Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Via NYC agency "Bold" Worldwide.
That sucked harder than every airplane toilet worldwide combined.
Were they trying to be ironic? Sucked.
Trying to be accurate? Sucked.
Trying to be inaccurate? Sucked.
Trying to be cool? Sucked.
Trying to be cool by not being cool? Sucked.
Previously: SHIT CREATIVE DIRECTORS SAY (sucks).
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Companies! Did you snatch up your .xxx domains at the end of 2011 so folks won't be watching bukkake clips on Revlon.xxx (they're safe)? If you didn't, it's too late! Anyway, here's a cheeky new campaign for the new internet home of porn. Ad agency: M&C Saatchi, UK. Thanks Stephen. Related—three fun porn blocker software campaigns: one, two, three (this one is hilarious).
Russian readers! Please translate what the fap is going on in this—I presume—anti-smoking billboard (update: see comments). What are the money-shot words yelling? Is it about impotence, a side effect of smoking? That's my guess. Previously: Russian anti-secondhand smoke billboard features baby torture.
It looks to be the same artist who shark attacked the suicidal ad exec. If you see any others, Gothamists, please email them in. Better yet, draw them yourselves, and send them in. I'm looking for darker executions. Snapped at Canal St. Thanks Jessie.
Monday, January 30, 2012
See, I can say that, because I'm an Irish Hillbilly. I've shit in multiple outhouses in the middle of winter. Taken baths in a metal tub with water heated from a wood-burning stove. Shot many a gun. Eaten squirrel, deer, and bear, and probably the balls of all three. You fucking urbanites think you know what a "dive" bar is? Bwa. Ha. Ha. Here's a clue: They are none nada ZERO dive bars in NY fucking C. OK. I'm done. Back to your regularly scheduled ad blog. Oh wait: for more of these concept baby bottles, go here.
I found it on Tumblr, I didn't bookmark it, if it's yours, comment with a fucking link, and I'll fucking link to it like a good little fucking Web boy. So, what? I'll be shitting smaller? No wait, I got it? My ASS will become so tiny that I will have to buy a custom made toilet seat. Does that sound/look right? OK, I was wrong, I don't need you. Fuck off. No wait: how is a woman supposed to piss into that thing?
Previously: Could someone please explain this Diet Pepsi ad?
From 2007, for Science World in Vancouver. Science World has put up many cool science-y billboards in recent years, including one covered in real gold.
Ad agency: Rethink Communications.
Poster campaign for the London Sperm Bank launched in the Underground late last year (via Colchester design firm Silk Pearce). Why, child-wanting wench, did you reject my John Thomas? Skype me, and I'll rub one out for you so's you can closely examine my baby batter.
Previously in Sperm: NYC Sperm Bank poster • the world's first sperm bank ATM • the sperm bike of Copenhagen • Sperm retrieval machine via China • Sperm clinic jizz bag • and Sperm Jeans (eww).
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It isn't often that literal visuals work. It worked with these Gold Lion-winning "save the animals" ads, and it works here. (Especially the cute mouse deer. The other two animals are a Pangolin anteater and a Dugong.). The southern part of Palawan Island, inhabited by indigenous tribal people, is being mined by several large corporations. Here's the organization's facebook page; unfortunately, as of this post, their signature page (don't click it) seems to have been hijacked by scammers. Here's more information on the crisis.
Ad agency: DM9 JaymeSyfu, Manila.
New Zealand's Hell pizza has a well-earned reputation for creating controversial yet spiritless advertising (see the timely yet sleepy dead bin Laden ad) and the blasphemous yet stale pentagram bun promo).
Here Hell is (was) giving pens that looked like blood-filled syringes with the inscription: "Hell, creating addicts since 1996." (C'mon, everybody knows China White and pizza [well, any food] do not go together). The big controversy here is that the pens weren't supposed to be given out to children (teens were fine, I'm sure). But nine-year-old Joel Crampton of Wellington came home beaming with his promo paraphernalia. His parents were not beaming. Hell says they've stopped the promo.
Previously, Hell also gave away "Misfortune Cookies," including one that read "You will marry a transgender" (Bwa HaHaHa!)
Ad agency: Barnes, Catmur & Friends, Auckland.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
update: it appears this idea was stolen from an Australian art director (evidence).
Product: Expert Whitening. Ad agency: Canvas, Cape Town. What do I think of the ad? Who gives a fuck (It sucks), it's Friday. True story: I once cut the tip of a finger off trimming comps. (It was all hands on deck for a next morning 9:00am new business pitch.) Here's five of the most bloody, gruesome ads from the last few years.
