Toronto to Get It's Own Times Square Ad Monstrosity

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Looking like a Times Square wannabe, this design for a new building, the Metropolis, to be built at Younge-Dundas Square, a tourist mall, in Toronto is causing big debate among Canadians in the area. No marketer has yet lodged a complaint.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 9-06    
Topic: Bad, Outdoor



Pomegranate Juice Poster Delivers Powerful 'Cheat Death' Message

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Here's an ad that gets right to the point. Our man with an eye for the cool, Bucky Turco snapped this shot of of a poster in New York for POM pomegranate juice which, apparently due to its plethora of antioxidants, helps one "Cheat Death" as the headline and visual so succinctly says.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 8-06    
Topic: Good, Outdoor, Poster



Ad Distracts, Builds Stamina, Who Cares

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While we're sure there's some deep inner meaning to the winged woman in white bending over the hood of this red car counting, we're too distracted imagining ourselves sitting in the driver's seat to bother figuring it out. Maybe Flirt vodka has some sort of stamina-building ingredient and our winged one is keeping score. Whatever. Back to the Super Bowl.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 5-06    
Topic: Good, Outdoor



Billboard Gets Spunked

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Back in November of 2004, Vodafone gave a girl a facial. Well, perhaps, not exactly but an ad they ran sure made it look like they did. Fast forward to 2006 and its a Clear Channel billboard that's received cat spunk "liberation" that brings back memories of the spunked Vodafone girl. If your in Berkley, California, you can catch the board on Shattuck Street.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 3-06    
Topic: Outdoor, Spoofs



Kinko's Highlights the Sidewalk

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While brilliance is something we don't see very often in advertising let alone in any industry, thank God creativity still exists somewhere. Ad Blather points out a BBDO New York-created campaign for Kinko's which places an oversized highlighter at the end of a line yellow line drawn on a roadside curb. We like.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 3-06    
Topic: Good, Guerilla, Outdoor



Holland Tunnel Board Auctioned On ebay

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Celebrity Vision is using eBay to auction off space on its illuminated billboard located on the Northwest Corner of Canal Street & Hudson in lower Manhattan adjacent to the Holland Tunnel entrance. Bidding will start at $25,000 for 700 seconds per hour for six months. For that time period, the rate card rate is $263,000. Who needs a sales force when you have eBay.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 3-06    
Topic: Outdoor, Trends and Culture



Snowmen Carry Message For Bank's Environmental Car Loan

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In a clever marketing effort and to encourage Swedish environmental awareness and to introduce a new loan option from financial institution SEB which promotes the purchase of environmental cars eight Scandinavian snowmen have been built in Stockholm to carry the message. The snowmen are the work of Lowe Brindfors which appears to be too busy doing client work to create their own website.

by Steve Hall    Jan-31-06    
Topic: Good, Guerilla, Outdoor



Stern Rings In Freedom With Stripper And Black Power

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Courtesy of our roving New York photographer, Bucky Turco, we're blessed with this new outdoor board for Howard Stern mimicking the black power movement and promoting his new Sirius radio show. With the headline, "Let Freedom Ring. And Let it be Rung in by A Striper," the Howard Stern brand is clearly delivered.

by Steve Hall    Jan-30-06    
Topic: Good, Outdoor



Marketer Says People Will Burn in Hell Without Their Product

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All one has to do is watch a bit of late night TV, walk through a mall during the Holiday season or listen to an Amway rep to experience the hard sell but the "buy our shit or you will die" approach isn't usually found on billboards unless you are Zambia-based roofer Harvey Tile. On the board, Harvey Tiles proclaims, "A roof without Harvey Tiles is like being Burnt in Hell without a savior." OK, but dammit, at least put your phone number on the board so we can keep ourselves out of hell not to mention make it a bit easier for you to get some business. They do have phones in Zambia, right?

by Steve Hall    Jan-25-06    
Topic: Good, Outdoor, Strange



Convincing Ad Campaign Urges Nail Biters to Stop

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OK, this one's been making the rounds for a couple days and we think it's brilliant execution of an idea. Lots of people bite their nails out of nervousness, habit or lack of anything better to do. Berlin agency Jung von Matt has created a convincing poster/bag campaign for Stop 'n Grow, a cream that must, apparently, taste so awful, no nail biter would ever again consider sticking their fingers in their mouths.

by Steve Hall    Jan-25-06    
Topic: Best, Guerilla, Outdoor, Poster








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