Archive for December, 2010

Happy New Year.


Hey guys, with the short week, a ton of work to be done, and trying to unpack my house before 2011 starts, I’m going to be taking this week off. Enjoy the rest of 2010 and I’ll see you back here in the new year. Thanks again for reading. Illustration via. Advertisements

My first reaction to this Nuts Trio candy spot was “WTF? How many drugs were the creative team on to come up with this?” But the more I watched it, the more I actually liked it. It wasn’t Starburst being weird for weird sake. It was weird that tied back to the product. It’s memorable. […]

I love how this ESPN campaign finds a deeper truth to college football fans – one that non fans probably look at and go “Huh?” But one that real fans connect with and laugh. This spot is a perfect example. It’s so expertly done. Definitely one of my favorite recent commercials.

I’ve been in advertising long enough to remember the holiday bonus check. That’s one of those things that seemingly disappeared in advertising with the bust and never returned. And with the unsettled economy, you’d think something extra for the holidays would still be non-existant. But apparently, not so. The Kaplan Thaler Group in New […]

According to Holiday Matinee, this is not a joke. “When I was working for the 2010 census, we were each issued No. 2 pencils and a manual sharpener. We all sharpened our pencils on the first day of training, and I was like, ‘I’m feeling this. This rules. I like sharpening pencils.’ It had been […]

Usually when I’m ranting about technology on this blog it’s because people are using it just for the sake of using it. It’s cool or whatever, but doesn’t actually DO anything to sell. Well this new iPad app from Hyundai that is the owner’s manual is both cool and functional. It adds a level of […]

Instead of doing something simple like “Check our Twitter feed for a new Gap deal each day!”, AKQA did something pretty cool. They attached GPS units to 8 different reindeer and assigned a special pricing deal to each one. Then every day, the reindeer compete for the winning deal. The reindeer that goes the farthest, fastest, […]