July 31, 2008

Do you stink at writing headlines?

Don’t be so hard on yourself. Hugo Boss posted these ads to get consumers to pen a line for their fragrance at HugoSayIt.com.

The winning submission will appear on a billboard in the meatpacking district. Here are a few of the gems:

Very literary:

Excellent use of cross promotion:

The official contest is closed, but you can submit your shot at copywriting fame here in the comments.

July 30, 2008

Are vodka colored glasses better than beer goggles?

Absolut is splashing their vodka soaked vision of utopia around the city.

The executions are a bit hit or miss, but I give them credit for sticking with the campaign.

July 29, 2008

Are you in here?

A friend forwarded me this video with a note that I or someone I know is in it.

It was posted by a new youtube user named "youareinhere."
Not sure what I think of this stunt, but I found randomly hitting pause oddly mesmerizing.

July 28, 2008

Do you think they planned on pulling them all along?

Nike yanked these hyperdunk ads for supposedly being homophobic before I even got around to posting them.

I recommend calling 877-DUNKD-ON before they shut it down too.

Are you ready to rock?

A few of these flyers appeared around Chelsea last week.

WhereDidRockNRollGo.com is signed “The Swindle" and "Keep Faith” then leads to a rant against corporate rock titled “See you next Tuesday.”
If nothing musically earth shattering happens tomorrow, maybe they can win the contest Guitar Center is hyping at MakeRockHistory.com.

July 25, 2008

Want to have a drink or an affair after work?

I found this business card sitting on a ledge in Grand Central.

Do you recognize that name?

Nice reminder to catch the season two premiere of Mad Men this Sunday. But I wish the “Download a Sterling Cooper business card” feature on SterlingCooperAdAgency.com had the option to type in your name and title.

July 24, 2008

Who wants links?

I've updated my blogroll for your clicking pleasure.

What’s your pleasure?

Yesterday, I posted ads for the Sports Museum.
Today, it’s one dedicated to another type of scoring.

Saw these posters hanging at the Museum Of Sex at 5th and 27th.

July 22, 2008

Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks and wash em down with a $8.50 beer

I had a great time at my first Yankees game last night.

Of course there was branding everywhere, but this is the only ad that really caught my ad.

July 18, 2008

Could this be the manliest drink ever?

The soda that kicks like an energy drink is now super charged, so you can gather firewood and catch your dinner like a real man.

Great illustration.

July 16, 2008

Burn Baby Burn. Basra is a disco inferno

Spotted this politically motivated ad graffiti in Chelsea.

More Iraq themed ad vandalism here.

July 15, 2008

Top 5 worst SkyMall products

Do you make superfluous luxury goods or purely useless crap? Well, here’s the ideal way to reach a captive audience of consumers so bored or annoyed that they’ll consider any pitch just to feel the numbed bliss of shopping.

5. Mount Rushmore Garden Statue

Sure gas is expensive, but your backyard is still the worse vacation spot ever.

4. Pet’s Observation Porthole

Do you want to taunt Fido with a glimpse of freedom or pretend he’s a spaceship captain?

3. Big Foot The Garden Yeti Sculpture

Ever since the gnome sold out to Travelocity, this guy is the only authentic fantasy statue left in the lawn game.

2. Animated Trailer Hitch Critter

Because the humor of a “redneck on board” sign is too sophisticated.

1. X5: Hair Laser

Maybe I’d think it was a good idea to rub a handheld laser on my head, but not one that bears a striking resemblance to the Axe Detailer Shower Tool.

July 14, 2008

I survived

Vegas was a blast.

Not sure if he was inspired by this ad, but one of my groomsmen bought me a shot of Patron. Unfortunately, the bartender thought he said Citron. Let's just say ordering tequila and getting vodka is entertaining as long as you're not the one drinking it.

And this was the oddest piece of branding I saw:

Yes, that's an eBay themed slot machine.

July 10, 2008

July 9, 2008

Does this idea bite or suck?

These ads for a new synthetic blood beverage appeared this week.

I like the concept, but think that the "drink responsibly" line gives a little too much away.

Wish they waited to pay it off on the microsite.
You can check out this YesBustNoButYes post to see the vial of blood in the mysterious direct mail part of the campaign.