I predicted that Bob Garfield’s Open Letter To John Wren would stir things up, and judging by the 70 comments, it sure has. So should we care if ads are perceived by some as offensive or not? It’s the subject of my new Talent Zoo column. Here’s a snippet: “It’s just an ad.” This one […]
Art of Advertising
According to The New York Times, Getty Images will scour Flickr for images it might be able to sell. Getty editors will comb Flickr in search of interesting images. They will then invite photographers to participate in the program and ensure that their images have the proper releases to be licensed legally. Those who are […]
But this video demonstrates that where you grow it makes a difference:
This, for a Dallas Kia dealer: UPDATE: I guess they do a lot of impersonations:
A few weeks ago, I wrote on Talent Zoo that despite the hype, there are still people who don’t use the Net or care about new media. And for many, it’s a choice, not a factor of age, class, or income. Apparently, this digital divide includes the man who wants to be the leader of […]
This seems like forever ago… From the AP: Rock pioneer Bo Diddley dies at age 79.
My buddy True pointed me to the new “Miami Expressions” campaign, which is an attempt to rebrand the city as a place where people from all walks of life can express themselves through the arts, fashion, and other cultural activities. Artists from Miami are featured in the campaign. But more significantly, the website for Miami […]
MoveOn.org is sponsoring Obama in 30 Seconds, a contest for its members. I’m not sure I totally buy the implied message or ending of this (and I’m an Obama supporter), but I really like this spot: Very, very clever.
Over at Nerve.com, you can dive into The 50 Greatest Commercial Parodies of All Time. Granted, most of them are from Saturday Night Live, but there are some others, too. What’s your favorite?
That’s a headline you don’t see every day. From MyNews in India: Most people picture Mahatma Gandhi as some gentle, fragile man who people followed because he was just so peaceful. Gandhi wasn’t an idle peacenik; he was a perceptive communicator who would have been right at home in today’s ad industry. But the truth […]