Wednesday, September 28, 2005

The one show at OCAD

You are cordially invited to come and see the One show Gold pencil winners at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, October 1-9 in the Great Hall.Eager students Fredrick Nduna and Jason Jochai came up with this TV campaign to promote the Award show.

Paying for Sex
The Black Guy

Friday, September 23, 2005

Clio Winner "Grrr"

I just went on an outing to watch the Clio winners with a group of friends from my university. I have to say it was a great time and there were amazing campagins, funny, emotional, intrusive, and exceptional, they all were.

As I reflect to the Grand winner of Honda "Grrr" where they Hate the 'old' diesel and decide to Change it to a better diesel engine, I begin to like what I see. When I saw it, inital reaction was these guys were smoking something very good. But now that I think about it. It was very well executed. The music/lyrics were great, the animation was well done, and they delievered that the old engines are bad for the enironment. Mother nature doesn't want them and nor does honda, so they will Change it to a better engine. I am slowly, slowly starting to like this campaign more and more. I have to definatly watch it more to critic it a bit better.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Idea Generation Methods

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Sunday, September 04, 2005

The modern rules of advertising?

From BBC News "Men are tired of their portrayal in advertising, according to a new book by Michael Buerk. But images of men behaving stupidly is not the only cliche which irritates writer John Camm.
Dad in muddy boots walking blithely across a kitchen floor just cleaned by an exasperated mum who just gives a frustrated but loving smile to her giggly children, who cry out: "Da-a-ad!".Just one advertising cliche, and just one where no-one behaves like people really do.It's the kind of thing which irritates John Camm. "It's tiresome to see male characters in adverts who don't resemble anyone you know," he says. "But what's perhaps worse is the absolute reliance of advertising on its own regurgitated cliches."
He has drawn up a list of seemingly unwritten rules which, he concludes, might as well be the Advertising Bible. Add your views to his list at the foot of the page.

1. Men are obsessed with sex but will forego sex in order to watch football or drink beer.

2. Women are locked in a constant battle with their weight/body shape/hairstyle.

3. Career success is entirely based on your ability to impress your boss.

4. Mums are often harassed but NEVER depressed/unable to cope.

5. Any act of male stupidity (e.g. walking across a clean floor in muddy boots, putting the dog in the dishwasher, etc.) will be met with a wry smile, not genuine annoyance/anger.

6. Married men will flirt with other, younger women but NEVER act upon it.

7. Anyone with a scientific career will have a bad haircut and dreadful clothes.

8. If you work for the emergency services, you are a better person than the general population.

9. Elderly relatives NEVER suffer from senile dementia.

10. Scandinavians are, without exception, blonde and beautiful.

11. Women have jobs they never do in real life, e.g. dockworker (who looks like a model).

12. Children will not eat fruit or vegetables. Ever.

13. Both men and women find driving deeply pleasurable, never boring or stressful.

14. Men are inherently lazy/slobbish; women are the reverse.

15. Chocolate, however, will cause women to immediately fall into the languor of the opium eater.

16. High Street bank staff are (A) friends of the customers, and (B) of slightly above-average attractiveness (only if female).

17. Modern men own a cat.

18. Hot beverages have miraculous rejuvenating effects.

19. Professional people have strangely trivial preoccupations, e.g. a female barrister who is morbidly obsessed with finding a healthy snack bar.

20. All women (except stay-at-home housewives) have interesting and enjoyable careers.

21. Any over-the-counter medical product will work instantly and 100% effectively.

22. Children know more than adults.

23. Women never merely hop in and out of the shower, instead preferring to act out some sort of soapy Dance of the Seven Veils.

24. School is a happy experience for all children.

25. Tortilla chips are the most exciting experience any group of young people can experience.

26. Playing bingo is THE number one pastime among 18-25 year old British women.

From BBC News

Saturday, September 03, 2005

LeoBurnett worldwide - best work first quarter 2005 (part1)

Just got my hand on the Leoburnett GPC 7+ DVD that showcases the best work from all over the Leoburnett worldwide network from the first quarter of 2005. Here it is for all of you to enjoy. (the print and ambient).Part one will be from 001-049 , part 2 which i will post soon will be from 050-114.