Hurt Me. Whip Me. Make Me Write Bad Ads.

If you’ve ever longed for the Good Ol’ Days of Advertising, take a look at these ads featuring corporal punishment. [Via Pull My Finger.]

Consumer Generated Content? Or Fine Art?

Mac users, on a good day, may well think of their machine and its operating system as a working piece of art. Playful Painter, an Indianapolis artist and blogger, has created a series of oil paintings geared to appeal to Mac users with this mindset. The current bid on eBay for the painting above is […]

Using Advertising To Make Art

Ad people hitting on all cylinders may or may not be making art–we could debate the point for years–what it clear is that artists are increasingly making art from advertising. Rodney White, a visual artist living in Brooklyn, is one such artist. Look at this brilliant composition and use of type (to say nothing of […]

Apple to Break “Exciting” TV Ads Next Week

According to Steve Jobs at Apple’s annual shareholder meeting this morning, Apple will be launching an “exciting” round of TV ads starting next week. On the heels of the switch to Intel Processors, the new Mac Book Pro (and last week’s 17″ Mac Book Pro), and the beta software release of BootCamp – which allows […]

Paul Arden Writes Again

Strolling through a Barnes & Noble today, a familiar, yet odd look caught my eye: Whatever You Think, Think The Opposite is the latest book by former Saatchi & Saatchi Creative Director Paul Arden, whose book “It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be” was quite a word-of-mouth success when […]

Monetize Me!

People are thinking a lot about how to monetize “new” media, such as podcasts and blogs. Well, prepare for a game-changing bomb drop right here on AdPulp. What I’m talking about is monetizing old media; namely, me. Case Study: Gavin Gavin is a 14-year-old developmentally disabled boy who lives in my neighborhood. For a few […]

Post Post-Modernism: The Art Of Branding

From Los Angeles Times: Here in remote West Texas, where rodeo means bulls and broncos, is a tiny store adorned with canvas awnings carrying the logo of the Italian fashion house Prada. On view inside are 20 women’s shoes and half a dozen handbags — some in the four-figure price range. But the “store” is […]

Inside The MINI Pitch

This is a must read. BusinessWeek reports on the MINI pitch, and the creativity of the pitch process itself. There was plenty of face time and driving but the agencies were also required to perform in front of one another as each tried to impress the client-to-be, an unheard-of concept in the notoriously competitive ad […]

Name The Agency

Flickr user, Luca Blurb, brings us the joys of agency life, as depicted in 23 candid snapshots. Make sure to read the blurbs. The image above has a blurb. It says, “Can’t they find a chair?”

Breaking Creative: Choir for Honda

Courtesy of wieden + kennedy london, a preview of their new spot, Choir, for Honda. Click to View And, Bonus Coverage via video podcast (iTunes Link). On Friday 13th January, Honda launches its latest TV commercial “Choir” – a 120” live action spot to launch the new Honda Civic produced by Wieden + Kennedy London. […]