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The Denver Egotist has gone around town photographing the political street art that's currently popping up all around Denver. "We’ll call them Obama’s posse." they say - a lot of distinctivly Shepard Fairey work is adorning the walls, as well as some fresh new things I've not seen before. Personally, I really dig the rainbow Lincoln Obama pictured here on the left.
Is this the work of SS+K the "non-traditional creative communications firm defined by a combustible mix of political consulting and high-level of creativity"? We know that Obama picked up GMMB & SS&K back in 2007 for creative work, so... it just might be?
Ever since those tomb-stones dropped down in a scary UK anti-aids campaign back in the late eighties, public health campaigns have been freaking us out, educating us and trying to calm us back down again. Still the virus has spread further than the information about it. For example in India, which has the highest concentration of HIV-infected people than anywhere else on the planet, 43% of women have never heard of HIV and don't know what it is. Every culture has a different problem to solve and thus need a different way of approaching their AIDS communication. In some parts of Africa, 'sugar daddies' are more than just a way to get neat gear, transactional sex is a way to survive. That's when campaigns like this appear:
"Would you let this man be with your teenage daughter? So why are you with his?"
Pardon the blurry high-speed back of car window style of this photograph, and thanks to Tomas for shooting it
The other day I was surfing around unprotected (and could *gag* see banners, oh the horrors) when I stumbled upon a banner advertising Showtime's two big shows this season - Weeds and The Secret Diary of a call girl. Seems that the right thing to do in order to sell anything is pose sexy.
Silly me, of course it is, I should have tattoed Adlands URL on my chest years ago and tried to pose for Playboy to generate some buzz. I know you are all reading this because I actually have a chest, right? There can be no other reason for your interest in this here adblog.
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(movie moved inside, it messes up the site in FF)
Sarah Haskins says "Hey ladies, want yogurt? No? Too bad, because yogurt wants you" and makes me laugh hysterically with all those inane yogurt ad clips. GO SARAH! Eating yogurt at weddings? Who does that? Guys, when you bitch about ads depicting men acting like dofuses, recall the yogurt ad crapola we have to live with. Advertising isn't kind to either gender.
For the record, I don't eat god-awful flavoured yogurts, I eat långfil and since I now live too far down south to be able to get some at the store, have to make my own. But it's yummy.
Remember that Toyota Prius campaign that Well, at least he drives a prius, right? in "spoof or homage" because it looked like a fake ad campaign to us. I said then "Who spent all this energy on doing a fake campaign I wonder"... But wonder no more - David Krulik did them and proudly displays them on his portfolio site. Krulik actually works at Ogilvy New York, where they don’t have the Prius account.
Johan Jansson at Stimulansbloggen emailed David Krulik to ask him about these ads, he got this reply.
The ads are 100% fake.
Toyota did not, nor in my estimation, would ever order these kinds of ads.
I created them for fun. And being an Art Director in advertising, they were meant only as self promotion. How this thing blew up as big as it has continues to baffles me. Hope this helps. And good luck with your blog!
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Dear Jane started it, oh yeah, it's all her fault that I sat here and tried to remember all the brands that I used today and made a timeline of it. Fora brief moment I tried to figure out if I could make a logo-tastic site where one could generate one of these timelines but I soon snapped out of it and just went ahead and photoshopped this little collection of possibly 'exotic' (to non-swedes that is) brands.
Check my timeline out inside.
Periodically, AdLand chooses to recognize a feminine hygiene product advertising effort that shows exemplary skill in cramming an incredible amount of demonstrative clichés into a tight amount of space - in this case, 30 seconds.
The latest winner of the AdLand Winged Cooter Award is Playtex, hands down. Click continue to absorb the majesty of their incredible undertaking...
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