Backpedaling from one of the biggest marketing gaffs in recent history, Gap, following overwhelming public pressure, has, unsurprisingly, announced it will box it's new logo and return to the original design. Announced last week, the new logo, designed by Laird & Partners, was roundly mocked by the design community, especially when the brand asked designers to "crowdsource" new ideas (un-related to the new logo the brand insists) for free.
A statement on the brand's Facebook page now reads, "Ok. We've heard loud and clear that you don't like the new logo. We've learned a lot from the feedback. We only want what's best for the brand and our customers. So instead of crowdsourcing, we're bringing back the Blue Box tonight."
In a survey of Adrants readers, 88 percent answered, no, they do not like the new Gap logo. The survey supports widespread sentiment regarding the brand's debut of its first logo change in 20 years.
Defending the change, a Gap statement read, "The company's statement about the logo change is this: "Thanks for everyone's input on the new logo! We've had the same logo for 20+ years, and this is just one of the things we're changing. We know this logo created a lot of buzz and we're thrilled to see passionate debates unfolding! "
Passionate debates? More like vindictive vitriol.
So there's nothing really wrong with this new Hot Commute commercial for Rockport which touts the brand's ability to make commuting stylish. It's just, that, well, Rockport just isn't all that hot as a fashion designer and the "hot commute" we see hear, well, isn't hot at all. See, the brand is sort of like a step up from L.L. Bean. The whole thing comes off like a run-of-the-mill Macy's commercial.
But that hasn't stopped the brand from cashing in on all it can. In a deal with Donald Trump's The Apprentice, the brand will be the subject of a challenge in the October 14th episode.
The campaign, which will break in over 30 countries will include television, print, digital, mobile, out of home and POP.
Sick of hearing Train's Hey Soul Sister in what seems to be practically every ad out there? If not, you will be after visiting this compendium of Hey Soul Sister-fueled commercials organized by creatives Brad Meyers and Keith Stoeckeler.
The pair are out to stop the madness. Out to re-educate creatives on their musical selections. Out to call attention to the lemming-like behavior of the industry. And...out to have a bit of fun pointing out a trend.
If you find a commercial with the song in it you can submit it to the site.
Didn't you know? What? You didn't? Well let us let you in on a little secret. If you want to have hot passionate sex with that hunk you've been drooling over, ladies, all you have to do is slap on some Gucci Guilty and the man of your dreams will miraculous appear and ravage you to completion.
Actually, that's a lie. Why? Because it was in a commercial. No. In the real world, men don't need much motivation at all when it comes to that particular activity. You barely have to smile and the guy already wants to hop on. But this is Gucci we're taking about so that line of thinking is a bit crass here.
It's never polite to laugh at stupid people but when they're actors playing dumb, we guess it's OK. So have fun with this Sony Ericsson video in which three less-than-smart hotties babble on as only bimbos pretending to be stupid can babble. One wants to push a button on her phone to take a shower. Another wants to connect to her dogs and a third, well, she can't even get a coherent thought out. The whole thing's fairly comical.
But our favorite part is when Britney bounces bodaciously while finally getting her thoughts together ("If you're not tech savvy...) at the :40 mark. Now if someone could just make an animated gif of that.
UPDATE: Thanks Dare Digital. Here's Britney doing her bounce.
As if the existing GoDaddy hotties weren't enough, the domain name registrar has enlisted Asian musician, model and actress Ella Koon to represent the brand in Asia. Fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, French and English, Koonwas born in Tahiti, raised in Hong Kong and educated in England.
Of Koon, Go Daddy CEO Bob Parsons said, "We've been taking care of customers in the Far East for years - now we're ready to have a Go Daddy Girl based in Asia. Ella is an absolute beauty. She's smart, she's talented and she knows how to leverage the Internet."
Of her selection as Go Daddy Girl, Koon perfectly recited PR speak saying, "It's an honor to join a great company like Go Daddy. Go Daddy is a dominant player in a highly competitive industry. That says a lot! I like the fact Go Daddy knows how to have fun, but takes the business of serving its customers seriously."
Yesterday Macy's Girl, along with the Material Girl and her daughter, Lourdes appeared at Macy's in New York for the launch of Lourde's Material Girl clothing line. Macy's Girl Momsen, looking like some sort of character out of a vampire flick, had so much eye shadow on it...um...overshadowed the fact she really is a very pretty woman. OK, girl. She's 17.
Of her fashion line, Lourdes told The Huffington Post, "I've always been really interested in fashion. My outfits when I was little and started dressing myself were awful. But I think the '80s are really back right now. I think it's really changing, a whole new scene is coming in. The geek chic is totally where we're going."
Just leave the over done black eyeshadow in the cosmetic case, Taylor.
Thanks to Copyranter who subjected us to watching a less than tight ass wobble for twenty seconds...in slow motion...after having been kicked by a Diesel sneaker, we have no choice but to share the jiggle with you. If only to help remove the imagery from our mind.
that said, you've got to love a brand that comes right out and says what it's products are good for. In this case, Deisel's sneakers are no good for running. But they are very good for kicking asses.
For more ass kicking, see Diesel's giant sneaker on wheels kick a giant ass on wheels.
Be Stupid. Be Very, Very Stupid.
Well we suppose if you're in jail and you've got a clothing line to promote, you can always enlist the help of a family member. Which is just what Lindsay did when she asked her 16-year-old sister, Ali, to model for her 6126 clothing line.
For the campaign, Ali models two short dresses, one of which is being billed as "cleavage-baring." We assume there's cleavage there but we just don't see it. Anyway, sister to the aid of another. How sweet.
UPDATE: OK. Here'sthe hotness we were looking for.