi Illustrators: Mário Sérgio Ferreira, ShutterStock Photographer: André Sanches Published: March 2014 […]
  • Calesita Toys: Soccer
    Advertising Agency: Seven Comunicação Total, Blumenau, Brazil Creative Directors: Juliano Tejada, Mário Sérgio Ferreira Art Director: Mário Sérgio Ferreira Copywriter: Cláudia Dezorzi Illustrators: Mário Sérgio Ferreira, ShutterStock Photographer: André Sanches Published: March 2014 […]
  • TD Ameritrade: You got this - Headband
    Advertising Agency: Havas Worldwide, New York, USA […]
  • SEAT Leon ST: The ST Challenge
    Advertising Agency: Interactions, Bucharest, Romania Senior Art Director: Roxana Nita Senior Copywriter: Irene Catan Account Manager: Diana Angheluta Account Executive: Catalin Raescu Frontend Developer: Daniel Nicorescu Senior Software Developer: Andrei Pop Managing Partner: Adrian Alexandrescu Shooting& Postproduction: Kokai Studio […]

RSS adverbox

  • Air New Zealand – Gilles Peterson LON/LAX FM
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  • Meet Victo the robot, powered by Samsung SSD 850 PRO
    Get Will Smith on the phone quick because I, Robot has just taken one step closer to becoming reality, the next gen of SSD cards has arrived and, according to this video, it can turn into a robot, travel the world at incredible speeds and charm the pants of any woman. But maybe those last […]Related posts:Samsung Central StationSamsung – Master the Power of […]
  • Hartley’s Jelly – That Friday Feeling
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  • Touching Video Shows Heroic War Zone Volunteers Saving A Syrian Baby’s Life
    You can’t look at the news at the moment without seeing the name ISIS. But in Syria it isn’t just these brutal terrorists that are causing death and destruction, the Syrian government itself is still responsible for many civilian casualties. With populated areas constantly under attack by “barrel bombs”—nasty oil drums full of explosives and […]Related posts […]
  • Björn Borg SS15 Fashion Show / Fashion Week Stockholm
    Video games and fashion unite on the runway of Stockholm Fashion Week for label Björn Borg‘ SS15 show. In the middle of Sweden’s capital lies Skeppsholmen Island and beneath this is the Skeppsholmen Caverns which hosted the event. Models wore slightly unnerving masks which turned them into avatars from a forthcoming video game by the […]Related posts:Konami […]
  • Fake Obama Visits Times Square And Tricks Tourists In This Hilarious Prank
    Nothing to see here, just President Barack Obama going for a casual stroll across Times Square with his entourage in tow. Well, not the actual president but a fake one—a look-alike called Bronx Obama—but that doesn’t stop the crowds from coming out en-masse. And it’s an epic undertaking by YouTube pranksters as they troll […]Related posts:New York […]
  • University Honors Military Students with Surprise Graduations
    Graduating from your degree is always a big moment, a time to soak up the congratulations for the hard work you put in. But, sadly, not everyone can attend the ceremony, especially the men and women of the military. To show how much people appreciate servicemen and women’s dedication, SNHU traveled across the globe to […]Related posts:AnnaNasBattlefolioBjörn […]
  • sugru builds the coolest water pistol… ever?
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  • #FGMrose – Powerful Video Aims To Raise Awareness About The Barbaric Practice Of FGM
    Although banned in many countries the practice of FGM still goes on, with the latest research revealing that 125 million girls and women across the globe are suffering the consequences of it. Charity Plan UK want the practice to be completely eradicated and need the world to act as one to help achieve this. “FGM […]Related posts:WWF Target PracticeAmerican R […]
  • Shocking Video Will Make You Think Twice About Your Online Security
    How easy do you think it would be to convince a complete stranger that you know them, just by using readily available information you can find online? Well, it turn out it’s really quite simple, as this worrying video demonstrates: two actors walk up to people in a bar they’ve never met before and are […]Related posts:Seznamca Online DatingDrunken Direction […]
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