Amidst all the carnage there are Audis (the car of choice, apparently, in London, Johannesburg, Seoul, and Ruritania)Read more "Avengers: Age of Advertising"
We’ve seen Don drunk-smirking, and politely smiling when social situations demanded it, but we still knew that he was miserable. Every fleeting moment of contentment was followed by a return to Don’s usual state of despair.Read more "Don Draper Wants To Teach the World to Sing … and Smile"
There’s nothing new about publicity, of course, but movies were sold a lot differently in the olden days.Read more "P is for Publicity: 13 Classic Movie Trailers"
Why are the people in the Lumosity ads always so f*cking smug? I’m pleased that they’re training their brains with neuroplasticity. I really am. But do they have to look so bloody self-satisfied? Maybe they wouldn’t look so pleased with themselves if they knew that we knew that the ad concept isn’t that original. The […]Read more "Why are the people in the Lumosity ads so bloody smug?"
Earlier this year a Swedish ad agency designed a simple but brilliant piece of advertising for a shampoo: a video in a subway station in which the model’s hair is blown by the arrival of the train. Now the same agency has created a new digital ad using the same idea – with a twist. The Swedish […]Read more "An Important Hair-Raising Message"
By Niall McArdle The seventh and final season of Mad Men begins in a couple of weeks. AMC has released the psychedelic poster for the season. There is a very handy breakdown of the poster’s design – and what it might signify for the season – here. Season 6 divided many viewers, and the Internet […]Read more "The Mad Men Season 7 Poster Gets All Trippy … But Does It Mean Anything?"