Logo Liked, Bad Work Costs More Than Good

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- Though many hate it, we kinda like the new United Airlines/Contenental logo.

- The One Club will be host its Second Annual Creative Week in New York City from May 10 to May 16, 2010.

- Hey we like this promotional video for the Seattle International Film Festival.

- Here's the latest from ESPN' s World Cup "One Game Changes Everything" campaign promoting the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

- Never date a Flyers fan even if she shaves her mustache.

- A long diatribe in Ad Age on the topic that bad work costs more than good.

by Steve Hall    May- 7-10    
Topic: Agencies, Brands, Commercials, Industry Events, Outdoor



Americans Stereotype, Arm Dislocated, Avatars Fashioned, Kitty Shot

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- It's global branding of another sort: How Americans See Europe.

- If you want to see a bad Photoshop job. Or if you just want to see a hot woman in her bikini.

- More from the lady who loves to create ads inside Second Life which feature but, busty avatars.

- An old Old Spice ad.

- Not new but worth a look. Agency (almost) shoots kitty to illustrate the qualities of good advertising.

- Thought: If social media didn't exist, would P&G have the problem they are currently having with their Cruisers and Swaddlers diapers?

by Steve Hall    May- 5-10    
Topic: Agencies, Brands, Racy, Social, Strange, Trends and Culture



GM Re-Tags, Celebs Speak, Mullen Jets (Blue), Effies Drink Beer

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- GM's new tagline: Excellence for all. Seriously? Seriously?

- Celebrities speak out against poor fishing practices which harm dolphins.

- JetBlue has selected Mullen as its new ad agency.

- The effie's, along with Heineken, are honoring student creativity with the Collegiate PSA Challenge.

- It's Finnish but its about blogger/TBWA designer Riku Vassinen an his new digital marketing book. It's a cover version of Mobb Deep Shook Ones Prt.2. We heard "Foursquare" though.

- Idiotic ad of the day.

- Former Adrants Editor Angela Natividad, who will be back to cover Cannes for us this year, is covering Social Media and Community 2.0 in Boston this week. Her first post is entitled OMG! We Need to Do Social Media!

by Steve Hall    May- 3-10    
Topic: Agencies, Brands, Cause, Celebrity, Industry Events



Paddy Punts, Ad Council Ad Libs, Ad Man Resurfaces

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- Blind football. Paddy Power. Cat. Funny.

- McCann Erikson has launched a $100 million campaign for Holiday Inn.

- Who knew a brick had so many uses. And could save you so much money? Brandon Baunach's entry into Ogilvy's YouTube competition.

- With the rise of online banking, many people haven't been inside a bank in a while. To remind people they still exist, efirstbank has brought the lobby to the people. TDA Advertising & Design did the work.

- Watch this. You'll never want to eat a hamburger or cheeseburger again. Well, at least every day like some kids do in school.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-30-10    
Topic: Agencies, Outdoor, Strange, Video



Coachella Flops, Ad Agencies Top Best Internship List

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- Someone says this video of a drunk dude attempting to get his flip flops on is a branded viral video. We think it's just a video of a drunk dude attempting get his flip flops on.

- Out of the top ten "best internship" companies, two are agencies: Mullen and Crispin Porter + Bogusky. See the list at InternshipKing.

- CandyStand is out with a new game for Trident Gum. It's all about gm stacking.

- Oink Ink has announced Call or Entries for its 13th Annual Dead Radio Contest which honors the best radio ads which were never produced. Get details here.

- "You have to see these awesome football skills. They will blow you away." Hey, we're just passing along the seeder's message.

- Who knew buying a lottery ticket could be so much fun? In Washington, it seems, a lot.

- Here's a really, really lame spoof of the Old Spice I'm on a Horse commercial.

by Steve Hall    Apr-28-10    
Topic: Agencies, Strange, Viral



Young & Rubicam Brings Back Soap Opera With Phones

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Get Dressed Boys!

As if it were something new, Young & Rubicam Chief Creative Officer Tony Granger tells us, "This is a new approach to our business that we are excited to explore as an agency. Our ultimate goal is create entertaining content with broad national appeal, but with special appeal to the target prospects of an individual client."

Um, Tony. This isn't new. It's called a soap opera. You're just doing it with phones.

Distributed by Fox Sports Net, Head to Head, created and produced by Young & Rubicam and underwritten by Cellular South, will follow two Mississippi football teams on their way through the 2009 season. The 12-episode series will debit today, April 12.

by Steve Hall    Apr-12-10    
Topic: Agencies, Television



Bogusy, Monty, Kutcher Comment on Humungo

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So Humungo has been born. You see Plaid was Plaid. Then is was acquired by Source Marketing and it became huge...uh...Humungo. Now it's part of MDC. So to see just how much, if at all, people in the industry noticed or even cared about the acquisition, Humungo's Darryl Orht asked Scott Monty, Alex Bogusy and (well, tried to) Ashton Kutcher what they though.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 5-10    
Topic: Agencies



Speeding Tickets Re-Imagined, Macy's Cleans Slobs

- Speeding tickets suck. Here's a fun way to re-imagine the whole thing into a game that can make you money.

- Macy's recruits Martha Stewart to give fashion tips to a bunch of slobs.

- Bojangle's Restaurant has selected Boone Oakley as its new agency of record.

- Sony tours the world in 80 seconds.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 1-10    
Topic: Agencies, Video



Halo Group Says One Head Better Than Four

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The Halo Group's Steve Ratti tells us, "Rumor has it I just sent this video to over 2500 CMOs. Did it work? Not sure yet but I did get 70 "out of the office" automated email responses so far."

His video illustrates the idiocy spewed from the mouths of multiple practice areas within an agency and how, one assumes, a singular voice would be a much better approach. The message is far from new but we can't help but giggle a bit at each of the talking heads' stream of bullshit.

by Steve Hall    Mar-25-10    
Topic: Agencies



Pat Fallon Gets AAF Hall of Fame Status

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- On March 25, 2010, Fallon Worldwide cofounder and chairman emeritus, Pat Fallon, will be inducted into the prestigious American Advertising Federation (AAF) Hall of Fame.

- "The Real Men and Women of Madison Avenue," an exhibit that celebrates the contributions made to advertising and popular culture by the real stars of Madison Avenue, will travel to Chicago for its first public showing outside of New York City. It opens at The Congress Gallery at 33 E. Congress, 1st Floor Gallery in Chicago on April 7, 2010 and will run until the end of the month.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-24-10    
Topic: Agencies, Celebrity, Newspaper










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