OK if there were one example of how technology can actually intertwine itself with love, life and the pursuit of happiness, this CP+B-ceated spot for WeMo would represent.
In the ad, a woman returns home. Her husband isn't there but an elaborate anniversary message is...all powered by remote controlled WeMo home automation products.
If you're a hopeless romantic like out man in the video, you can check out the How Dan Did It video to create an anniversary (or any special moment) celebration of your own.
In a hilarious send up to those excruciatingly awkward Lincoln commercials featuring Matthew McConauhey, Jim Carrey unleashes his inner goofball in a Saturday Night Live spoof that will have you never rubbing your two fingers together again.
Watch and laugh at these three increasingly whacked spoofs.
Best line: "Sometimes you've gotta go back to move forward ... like going from winning an Oscar to doing a car commercial."
Over the years you've probably seen the AdWeak Twitter account. In fact, the dude behind AdWeak was up to his shenanigans long, long before Twitter took over the world. In fact, he's been doing it since 2001 but hasn't updated the site since 2005 though AdWeakj has been active on Twitter since 2009. For the uninitiated, AdWeak pumps out brilliant ad industry-related parody headlines that skewer and poke fun at the industry's inner workings.
Now, AdWeak has teamed with stock footage company Dissolve to launch Advertising Insider, a witty combination of stock footage and AdWeak tweets. Check it out:
Colle + McVoy has discovered the solution to getting agency employees to complete their timesheets; free beer. Yes, free beer.
The agency's creative technologist and IT team collaborated to create a "never-before-seen" tech solution that rewards free beer to employees with up-to-date timesheets. What did they create?
New York-based humanitarian aid organization AFYA Foundation has teamed with Strawberry Frog to create a video campaign which aims to raise awareness of the need for medical supplies to combat the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone.
The video, directed by Indrani, puts a human face on the statistic that five children came into contact with the Ebola virus in Texas.
Kyiv-based ad agency Banda and Radioaktive Film are out with a video which aims to garner support for the Ukranian Armed Forces who have had to leave their families, their friends and their jobs to combat Russians in Eastern Ukraine.
The video, which has close to half million views, was created without any government funds on an entirely volunteer basis. It was helmed by New York director Marc Wilkins.
The video shows soldiers doing their jobs as they share what they do in "real life." It carries the tagline, "None of us was born for war, but we are here to protect our freedom."
In a hilarious send up to the obscene amount of awards in the advertising industry and the ridiculous length of credits connected to those awards, we have The Slashies. Yes, The Slashies. What's the award for? According to the intro video, "the most tenuous contributions to an ad campaign.
The Slashies honor the really important stuff like The Stapler guy, Presentation Hijacker, Muffin Eater, Script Yoinker, Pizza Orderer and others.
The funniest part? Even the Slashies video has a credit list a mile long of Slashie wannabes. The best one? Crew Tinder Technician.
If you've work in an agency, for an agency as a freelancer or are on the client side, you've heard all these phrases before. They are unproductive, don't help thew workflow and certainly don't contribute to creativity.
But here's how you can deal with the five worst things said in the advertising world and how you can turn things around and improve productivity.
Social media marketers and brand managers alike have the same problem: how can they make their brand's story stand out in today's noisy, always-on, social world? Let's face it, not every ad campaign goes viral and -- even more -- not every social media post reaches the target audience. But this can change. What has lately been lauded by marketers as an unsolvable problem, actually has a relatively simple solution: employee advocacy.
Social media doesn't exist in a vacuum, so why are so many social media marketers expected to perform in a vacuum? Rather than limit their social media presence to just a few social media channels, many Fortune 1000 brands are empowering their employees to advocate for them -- in their own, original voice -- on social media. Brands looking to reach new audiences as well as drive brand loyalty need only look to the people creating, building and selling their products and services.
Oh boobs. The amount of attention and debate paid to this female body part probably fills up half the internet. And now we're going to contribute even further to to the database of boobs.
A mobile billboard created by Sarafan Advertising designed to promote the effectiveness of, um, mobile billboards featured a pair of naked breasts cupped by a woman's hands with a transparent band of green over the nipple area. A headline read, "They Attract."
You've gotta love press releases that scream "first ever!" But they are a nice kick in the butt to get off one's ass and do a little journalistic research. So who's screaming "first ever"? Erwin Penland is in relationship to new work it's doing for Denny's.
Billed as the "first-ever web series," the animated/claymation work features -- in its first outing called Breakfast Clubbin' -- breakfast characters debating the merits of a pancake who is trying to gain entrance to an exclusive nightclub. He's being denied by Bacon and Sausage who say to Pancake, "As soon as you slathered yourself with whipped cream and chocolate, you became a desert. There's no desert with breakfast"
Who knew? Apparently travel agencies do still exist. If you aren't one of the almost 1 million people who have viewed this so-bad-it's-so-good long form ad from Thorne Travel Agency then you need to stop what you are doing this very moment and watch. No, seriously. Drop everything you are doing right now and give this video a watch.
It's cringe-worthy awesomeness is beyond reproach. You can just see that it was done without the least bit of irony which, of course, is why it's so horrifically good! And it's one of those things that upon first view you're reaction is, "Oh this is totally a joke!" But, no. It's a real thing.