Apple Breaking Bad for new iPad Air ad

Apple Breaking Bad for new iPad Air ad

Apple has kicked off the promotion of its latest tablet device the iPad Air with an online and TV ad featuring Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston as a voiceover artist. The TV ad is narrated by Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston. The US technology and online services giant brought months of speculation to an end […]

Liquid metal grooves to Goldfrapp in ad for Apple’s iPhone 5S

Liquid metal grooves to Goldfrapp in ad for Apple’s iPhone 5S

Molten gold writhes and coagulates in the style of the shape-shifting T-1000 robot in Terminator 2, eventually forming the contours and features of Apple’s iPhone 5S, in the smartphone’s first TV ad. The ‘Metal Mastered’ ad, which debuted in the US last night during NFL coverage, is set to musical accompaniment by Goldfrapp’s “Ooh La […]

California Cracks Down On Illegal Outdoor Ads

California Cracks Down On Illegal Outdoor Ads

California might well be the world capital of outdoor advertising, but the medium is coming under increasing regulatory pressure, as state and local governments respond to complaints about the proliferation of illegal or simply unwanted outdoor ad displays. Most recently, Governor Jerry Brown signed a law designed to crack down on illegal mobile advertising, in […]

MasterCard preps hyper-local retail drive through parking meters

MasterCard preps hyper-local retail drive through parking meters

Shoppers will be targeted with offers from retailers as they pay for their parking as a result of a global tie-up between MasterCard and parking services provider Parkeon. The service, which is being billed as the first of its kind, will allow local retailers to deliver promotions such as discount coupons through the Parkeon network […]

TV Ad Spend Up in the US, National Radio Also Rises

TV Ad Spend Up in the US, National Radio Also Rises

Thanks to higher TV spending, total U.S. advertising expenditures perked up some in the second quarter from the same period a year ago. Second quarter was up 3.5% to finish the period at $35.8 billion, with total spending over the last six month 2% higher, getting to $68.9 billion. The second quarter of a year […]

Al Jazeera America in a Carriage Dispute With AT&T

Al Jazeera America in a Carriage Dispute With AT&T

Even before Al Jazeera America made it to the airwaves on Tuesday, it was already in the middle of its first carriage dispute. On its first day of service, the network filed a lawsuit against AT&T, which dropped AJAM from its U-Verse service on Monday at 11:59. The network went live at 3 p.m. yesterday […]

Unicef unveils ‘End of Violence Against Children campaign’

Unicef has launched an ‘End of Violence Against Children’ campaign, aiming to highlight that “just because you can’t see violence, doesn’t mean it’s not there.” Unicef brought in actor and goodwill ambassador Liam Neeson in a bid to highlight instances of violence against children, cyber bullying and gang rape. The 60-second spot shows the aftermath […]