January 27, 2012
*this blog, after a week or so is going to be no more
At the end of the day I don’t post enough on here and I don’t like leaving it.So instead I’m going to incorporate ads and advertising discussions, articles, etc. on my main blog. 
So if you’re following me here, please follow me there. You get all the ad stuff and more.  

*this blog, after a week or so is going to be no more

At the end of the day I don’t post enough on here and I don’t like leaving it.
So instead I’m going to incorporate ads and advertising discussions, articles, etc. on my main blog. 

So if you’re following me here, please follow me there. You get all the ad stuff and more.  

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Filed under: advertising 
January 18, 2012
*This is not about the return of Mad Men
This is a complaint. To all you soccer moms** out there. Stop trying to make an issue out of everything in the world. If you want, everything can offend someone. As a people though, we should not look for these things that separate us, but the things that connect us. So on behalf of myself, and whoever else, move on. 
**Someone with too much time on their hands. No offence to all soccer moms, but I use the term because these were the women who would cause a ruckus at PTA meetings over the smallest, most insignificant thing. 

*This is not about the return of Mad Men

This is a complaint. To all you soccer moms** out there. Stop trying to make an issue out of everything in the world. If you want, everything can offend someone. As a people though, we should not look for these things that separate us, but the things that connect us. So on behalf of myself, and whoever else, move on. 

**Someone with too much time on their hands. No offence to all soccer moms, but I use the term because these were the women who would cause a ruckus at PTA meetings over the smallest, most insignificant thing. 

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Filed under: Mad Men advertising 
January 17, 2012

framenoir:

We’re highly anticipating January 19th, when Nike will launch a revolutionary product designed for all kinds of playmakers. #MAKEITCOUNT

*of course Wieden + Kennedy kill it with this ad

Their work with Nike throughout the years has been nothing short of inspirational. 
Looking forward to whatever it is Nike will be releasing this coming Thursday. 

January 17, 2012

*Affliction looking to get out of the douchebag business?

New spot makes me feel like it’s a brand I could like. Aside from the fact I dislike all of their merchandise. But you know, good for them. 

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Filed under: affliction advertising 
January 17, 2012
*Because nobody doesn’t like Kraft Dinner
Taxi 2 has created television and Facebook content that encourages an online Kraft Dinner battle of sorts. Over the course of the next ten weeks, the Kraft Dinner Facebook page will host 5 different challenges. The first challenge is “KD bombing" someone’s photo. As you may have guessed, this means sneaking a box, bowl or spoonful of Kraft Dinner in someone’s ordinary photo.
So there you have it. Check out the FB page and take part. It’s never bad to have an excuse to eat more Kraft Dinner.

*Because nobody doesn’t like Kraft Dinner

Taxi 2 has created television and Facebook content that encourages an online Kraft Dinner battle of sorts. Over the course of the next ten weeks, the Kraft Dinner Facebook page will host 5 different challenges. The first challenge is “KD bombing" someone’s photo. As you may have guessed, this means sneaking a box, bowl or spoonful of Kraft Dinner in someone’s ordinary photo.

So there you have it. Check out the FB page and take part. It’s never bad to have an excuse to eat more Kraft Dinner.

January 16, 2012

"Targeting the male 25- to 35-year-old demographic, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has launched its “Switch it Up” promotion for the month of January, centred around a series of quirky online video clips providing light-hearted alternatives for an entertaining night in with the guys.”

The SwitchItUp site provides the user with a variety of options that have to do with a guys night in. So you have the option to hang out with a trillionaire, country singer (not sure why lol), and a sports caster. From there you can decide to grill, play cards or watch sports. Finally you pick the location. Chalet, loft or man cave. After you’ve chosen, a quick video will play with the options in place.

I’ve watch a couple already. They’re kind of hit and miss. But I’m into the idea. Good to see that Cossette is helping the LCBO target a key demographic. It seem the overall goal is to encourage consumers to try liquor and/or beer they have not tried. 

Check it out yourself and see if you stumble across a funny one.

January 14, 2012
*new “Outsmart” campaign from Mobilicity
I’m into the idea of being straightforward with the costumer, but I think this argument can quickly lose leverage. The top CEO’s of any company make an insane amount of money. An Apple computer shouldn’t cose as much as it does, but they know they can charge as much as they do because people will pay. 
And while it would awesome to switch to Mobilicty and get their great rates, the truth is they don’t off the type of coverage that the majority of customers want or need. And if everyone suddenly flooded the company, they would have to raise prices to account for the additional traffic.
I’m not saying that Rogers and Bell don’t fuck their customers on the bill, but I think the major issue is the CRTC and their reluctance to help make a more competitive market in Canada. 
All that aside though, I don’t like the mascots

*new “Outsmart” campaign from Mobilicity

I’m into the idea of being straightforward with the costumer, but I think this argument can quickly lose leverage. The top CEO’s of any company make an insane amount of money. An Apple computer shouldn’t cose as much as it does, but they know they can charge as much as they do because people will pay. 

