Saturday, January 27, 2007

Truth in Advertising: a short film

What do you get when you write a script making people SAY what they're actually THINKING?

The funniest and perhaps the most truthful film about advertising ever made.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

uh. what did i just do?

As you can see, this blog is out of whack: all the videos have been reduced to white squares.

Let this serve as a warning to all of you eager-beaver, bored-to-death people out there: do not monkey around with your blog.

I was trying to add a feed to the column on the right and tested it out on a new upgraded template and then -- poof! -- all the videos just said bye-bye. As Youtube is down at the moment, you guys will have to wait until I
a. get an answer on how to fix this
b. get the time to manually enter all the source URLs into each entry.

What a loser.


Things are working again. Apparently, when Youtube goes down, everything with a Youtube link goes down as well. Whew.

Back to regular programming.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Bizarre and Disturbing Orville Redenbacher Commercial

There's a bit of a flap over this new campaign from CP+B.

Okay: maybe not just a "bit" as I haven't read any posts on how they much they love it.

I, for one, hate it. It's about as bad as the other campaign Crispin did for Haggar last year.

Crispin's point, I think: love it or hate it, you still talked about it.

My point: why get to the point where it's even an option for people to HATE your material?

Make them hate what you hate, love what you love.

But, please, don't make them hate your material. It's beginning to make me not want to even consider Orville Redenbacher because they seemed so stupid for even letting this happen.

But I'm just one person. Let's see if sales take off. My guess: a brief spike -- and then a tapering off to what it was before.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Conan's iphone commercial

It does everything (except do what it's really supposed to do)!

Well, at least, that's what the phone manufacturers hope. :)

Anyway, I was reading some blogs earlier and one of them asked this question:

How come Steve Jobs announced the iphone and yet didn't have the product on hand already?

Why announce something so exciting and yet raise the possibility of building up expectations so high (like in this spoof by Conan) and run the risk of falling flat when the product does show up (WHAT? It doesn't have a can opener?)?

It's like showing all your cards and then leaving to go to the john for a while so that the other players can figure out what to do.

Kind of like how Windows keeps announcing the new OS and yet keeps delaying it.

Strange, since in the past when Jobs makes an announcement, products are in stores the next day.

Did he hear of developments coming from the phone manufacturers and thus wanted to steal their thunder?

What gives?

One things for sure: if I was a phone manufacturer, I'd seriously produce something cooler, cheaper, more sophisticated than the iphone -- and it better have 3G. (But I realize how tough that'd be.)

When I Grow Up I Wanna Work in Advertising


Haven't been able to post anything in a while, for lack of really good stuff on the Net.

Until today, that is. This is actually a video reply / spoof of an ad that came out with.

Funny -- but when I grew up, I didn't want to work in advertising. I said: I don't want to prostitute my brain.

Famous last words.

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