Fliers on the University of Rochester, NY campus for the AEPi frat. That advice ain't free either, Frosh. Thanks Erica. Previously: Dubai gym ad laughingly uses Auschwitz visual.
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Oh gawd, look at the precise Photoshop work. Ooh, baby babe-ee. You probably can't leaf (sorry) your thingy alone. The campaign is for Plant for the Planet, via the Hamburg office of Leagas Delaney. Finish up. OK. Well, the thing is, this exact same idea showed up last week via a Brazilian agency, and via the same artist (oops). But then, there was this from 2010.
Not so hard now, are ya? Not to worry: here're many more ads worthy of your auto-eroticism.
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The "Grandiose" Newt this week boasted about putting a colony on the Moon by 2020. He will rename Earth's satellite "Newton", after Sir Isaac (not himself). And Lestoil will enjoy a huge resurgence as it becomes the official all-purpose cleaner on Newton. That pesky Newton dust ain't gonna clean itself, subservient housewives. Previously: Cheating husband Gingrich endorsed by cheating husband website.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
I almost always hate parodies; it's a fuckload easier to riff than create, That said, this is my kind of parody. I don't know the who or how. Maybe it was made by pissed-off Apple fanboys in reaction to the new pathetic, pedestrian Samsung spots mocking said fanboys. But what it is, is funny. Another parody I liked: this seriously NSFW Skittles video.
You dicksplashes can have all your celebs and dogs wearing sneakers and talking fucking babies and slutty Danica Patricks. I'll take this perfected branded spot for 1st Bank. Look for it. Then, remember how it stood out amongst all the noise.
Ad agency: TDA_Boulder. update: the ad will only run in Colorado.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Two boards that just went up this month in Minnesota. Note to the organization: Please get an art director to help you in the future. Yellow? Comic Sans-like type? Whose baby is that? Your chairman's? What is it with the atheists and their shit-ugly billboards? Jesus, it's not like the theists' billboards set the bar very high.
(click image, via) Yes, it's exactly what it looks like. And yes, according to Gizmodo, it really is cumming soon. Apple fanboys? Finally, you will be able to fuck your iPad; or more realistically pretend-fuck your favorite porn star, I guess. Welcome to Porn 3.0. What A Fucking World. Gilbert Gottfried will be ecstatic.
The point being, Microwaves ruin everything. Video is for Moe's Southwest Grill. I've never heard of them, but apparently they never use microwaves. It's a selling point, I guess? But how's the food? Brandon from the agency says the action was shot with a Weisscam at 500 frames per second. Ad agency: Focus Brands, Atlanta. Related: Would you buy a microwave that looked this weird?
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So, a nice visual trick to dramatize the "cycle of violence" via AWARE (Association of Women for action and research) in Singapore. Again, the onus is put on the woman to take responsibility in an abuse PSA campaign (like with this recent pulled date rape campaign). When you fear for your life, "stopping the cycle" is easier said than done (I have some tragic experience with this situation in my extended family).
View several more domestic violence print and video ads here.
This version of the ad was scanned from this week's New Yorker, but I first saw it on my morning A train ride yesterday. Yes, Google ads are now all over the NYC subway trains, as part of their new "good to know" campaign. They're starting to spend some big ad $s. I like the illustration style. But that mega-magnifying glass is going to scorch that poor beetle. Seriously, I think the ads are OK, nothing special. They do a decent job of elevating Google Search over other engines (Bing)—seemingly the goal of the campaign. Previously: Hey Look! Google's running very bizarre print ads in Turkey.
Many of you ad veterans have already seen this brilliant piece of work for Rimmel quick-drying nail polish, but about half of my readers don't work in the ad industry—so this is for them.
Back in 2009, JWT London placed these ad sculptures in front of Rimmel retailers in the UK. Then, once shoppers went into the stores, they were greeted by another smaller version of the installation near the Rimmel display case. Sure, there have been many cool-looking oversized outdoor ads (Two of my favorites: Mini-Cooper and Hot Wheels). But this one also perfectly dramatized the product's benefit.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Actually, I don't know the day, but the year was 1967. Other old people from a poor-ish background are maybe familiar with the shit-mouth flavor of Swanson TV dinners. (Anybody eaten them lately? Have they improved?) But luckily for me, my parents never ventured into foreign territory. That Chinese slop looks like cooked dog and dog puke. Previously: Stouffer's turns spinach into a puke brick.
Similarly, I drink a half a bottle of Jack Daniels and play some mclusky on the SoundDock, and think of a bunch of sketchy ideas, and write down none of them, and then can't remember a fucking thing the next morning.
Read more of Ogilvy's 1955 letter on what a lousy copywriter he was on Letters of Note.
Previously: brilliant 1,909-word trade ad written by Ogilvy.