FAA Says Outer Space No Place For Ads

from CNN: The Federal Aviation Administration proposed to amend its regulations to ensure that it can enforce a law that prohibits “obtrusive” advertising in zero gravity. “Objects placed in orbit, if large enough, could be seen by people around the world for long periods of time,” the FAA said in a regulatory filing. Currently, the […]

Wordlessness Rewarded

from Ad Age: A clever campaign created by Peterson Milla Hooks, Minneapolis, for Target won Best of Show honors at last night

A Billboard That’s Getting Folks Muy Caliente

Illegal immigration is a pretty thorny issue right now, so the billboard above, done for a LA Spanish-language newscast, has some people really ticked off, as the “CA” has been intentionally crossed out and replaced with “Mexico.” The idea is meant to emphasize the newscast’s equal devotion to local news as well as news from […]

Why People Hate Advertising: Reason 112

H&M’s desecration of The Flatiron Building Thanks to Room 116 for the pointer.

John, Is That You?

According to San Francisco Chronicle, the city of Oakland plans to introduce a new weapon in its fight against prostitution: shame. Those caught by surveillance cameras and convicted of solicitation will be at risk of having their faces plastered on bus stop signs or even 10-foot by 22-foot billboards. Clear Channel is providing the advertising […]

Witness The Power Of Magnets

By Casey Ross of Boston Herald: Starbucks Coffee is not only popping up on every street corner, it’s springing from the roofs of Boston’s taxicabs as well. A holiday advertising gimmick placed atop cabs in recent weeks has been fooling Hub motorists who continually mistake the ad for a Starbucks cup left on the roof. […]

Readers Go Schizo Trying To Decipher So Many Words

Brand Autopsy offers this outdoor board from Austin’s Community Clinical. Maybe a giant sound chip attached to this board would better serve the clinic’s efforts. It could ask, “Are you hearing voices?” Okay, that’s not nice.