Bathroom Ad Seeks Website Designer


Not that there's anything new about bathroom advertising but this handwritten note, which reads, "Website Designer Needed 310-270-3636," placed inside a plastic sleeve and attached to the wall above the sinks is a bit different and unique. Obviously, the number leads to an answering machine because who wants to listen to thousands of people calling just to see if the gig is real. In any event, someone is in need of a website designer.

by Steve Hall    Oct- 7-05    
Topic: Strange

Howard Stern Siruis Channel Debuts With Fart


In a manner appropriately befitting Howard Stern and his crew, the silence on his soon to be occupied Sirius was broken with, you guessed it, farting. At 6:30 yesterday morning, Junior the Farter farted, kicking off a day-long fart-fest in what will surely be history's most revered broadcast launch. Stern wasn't on hand for the event and Infinity barred him from airing the event on his terrestrial broadcast. As of next year, all the fighting Stern has had with the broadcast establishment will be moot as he moves to Sirius. Oddly, there was a charm to the censorship that forced the team to invent hilariously creative means for discussing raunchy topics with substitute topics. Somehow openly saying fuck, shit, piss, tits just isn't going to feel the same.

by Steve Hall    Oct- 7-05    
Topic: Celebrity, Radio

Ogilvy Says Don't Read Adrants


Ogilvy PR has a page on their site called BlogFeeds where they list, by category, blogs they feel are important reading for the agency and for their clients. Apparently, there's something wrong with Adrants because we didn't make the list. Perhaps Ogilvy doesn't want to expose their clients to our continual kvetching, cutting through the crap and shedding some common sense on the advertising industry. Oops, that sounded bitter. Sorry. We love Ogilvy.

by Steve Hall    Oct- 7-05    
Topic: Weblogs

Magazine Lures Guys With Cars and Girls


Promoting a the Australian men's magazine Explode, Soap Creative has launched a "customize your ride" game, called Bling My Bomb, in which visitors choose their vehicle and customize it selecting color, wheels, graphics, engine, plates, horn, your street scene and yes, the hottie that will ride with you. Sorry, ladies, this one's for the guys. Besides, you probably don't want to visit a site that treats women like hood ornaments. Oh please. After all, it's all just fun and fantasy for single-minded guys. That said, Explode will be happy to know we actually spent a significant amount of time on the site crafting our ride.

by Steve Hall    Oct- 7-05    
Topic: Games, Online, Viral

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McDonald's Hosts Net-Wide Breakdancing Contest


Here's a fun little time-waster from McDonald's. Pick a character, listen to the beat, whack a few numbers keys on your keyboard and, homey, you're breakdancin'. After practicing, visitors can log in and compare their dance move scores with others. That's it. Simple. No overbearing marketing crap. Just plain fun.

by Steve Hall    Oct- 7-05    
Topic: Brands, Creative Commentary, Online

Nicollette Sheridan Signs With Australian Lingerie Brand

Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan just completed a commercial for Australian lingerie brand Hestia. Sheridan is pleased with her new role saying, "It's great being Hestia ambassador, with all these simply gorgeous Aussie housewives." We'll be watching for the Desperate Housewives Hestia product placement.
by Steve Hall    Oct- 7-05    
Topic: Celebrity