Bulging Global Objects Sell Mobile Object

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This ad works on a couple of levels. First, and quite obviously, it states simply the name of the advertiser and provides a URL to the advertiser's site. Second, it ever so perfectly winks at the likely reaction many will have to the ad with their attention drawn not to anything mobile but to a couple of things global bulging outward threatening to escape their tenuous confines.

by Steve Hall    Aug-21-08    
Topic: Celebrity, Magazine, Racy



Enfatico Now Producing Work For Dell

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While Dell's Digital Nomads site has been up for a few weeks, it's only just beginning to receive press. The site is a social media offering for the increasing number of people for whom location has become irrelevant when it comes to work and online life.

Digital Nomads is a blog, a Facebook page, a LinkedIn page, a Twitter identity and a YouTube page. While it's been unclear whether or not Enfatico was involved in the creation of the work, an email to Dell Digital Nomad Enterprise Evangelist Bruce Anderson confirmed the agency's involvement. Anderson tells us Enfatico was "involved in the overall layout, design and social-media integration for the site."

With Dell's Richard at Dell having previously made mention to Adrants of work already done by Enfatico, it would seem that knowledge combined with the launch of Digital Nomads, would call for the retirement of that Enfatico countdown clock.

by Steve Hall    Aug-21-08    
Topic: Agencies, Brands, Online, Social, Weblogs



Anti-Alltel Sales Guys Bitch About Sharing Lemonade

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Alltel's goofy carrier geeks return for another appearance in which they regress to children while continuing to argue about the merits of sharing.

In the commercial, the geek squad, while children, call Chad a ding dong for letting people share the lemonade he sells. Fade to the present: they still think Chad's a ding ding for letting people share Alltel minutes. It's all so very Stand By Me.

by Steve Hall    Aug-21-08    
Topic: Commercials



Sanjaya Gets Good Advice From Nationwide Insurance

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OK so here it is. And it's nowhere near as good as the Kevin Federline version. Yes, it's the Sanjaya Malakar version of the ongoing "you're a has been" Nationwide Insurance ad campaign. In the Malakar version, Sanjaya travels to India to seek advice from the Gurucci (sp?). Hmm. Is that like some sort of inside joke? A mashup up Guru and Gucci?

Anyway, the Gurucci's advice couldn't be more perfect. When Sanjaya asks what the most important thing is in life, Gurucci replies, "A good retirement plan...and a hair cut."

by Steve Hall    Aug-21-08    
Topic: Bad, Celebrity, Commercials



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Alex Bogusky to Pen Dieting Book

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It's a bit odd, perhaps, to handle a fast food client such as Burger King and to write a book about proper dieting. But, this is advertising and most what this industry does never makes any sense at all. So, it's without surprise Alex Bogusky will publish The 9 Inch "Diet" which will focus on the ever increasing portion size that has distorted America's eating habits.

While it's being presented as a "real" book rather than the agency's earlier Eating the Angus Diet which was part or a marketing campaign, one may never truly know how, or if, this fits into CP+B's plans for Burger King. No one's talking.

by Steve Hall    Aug-21-08    




Who Needs Humans When You Have Emily?

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Hollywood-based Image Metrics which has done special effects and animation for several Harry Potter Films and Grand Theft Auto released a demo illustrating the realistic quality of their animation technology. The person in this video from the company is not a real person. Her face is an animation.

It's very lifelike. And who needs a whining, demanding actor when you can just program one instead? Everyone says geeks will inherit the earth. With this technology, it seems they just might. Right from their keyboards.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-21-08    
Topic: Tools









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