Old Spice Launches Humorous Soap Ad

Old Spice has launched a comical ad campaign to promote its new brand of scented soap. The spot, “Shower,” created by Wieden & Kennedy Portland, mocks the classical jingle-based soap ads from the past. Created by art director Croix Gagnon and copywriter Nathaniel Lawlor, the ad features a man in the shower using the Old […]

Magazine Ad Pages Slip, Celeb Titles Hit Hard

Magazine Ad Pages Slip, Celeb Titles Hit Hard

Print advertising is dwindling at consumer magazines. The Publishers Information Bureau released figures showing total magazine ad pages fell 4.9% from 33,673 in the first quarter of 2012 to 32,023 in the first quarter of 2013. Of 213 titles tracked by the PIB, 107 (50%) experienced ad page declines in the first quarter of 2013 […]

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 […]