Screw the Mustache, Asian Women Sell Milk Albums

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We're just gonna say it. Asian women are hot! Asian women in ads are really hot. Asian women in ads for milk, well, we'll leave that little fantasy to your own private machinations. We're not gonna share our every dirty little thought with you now. We know you have plenty of your own. So who would you buy milk from? This girl or some Hollywood star with a milk mustache? See a bigger image here and a second image here.

UPDATE: We're totally wrong. Well, sort of., It is an ad but not for milk. It's for a new album from Kodi Kumi, a popular Japanese singer. Asian women are still hot though.

by Steve Hall    Mar-11-06    
Topic: Good, Outdoor



Model Wrapped Around Lamp Post Commands Attention

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We don't know where this lamp post ad is or who the advertiser is but it certainly is attention getting. Beyond the effective merging of the actual lamp post with the post in the ad, there's the whole woman wrapped around a pole like a pole dancer thing that never fails to increase the height of attention commanded by such imagery. See the full image here.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-11-06    
Topic: Creative Commentary, Good, Outdoor, Poster



Nationwide Brings More Consumer-Generated Times Square Action

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Following Time Magazine's lead, Nationwide Insurance is doing the consumer-generated Times Square billboard thing. Visitors to the Life Comes At You Fast site can submit a "moment" that somehow relates to the whole Life Comes At You Fast thing and, if accepted, it will appear on Natonwide's Time Square billboard. TM Advertising did the work.

We suppose there's a vanity play here and we're sure we're jaded by years of this stuff but...oh screw it...we were going to complain but whet the hell. People love to see their own faces in public places. We're just not the stand behind the GMA camera and wave like an idiot sort of guy.

by Steve Hall    Mar-10-06    
Topic: Consumer Created, Online, Opinion, Outdoor



Apple iPod Hi-Fi Busts A Window

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Pastor Scott Hodge was walking down Chicago's Michigan Avenue yesterday and spotted this unique window dressing promoting Apple's new iPod Hi-Fi. Aside from the fact, the whole things just a really fancy speaker, the execution is most certainly attention getting and speaks well to the proverbial window-breaking qualities of proverbially kick ass sound systems. Check out the full sized images here.

by Steve Hall    Mar-10-06    
Topic: Creative Commentary, Good, Outdoor, Point of Purchase



Nude French Magazine Cover Catches Eye of Visiting New Yorker

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Bucky Turco tells us New Yorker Heron Preston Johnson, attending Parsons School of Design in Paris is suffering from culture shock. Coming from America where all our thoughts of nudity and sex are bottled up, capped and stored on a shelf, Johnson was a bit overwhelmed by the openess the French and many other European nations have about sex and sexual imagery. Apparently, while walking down the street, he was a bit shocked by this ad poster for a French fashion magazine. Se the full image here.

by Steve Hall    Mar- 9-06    
Topic: Magazine, Outdoor, Trends and Culture



Years of Spoofed Billboards Published in Book Form

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From time to time over the years we've featured billboard spoofs from Dribbleglass. They are always funny, always twisted. Perhaps because they've amassed such a large collection of tricked out billboards, they've just published a book called Twisted Billboards along with a set of refrigerator magnets that feature the boards. Slap a couple on your fridge and tell your friends that's what you do for a living. It'll make for a far more interesting conversation then showing them your actual work.

by Steve Hall    Mar- 9-06    
Topic: Good, Outdoor, Publishing, Spoofs



Agency Self Promotional Street Campaign Aims to Conquer World

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Advertising For Peanuts highlights and ongoing self-promotional campaign, Bang the Streets, for Modernista, the Boston agency that just won a big chunk of Cadillac business. The campaign encourages people to place the agency's trademark red exclamation point, which the agency will send to anyone that requests it, anywhere they like, take a picture of it, send it in and Modernista will highlight it on the Bang the Streets site. Potential Photoshop trickery and defacing public property issues aside, We kinda like this campaign.

by Steve Hall    Mar- 8-06    
Topic: Agencies, Good, Guerilla, Online, Outdoor



Eighteen Wheeler Atop Billboard Gets Attention

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Not your average outdoor board, this one is sure to attract attention. It's for a Texas truck frame and alignment company.

by Steve Hall    Mar- 6-06    
Topic: Good, Outdoor



Bus Side Promotes Sopranos Without Mentioning It

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Bucky Turco snapped this image of a Sopranos bus side in New York City promoting the re-emergence of the series on HBO. Turco notes he poster doesn't mention Sporanos anywhere on the board. While this certainly isn't earth shattering, it is a sign of a confident brand.

by Steve Hall    Mar- 6-06    
Topic: Good, Outdoor



Girl In Bed Wants Your Business

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If you were a guy walking down the street and saw a girl/woman in vertical bed with the a headline over her that read, "Shop at Erawan Bangkok and spend two nights with...," what would you do? What would you think? Would you walk over and ask if you could crawl into the bed for a nooner or would you ask if her boyfriend had just kicked her out? Would you ask her if there was some new public sleeping trend you were missing out on? Girl in Bed Would you wonder why she had that headline over her head and was passing out fliers? Would you ask her how long the crazy ad agency that came up with this asked her to stand there as man-bait? Or, while we seem to doubt it, would you just walk buy and ignore it like you do with all other advertising?

by Steve Hall    Mar- 2-06    
Topic: Good, Guerilla, Human, Outdoor, Strange










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