MTV Leads Sheep To Slaughter And Other Weirdness From Argentina

Check out this pair of ads from two different agencies in Buenos Aires. Client: MTV Agency: Brother – Escuela de Creativos Client: Disco Supermarkets Agency: Y&R Buenos Aires [via Ads of the World] Share

Need A Diversion? Try Social Media!

Fallon’s Skimmer story got picked up by the Minneapolis press. BTW, Fallon laid off 18 people, or 9% of its MN-based staff yesterday. Share

A Bus Came By And I Got On

Greyhound is sprucing up its user experience. This month, the first of 102 redesigned buses surfaced on Greyhound’s routes from New York to Montreal, Toronto and Boston. Improvements include a freshly painted blue and silver exterior with a new logo, free Wi-Fi, additional legroom, power outlets and adjustable three-point seat belts. [via The New York […]

Goodby Has Fun With Fruit

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Serial Webisodes Are The New Black

Bill Green who has the wheel at Adrants this week, is giving props to Season in the Balance, a serial webisode from New Balance. Props to Momentum Worldwide and Tangerine Films. Think Friday Night Lights with lacrosse sticks. Once again, I’m intrigued by the content play. It’s a fast growing segment of the marcom industry […]

Lexus Drivers Are Masters of Their Own Media Universe

Lexus agency Team One pitched their automotive client on an innovative content strategy–team up with Time Inc. and American Express Publishing to provide media customers the option to customize their own magazine just like they would customize a new Lexus 2010 RX. And then fill that magazine with custom ads from Lexus. According to The […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: 100th Mariners Commercials

Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners have been making a lot of commercials with the help of Seattle agency Copacino+Fujikado. According to Seattle Times, the series began in 1994 when Lou Piniella played a short-tempered therapist (a real stretch), Randy Johnson was a knife-flinging carnival attraction and Buhner stood behind a microphone as a stand-up comic […]

Distant Shores, Nearby Challenges

Indian advertising site, afaqs!, reports that Sir John Hegarty and Dan Wieden both made it to Goa earlier this month to speak at GOAFEST, a confab of Indian advertising execs at the beach city popular with European, Australian and American travelers. Hegarty and Wieden have both opened offices in India recently. Here’s a bit on […]

Forget The Company Store. Microsoft Is Opening A Company Mall.

A company’s physical space says a lot about a company. You might even say, the corporate campus, or workplace, is an ad for the company that communicates powerfully to the firm’s workers and visitors on a daily basis. According to Seattle Times, Microsoft takes their workers’ environment very seriously. The Redmond-based tech titan is quietly […]

It Takes Lots of Money To Make Lots of Money

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Movie TrailerUploaded by metin_06 According to the L.A. Times, Hollywood studios are hosting fewer lavish premiere parties, curtailing newspaper advertisements and restricting the number of agencies that produce trailers in effort to get more bang for their marketing buck in an increasingly competitive entertainment marketplace. One bit of good news is that […]