Friday, August 01, 2014

When is too much Beckham?

I had a couple of up and coming creatives come and give a talk to my crew the other day.

One of the things they spoke about was a brief that had as a mandatory players from a particular football team.

To highlight how they felt about this they showed a print ad featuring David Beckham.

Then another.

And another.

Until they'd filled the presentation screen with them.

I mean really. How can having someone like Beckham in your ad be worth the effort (and money) when he's also appearing in loads of other ads at the same time?

Guess I'll never know as I doubt I'll ever get to work with Beckham.

Not that I'd want to! 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Where's my black pen?

Courtesy of Clients From Hell 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Levis for workers

I have no idea how often the gears align for long enough to allow passers-by to read the headline on this poster.

But I love it.

It's the work of Sagmeister & Walsh. Who are very lucky to have such a brave and trusting client.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Apple stickers

Nothing shits me more than the amount of crappy stickers my son has plastered all over his MacBook. His sister has some too.

Obviously this new Apple spot is designed to appeal to them. Because it's making me all hot 'n bothered simply posting it to the blog. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Maximum flexibility

I love a good product demonstration ad.

What we have here is not an ad exactly. But it is a brilliant product demonstration.

A Nike shoebox.

One third the size of a shoebox.

To show just how flexible Nike Free shoes are.

Pretty clever don't you think?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Music to my eyes

I stumbled upon this pic last night while trawling through some street art and graffiti websites.

It's the work of a Portuguese artist called Bordallo.

Now I don't about you but I can't believe nobody has thought of doing something like this before.

Which makes me wonder how long it'll be before it turns up as some kind of 'ambient idea' for noise cancelling headphones or something similar.

Keep an eye out for it at Cannes next year. I guarantee it'll turn up with a logo of some sort in the bottom right corner. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Deliciously good

If you've ever had ribs slathered in Sweet Baby Ray's you'll understand how good this campaign is.

And if you haven't...

 Finger licking good work by MMB of Boston in the good old USA.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Two out of three

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The king of posters?

Every once in a while I see a print ad or poster that communicates its message with a wry smile.

This is one of those.

Kudos to Zulu Alpha of Toronto. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

What's up pussycat?

It's been ages since I posted an 'only in Japan' TV ad. This one is a classic!