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I'm starting a new weekly column for the New York Observer. In it, I will be photographing and reviewing local bad ads, from above and below ground. Link.
If you watched the Oscars last night, you probably saw the above "American Exceptionalism" Cadillac commercial. It is, politics aside, one of the worst car commercials ever produced. But it's just the latest in a shitty string of awful American car ads. Read on VICE.
He is a Midwestern son of a preacher who as an adman vomited before presentations, not from liquor like that hack Don Draper, but from fear—fear that a new client wouldn't have the balls to buy his ballsy ads. Read more about him, and see many of his best ads in my weekly post on VICE.
This new "digital creative class" is an embarrassment to the advertising industry. None of these dipshits could have cut it at even the lowest level of a good creative ad agency just 10 years ago. I've compiled and commented on the worst...Show More Summary
Reference. Via.Three previous Blush ads here.
Click images. Via Yokohama, Japan. Via.
After watching these four Valentine's Day commercials via the 100 year-old flower delivery company, you will seriously consider celibacy. They are THAT BAD. copyranter on VICE.
See, you clueless fucking American ad agencies? ONE simple insight. A creative linchpin that's fresh and shiny and pristine, unsullied by puppies and horses and bears and celebrities and fucking Danica Patrick. Bravo, Rethink, Canada (the responsible ad agency).
The above "Finger Cleaner" spot has over 600,000 more views on YouTube than the two winners that aired during the game, combined. Read more on VICE.
Last week was the 30th anniversary of "1984", the commercial that launched Mac. They followed that up with "Think Different," another advertising masterstroke. Then, the "I'm a Mac/I'm a PC" campaign, another success. And that was last Big Idea Apple's had. Read more on VICE.
The above ad, "Mistake", is only the most recent brilliant PSA via the New Zealand Transport Agency and their ad agency, Clemenger/BBDO. See four more great commercials from the last few years on VICE. ( Story Link ).
This assburger magazine ad was banned in Australia for being "degrading" to women. Read the ridiculous quote from the creative director defending it, plus check out three awful commercials and one idiotic tweet in this week's VICE post ( LINK ).
I again imagined what effect powerful dickhead lawyers would have had on the advertising creative revolution of the 1960s — including the above "tweak" to one of Ed McCabe's great Volvo ads. Read the post.
Kimmel and his Jackhole Productions staff recently horked up an in-show ad for Tostitos, dubbed the "Worst Contest Ever". It's far worse than that. Read about it on VICE.
On VICE:The 12 best commercials I found by accident in 2013.
The disaffected Youngs with their faces buried in their fucking screens, win, and you lose, Olds!GOTCHA, GEEZERS!What a fucking Santa pants-load of shit, this ad is. How many teenage asswipes across the world will, yes, actually have...Show More Summary
It's via Scott Hoy, Sioux Falls personal injury lawyer.See a re-imagining of Hoy's holiday ad — which features his floating, talking disembodied head — and many other atrocious December ads, branding, and social media updates in my weekly column on VICE ( LINK ).
On VICE : what if lawyers had written some of the greatest ads and taglines from the Mad Men era? They would have been...a lot less great. LINK.
(click ads to enlarge)He was a great man, unquestionably.And these two ads are not great, unquestionably.Top — an ad for Inchalam nails, by Ogilvy & Mather, Chile. STAY STRONG. No further comment necessary.Bottom — an ad (headline: Life is easier, if you don’t speak up. Show More Summary