Recently self-exiled creative sailing off into the uncharted reaches of writing more than 30 seconds of anything (here be dragons). Still keeping a tentative toe trailing in the cool waters of the old industry by checking in on adland now and again.
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johndoom said:That is so unfair. And to think I was under 28 for nearly 28 years.Posted: 3 years 4 weeks ago
johndoom said:Oh, prompt service as ever, Dabitch, nice to talk to you again. I think it's a US commercial - it never aired here (Ireland), but I remember seeing it online a few years back. It may not have been for Fedex, but I really though it was - perhaps it was an unusual foray into funny ads for one of Fedex's competitors like DHL or UPS. It had a kind of heightened silly comedy to it. Vague enough for ya?Posted: 5 years 15 weeks agoon the post: think it's a FedEx ad, but can't find it anywhere
Actually, I think she brings a degree of dignity to the outfit.Posted: 6 years 43 weeks agoon the post: Film Four - Films For Free (2006) Newspaper (UK)
Bizarrely, though, it could be read as a straight ad FOR 4x4s with all the office workers expressing jealousy rather than disdain for the guy. It reminds me of that lip-reading ad (was it for Mercedes?) where you could lip read through the windshield that people were calling you a bastard for owning such a fine car. So it's a tactic car ads have used to sell before. I guess my question is does this Greenpeace ad stay too close to the style of the ads its sending up, to the point where it becomes one of them? Honestly, if you changed the end frame and line to: the Mistubishi Pajero. Creates jealousy. or the Mitsubishi Pajero. You'll learn to get used to the envy. Or whatever, and then maybe stuck on a happy driving shot, you'd have a perfectly all right ad FOR a 4x4.Posted: 6 years 43 weeks agoon the post: A viral commercial by Greenpeace
Turns out I had a heartstring left after all.Posted: 7 years 1 week agoon the post: The Real Zoo
Particularly Atrocious Nonsense Trying for SophisticationPosted: 7 years 1 week agoon the post: Magnum - I Am What I Am - (2006) :30 (UK)
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Dude I totally hear you. We want some official recognition of the results of our concerted efforts to mangle the perfectly serviceable English language and we want it now! Pending "concepting" being accepted, can I suggest we all start using "ideate" and "imagineer", as elegant alternatives? Then we can start a campaign for them too.Posted: 7 years 1 week agoon the post: Help Get Concepting In The Dictionary
Oh come ON! How*s a hardbitten, fast-talking career gal such as myself supposed to maintain my brittle veneer of sophistication in the face of such unutterable cuteness? Aww. She*s gorgeous. However I*ve been on shoots with babies and know for a FACT they don*t just smile like that on cue. So how did you get her to do it? Vodka? Valium?Posted: 7 years 10 weeks agoon the post: congratulations, dabitch!
Ok -prize of A Life given to whoever can accurately count ( to the nearest million, perhaps?) the number of ad campaigns that have used "live your life" or some variation on that line, as a sign off. Am I the only one fed up with being told that every moment I'm not crowd surfing at a rock gig, or having sex, or elaborately tricking men into thinking I'm going to have sex with them and then in an "empowering" finale NOT having sex with them, I'm not "living my life"? Although, come to think of it, that does about cover 78% of my time, as I rarely sleep, never have to get the plumber in to fix my leaky toilet and am way too cool to sit on my arse watching TV, eating snacks covered in cheese dust, with the highlight of my week beiong the day that there's cold pizza left over for breakfast. Must dash, there's LIFE to be LIVED.Posted: 7 years 10 weeks ago