Designer/Archeologist Restores Old Outdoor Ads (To Something Beyond Their Former Glory)

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According to Portland Monthly, 3D designer Craig Winslow has turned a yearlong creative residency with Adobe into a fascinating new art project. Using a technique called projection mapping, Winslow takes clues from ghost ads on city walls and recreates the original ads on his computer to scale. Then he projects them back onto the wall. […]

You Can Rest Now. O&M Has Integrated Marketing for the Digital Age All Figured Out.

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Sampling is the oldest play in the book. Sampling works where ads do not, because people often need to “see it to believe it,” or taste it, as the case may be. Take Coke Zero. How can it possibly be as good as full-calorie Coca-Cola? The idea defies logic. It’s a problem that requires new […]

Hire A Copywriter Next Time

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Iconic brands with money to burn ought not to miss the ball completely. But sometimes they do. What’re you gonna do? Take McDonald’s recent effort to introduce the public to Fish McBites, a new menu offering. Fish McBites are made of Marine Stewardship Council-certified sustainable Alaska pollock. That’s news that needs some ‘splainin’. Wouldn’t you […]

Transforming Cluttered Commercial Environments Into Open Breathable Spaces

Artist Stephen Glassman is tilting at windmills billboards. His vision for a living, breathing non-commercial space suspended above Los Angeles traffic is taking shape thanks to help from OOH Advertising company Summit Media. There’s also a Kickstarter campaign which seeks to raise $100,000 to structurally retrofit the first prototype billboard, secure licenses, permits, and insurance, […]

Unique Piece of Americana For Sale in Cottage Grove

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Old advertising on barns is an acquired taste, but once acquired people can become passionate about an installment, as if the work in question is public art, not advertising for a product no longer available. Maybe it is art. It’s certainly collectible, that part goes unchallenged. Such is the case in Cottage Grove, Oregon, where […]

Move Over Howler Monkeys, Jim Beam Drinkers Are Making A Racket

Have you heard the call of Jim Beam? If you live in Australia, chances are you know the from-deep-in-the-jungle sounds. According to The Inspiration Room, the noisy work stems from The Works in Sydney. The campaign began with jungle calls broadcast around Sydney in the three days leading up to the broadcast of the first […]

Venez Comme Vous Êtes (Come As You Are)

You want to involve people in your advertising. So they pay attention to it, and maybe even tell other people about it. Like so: On Friday the 24th of February, in the heart of the Parisian business district La Défense, McDonald’s and BETC gave passers-by the opportunity to have their photo taken and integrated into […]

Don’s Fall From Grace Is Also Troubling For Non-Fans of Mad Men

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“The image of Don Draper tumbling through space has been used since the show began in 2007 to represent a man whose life is in turmoil. The image used in the campaign is intended to serve as a metaphor for what is happening in Don Draper’s fictional life and in no way references actual events.” […]