Friday, March 24, 2017

Chuckle Chuckle

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Damn good advice

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

No more changes!

The general public would probably have no idea what this ad is all about.

But ask anyone (and I do mean anyone) in adland and they'll know exactly what it means.

Sadly it's a concept not an actual ad.

But kudos to the man behind it Andrii Mishchenko.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Dave Trott gets drunk

A friend in New Zealand shared this on Facebook the other day. It is a great story from one of my adland heroes. Enjoy!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Remember Socialcam?

I was reminded of this social media exchange this morning when it turned up as a screenshot in a text message.

To be honest I can't even recall what Socialcam is or was.

Instagram however is now pretty much omnipresent.

Proving yet again that picking a winner in the tech innovation wars is never as easy as it looks.  

Friday, March 17, 2017

Ideas are fragile

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Fiat 500 is forever young

The Fiat 500 or Bambino as it's affectionally known is one of my all time favourite cars.

It says Italy to me like no other car.

I once went out with a girl who drove one.

My wife currently drives one.

And on my recent holiday in Italy I rented one for a week in Sicily.

Happy 60th birthday Bambino. You're a timeless beauty. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Poor taste puns

Respect for women and 'no means no' are values that should be instilled in every young man.

Obviously they are not.

Which is problematic in and of itself.

But this poster I saw the other day is also problematic. At least it is for me?

Seriously who on earth thought a dick made from a thermometer was a good idea?

Not to mention the appallingly punny 'Don't Blow it' headline.

In fact this ad is so wrong, in so many ways, I'm struggling to figure out how it ever got approved.

Approved by the client. And approved for presentation by a Creative Director.

Perhaps they were trying to do something edgy.

Instead it's just punny bad taste...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Coca Cola Pool Boy

This is like the kind of ads Coke made when I was a kid. But with a modern twist. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Women's Day Fail

Unless these women are getting a thrill from the vibrations of the washing machine I reckon this is one of the worst Women's Day fails from last week.