NYCBikes Launches Poster Campaign


Custom Brooklyn bike shop NYCBikes recently launched a poster campaign created by Woods, Witt & Sons. the campaign promotes biking as a superior means of transportation in and around the city. See all the posters here.

by Steve Hall    May- 9-06    
Topic: Outdoor, Poster

Subway Movie Poster Offers Ringtone Via Bluetooth


While riding the subway to work in Toronto, Jonathan Hung noticed a poster promoting the Lord of the Rings musical (who knew?) at the Prince of Wales theater. What caught Hung's attention was the poster's encouragement to fire up the bluetooth or infra-red on his phone, point it at the poster and get a free ring Lord of the Rings-themed ring tone. While Hung says the musical isn't supposed to be very goo but the ad is a lot better than all the "take one to learn how to speak any language" ads that seem to be everywhere.

by Steve Hall    Apr-19-06    
Topic: Good, Mobile/Wireless, Poster, Promotions

advertising for peanuts: Apollo Optik


Advertising For Peanuts points us to this ingenious ad for German eyewear retailer Apollo Optik which, as Advertising For Peanuts says, puts sex as a selling point to good use.

by Steve Hall    Apr-11-06    
Topic: Good, Poster

MSN Music Teams With House of Blues For Branded Experience


In an effort to lend some cool factor to MSN Music, The Wexley School for Girls and General Public have, in partnership with the House of Blues, created a branded experience for venue's MSN Music Nights. Elements include a special drink, temp tattoos, drink glasses, projections, in-house tv films, branded instrument installations, bathroom mirror stencils, t-shirts, bar shirts, collectible download cards, posters and silk screened drum heads. The work looks great and appears to blend nicely with the House of Blues decor. See two more images here and here and a video here.

by Steve Hall    Mar-24-06    
Topic: Brands, Good, Guerilla, Point of Purchase, Poster, Specialty

Windshield Sticker Convinces Drivers Not to Speed


While we don't know where, geographically, these windshield stickers were placed, we're quite sure most local PTA's would take issue with it. However, the message is powerful and clear. This poster is exactly what one could be looking at if speeding through a child-filled school zone. It certainly delivers the message.

by Steve Hall    Mar-20-06    
Topic: Creative Commentary, Good, Guerilla, Outdoor, Poster

Insurance Company Helps Get People Back to Normal


Fallon London has created a microsite for its U.K. insurance client More Th>n (that's not a typo, you wing nuts, it's how they "spell" the company name) that focuses on the normal aspects of life in contrast to the usual sensations of unease when having to call upon an insurance company following some bump in the road of life. The site highlights the campaign but, more importantly, asked British citizens to contribute to the site their version of a normal life. While we're not sure this is all that normal, we've gotta be happy for this guy who defines his version of normal as, "Playing badminton with my 19 year old girlfriend knowing that i may not be quicker than her, but my experience wins in the end!

by Steve Hall    Mar-20-06    
Topic: Campaigns, Online, Poster

'Lost' Promoted in Brazil With Missing Persons Poster

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Advertising for Peanuts points out a campaign in Brazil created by Publicis Sao Paulo to promote the ABC series "Lost." The campaign features missing persons posters with the images of the show's characters.

by Steve Hall    Mar-17-06    
Topic: Good, Poster, Television

Baseball Greats Featured in Sports Memorabilia Shop Campaign


For its client Heroes of the Game, an Avon, CT sports memorabilia shop, Adam $ Knight Adveetising created a series of posters focusing on baseball greats such as Ted Williams, Don Zimmer, Willie Mays, Earl Torgenson and Mickey Mantle, The posters will be placed in-store as well as at card shoes. A series of print ads is planned as well. Take a look at the campaign here.

by Steve Hall    Mar-14-06    
Topic: Campaigns, Magazine, Point of Purchase, Poster

Model Wrapped Around Lamp Post Commands Attention


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

Bathroom Stall Ad Achieves Perfect Contextual Relevance


Leo Burnett Lisbon has done a very cool campaign for Kellogg's All-Bran Plus cereal which found the perfect contextual location for its message: the bathroom stall. The promotion placed large stickers that looked like a locked door or a brick wall on the backside of bathroom stall doors along with another poster on the side wall explaining the cereals benefits.

This is perfect on so many levels. First, it's unexpected and catches attention. Second, the locked door makes the subliminal connection to, well, being blocked up if you don't eat enough fiber - something All-Bran Plus provides. And third, what else is there to do while in the toilet than read an ad. Brilliant work. See the creative in its full glory here.

by Steve Hall    Mar- 8-06    
Topic: Best, Creative Commentary, Poster

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