Category Archives: ads

If only these retro fake ads were for real products!

Bobster855’s collection of ancient “National Lampoon” advertisements is fantastic–like a cross between comic book ads and Skymall. I’m pretty sure that digital grandfather clock came to be.

The All-New Mockbook Pro

I love this ad for Rob Zombie’s Halloween reboot sequel. (refresh if it’s already played to the end) Other targets include annoying insurance and dating ads.

Magazine to run video ad

Entertainment Weekly will contain video-in-print advertising in september. From the BBC: The slim-line screens – around the size of a mobile phone display – also have rechargeable batteries.The chip technology used to store the video – described as similar to … Continue reading

Video: Making "Living Movie Posters" with a Red One camera

Alexx Henry Photography used Red One cameras to make “living movie posters”, essentially trying to replicate the look of a one-sheet photograph but using video. I don’t know if this is a promo for the Red One, but it’s technical … Continue reading

South African Makita billboard is drilled pointillism

[I Believe in Advertising via Trendbeheer via PSFK via Toolcrib via Core77]

Commercial: Loewe Sound

This commercial for Loewe televisions, available in Germany, does not require you to adjust your volume. (Slick-looking televisions, too.) (Thanks, Florian!)

Mio Digiwalker ad (funny)

“There’s always a way out.” [Thanks, Heather!]

Fake LEGO ads pit brickplay against sex, needle, and gunplay

These advertisements for LEGO from agency DDB aren’t real, in as far as they certainly weren’t commissioned by the brickmaker, but we can still love them. [via Animal]

Advertising regulator agrees with Apple: Windows is virus-stricken and insecure

Britain’s strict ad-standards regulators offered a Christmas gift to Apple yesterday: it ruled that ads claiming Windows is less stable than OSX–and more vulnerable to infection– were truthful. Despite a history of correcting Apple’s hyperbolic marketing, it did not uphold … Continue reading

Would this iPhone ad make you complain to your government?

I can’t decide who is goofiest: the 17 people who complained about Apple’s iPhone 3G ad claiming that the phone was “really fast” or the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority for listening to them and banning Apple’s ad. Unfortunately I haven’t … Continue reading