Thursday, September 21, 2017

Girl Power

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Even Stanger Things

I think one of the reasons Stranger Things proved so popular last year was because it came quite literally out of nowhere.

No hype. No teaser campaign. Just great TV that got people talking.

Which is why I'm worried that Season-2 will fail to live up to our expectations.

It is being hyped to the max.

Anyway guess we'll see next month when it premieres.

In the meantime enjoy this set of homage posters from Netflix.

In case you don't recognise them the classics referenced in the posters in ascending order are Stand By Me, Nightmare On Elm St, Alien and Drew Barrymore's cult film Firestarter.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Generic Millenial Ad

I normally ignore a lot of videos that turn up being over-shared on social media.

Which I fortunately didn't do with this one as it's brilliant.

I honestly can't believe how many cliches you can squeeze into such a short time frame.

Kudos to all involved. And a huge 'lift your game' to any marketer or agency type who thinks like this. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Apple Cookies

Stories are emerging from Apple HQ that the new version of the popular Safari browser will have some sort of Cookie blocker built in.

Now i don't know about you but I love the sound of this. It's the next step up from ad blocking.

Yes I know i work in advertising. But retargeting and tracking has gotten out of hand in my opinion.

Suffice to say the big advertisers are up in arms. As you would expect.

But as I said a couple of years ago in a piece on Linkedin - Advertising has reneged on its handshake deal to engage and entertain consumers.

You can read that piece here.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Waiting for inspiration...

*NOTE: Beer Drinking can be substituted for Binge Eating if required. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Missed opportunity

As a teen I always coveted a Lonsdale sweatshirt.


Because Muhammad Ali and Paul Weller from The Jam were regularly photographed wearing them.

The Lonsdale logo was very distinctive.

The US boxing brand Everlast has a logo so similar in design to Lonsdale it's hard to know who influenced who.

But what I do know is neither of those great brands came up with this laundry bag.

Which is most definitely a missed opportunity.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Turn the volume down

How sweet is this package design for earplugs by 3M?

The volume control on the lid is so so clever.

Love to know who designed it.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Never thought I'd see the day a mainstream brand put their money where their mouth is and back same sex marriage.

Of course the cynic in me questions the use of two females rather than men. But so what.

This is beautifully made ad with a very beautiful message of love and tolerance.

Be sure and share the video and hashtag #PleasureIsDiverse with your friends. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Sky writing

As I say to all my creatives always look for the opportunity in the brief.

Now I very much doubt the people at Icelandair even had a brief for their inflight menu.

But it sure didn't stop a witty wordsmith having their way with words.

This Pringle one is particularly nice.

Friday, September 08, 2017

Words are powerful

This is brilliant. In fact I'd say it's a copywriter's dream ad. Kudos to Adam+Eve DDB London.