You could be forgiven if you for e abrief moment upon visiting Design Jargon Bullshit that it is simple yet another tumblr with hilariously buzzworded pullquotes of jargon, so familiar to us in the industry. But look a little closer and you'll realize.... The horrors.... The horror.. They are all real and link to one jargontastic site after the other. This is the sort of thing that will give me nightmares, kids. Hold me.
“Whilst others may produce visible and visceral work, it is the added consumer memorability that makes ours a success” source
Some smartarse out there has taken it upon themselves to make a tumblr out of the resolutions ad agency people make.
This year I will not take an idea from youtube and claim it as my own
Easy. Just go to Reddit instead.
Check agencyresolutions.tumblr.com and send in your suggestions.
The Ad pad is a plain paper pad designed specifically for advertising creatives. What makes it special? The squiggly black border that beckons you to fill it with an ad idea. It says I have 55 pages of CANNES LION WINNING POSTERS here if you'd only jot them down already, you lazy git. It challenges you to fill the blank. It screams "white space does not communicate".
Because I am in a smartarse mood today, I'd just like to point out that Uncle Sam's "wants you" recruitment poster is totally a badlander as "Lord Kitchener Wants You" was the UK's call to personal action already back in 1914.
The "pointing at the viewer" guilt trip of the Lord Kitchener poster can be seen echoed in many more posters that came after it. Examples; Smokey the bear, Soviet Union poster by Dmitry Moor, 1941. A United States, World War I poster in Yiddish: "Your Old New Land must have you! Join the Jewish regiment". A British World War I recruiting poster with John Bull asking "Who's Absent? Is it YOU?" in 1915. A Reichswehr recruitment poster by Julius Ussy Engelhard, 1919. "You too must join Reichswehr". And so on. You, dear punter, are wanted as canon-fodder,
The Condescending Corporate Brand Page is the best thing to happen to facebook since.. yeah, I'll just leave that there, shall I? Encapsulating exactly how bland, boring and annoying a corporate brand page usually is, it mocks everyone. Adland likes it, or rather Adland liked this particular picture because it is anything but bland. I couldn't get so meta that one page liked another, that shit makes me dizzy.
Clearly, people don't have enough to do at the agencies around the world in July, an assumption I base on all the writing that is submitted to the Fifty Shades Of Grey Advertising website. Yep, a tumblr dedicated to making a day at Grey (or any agency) sound like bad smut. "I discovered I was a submissive when I joined my first ad agency." admits the sites creator, and it seems they have found friends.
Earlier we retweeted the Pantone Merkel which is all kinds of funny, and now we found via Nextnature that these images of our rainbow-leader were collected by Noortje van Eekelen as part of her Spectacle of Tragedy project. The real tragedy is in the cut of that suit-jacket.
"Welcome to the Visual Database of the European Show and its Leading Actors" reads the tumblr Noortje has set up and there's even a full page of Berlusconi’s favorite girls. Trust me to find the titty.
No matter how I interpret "cat box" it's not a good place for an engagement ring. Thank you @AnnaHolmes for making us giggle so hard we got coffee up our nose with this tweet:
Dear guy named Nicholas who works in social media: You left a notepad in a Zipcar. Also, this seems like a bad idea: twitter.com/AnnaHolmes/sta…
— Anna Holmes (@AnnaHolmes) July 15, 2012
Todays lovely internet-detour is dear blank please blank. "Smart you" probably meant to write abstain not sustain on the Mexican salsa advice... Or "smart you" isn't all that smart to begin with, I mean "dumb you" hasn't learned that salsa is hot yet.... But there's more on the site, and some are quite funny. Now, bored adfolks, spend some minutes snarking a dear blank please blank and submit them here so we can all laugh at our miserable lives together.
The Zombie apocalypse has already written one.
Everybody's talking about Fiat's OMG THEY DIDN'T photobomb. They parked in front of the Volkswagen offices, and waited till the Google Street View peeps rode by. And then KAPOW. Take that, Volkswagen. There's a Fiat 500 in front of your office on Google street view. For like a year!
In yo face! This is not a Beetle!
This store in China, right next to an Apple store wants to spell out that Apple sucks and does so rather graphically using the logos from each business.
While we're here giggling in the gutter, you might also fancy bad brand names that won't export well, or one of those lovely phallic logos.... Perhaps while snacking on some poo tofu. God how I love international work.
It's time to laugh our heads off at injokes nobody outside of our sad business understands. This advertising life is a gif-snark tumblr where each hilarious anim shows a classic emotion-reaction in advertising. Or: this is what happens when someone comes up behind me when my headphones are on.
Those who know me, know how true this is
Via work that matters we find that WestJet flights now offer a kid-section, called Kargo Kids.
"As Canada's low-cost airline, we are constantly looking for innovative and fun ways to enhance the guest experience," continued Richard Bartrem. "The initial feedback on Kargo Kids has been quite positive and we're looking forward to the peace and quiet while we get families where they need to be"
Today in the Sunday Times and several other UK Newspapers are running a recall ad from Ikea. The Allen Key is a small iconic IKEA product made from highly-recyclable material useful for re-adjusting Ikea furniture long after it's been assembled. Sadly, Ikea did not notice that they have handed out left-handed Allen Key's to all customers, including right handed ones, all of 2012 thus far. They'll be happy to exchange the Allen Key for you if you go to your nearest Ikea store with your "wrong" key.
Richard Branson launches journeys to the centre of the Earth through Virgin Volcanic. Academy Award winning actor Tom Hanks to join first expedition.
Only 500 people have been to space, only three people have been to the bottom of the ocean, but no one has ever attempted to journey to the core of an active volcano. Until now.
Using patented carbon-carbon materials pioneered for deep space exploration, Virgin is proud to announce a revolutionary new vehicle, VVS1, which will be capable of plunging three people into the molten lava core of an active volcano.
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