To start your new year strong, Google will match the first $100 of your investment in AdWords if you sign up before December 31, 2010.
Archives for December 2010
As a copywriter, I suppose I’m contractually obligated to say I like this holiday card/ad from Droga5. Click on it to enlarge. But the truth is, in 2010, I first encountered this not in the newspaper it ran in (which was in Australia), but on a few blogs like Adfreak and some others. And I […]
I’ll admit, if I watch a show on a DVR, I’ll skip the ads — that is, if I’m paying that much attention. Often, I’ll be watching while doing something on my laptop and I’ll forget what I’m watching isn’t live, so then the commercials will play. It’s this kind of existence that the New […]
It might be shooting fish in a barrel, but The Tracy Awards found some of the worst ads of this year. Like this billboard, which uses Sizzler as a verb: See all the, ahem, winners, here.
Among the many year-end “Best Of” lists comes The Year’s Most Creative Advertising Ideas on Forbes.com. Note the terminology here — not the most creative ads, but ideas. So there’s a mix of interesting things here, from Old Spice’s TV ad to Kellogg & Nestle’s Pop Up Stores to The Puma Social Campaign to Alicia […]
In 1947, Toys for Tots was conceived in Los Angeles by Major Bill Hendricks of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. The Advertising Club of Los Angeles, now known as ThinkLA, was the first organization to adopt it on a large scale. This year thinkLA and its Toys for Tots Event committee put a competition together […]
Artist Levi van Veluw hand-made two mannequins from scratch in his studio in the Netherlands, and photographed them. “City” consists of model cars and other miniature objects as well as small, wooden blocks, while actual moss, grass, leaves, flowers and mud were used to create “Nature.”
AdKeeper, which allows consumers to “clip and keep” an online ad, emerged from stealth in October, and has since been operating in beta, preparing for its full roll out in Q-1 of 2011. AdKeeper’s Founder, Chairman & CEO Scott Kurnit, who is also the founder of About.com, said, “Advertisers love AdKeeper because it delivers true […]