Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Iain Tait says...

Not sure if I completely agree with Iain on this one. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't stop loving what we do and fighting passionately for our ideas. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sony glitters in Romania

Been a while since we've had a Sony 'Balls' style ad on TV.

Well now they're back and visually this is a beauty.

It was filmed in a magnificent disused casino in Romania.

Shame about the choice of soundtrack though.

It's a tad cliched if you ask me. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Love a good topical ad

Friday, September 23, 2016

Game on!

Another cracking TV spot for Lurpak from W+K London. Seriously what's not to love?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

It's Super Trump!

This Trump poster turned up in my Facebook feed the other day.

I honestly thought it was a meme.

Turns out it's a real poster and it's in Times Square.

Please please please America don't elect this knucklehead President. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Motorola takes on Apple

My first mobile phone was a Motorola.

That was over 20 years ago.

Their popularity was eventually usurped by Ericsson then a few years later by Nokia.

Eventually they reclaimed the popularity crown with the clam shelled Razr.

And then along came the iPhone...

This is a very brave ad from Motorola. It ran full page in the New York Times.

Will it bring people back to their brand?

I doubt it.

But good on them for being cheeky enough to diss Apple and try.

*Click pic for easier to read ad copy.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fast or faster?

Every once in a while I see and idea and thing now that's clever.

This is one of those times.

Sadly it's only a student concept.

Which make me wonder why on earth the kid that created it hasn't pitched it to FedEx?

Monday, September 19, 2016


I always encourage people to get a bit of random in their work.

And their life.

But is there anything more random than meatball golf?

Certainly not this week.

Beautifully short. And very well art directed.

It's the work of the oddly named San Francisco agency MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Bloody advertisers!

I use an ad-blocker on my Mac. Have done for ages.


Because most ads on the web are shit. And there are far too many of them.

The other day I was watching Seinfeld when I found myself craving a Vandelay Industries t-shirt.

So I did a search on Google. Then looked at a couple.

Today I turned off my ad-blocker to view a piece of paywalled content.

And since doing so I am being bombarded with ads for Vandelay Industries t-shirts.

So remind me again why more and more people are installing ad-blockers on their computers?

Thursday, September 15, 2016

What's up pussycat?

Ads are bloody everywhere these days.

Especially in (and on) our public transport networks.

In the UK a group of people thought it would be far nicer to fill Clapham station with pictures of cats rather than advertising posters.

And given there are 60 ad sites in Clapham station who can blame them.

They raised money for the cat takeover via Kickstarter.

Seriously what's not too love?