Facebook critics slam Nike’s Tiger Woods ad

Facebook critics slam Nike’s Tiger Woods ad

Nike’s new ad celebrating Tiger Woods’ return to the top of the world’s golf rankings has been criticised for glossing over the athlete’s public fall from grace by using the slogan, “Winning takes care of everything”. Woods returned to the golfing top spot on Monday 25 March after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational tournament. To […]

In Ad, Car Test Drive Makes An Unbelievable Sexy Turn

To promote its new CLIO car model, vehicle manufacturer Renault took some unsuspecting customers on an unbelievably ‘sexy’ test drive. The drive starts off normally—until the salesman prompts the driver to press the ‘Va Va Voom’ button, which causes the scene in front of car to change—transporting the driver to the streets of Paris. After […]

Volkswagen: Slowmercial For Fast Forwarders

DVRs and delayed viewing have caused a conundrum for the advertising industry – with up to 80% of people who record shows fast forwarding through commercials, how do you get their attention? DDB Brussels has developed, what they call, a new form of advertising: the slowmercial, where the movement is relatively static, so that even […]

WPP, Ford Apologize For Controversial Ads

WPP, Ford Apologize For Controversial Ads

WPP and client Ford have apologized for a series of controversial online ads that were created and posted by a JWT India staffer. JWT is one of WPP’s global agency networks. The ads, which were not authorized, were posted Friday and taken down after the client and agency became aware of them. One of the […]

In Japan, A Company Advertises On Free Underwear

In Japan, A Company Advertises On Free Underwear

In Japan, a startup company has come up with an unconventional advertising idea—offering free ad-supported underwear to men who don’t mind turning their butts into ad spaces. If you want to receive free underwear with ads on them, simply register on the Free-Pants website—answer a few questions about your personal interests and the kind of […]

Movie Posters That Double As WiFi Hotspots

To help bring the “world’s oldest” and possibly the “least popular” ad medium—the poster—into the digital age, South Korean film distributor CJ Entertainment teamed up with ad agency Cheil to create movie posters that doubled as WiFi hotspots. Called ‘WiFi Posters’, the campaign involved installing WiFi devices into existing movie billboards—allowing users within range to […]

Esquire Magazine: Talk To Esquire iPad App

Esquire partnered with startup Volio to create the ‘Talk to Esquire‘ app, which offers advice and recommendations from three of the magazine’s columnists. Nick Sullivan, David Wondrich and Rodney Cutler will ask you questions about your needs and preferences, “listen” to your answers through voice-recognition technology, and then give pre-recorded responses about what’s right for […]

Google Chrome: The World Wide Maze

Google’s addiction to creative experiments continues to skyrocket, and with it comes this, ‘The World Wide Maze’ which essentially, turns your favourite websites into mobile controlled pinball meets marble maze games. Chrome World Wide Maze is the latest experiment from the Google Japan crew that syncs the mobile Chrome browser to a tab on the […]

Cheryl Giovannoni leaves Landor for Ogilvy & Mather

Cheryl Giovannoni leaves Landor for Ogilvy & Mather

Cheryl Giovannoni is leaving Landor Associates, where she is president of EMEA, to become chief executive of Ogilvy & Mather Advertising UK. Landor would not comment on who will replace Giovannoni as president but Landor managing director Jane Geraghty said: “It has been a pleasure working with Cheryl and we wish her every success in […]

HitBliss: We’ll pay you to watch TV commercials!

HitBliss: We’ll pay you to watch TV commercials!

A US company is pioneering a service which effectively pays people to watch TV ads. The Massachusetts company HitBliss and its video streaming service pays people with “virtual cash” to watch targeted advertisements. Viewers use the credit they earn to buy TV shows and rent movies from the company. “This is radically different than anything […]