A short film, produced to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of The Bessies, Canada's broadcast advertising awards, follows the twists and turns in the life of an advertising idea. The tragi-comic film debuts at the gala in May, but an advance copy has been circulating on the net (see link) to rave reviews from frustrated creatives in Canada and abroad.
The scenario in AOL's superbowl ad proved true - people do surf and superbowl at the same time.
Queries on search engines were superbowl inspired. The most popular search was for Oakland Raiders center Barret Robbins - he was suspended for the Super Bowl game. Other popular searching ranged from Dixie Chicks to Sting and askjeeves explaining to everyone that yes indeed, Celine Dion is Canadian and "God Bless America" is not the USA's national anthem.
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Before hawking Cocoa and Fruity Pebbles, Fred Flintstone was huffing and puffing on Winston cigarettes. No bull!
Check out this website of censored cigarette commercials from the 50’s and 60’s!
from dabitch: by July the website was taken down. shame. :(
There are more vintage cigarette ads in our SuperBowl Commercials - start in 1969 where every fifth ad is for cigarettes.
It's now official: Winona Ryder is to pose for Juergen Teller in Los Angeles later this month. Ryder has been signed up to star in the Spring/Summer 2003 advertising campaign for Marc Jacobs, the very brand that she was caught lifting at an American department store. Rumours about this deal have been abuzz since mid-december. Exhale.
So, everyone is sending christmas greetings - and adgrunts do it better. ;-) From Maverick Media a film celebrating mr J's birthday, then we found in the pile of dead ideas a rejected xmas card from Kranzler Kingsley - meanwhile in holland Cayenne communications lets us make our own card complete with soundeffects while their hard working crew take some days off.
The Banner Art Collective has announced the winner of their Buy Nothing Day contest!
The winner, "buy-sell(f) nothing," won its creator, Zebra3, a grand prize of $0 (USD) and display on the front page of bannerart.org until the end of the holiday shopping season.
Droll friday when you need to waste office hours one something?
The Decline of Fashion Photography.
A brilliant argument in pictures.
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OSAKA - japan Asahi in english:
Phone sex telemarketing to mobile phones allegedly jumbled up telephone lines Monday morning in Osaka Prefecture and Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, NTT West said.
A sharp rise in calls around 10 a.m. hampered nearly 5.16 million phone numbers. Yes I said 'million' this is japan after all.
Complaints of jammed phone lines began flooding Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT) West around 10:30 a.m, when the company blocked as many as 50 percent of all calls, on both cellphone and landline. NTT West partially lifted the restrictions at 11:42 a.m.
At 10:59 a.m., the company cut off the phone lines to a so-called one-call telemarketing company based in Osaka.
The firm had made thousands of calls to mobile phones that morning......
No rest for the wicked, Macboy muses on a possible switch ad with Bill Gates. "I mean, my life's been nothing but trouble since I started microsoft".
bmw sets a trend?
It's a trailer to a movie called Lucky Star featuring Benicio Del Toro and directed by Michael Mann.
However there is no movie. It turns out that it's a commercial for a Mercedes SL.
But of course, according to a spokesman from Mercedes-Benz, they're thinking about making a movie based on the trailer.
"Soooooooo sick of seeing EVERY storyboard job trying to ply me with credit in lieu of pay. Even worse is promises of FUTURE work. Jiminy Jillikers, that sounds really lucrative!!
All I have to do is work for free this ONE time and I'll be set!!
I mean, gosh-a-rooty, they wouldn't lie or anything, would they? The Entertainment industry is nothing if not ethical!!!
The problem with these carrot-on-a-stick offers is that when you look closer you see that the carrot is just a week-old dog turd painted orange."
Most artists are resigned to the fact they won't make money through their art. Christophe Bruno, however, decided to try use his art to lose it instead. And in the process he came up with a fantastic way to subvert search engine advertising.
His site tells an interesting story about how he bought Adword space on google and used it for his poems, and how google ended up censoring him.
It raises an interesting question about how the nature and value of words has changed - with 'free' being the most expensive keyword on sale.
Something to think about next time those focus group results come in...
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