Archive for December, 2008

Ten countries spend a load of money on recreation. I wish they had defined what exactly they mean by recreation – travel, entertainment or making your neighbor miserable with endless lawsuits?

Five countries seems to value clothes more than anything else. Jerks.

Two countries are stuffing their houses with useless junk. Jerks again.

Brazil, as I expected, is full of smokers and alcoholics. Something had to happen in order to do that many spam ads, right?


Click to make it even bigger, that is, if you like big things.

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New York Times goes passive aggressive on its war on Christmas, featuring armed and dangerous Santa in the land of Sunnis and Shias. I am sure the good-natured Iraqi people showed appreciation for this Humvee riding, torturing killing machine version of Santa.

So yeah, today is Christmas indeed and hence remember the neediest. Be sure to execute them.


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Hello I am a Viral. And I’m an Ad.

Ad: I have big budgets, grand brand strategies, set time duration…

Viral: I have no purpose and nothing to sell, so no one bothers.

Ad: Everyone is concerned about me. Creative director, Account director, Creatives who created me, creatives who took credit for creating me, and not to mention those focus groupies.

Viral: I was created because lil’ Mac has only two things in hand – time and his virginity.



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Must you indulge in scam ads too, Amnesty? Apparently, the German arm of Amnesty International is very concerned about slave trade. So concerned that they did this in an airport, you know, to stop slave owners from picking up their slaves.


Extra points for sending a photographer to document the guy who was documenting this.


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The sweetest thing about having a blog with no purpose is I can post pictures like this. The Duchess sure likes to horse around.


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Hands down, this is the best advert I have seen in ’08. The team that created it understands new media doesn’t do :30 or :59 seconds and if you can weave a compelling story and not be overtly offensive by throwing your brand name every frame, you will create something beautiful.

I know this is from Thailand, would love to know who created it. If you know, please leave the credits in the comments.

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Advertising diamonds is a strange thing – the advertiser doesn’t actually convince the actual buyer, but the ultimate recipient.  I am yet to come across a category like this.

The Zales Love Rocks is one of the best I have seen in its category.

Agency: The Richards Group. Click HERE for full credits.

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