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 until I heard about NBC refusing to run their ad during The Emmys telecast.

Turns out 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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Not just any green

Cannot believe that this hasn't been done before. Liverpool red, Hawthorn brown, Celtic green, etc etc. Kudos to whoever came up with this cracking idea. #monstereverywhere

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Never forget

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Crazy One

Like everyone I was shocked to hear about the death of Robin Williams. A true original and a total maverick, he was the personification of what Apple termed "The Crazy Ones' all those years ago.

There's been no shortage of Williams clips shared over the last few days but nobody (as far as I am aware) has shared this classic ad with Robin as an Italian speaking robot. Enjoy. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Dirty bird or filthy?

Welsh chicken company Dirty Bird are shocked to hear that people think their new logo is phallic.

Personally I'd say it looks more like a cock 'n balls than phallic but apparently that's a bit crude.

Much like the logo if you ask me.