Reminded us of this:
Reminded us of this:
“I love the idea that people tell their stories on social media. I love that there are what Norman Mailer called, ‘advertisements for myself.’”
"The resulting campaign was, in true Portland fashion, unconventional. Understanding that young locals prefer to discover things instead of being told what to buy, Helm suggested a subtle campaign focused on billboards. "It had no call to action, no name of the team, no mention of the sport, no URL," says Helm."
Some of these ad concepts are better than what you see coming out of major agencies—and they were all conceived by felons, a reminder that creativity is born from life experience. Read more>
Stock footage brand Dissolve puts its product to good use to call out lazy marketers peddling empty ideas.
It’s just perfect. Everything is in there. The scientists with beakers, synonyms for progress, powerful rushing water, a baby, a blue-collar guy with dirt on his face, time-lapse footage of a city at night. Since the dawn of time, these have been the images used by marketers who just didn’t quite manage to have an actual idea. The images, when combined with a solemn voiceover, form the basis of one of the most enduring, and enduringly bad, ad templates—the old “shoot-the-brief montage.” Recently, it seems as though more and more advertisers are reaching for this chestnut, so this parody comes at a particularly good time.
PETA’s hyperbolic, sensational (and frequently sexist) ads have tended to leave viewers with bad taste in their mouths over the years. The organization’s latest, however, is a refreshing break from form that’s still impactful.
"There’s an existential crisis at the heart of all of these characters, because they’re on the one hand trying to say, ‘Look how wonderful I am and my kind are,’ and at the same time, the implication is that they’re going to die by being chewed to death.”
Q: Do you regret your facial hair choice?
A: I didn’t have a choice. We shot the ads during Movember.
Artist turns violent subway movie posters into bloody interactive displays