“Advertising without posters is like fishing without worms.” –The Hatch Brothers Adfreak reports on the new KC Masterpeice print campaign from DDB San Francisco, made in conjunction with Hatch Showprint of Nashville. Hatch Showprint, the oldest print shop in America opened in 1879. For decades it was the leading poster printer for circuses, vaudeville shows […]
Art of Advertising
Room 116 points to Flickr user, Sem’s image capture. Apparently, the super balls were released during the making of a new Sony commercial.
Nothing like a little compare-and-contrast-T&A ads: My new column on TalentZoo.com takes a look at both of these ads, and which ad campaign was, in my humble opinion, a riskier move.
I just have a hard time believing this article, but here ’tis, from the Times in Britain: Drinks companies have been ordered to hire paunchy, balding men for advertisements to meet new rules forbidding any link between women
What do you do if you’re an artist deluged by consumer imagery in a society obsessed with money, goods and the like? If you’re Kate Bingaman, you work with it. You make art out of it. You have fun with it. Wear Kate’s debt! Here’s a take from her Artist Statement: People identify themselves with […]
In an article on Slate, Seth Stevenson calls for an end for the kind of TV spots that make you go “huh?”: “Enough already with the “twisted” humor. The willful wackiness. The over-the-top, absurdist scenarios.” I’ve written about this before. It’s hard for advertising to push the envelope when real life already is doing a […]
Copywriters: You know that book about advertising you always wanted to write? The one that takes all the things you hate about the way most big ad agencies operate and exposes them for the waste of client money that they are, then offers up sound business solutions that would fix nearly all of it? Well, […]
In the beginning, there was Sega
Richard at Soft Skull Press is sending me a copy of Look Slimmer Instantly!, a book of poems by Jerome Sala, a former copywriter/creative director. Here’s an advance peek… Variations On A Theme By Charles Barkeley by Jerome Sala A poet is not a role model. So this poem won
The Poetry Center of Chicago and corporate sponsor Lightology are bringing poetry to the masses this holiday season, with an outdoor board located at the corner of Chicago and Wells. Chicagoist reports that the poem, “Farewell,” is by Chicago poet Li-Young Lee. He wrote it specifically for the occasion, “a non-commercial message Chicagoans could look […]