March 30, 2009

What did we do to deserve this?

Is this the first time that the show came after the spoof?

March 29, 2009

Have you ever missed a typo?

You better proofread your work carefully or the P&A Patrol will come after you.

They're selling stickers of proofreading marks to stick on grammatical errors in signs and ads.

March 27, 2009

What's the difference between right and wrong?

I can't make up my mind about Boost Mobile’s UNwrong’D campaign.

The TV spots are impossible to ignore, but the ads with words or phrases jammed between UN and ‘D feel a bit flat to me.

(Or maybe it's a grammatical thing.)

But I like when they throw an image in there instead.

Probably because it reminds me of when
Bugs Bunny held up the rebus signs:

March 24, 2009

Is this more fun than a goldfish in a plastic bag?

Carnival Cruise Lines turned one of the giant storefront ads around the city into a virtual aquarium. The idea is that you can use your cell to control your own fish.

I saw a group of people stop to look, but no one pulled out their phone.

Learn more here or here.

March 20, 2009

Looking for a cheap thrill?

Saw this great window display awhile back at the doomed Union Square Virgin Megastore.

On the other side of the peep holes, TVs played clips of the movie.

March 19, 2009

In these economic times, where do you put your money?

My wife has an account at Fidelity and I have one at Charles Schwab.
We want to switch to just one to make managing our finances easier.
So we met with an advisor at each for a portfolio consultation - their advice was almost identical. And after comparing fees, Morningstar ratings, site navigation and independent survey results, it’s pretty much a wash for us.
Our decision could actually come down to the advertising.

In these economic times, who can you talk to?

I like how when these ads appear on taxi toppers, the speech bubbles subtly look like the passenger and cab driver are talking.

In these economic times, where can you turn?

March 18, 2009

What are you looking at?

It's pretty rare to see someone actually checking out an ad amongst the bustle of the city. But last night, I saw two different people intently focused on the same one.

Ads should look good, but it's even better if they're also interesting.

Nice project.

March 13, 2009

Fly right through Continental's ad

Continental has blanketed the subway station under Grand Central with ads - even the turnstiles.

March 9, 2009

How much coffee does it take to numb the pain?

Tylenol PM is delivering sleep tips and more good work in their Feel Better campaign.

Bus shelter full of coffee cups spotted off Union Square.

This guy had me yawning from two blocks away near the Brooklyn Museum.