Pepsi: Warhol

As with any Lee Clow campaign there has been a lot of hype, discussion, and yes, some criticism. Out-of-home has always been in my opinion a medium best used when treated like a canvas versus a poster, post-card, newspaper ad or even a online banner. An artist approaches a canvas with a very specific outcome … Continue reading

The Advertising Model Isn’t Broken

There has been a lot of talk over the past 5 years specifically about how the “Advertising model is broken” and how we need to be looking for a way to fix it. Post after post after post have spoken about how we are bombarding the consumer with too many messages, how new tactics have … Continue reading

Christmas = books. Need your help.

I celebrate Christmas, and every year my Christmas list usually contains a half dozen or so books. This year my list has: The Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell Grown Up Digital – Don Tapscott Crowdsourcing – Jeff Howe The Cool Factor – Del Breckenfeld Brand Digital – Allen P. Adamson What is on your list? Have … Continue reading

Does our industry deserve an ass kicking?

Ad Age published this article about how the death of Detroit would wallop the advertising world. General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler together accounted for 3.3% of 2007 U.S. measured ad spending, which equal $4.6 billion in measured spending. “The world’s top four agency companies — Omnicom Group, WPP Group, Interpublic Group of … Continue reading

An Ad-Free World

About a year ago, there was a big story about a new policy that Brazil had implemented banning all OOH advertising. No billboards were allowed in the city and major companies had to stop selling advertising on them. The issue started because thousands of billboards had sprung up without approval and instead of selectively removing … Continue reading

When I grow up…

…I want to be in advertising. This isn’t new but I still think it’s nice to start 2008 with a reality check.

OB – Very, Very Absorbant

This one must be for heavy days. What a ridiculous ad.

MySpace Got Game

MySpace, the social networking site has formed a partnership with Oberon Media to create a new gaming channel on the site. The fast-growing company, which is owned by News Corp, said the new channel MySpace Games will allow users to choose from hundreds of games and add them to their Web pages. MySpace is looking … Continue reading

Ad Quote of the Day

“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.~ L. Burnett

YOTOPHOTO – Free Stock Photography

Yotophoto is a site currently in beta that offers access to free photos that exist in the public domain. It has search functions just like a standard stock photo site. I admit that the quality of photos is noticeably lower; however for students looking for free photos for spec work or just a art director … Continue reading