FirstBank Posts Your Business Cards So You Won't Have To

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FirstBank, Colorado demonstrates its commitment to small business by giving your card more traction than the corner cafe's bulletin board.

A series of rotating displays in high-traffic areas feature tons of business cards for their small business customers, flanked by the tagline "We care about small business."

"The cards get lengthy readership from airport travelers, who stand nearby for up to 90 seconds, or longer, while awaiting the next airport shuttle train," explained the pressfolk.

See a close-up. Don't you just wanna pass valuable time to the little one with the heart with the rainbow tail? We know we do!

Work by TDA Advertising & Design, Boulder.

by Angela Natividad    Oct-14-09    
Topic: Outdoor



'Helicopter Boyz' Opens Entertaining Possibilities for Camera Projector Feature

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Nikon's COOLPIX S1000pj does this neat, if not evidently useful, thing where you can project your photos onto a wall. To promote this feature it came up with "Helicopter Boyz," an outdoor event at Yomiuri Land where two boys -- with cameras strapped to their bodies -- shake ass onstage while photos are projected behind them.

Lends a very cool effect. Watchy watchy. Note though that the music will be ricocheting from one end of your brain to the other for at least the next hour.

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by Angela Natividad    Oct-14-09    
Topic: Good, Outdoor, Video



Auto Ad Banned For Dubbing Big Breasts 'Nice Headlamps'

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Oh how boobs can get advertisers in trouble. Especially really big ones with lots of cleavage spilling out of a bra. That seems to be what's at issue with an UlsterTrader billboard campaign carrying the headline "Nice Headlamps" and copy that reads, "What do you look for in a car?"

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by Steve Hall    Oct- 8-09    
Topic: Bad, Outdoor, Racy



Town Uses Billboard to Promote Facebook Page

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Billboards. You've heard of them. You've probably created for them or crafted a media plan including them. You've driven by them. You've chuckled at the cheesiness of some of them and appreciated the brilliance of others.

Sadly, no one talks about billboards any longer. But they're still out there and they still work. So why are we talking about the lowly billboard today? Social media, of course. After all, social media is the only thing anyone cares about these days, right?

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by Steve Hall    Sep-28-09    
Topic: Outdoor, Social



Sexty Teens Get Reputation Reminder from Teen Pregnancy Prevention Group

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Teen Pregnancy Prevention, the parents you didn't know you had, is slathering bus shelters and other minors-enhanced public places with an ad featuring a cell phone wrapped in a condom.

Text on the decidedly antiquated handheld reads, "Please practice safe text." Heh. See what they did there? Clever.

The objective is to discourage teens from sexting -- sending nude pictures to each other via mobile -- which can actually result in a child pornography charge.

There's something spicy for the resume. But the ad, which does admonish teens to think about their reputations, actually has deeper motivations: keeping teens from getting pregnant.

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by Angela Natividad    Sep-24-09    
Topic: Campaigns, Cause, Outdoor



Big Brother Billboard Offers Oil Recommendations

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To encourage drivers to make sure they have the proper oil in their cars, Castrol has launched billboards in the UK which deliver personalized messages to passing cars.

Using cameras, which will be positioned by the side of the road, driver's registration information will be read matching them to the make and model of car via the DVLA database. A message to the driver with the correct oil recommendation for their car's engine will then be flashed on digital billboards further down the road.

Big Brother creepiness aside, it's never a bad thing to remind car owners what type of oil they should be using. Of course, the right type of oil doesn't have to be Castrol bu that's nitpicking, right? This is advertising. Everything's biased in this world.

Here's a video explaining how the whole thing will work.

by Steve Hall    Sep-21-09    
Topic: Outdoor



Mutant Animals Pimp Converse's Customizable Kicks

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To convey the endless possibilities to those choosing to avail themselves of Converse's new customizable sneakers, Anomoly created a collection of mutant (customized, get it?) animals which will appear on banners and on wild postings throughout New York.

The work is freaky but interestingly original. You can see it all here.

by Steve Hall    Sep-17-09    
Topic: Good, Online, Outdoor



Creativity Lives! In a McDonald's Coffee Pot.

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Oh wow. This is absolutely amazing. Creativity does still exist! To hype a limited time free coffee offer from McDonald's, Cossette West created this custom designed lamppost to mimic a pot of coffee being poured into a coffee cup. So simple. So effective. So wonderfully creative. Love it.

See? Here at Adrants we don't hate absolutely everything. And we love when we get to see creativity like this. It rejuvenates our love for advertising. So thank you, Cossette West.

by Steve Hall    Sep-16-09    
Topic: Best, Creative Commentary, Outdoor



Richard Does Resumes, Cadbury Goes Gold, Vagina's OK's

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- It's OK to put a giant vagina on top of a building. But a simple statement criticizing an insurance company? Not in LA.

- Wanna know how to create a great resume? Resume Richard is here to help.

- Something about Cadbury. Something about WispaGold. We have no idea but it's all here if you're really that interested.

- Art Directors Club-Nissan Student Cube competition. Playing off ADC's prestigious Cube award, students will be asked to respond to a creative brief for the new Nissan Cube, a stylish car targeted at the 18-24 year old market. Participants will develop a creative campaign, and be eligible for a $2,500 ADC scholarship and and ADC Gold, Silver or Bronze Cube awards. Judging will be done by a five-person jury made up of executives from Nissan North America and TBWA\Chiat\Day, the car company's ad agency.

by Steve Hall    Sep-11-09    
Topic: Online, Outdoor



We All Bank With A Yellow Sousaphone...

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...a yellow sousaphone. Everybody! FirstBank of Lakewood, Colorado seems to be doing okay in times like these because they're spending a lot of money on free. Outdoor executions from TDA in Boulder include interstate billboards, urban locations and backlit airport dioramas. BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE. Online, rich media versions are also planned. Check out all the versions after the jump.

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by Bill Green    Sep- 3-09    
Topic: Campaigns, Magazine, Outdoor








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