Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Why are you on the Food Network?

A particular person caught my interest the other day thanks to a family member. Now, if you're like my sister and regularly watch the Food Network you may have also heard of Sandra Lee. Now, what makes Lee so special? Well, she's on a COOKING (big emphasis on that word) channel, and this is the kind of stuff her show makes:

What. Is. This. Nonsense. Not a single bit of baking done, all store bought goods and then rearranged in the tackiest fashion possible.

Oh wait, she even has books.

Then again, I'm not too surprised. I mean, this is what she used to sell prior to her "no cooking" cooking show.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

B.C. Bus Drivers Boycott Atheist Ad Campaign

A handful of BC Transit employees are refusing to drive buses that sport ads questioning the existence of God.
The ads came courtesy of the Centre for Inquiry Canada, a skeptic organization that has sponsored similar advertisements across the country since 2009. They read, "There's probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life." The campaign debuted in B.C. last week on buses in Kamloops and Kelowna – prompting a boycott from a small number of drivers in both communities on religious grounds.

What do you readers think about this?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fisch Franke – the Living poster Filled with Water and Real Fish

Here's a very creative way of catching attention to an advertisement, i bet nobody walked down the street and missed this one. Unfortunately, ideas like this may not be practical year-round. Enjoy this ad by Fisch Franke!

Client: Fisch Franke
Agency: Publicis Frankfurt
Johannes Krzeslack (Photographer)
Stephan Ganser (Executive Creative Director)
Peter Kaim/Nico Juenger (Creative Director)
Nico Juenger (Art Director)
Peter Kaim (Copywriter)
Architect: Thomas Breen

Friday, April 15, 2011

Hipmunk Travel Ads

Today's set of ads are for a travel agency that is marketing their website as one that doesn't have annoying ads on it. I thought of these as a very clever way to bring attention to how annoying some ads can be when you're searching for something very important, such as travel details for your next trip!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hangovers are Dangerous Ad

PROVID aims at preventing even the worst hangovers!

Advertising Agency: PROVID (Kiev, Ukraine)

Agency website: http://www.provid.com.ua

Creative Director: Kirill Chichkan

Art Director: Denis Music

Copy-writer: Sergii Zinoviev

Friday, April 8, 2011

Confusing Ads.

Not all ads are good. Some are just plain confusing like the Lovell Beer Ads. In fact, most ads aren't even memorable. And then, you get some that are memorable, but for the wrong reason. Such as, they don't make any sense at all.

Here, take this Samsung ad for example:

For those who can't read the text, it says "Even a Weather Forecast looks like a work of art". What is that what kind of weather forecaster dresses like that? Why does it look like she's twirling strings of light? I wouldn't even know this was for a TV unless I saw the picture on the bottom right hand corner.

Sony has been known to do some rather strange ads. But this one for the PSP still doesn't make sense to me:

If someone wants to interpret this for me, by all means, do so.

And then from PETA, I just ended up staring for a good minute before realizing this wasn't an ad for pornography.

Who still rides horse carriages in this day and age anyways?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

3DS Ads.

The 3DS is the next series of Nintendo handhelds and they're now available for purchase.

But despite this the ads for this product are somewhat less widespread. Instead, Nintendo wants to rely more on "word-of-mouth" and cinematic ads apparently. Such as this Youtube ad:

There are a few magazines ads and I've heard of infobooths popping up to demonstrate the 3DS. That being said, what do you guys think will be more effective?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Vintage Coffee Ads from the 1900's

Anyone whose ever drank coffee probably knows why the number 1 sales pitched used by Coffee Manufactures is based upon the caffeine content of it, and the flavor. Something which such high caffeine content, most modern energy drinks struggle to compete with it, and a flavor so unique it's shared by millions in the United States alone every morning, no wonder it sells so well! Tonights ads show that Coffee has been around for hundreds of years, and isn't going anywhere anytime soon!

Enjoy these Vintage 1900's Coffee Ads!


Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools!

On this day, trust nothing and no one because chances are it's nothing but a silly joke. Ads are no exception so today I'm going to show you a collection of ads that were presented on April Fools. BUT, one of them wasn't, can you figure out which one?

Let's start with this Guinness ad. The beer looks, hm.

This one is a bit more obvious, I think Waltross wasn't trying hard enough.

Not for dog lovers I guess.

This Swedish ad depicts a burger going from ~$1 to ~$10.

So, did you figure it out which one was the fake April Fools day ad? It was the panana one, well done to everyone who guessed it right!

Nah, I'm kidding. None of them were. :)