Jacqui Oakley is an established illustrator who uses oil, acrylic and elbow grease. You can find her on twitter as JacquiOakley, and her work on thousands of pinterest-boards, often uncredited and unlinked. She made this this Rihanna & zebra illustration with a splash of hot pink, and found much to her surprise an Etsy account selling a t-shirt with that print on it. A shop that has not asked for her permission.
It's been a while since I badlanded stuff, despite seeing badlanders every day, as I find it's no fun unless there's an interesting twist to it. Leave it to Badland-ninja Joelapompe to nudge me with this pairing. Students win Clio silver for the same idea that got a Clio bronze the year prior. Twist!
Here's this years student winner. Organize your desktop with Ikea, they say. Download this app & presto, you've now got your music in a fancy bookshelf.
Wow, it was barely an hour ago I was all excited about UL 89FM's Rock Snooze app, featuring the heavy metal guitar shredding of Andreas Kisser of Sepultura.
Now I come to find out 91 Rock, another rock radio station in Brazil, has a very similar idea. Instead of just using Adreas Kisser though, you can pick your playlists. And if you are a deep sleeper, as the case study says, the songs will get heavier.
Two very similar apps for rock radio stations in Brazil on the same day! It's a rock and roll miracle!
Joelapompe says that perhaps this idea is like a Zombie, impossible to kill, and he may have a point because no matter how many times this idea should be shot down before it even hits foamcore, we see it again and again. Most recently for Hyundai, previously for Smart Car, that infamous Audi ad, Nissan in 1997, and Citroen's black comedy.
Seriously? Again? It feels like I could make a spin-off site dedicated to posting only suicide by car ad ideas, because yes folks we've found one more. This idea practically owns the suicide tag on adland.
Our first Badlander was when Audi A5 suicide ad (spec job), was shown side by side with Brian Baderman's Citroen suicide. While most comments agreed then that the Audi one was too dark and therfore less funny, the web didn't care and the Audi a5 suicide ad spread like wildfire (much to Audi's dismay! They want nothing to do with this spec job). Then Hyundai joined in the Badland hall of shame, and earlier today a Nissan ad from 1997 joined the group being (so far) the oldest executed idea.
Remember Audi A5 Suicide vs Citroën Suicide by car: Carbon monoxide poisoning isn't what it used to be? Well it still isn't what it used to be, or perhaps this gag is becoming so common this is the new normal - everyone with clean emission cars fail at suicide.
Updates! one more suicide by car - this idea was done as far back as 1997, but wait! There's MORE Suicide by car ad idea officially older than dirt!
Adweek has a an article up : How AT&T Got Kids to Make Some of the Year's Best Ads where they talk about BBDO's "comic gold" campaign for AT&T, who shot it, how it's made and all that nitty gritty you like to read.
Last week an adgrunt tipped us to how similar AT&T's funny kids are to Ally banks funny kids back in 2009. I didn't feel up to posting it then, but now that I haven't been called "bitter" in about a week it feels like you don't
love hate me no more so here we go, a semi-badlander.
There's been a lot of talk about the silly condiments spanking the people as revenge campaign all over the interwebz. No doubt you've seen it. We've posted about it, too. We've had questions for Milan advertising agency Alch1m1a.
Questions that no one else has asked. So we will be the first:
Question: did this shit even run, since it's nowhere to be found on your website?
Question: (which comes from a hat tip): Since Kami Tora is a very prominent manga/hentai artist, did it ever cross your mind to I don't know, maybe not make it so obvious you traced the image (minus nut sack) of the same dude gettin' his butt spanked?
Yo Daddy's , an ice-cream shop and winebar (what?) in Greensboro, North Carolina is as focused with their advertising efforts as their business establishment concept, and they put the old "angry wife announces she caught cheating husband on billboard" idea on a digital billboard to attract some PR, buzz and customers. We've seen the cheating wife spends large chunk of money on billboard before several times, and one advertised court TV which actually makes sense. Selling a frozen ice-cream slash wine-bar shop with this idea, a little less logical.
Welcome to the latest funny-har-har on the intarwebs which is the domain-joke GuysAmericanKitchenAndBar that developer Bryan Mytko bought because GuysAmerican did not. Then they proceeded to fill the menu with tres funny jokes poking fun at Guy's style of cooking. Example:
Deep fried snake with a printed out picture of David Lee Roth stapled on it and a sparkler sticking out of each eye. Served with a side of Bud Light you have to wring out of a Hawaiian shirt.
This was announced on twitter and people applauded, laughed, and sent virtual high-fives to Bryan.
I know everyone’s going gaga about the Richard's Group's "God Made a Farmer" ad for Dodge because it cut through the clutter and was quiet and beautiful in an otherwise lackluster year of super bowl spots. And this is true. Paul Harvey's voice still resonates long after he made this speech back in the 1970's.
But. I guess I would like it more if Farms.com didn’t do the exact same spot, right down to using Paul Harvey's voice and the execution (though not as heavily retouched) two years ago.
Do we still like it as much?
The Richard's Group Ad:
Red Tettemer wants you to know they have a Super Bowl Bingo game. If you play along the right way, one person will win a 32" flat screen TV.
That kinda reminds me of, Super Bowl Ad Bingo. Created by Adland. In 2011.
Oh sure you have the fancy tv giveaway, but so what. In the Super Bowl of Super Bowl-themed games, we beat ya. Neener Neener. More importantly, you've seen all the spots in advance, so you've stacked the deck. it's a lot harder to do what we did and create stereotypes to watch out for. Seriously, you should make it a bit more sporting next time.
In 2010, David & Goliath made a cute spot for Kia that aired during the Super Bowl called "Joyride Dream". Oversized stuffed animals, including "Sock Monkey", Muno, Mr. X, the Teddy and a vintage robot, do wild jet ski stunts, go bowling, ride a mechanical bull and more. And in the end, we see them in their real form, sitting on the back seat of a car. The ECD, Colin Jeffery told us (way back when): "Inspiration can come from anywhere. Many of the people involved with this project are young parents—we found the idea, and our cast of characters sitting in the back of our cars. The idea was quite literally staring us in the face."
PETA are at it again, with their usual woman-hate. No surprises there, but once again they have recycled their own idea. You know how one visual execution with three different models pains me, as that's not really a campaign. There's one thing I think is worse, and it's doing the same idea, over and over again, expecting a different result. Even Einstein knows that's insane.
In it, Dunham rambles like she's taken too much Adderall. It has a very creepy Generation Instagram feel to it and the music reminds me somehow of those Mac vs. PC ads. Just when we get to the point where the constant run on sentences and bad jump cut edits are making me want to scream, Dunham finally slows down and says:
The visual art blog AntiVJ has a post called "inspiration vs theft" detailing the case of copy-cat style between the Piranha bar Olympic idents from Publicis Dublin, and the series of studies on human motion done by visuals artists Memo Akten and Quayola. TooLong;Didn'tWatch cliff-notes for the lazy-eyed, these clips look pretty much exactly the same.
Skiver Advertising is pimping out their "vivacious, handsome, smart, ripped" and "a kind-hearted soul" of an account executive at the site WannadateDerek. It's all a twist to pull you in via Billboards, youtube videos and the twitter handle @WannaDateDerek to Skiver advertising, and learn how they can brand stuff for you. Any stuff. Even dateless Derek.
"Everyone is looking for something," says Jeremy Skiver, CEO of Skiver Advertising. "And that's where we come in. We're experts at bringing brands and their audience, and helping them build a strong, lasting and evolving relationship."
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