Leo Burnett Leaves Laundry Detergent Cliches Behind

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Now here's a campaign we can get behind. For years we've rallied fof work that just tells it like it is minus all the ridiculous bells, whistles and buzzwords advertisers can't help but employ. So it is with a breath of...ahem...fresh air we share with you this new P&G campaign for Bonux laundry detergent from Leo Burnett Brussels.

Yes. The whole "trash advertising platitudes" thing has been done many time before but this approach, which mocks laundry detergent advertising platitudes just seems to work. Give the campaign a look.

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by Steve Hall    Dec- 2-11    
Topic: Brands, Campaigns



Eric Roberts Meets Doritos Crash the Super Bowl

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OMG! Is it that time again? Has it been a year already? Is it time to engage in all manner of over blown Super Bowl hype? Yes, friends, it is time, once again, for the Coritos Crash the Super Bowl craziness.

We have two entries to share with you. They come from Ringleader and each is a unique approach. One employs Eric Roberts. The other, a dog. Give them both a watch and let us know what you think. The first is The Eric Roberts Show. The second is Disturbance.

by Steve Hall    Dec- 2-11    
Topic: Agencies, Celebrity, Super Bowl 2012



Agency Launches Catvertising Division

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Now this is some good old fashion tongue-in-cheek hilarity. Take a look at agency john st. and its launch of Catvertising. Yes, Catvertising. As inventive as this is, they didn't coin the term.

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by Steve Hall    Dec- 2-11    
Topic: Agencies



Advertising is Worth Writing About

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Former Adrants Editor Angela Natividad who now lives in Paris, works for CB'a, writes for AdVerve and hosts the AdVerve podcast was sent a screen shot of a conversation between Mark Wnek and Edward Boches. The conversation debated the merits or writing about advertising as a profession. Boches is pro on the topic. Wnek is con.

Angela, with her unique ability to ad spice and intelligent insight to anything she touches, takes a deep and introspective look at life as an advertising journalist and the purpose it serves. And, contrary to what Wnek might say, it most certainly serves a purpose. Chiefly, it plays an integral part in everyone's lives...even if most hate seeing ads.

Explaining this, Angel writes, "We wed ourselves to brands, see ourselves in the things we purchase because they become personal objects that we invest time and care in. We give them as gifts, wear them on our bodies, use them to facilitate our lives. It makes sense to want them to reflect something quality we have, or aspire to have, from the get-go."

Give her entire story a read, It's insightful and gives purpose to those of us who work in and rite about advertising each and every day.

by Steve Hall    Dec- 2-11    
Topic: Opinion



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