Lisa Hymas of Grist doesn’t buy the McLocal message she found in suburban Seattle. She asks what’s next, “High-fructose corn syrup from Ames, Iowa?” Here’s my problem with the Gristian criticism. Way too many environmentalists are still stuck in an “us v. them” mindset, which is a trap. We’re all in this together. We want […]
Honda Motors and RPA are advertising the good old fashioned way–by placing an eye-catching outdoor board on a busy Los Angeles freeway (the 405). Communicating Honda’s innovation and environmental awareness, the nearly free of emissions-free Civic GX is brought to life with lighted 3-D graphics to simulate clean-burning natural-gas flames. The Civic GX is available […]
Ad Age is preparing for Cannes by asking the Adverati what campaigns they expect to see awarded. Tom Eslinger, of Saatchi & Saatchi, likes Nokia’s Signpost campaign. “I really like Nokia’s World’s Biggest Signpost because it was simple and happened in the real world, making ripples through relevant media online and mobile — and was […]
Agency: Heimat, Berlin Tape Art Design and Installation: El Bocho For more information on the Berlin Wall, see this useful timeline.
Colle+McVoy just launched a new out-of-home campaign for Caribou Coffee to support the brand’s recent makeover and repositioning. OOH components include bus sides, light rail transit wraps, billboards and transit stops. Bus shelter are such great venues for dynamic advertising. People are just standing there daydreaming. Give them something to do (and think about)!
Envision Group in Denver has developed a new medium for branded messages. Reveal’d makes it possible to conceal your message or graphic on any glass or mirrored surface, and then reveal it with the application of steam–introduced naturally from shower steam or through artificial means in areas where natural steam does not occur. In general, […]
George Orwell argues in 1984 that Big Brother is watching you. I’ve long held that in reality we are watching Big Brother, but I’m willing to concede we’re watching each other. According to The Wall Street Journal, NEC Electronics Corp. has designed a method for digital signs to track the age, gender and number of […]
Billboard 2 Swag takes billboard vinyl and turns it into products that are ideal for promotions or retail programs. According to Brand Freak, the company is working with Los Angeles marketing agency, Midnight Oil Creative and its sibling production company LA Graphico, to make items from old movie billboards into wine bags, totes and eventually […]
Alice, which premiered last night and continues tonight, is a four-hour movie event starring Academy Award-winner Kathy Bates as the Queen of Hearts and Caterina Scorsone as Alice. To promote the show SyFy (a unit of NBC) turned to Fallon for a multimedia marketing campaign, which includes the following twist on out-of-home: [via Brand Flakes […]