Today in little know facts, Canada's Rethink is out with new work for Science World that aims to dispel widely held beliefs that, according to the campaign, are a bit mythical. Did you know diamonds aren't that rare and that just 2 oz. of gold can be hammered flat to cover a 200 square foot billboard? Neither did we. Nor do we really care but if scientific trivia is your thing then Science World is for you.
- Need to find the best ferry to the Cape and Islands? Yea. There's an app for that.
- The Art Directors Club will host the ADC Young Guns 5+5 Thursday June 10 at the ADC Gallery. Five winners from ADC Young Guns 7 pick five creatives they admire, all 10 present their work Pecha Kucha-style: 20 slides + 20 seconds each = 400 seconds to tell their story.
- This billboard stinks. The billboard uses an attached fan to disperse charcoal and pepper fragrance from scented oil.
- Even more Amazon book review shilling.
- Bloomberg really wants Lebron James to come to New York.
- Rich media ads come to the iPad. Yawn.
- Deutsch is out with new work for Dr. Pepper featuring Michael Strahan.
- Watercooler Inc. has partnered with Fox Soccer to premiere EPIC GOAL, an all-new Facebook game that debuts today.
Why they're telling us about this four months after the fact is beyond us. And also besides the point. The important thought to take away from this Heimat Berlin-created CNN Go Beyond Borders project which celebrated...no, wait...usurped the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is this: Must every historic event be marred by commercialism? Must every brand deface important events and landmarks just for its own commercial gain? Can any historic event take place without a dollar sign affixed to it?
Nothing like calling attention to the unseen organisms that crawl all over our skin to get us to go out and buy some soap. That's what Young & Rubicam New York is doing for Protex Antibacterial soap.
And if the images weren't enough to make your skin crawl (sorry), there's the oh so thought provoking tagline, "The Things You Touch Stay With You"
Thank you, Y&R. We're going to go soak out hands in bleach now.
- Though many hate it, we kinda like the new United Airlines/Contenental logo.
- The One Club will be host its Second Annual Creative Week in New York City from May 10 to May 16, 2010.
- Hey we like this promotional video for the Seattle International Film Festival.
- Here's the latest from ESPN' s World Cup "One Game Changes Everything" campaign promoting the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
- Never date a Flyers fan even if she shaves her mustache.
- A long diatribe in Ad Age on the topic that bad work costs more than good.
- Blind football. Paddy Power. Cat. Funny.
- McCann Erikson has launched a $100 million campaign for Holiday Inn.
- Who knew a brick had so many uses. And could save you so much money? Brandon Baunach's entry into Ogilvy's YouTube competition.
- With the rise of online banking, many people haven't been inside a bank in a while. To remind people they still exist, efirstbank has brought the lobby to the people. TDA Advertising & Design did the work.
- Watch this. You'll never want to eat a hamburger or cheeseburger again. Well, at least every day like some kids do in school.
How do they get people to understand the dangers of drunk driving in Israel? They gather together 80 cars that were totaled in accidents, use them to construct a 20 meter tall object in the shape of a bottle and then place the thing alongside the road with a simple message: don't drink and drive.
Shalmor Avnon Amichay/ Y&R Interactive Tel Aviv created.
Apparently, there's a lot of violence against public service Employees in the Netherlands. So much so, they needed an ad campaign to call attention to it and to illustrate the inactivity of onlookers in violent situations.
Created by Amsterdam-based N=5, an interactive billboard was created that showed a green screen film scene of violence which was then coupled with live shots of the people looking at the billboard. The net results out passersby in the middle of a violent situation. Once the scene played out on the billboard, four tips where then provided to educate onlookers how to assist public service employees if they witness a violent situation.
Here's a video showing how it was created and how it was received.
For a truly strange...or over the top disgusting...take on the whole breast feeding thing, be sure to check out the latest from the Ohio state health department which has a drooling baby truly satisfied with his intake of breast milk.
Apparently a lot of people listen to country. But if you're a buyer, you already know this. But in case you don't or you're one of those internet geeks that thinks no one likes the genre, MTV/Viacom's CMT ant to make sure you realize 140 million Americans "get country."
Well, it's not hard to believe after all, what will all those flyover states getting in the way of the coasts, right? OK, that was mean. But it's still true.
Anyway, Barker/DZP is out with a new outdoor kiosk campaign. The kiosks have been placed in front of agencies in New York so if you haven't seen one already you soon will. And if the kiosk posters are to be believed, there's isn't a beer-bellied, Jack Daniels-swilling hillbilly in all of the genre's listeners.