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.
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.
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 that used in singing greeting cards – is activated when the page is turned. Each […]
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 enough that it’s actually really interesting. If nothing else, think of it as advertising that […]
[I Believe in Advertising via Trendbeheer via PSFK via Toolcrib via Core77]
This commercial for Loewe televisions, available in Germany, does not require you to adjust your volume. (Slick-looking televisions, too.) (Thanks, Florian!)
“There’s always a way out.” [Thanks, Heather!]
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]
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 a round of complaints filed against the “I’m a Mac” campaign. We considered that people […]
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 seen the ad in question, but if the ASA’s previous pedantry is any indication, it’s […]