Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Wisdom of Warhol

If you ever sat in a research group you'll understand why I love this Warhol quote so much. 

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

#myinstagramlogo

I have no idea where the idea of people recreating the Instagram logo in photos came from but I have to say I like it.

If you're not familiar with the concept do a search for the #myinstagramlogo hashtag.

Instagram say they were not responsible for the hashtag or any of the photos. So who am I to call them out on this?

What I will say though is this is a great example of brand advocacy.

And isn't that what we're all striving for?



Monday, September 01, 2014

Seriously clean with Bissell



Those who know me well know there's nothing I love more than a good product demonstration.

This is an absolute cracker for a new cleaner by Bissell that steam cleans and vacuums at the same time. Kudos to KBS+ Toronto and Mr Ravi Dalchand.

Friday, August 29, 2014

I hate brainstorms


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Text on film



Really interesting look at the use of text messaging in films and TV. Well worth five minutes of your time. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Porn free Emmys



I'd never heard of jasmin.com until I heard about NBC refusing to run their ad during The Emmys telecast.

Turns out jasmin.com is a porn site. So it's not surprising that NBC won't run their ad.

But surely double standards apply here?

I bet NBC run ads for alcohol brands.

And I bet they used to run cigarette advertisin back in the day.

So why not porn? It is legal after all. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Out of the box thinking

Terrific idea from two young London creatives, Josh Norbury and Leo Bellis-Jones to raise money for the youth homeless charity Depaul.

They've started a business selling cardboard boxes to people moving home that carry Depaul branding and of course a very clever message.

Fingers crossed this idea will end up raising a huge box full of cash for Depaul.



Monday, August 25, 2014

Don't drop it

I wonder how many people have casually glanced at this ad then turned the page.

Probably quite a few I suspect.

Which is a great shame as once you get it this ad really makes you smile.

It was created by Grey in Tokyo.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Enough already



Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bottled water banned in San Fran

I've just been reading about the ban on bottled water sales in San Francisco.

Quite surprising to be honest.

Not because you can get water from a tap.

But because it is a classic non-essential me-too product that is heavily marketed.

Where's the bottled water lobby?

Where's Coca Cola? They account for most of the bottled water sold in Australia.

It's just unheard of for a product with this much advertising and marketing money behind to be prohibited from sale.

Don't get me wrong. I agree with the decision. I really do.

I just don't know why cigarettes can continue to be sold (not to mention guns) but water in a bottle is banned.

Only in America.