And while it would awesome to switch to Mobilicty and get their great rates, the truth is they don’t off the type of coverage that the majority of customers want or need. And if everyone suddenly flooded the company, they would have to raise prices to account for the additional traffic.

I’m not saying that Rogers and Bell don’t fuck their customers on the bill, but I think the major issue is the CRTC and their reluctance to help make a more competitive market in Canada. 

All that aside though, I don’t like the mascots

January 12, 2012
Droga5 Group Account Director Mike Densmore Becomes Head Of Business Development | Adweek

*business is booming

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Filed under: droga5 advertising 
January 12, 2012
What’s the theme of your Advertising Week presentation?"I want to say that we’re better than we think. As an industry, we put parameters on what we can achieve and do. I want to point out how fantastic the industry is, but one of our biggest barriers is not giving ourselves enough credit. I feel like we’re in a position right now where all the [business] decisions are already made and we just have to produce materials to communicate them. We’re much more than the backend of something. There isn’t an industry or a part of society that creativity and strategic thinking can’t impact. I’m not saying the onus is on the ad industry to save the world, but I’m saying we can contribute something to everything—from growing and launching client brands to dipping into social issues, educating people and getting involved in business."More here*Really want to see David Droga during Ad Week Canada, but it seems the only way to purchase a ticket is to purchase a bundle, and that starts at over $800. Not impressed.

What’s the theme of your Advertising Week presentation?
"I want to say that we’re better than we think. As an industry, we put parameters on what we can achieve and do. I want to point out how fantastic the industry is, but one of our biggest barriers is not giving ourselves enough credit. I feel like we’re in a position right now where all the [business] decisions are already made and we just have to produce materials to communicate them. We’re much more than the backend of something. There isn’t an industry or a part of society that creativity and strategic thinking can’t impact. I’m not saying the onus is on the ad industry to save the world, but I’m saying we can contribute something to everything—from growing and launching client brands to dipping into social issues, educating people and getting involved in business."

More here

*Really want to see David Droga during Ad Week Canada, but it seems the only way to purchase a ticket is to purchase a bundle, and that starts at over $800. Not impressed.

January 6, 2012
notesfromthenapkin:

Advertising with Facebook Timeline
Israel Anti-Drug Authority
McCann Digital Israel has put together a Facebook timeline of a fictional Adam Barak juxtaposing a year with and a year without drugs. It is an interesting anti-drug campaign and it will be interesting to follow over the next year.
-Colt

*definitely something to follow.

notesfromthenapkin:

Advertising with Facebook Timeline

Israel Anti-Drug Authority

McCann Digital Israel has put together a Facebook timeline of a fictional Adam Barak juxtaposing a year with and a year without drugs. It is an interesting anti-drug campaign and it will be interesting to follow over the next year.

-Colt

*definitely something to follow.

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Filed under: advertising facebook 
December 10, 2011

Youth Off The Streets “Brian” TVC

For two months, JWT Sydney spent time with people who live on the streets of Australia. The resulting campaign, created pro-bono, features real homeless adults who each offers up a plea to ask you to aid homeless youth.”


December 1, 2011
helloyoucreatives:

Adland what do you want for Christmas?
http://adsanta.co.uk/adsanta.co.uk/AdSanta.html

helloyoucreatives:

Adland what do you want for Christmas?

http://adsanta.co.uk/adsanta.co.uk/AdSanta.html

November 29, 2011

Hungryman UK has produced the last campaign against smoking in NHS. Performed by Steve Hudson, the video “Anti Smoking” has the face of a woman aging instantly with each puff of cigarette, recalls the effects of smoking on life expectancy.

November 23, 2011
*seen in Marketing Mag’s “Salary Benchmark Report.”
Very cool to see The Ad Buzz getting a shout out. 
Was at The Art of Sales conference yesterday in Toronto and heard some great speakers. Definitely getting me excited for the future of The Ad Buzz.
Check out the whole report here.

*seen in Marketing Mag’s “Salary Benchmark Report.”

Very cool to see The Ad Buzz getting a shout out. 

Was at The Art of Sales conference yesterday in Toronto and heard some great speakers. Definitely getting me excited for the future of The Ad Buzz.

Check out the whole report here.

November 21, 2011

mattonlymoore:

Holy shit this video just broke my computer.

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Filed under: ad advertising old spice