client-vendor relations | 11:35 am | 27 May 2009
Too often, this is too true.
Too often, this is too true.
I quite like this ad for ClearBlue pregnancy tests. I hope the agency gets the Tampax account, too.
Some people think Matt Lauer’s hot shizz, I guess this lady thought that airing her pudenda for him would win him forever. Instead, he appears to be be giving her a slow clap. No, actually, she got yelled at by the Dress Code Police of Southwest Airlines and almost kicked off of her flight. If it were thirty years ago, they’d have hired her on the spot. Oooh, I want those boots. Remember what it was like? When Southwest Airlines didn’t have hostesses in hot pants? Remember?
If only it sings when you squeeze it… regardless; mine mine mine! They have ninja and viking kittens, too.
When I launch my mommy-bar empire, the first three locations will be named Yoga, The Garden Center, and Day Care.
If you can shop for it at Hot Topic, it’s not “underground.” You just gave your money to The Man.
Who is me.
PS: I blogged this from my phone which was paid for by designing ads targeted at you. Double Ha ha!
*in reaction to this news report about the horrors of goth and emo for the kids, in which all involved need a remedial John Hughes movie marathon, including the reporter who looks like she’s about seventeen; via CzelticGirl
I was cleaning out an obscure corner of my desk this morning, and came across my little stash of Westin’s perfumed ads that ran earlier this year in The New Yorker and Wired. At first glance at those, I thought they were silly, but they smelled so nice that I hoarded them. Looking at the comments here, I see I’m not the only one — and now that I finally remembered to look, I’m really glad to see that it should be available in stores this month.
“This isn’t your _[older relative]_’s _[noun]_.”
Oldsmobile wasn’t cool when it ran that campaign, the campaign wasn’t cool, and it went so far as to make Oldsmobile even less cool. So why the fuck is this structure / reference still showing up years later? It’s even pretty nonsensical: there’s lots of stuff that I wish were “my father’s X” — clothing, cars, telephones… all far more durable years ago than the crap that’s available now.
Stockholm – The musical. Neato.
TupperDiva, a nice collection of all things Tuppery. Lots of gorgeous scans. I recognize some of the products and hadn’t realized they were Tupperware. We didn’t have much of it (expensive!!), but they still make the best (only?) cake carrier on the market. If only I could find the legendary kimchee keeper in the US, that would be nice.
The Milwaukee Admirals got a hideous new logo which, given this article, not a rebranding of the team on their own but merely as a brand extension of the agency and it’s dick-tastic sounding owner and his obsession with skeletons. Great jorb.
Via number-one hockey fan CzelticGirl
For rhyming “modem” and “scrotum” (check the music video), and for coining the phrase “optical inch” (great band name, btw), I love this new bodyshave viral. Optical inch! I’m not going to be able to stop saying that today.
Via Mike Davidson
MIT Advertising lab has a really nice collection of magazine and newspaper ads that use the properties of paper very creatively. I love this ad for car polish.
Here, we have the new Bud Select gem, Expect Everything. Expect everything? My friends (and enemies), this is a line that went through focus groups and across the desks of several marketing MBA “whizzes.” So, let’s say… …I twist open a BS at a bar and I instantly turn into a Dodo Bird? Should’ve expected it.
You’ve probably noticed all of this, but it’s a very nice enunciation of branding and design in this category.