Morris and Glass Are IBMers

If you like documentary films from the genre’s top craftsmen, this “industrial film” commissioned by IBM to celebrate the company’s centennial, could be right up your alley. The 30-minute film is directed by Errol Morris. Music by Philip Glass.

The Marvels of Vanity Search

How the hell did I miss this video from 10 months ago? DavidBurn from Brandcentral Web on Vimeo. The Tomorrow Awards’ judging process is different than most award shows in that it involves the participation of the entire advertising industry and beyond, not just a jury of a select few.

Mr. Peanut Finds New Life In The New Century

Robert Downey as Mr. Peanut. Nice. The work for Planters comes from the New York office of Being, a spin-off from TBWA Worldwide.. Kraft shifted the Planters creative account in April to TBWA from DraftFCB, and TBWA formed Being to avoid conflicts with another client, the confectioner Mars. Mr. Peanut “has always had a wit […]

JP Morgan Chase’s Pop-Up Book Takes Minds Off The Economy

“I listen to my words but they fall far below I let my music take me where my heart wants to go” – Cat Stevens Agency: mcgarrybowen Production Company: Psyop / Smuggler

Look Who’s Bloggin’ For Playboy

Steve Hall of Adrants has a new gig. With Playboy. Which makes sense. What I don’t understand is why his Playboy bio says, “Adrants, a site that rips the ad industry a new one on a daily basis.”

Spotlight On NW Creative: Timbers Out-of-Home

In Portland, soccer fans are good looking, in an indie rock lumberjack kind of way. That’s one thing I get from the Portland Timbers’ new out-of-home advertising campaign, currently running on several of the city’s structures, east and west of the Willamette River. The campaign from Jelly Helm Studio and Official Mfg. Co. is “the […]

Hickory, Dickory, Dock…

Verizon has big news for iPhone fans. You’d think the carrier would want to make a larger splash with this introductory TV ad, given how long its customers (and prospective customers) have had to wait for this moment. The company is covering its “base”, in effect, before going after new customers, according to Media Post.

Why Just Check In, When You Can Check In And Win?

My friends at BFG Communications in Hilton Head Island (where I once worked) recently won the Buffalo Wild Wings’ social media marketing account. It didn’t take them long to strike. According to today’s New York Times, Buffalo Wild Wings is embarking on a geolocation campaign, called “Home Court Advantage,” in hopes of engaging customers at […]