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We Now Offer Amazon Goat Grazer Rentals

7 April 2015

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Rent-A-Goat! Ask about our convenient goat rentals for grazing, trimming, and lawn care. Why spend money on noisy, polluting, gas guzzling traditional mowers when you can have a goat do the work? [Add Goat to Cart] This is no joke. Here’s the Amazon store link to signup or learn more. Availability limited to certain areas. Click […]

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Atlassian HipChat Ad Campaign Inspired by Office Space

3 April 2015

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Bulk is Great Bill Lumbergh of Office Space comes out of retirement to teach the kids how to bulk up their email threads. Remember, volume = competence.   Meetings about Meetings Bill Lumbergh comes out of his Office Space retirement to bring his classic management style into the modern office. If you’re not meeting, you’re […]

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In Defense of ‘R’ Rated Movie Trailers — Kingsman: The Secret Service

29 March 2015

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The movie Kingsman: The Secret Service is described as a spy action comedy film. There are plenty of similar films in this genre, and from the trailers (below) it seems to be yet another similar to the Vin Diesel xXx (1 & 2) films where a spy is chosen to save the world from a villain. Kingsman Trailer 1 Kingsman Trailer […]

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Taco Bell Launches Elaborate Ad Campaign with Creepy Clown Propaganda

28 March 2015

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On March 23, 2015, Taco Bell launched an elaborate ad campaign that has been featured by Advertising World. The campaign uses creepy clown propaganda and imagery similar to something from 20th century political ads used by communist, socialist, or fascist regimes. Some of the color schemes and designs are reminiscent of Maoist political posters, and other […]

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Companies that deliver stuff in boxes to your door…

15 February 2015

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There are a number of companies that offer products shipped to your door. While this isn’t very different from what Amazon has been doing for years, the one thing that is different is the packaging. Instead of getting a typical cardboard shipping box, you get something that looks more like a fancy care package. Some […]

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“Unsung Hero” Believe In Good – Thai TVC Life Insurance Video Ad

4 February 2015

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The inspiring video above is an example of a new kind of advertising that focuses on kindness and universal virtues with very little mention of a company or what it sells. Commentary This is a commentary video uploaded to YouTube by Angie Li on Apr 11, 2014. A Thai life insurance company with a history […]

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WestJet Inspiring Mini Documentary Videos Represent the Future of Advertising

27 January 2015

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WestJet has created a series of mini documentary videos that represent the future of advertising. You can watch the videos below. We’d like to see more ads that convey inspiring stories and promote the virtues and values that unite us all. Like this:Like Loading…

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WestJet Ad Shows Inspiring Act of Kindess

19 January 2015

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Companies are increasingly utilizing their marketing and advertising reach for good, by creating ad campaigns that inspire with a secondary mention of the company or product — almost like a sponsor. Below is a video from WestJet. Like this:Like Loading…

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Second Advertising Campaign in History to Feature Gay Couple

17 January 2015

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The advertisement above from Nikon, launched on 14 January 2015, is the second video ad in history to feature an openly gay couple. In March of 2013, Amazon released the first advertisement to feature an openly gay couple, shown below. The Amazon ad seems to be a depiction of people, whereas the Nikon ad is a real […]

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When Google AdSense Doesn’t Make Sense

3 January 2015

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Google AdSense advertising is intended to deliver effective and meaningful advertising. This is based on page content and previous searches. Here are a few ways in which Google AdSense fails: People are shown ads for products and services they have already purchased. People are shown ads for products and services they’ve reviewed, but subsequently decided […]

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Google Promotes “The Interview” Movie and Tobacco to Under-Age Viewers While Offending Billions of People — Gets Kicked Out of China

30 December 2014

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The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rates movies based on a variety of criteria and determines an acceptable viewing audience. According to FilmRatings.com (the MPAA rating site), The Interview, featuring Seth Rogen and James Franco, is rated as ‘R’ due to “pervasive language, crude and sexual humor, nudity, some drug use and bloody violence.” Due to […]

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BACARDÍ Triangle 2014 – Bermuda Private Island

12 December 2014

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The Event As an advertising campaign, the BACARDÍ Triangle event is a very effective PR stunt. The 2014 event spanned from October 30 to November 2. Everyone loves a party, and the exotic surroundings of Bermuda combined with the local music the culture are the right mix for a popular promotional campaign. The concert held in […]

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Soft Drink Companies Join Alcohol and Tobacco Industry

10 December 2014

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Manufacturers of tobacco and alcohol products have been blamed by society (and courts) for profiting form products that harm our health and cause injury. As a result, they’ve paid millions in reparations, and been significantly regulated with regard to where their products can be advertised, where they can be sold, and who can consume them. This […]

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Dewar’s Live True Ad Campaign Features Social Action

9 December 2014

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Below are some videos from the Dewar’s Live True ad campaign. These are examples of how advertising can inspire and inform while focusing on positive values and virtues, rather than directly promoting sales of a product. Like this:Like Loading…

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The Whirlpool Every Day, Care™ Project Video Campaign

8 October 2014

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Summary Whirlpool has launched an inspiring video campaign called the Every Day, Care Project. Videos from the campaign are below. The Whirlpool Every Day, Care™ Project Laundry, cooking and cleaning are often dismissed as nothing more than chores. But the fact is, all of these “chores” have the power to make a profoundly positive impact […]

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Maxwell House “Made Right Here” Campaign

8 October 2014

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Maxwell House has launched an inspiring new video campaign called “Made Right Here” that features small businesses, entrepreneurs, and industry in the United States. The videos are below.   Made Right Here Episode 1: Stern Pinball Max and Joe head to the suburbs of Chicago to visit Stern Pinball and learn what it takes to […]

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“Make it Big” Vitaminwater Commercial with Kevin Hart (Video Ad)

18 August 2014

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“Make it Big” is a new Vitaminwater commercial featuring Kevin Hart. The video is below. Learn more at Vitaminwater.com or Vitaminwater.tumblr.com. Images Below are images from the campaign. Like this:Like Loading…

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Jameson Irish Whiskey Commercials (Video)

8 August 2014

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Jameson has produced a collection of artistic and esoteric lengthy commercials that are far outside of the typical framework of an advertisement. Here are a few examples. Kevin Spacey, The Ventriloquist: Jameson First Shot 2012 Published on Jun 2, 2012. Jameson Irish Whiskey in association with Kevin Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions presents ‘The Ventriloquist’ starring […]

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