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Filed Under:Marketing / Advertising
Posts on Regator:1441
Posts / Week:8.5
Archived Since:July 1, 2011

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Meet Phil, The Sleazy Dick Pill Shill.

He's pushing, pushing real good, Dynafil (thus, his nom de guerre), a new generic Viagra.Read about him on Jezebel.

The only ad James Gandolfini ever did (I think).

2007, for Kobold watches.The ad ran for a year.Gandolfini did it for free.Here's the back story.

Me, right after every creative presentation.

That's me, in the foreground.And, that's the rest the agency "team" in the background.

FINALLY: some funny cereal ads.

These two "Competition Crunch" spots for Oatmeal Crisp are my kind of stupid. They may not be your kind of stupid, but stupidity — like love — is a many splendored thing. "Elitist Marionette" (above) is really fucking weird. "Ginger Wedding" (below) is more traditionally ad-like weird. Show More Summary

PETA's new Thanksgiving video is a fucking holiday miracle.

A miracle, in that it isn't the usual sexist, insensitive garbage. The video, "Thanks!—An animated trip to holiday slaughter" is well-thought out and well-produced. The video, "Thanks!—An animated trip to holiday slaughter", is a collaboration...Show More Summary

There is one ad agency in the world that knows to advertise itself.

And they're not from the United States or the UK. Read about them on Vice.

copyranter on VICE: Prudential Presents: The most depressing financial commercial ever produced.

I will be, starting today, writing somewhat regularly for Vice.Today's post is about a new ad by "The Rock".Basic plot: The world is a cold place where losers die. Fuck you. Signed, Prudential.( story link ).

A bombastic vintage trade ad that could never run today.

(click to enlarge)Judging by the typeface, it looks like a 1980s ad.It was a trade ad advocating the power advertising, by Texas ad agency The Richards Group.The copy reads:"How did Coke succeed where history's most ambitious leaders failed? By choosing the right weapon. Advertising." Via.

This Wendy's cashier should be promoted immediately.

Via reddit, where of course the comments are filled with racist morons.This woman wins fast food service and Halloween forever.

"Sharknado" balsa wood glider is the coolest promo item ever.

(click to enlarge) I want one. It's that simple. I'm writing the ad agency. The agency press note: "To get radio DJs and TV reviewers talking, writing and tweeting about the New Zealand TV debut (on Prime TV) of Sharknado... DraftFCB Auckland delivered them giant balsawood kitset shark 'gliders'. Proving that fear really can take to the air." Previously in: Cool Promo Items.

New campaign for UN Women is a perfect example of why simple ideas are always the most powerful.

Click ads for enlarged view. Images via. The campaign is by Christopher Hunt, creative at Ogilvy & Mather Dubai. He says this about the ads:“This campaign uses the world's most popular search engine (Google) to show how gender inequality is a worldwide problem. Show More Summary

Banksy's tribute to 9/11.

As part of his one month NYC street art project "Better Out Than In," Banksy created this Twin Towers scene a couple of blocks from the World Trade Center site. The flower is a dahlia, which "symbolize the eternal bond between two people” — according to The Dusty Rebel, who was the first to find the piece today. Click images to enlarge.

BAM! Breast Cancer, Cured.

Are you aware that it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month?!? My Mom might be, since she had breast cancer last year (now in remission). My Dad may be aware of it, since he's my Mom's husband, and since he has incurable multiple myeloma,Show More Summary exploits government shutdown with brilliant fake jobs ad

Finally, an advertiser parks one vis-à-vis the government shutdown. Monster posted this ad today on their website. As you can see the positions are "SENIOR LEADERS, U.S. GOVERNMENT." The advertiser is: "The people of the United States...Show More Summary

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