Brooklyn creative agency Big Spaceship is out with Taco Finder, an iPhone app that directs you to the nearest taco shop using GPS technology. How the app works:
- Open Taco Finder on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
- Follow the whimsical wooden arrow to your taco.
- Note the informative bottom bar - it displays the distance to your taco destination.
- Optional: Celebrate your taco tracking skills with a taco!
And there you have it. Tacos found.
You may remember a persona named Carlos Mandelbaum who did a series of videos entitled Carnival of Ideas. His videos touched on various topics including branding and other far reaching topics. When we viewed the recent OccupyWallStreet commercial we saw a man who looked strikingly familiar but we simply couldn't place him. Come to find out, after receiving an email today, it was Carlos Mandelbaum, himself, who made an appearance in the OWS commercial. Or, more correctly, David Intrator, the man who created the Carlos Mandelbaum character.
Now, Intrator, a New York-based brand consultant, can be seen in a Truthdig interview in which he better defines what the Occupy Wall Street movement really is about and why it's an inherently conservative movement.
I, for one, appreciate his succinct description of the movement.
To urge Tunisians to get out and vote, Memac Ogilvy Label Tunisia created a banner for Engagement Citoyen with the image of ousted President Ben Ali. Ali is not well loved making the presence of the wall hanging was very offensive to residents. So offensive a few of them ripped it down. Only to reveal the true purpose of the poster.
Underneath the image of Ali was the statement, "Beware, dictatorship can return. On Oct 23rd Vote." Check out the video below.
Here's some hilarity for the day. On October 19, The Daily Iowan published a front page story with the headline, "Despite poll, legal pot not near" along with the image of a bong. Innocent enough. Well, that is until the advertising department inadvertently got involved and slapped one of those sticker ads on the front page. According to Daily Iowan Editor, the newspaper only sells a couple of the stickers each year but this particular sticker from PWC read, "Grow your own way" lending a bit of unintentional hilarity to the front page story. Thanks for the tip @CampanaroCA.
BooneOakley is out with a new campaign for Bojangles Restaurants promoting the chain's Big Bo Box, a case of beer-sized box of "chicken, biscuits, fixin's and iced tea." And the ice tea seems to be the most important feature of the box since it's pitted against such oddities as a trophy wife who's actually a trophy, a surgeon who performs a miraculous surgery on himself and a water cooler that's actuality a fountain of youth. But, in the end, it's the tea that's more important. Funny stuff.
Be forewarned. There are briefly exposed NSFW nipples in this Halloween horror-themed video from Agency Provocateur. But it's definitely worth watching. In the spot, a women gets a phone call Scream-style and is then attacked/haunted by hotties in lingerie whose mission, it seems, is to induct the woman into their cabal of lingerie-clad horror hotties. Entitled Fleurs Du Mal, the video was directed by Justin Anderson and produced by Epoch London.
It's Halloween, right? Well that, of course, means it's time for spoofing horror classics. All of them. Most primarily, though, the hot chick fleeing a demented serial killer scenario. But this being a commercial, there's a happy ending and it's bought to us by Axe.
According to the hottie in this Lynx photoshoot video, "men can be a bit dozy at times and forget things. You know...put too many sugars in your tea or forget what your favorite drink is or forget to record your favorite TV program." Anyway for more Lynx-sponsored boy-bashing bimbo babble, check out this video.