Friday, January 28, 2011

I don't know. Borrowed interest, you think?

Found this ad in Thunder Press, a motorcycle newspaper we place ads in now and again.

I'm pretty sure a girl in a bathing suit doesn't have a hell of a lot to do with motorcycle suspension.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

This is pretty funny

At first, I thought it was shaking out to be a spot about banner ads, but still . . .

I like it. From Illegal Advertising.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Should you work for free? This was on Facebook too

Sadly, many of these are pretty freaking accurate

A friend of mine sent me this on Facebook. Things Real People Don't Say About Advertising. These are a couple I like best, but there are many more here.

Like all good humor, there is a sad element of truth here . . .

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I don't even want to THINK about what this probably cost them

But I'll bet there are a half-dozen design studios around here that could have done as well or better for less . . .

Starbuck's has a new logo.

Some Addy categories I'd like to see

Addy entries are due here in DC tomorrow, so naturally, we'll finish ours up - tomorrow.

No minute like the last minute.

Anyway, going through work and deciding what we should and could enter and what I'm embarassed we did last year, I had a few thoughts on categories I'd like to see:
  • Best use of client-supplied photography
  • Best print ad with way too much crap in it *
  • Best campaign created from a single ad that somebody decided they wanted to turn into a campaign
  • Best use of an awful logo
  • Best use of your kids (a.k.a. The Ameritel Award)
  • Best art direction although the copy sucks
  • Best copywriting although the art direction totally blows
  • Best concept ruined by the art direction and the copywriting
  • Best bogus ad created just for the show
  • Best reallyfastdisclaimerattheendofaradiospotthatnobodycanunderstandanyway
  • Best use of "got (fill in the blank here)"? concept
  • Best rip-off of something really original
  • Best idea I had first but the client wouldn't f-ing run, damnit
* This could be called the Blivet Award. My father used to say that a blivet is a 5-pound bag with 10 pounds of shit. Years ago, my friend Terry commented ever-so-tactfully about an art director we both knew this way: "He sure knows how to put a lot into an ad."