For those that think Adrants is all about the T&A of advertising, we promise, with help from Hooters and Mother Nature, never to let you down. Hooters, on the other hand, always tend to weigh things down. A bit of wind and a bit too much Hooters pulchritude proved too much for this Delaware billboard to withstand. We're sure it attempted, valiantly, to withstand gravity as it bulged forth from its inadequate support structure and came wobbling downward as if begging for a reduction prior to the next time it was asked to hoist its wobbling heftiness into the air.
This at&t billboard from their new campaign has been floating around Flickr for some time now. It, of course, alludes to the SBC acquisition of at&t (guess their doing the lower case thing now) and how that somehow delivers blogging. We suppose it just means they own more of the world's bandwidth so they have the right to say they deliver whatever they want.
Humorously, as is usually the case with large corporation sticking their feet into niche spaces, a Flickr user points out at&t, apparently, has no idea what a blog is according to a screen shot of a search on their website. One would assume these not so trivial oversights would be handled prior to the launch of a multi-million dollar campaign. Oh sorry. We forgot that thing they say about assuming things.
Boing Boing digs into digg and finds MIT Advertising Lab talking about advertisers discovering the value of Google Maps and placing large ads of rooftops for those using Google Maps to see. Target's done it. Realtors are using Google Maps to their benefit as well by letting home buyers examine maps, zoom in on house and view selling details. Yes, Google does rule the world.
Adrants reader Sarah spotted a Johnnie Walker building wrap on the Baiyoke Sky Tower in Bangkok, Thailand that began with the tease, "Drink, Don't Drive." Weeks later, the Johnnie Walker walking man appeared capped with a white banner that, very oddly, for a liquor brand, read "Don't drink alcohol, it's against the 5 rules." The banner refers to the five rules of Buddhism one of which bans intoxicating substances. Perhaps it's just covering all bases but it's an odd combination of mixed messages for sure. See the teaser image here.
Somehow during the long history of America's creation with all its focus on freedom and supposed acceptance of just about anything, someone forgot to realize there's nothing with the normal portrayal of the human body in its natural state. No, we have to somehow equate nudity to the downfall of mankind and the catalyst for a nationwide orgy resulting in a country-wide orgasm of cataclysmic proportion causing the destruction of the moral fabric that binds our United States together.
In Prague, they just put nude ads up and no one blinks an eye.
Joining the New Year's Eve party in New York's Times Square and sponsoring NBC's New Year's Eve With Carson Daily, will be Chevrolet which will hang two 2007 Tahoe SUV's above the stage on which Mary J. Blige will perform. While we're all for Times Square branding blowouts, if we were Mary J. Blige we'd think twice before letting anyone hang two hunks of heavy steel above our heads. Aside from threatening the life of Blige, Chevrolet will also appear on ABC's sign and ball-drop screen as well as Reuters' Jumbotron. while also handing out all forms of Chevy-branded paraphernalia.
Chicago-based Wrapped Exposure has launched and offers outdoor advertisers a fleet of ad-wrapped vehicles. While acknowledging he's competing with the big OOH boys, Founder Pete Wilson hopes to urge local and national advertisers to give his medium a shot. Remember, David did beat Goliath.
For you upskirt perverts, Advertising/Design Goodness found this Sloggi-like billboard for Bustop, a Wellington, New Zealand-based undergarment store. Enjoy.
In Belgium, an outdoor campaign is hoping to educate people about Fois Gras, that fancy sounding fatty liver dish. Apparently Fois Gras is made from the enlarged livers of ducks who are force fed in captivity so that their livers dramatically expand. The campaign was supposed to run in 40 major Belgian railway stations but the railway company refused the posters because they are "too shocking" according to one news report. Here's a second image.
Always everywhere Bucky Turco reports Microsoft has made a Union Station station domination buy for XBOX 360. Turco reports the ads have a "Jurgen Teller-ish for Marc Jacobs" look and that some of the ads carry the "Jump In" Tagline.