Using photos of oft-snapped subjects (like Notre Dame) scraped from around the Web, Photosynth creates breathtaking multidimensional spaces with zoom and navigation features that outstrip all expectation. Its architect, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, shows it off in this standing-ovation demo. Curious about that speck in corner? Dive into a freefall and watch as the speck becomes a gargoyle. With an unpleasant grimace. And an ant-sized chip in its lower left molar. "Perhaps the most amazing demo I've seen this year," wrote Ethan Zuckerman, after TED2007. Indeed, Photosynth might utterly transform the way we manipulate and experience digital images.
What does this mean for you? I will have more time to work on creativebits and Ads of the World, which should mean more and better content. It will also be able to develop the sites further to offer you more features.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for making this community a vibrant and active place that we all enjoy day in and day out to learn more about our beloved profession and to socialize with people who share our interest.
The Dutch advertising agency Y&R Not Just Film started today an internet based radiostation. The station, Y&RNJF Radio, airs only music used in commercials for the Dutch market. Songs used for Dutch and international brands. Who doesn’t know which brand made the song from the Dandy Warhols into a hit?
The Sound of Advertising, as the station is sub-titled, uses a cliche commercial format with nonsense DJ-talk, jingles and over-the-top commercials for the agency.
Y&RNJF Radio is the first station worldwide airing a niche-format with advertising music only.
Has viral videos gone too far, btw this is stupidly funny.
you tube "rap cat" and u get more info on this campaign, its for a drive through fast food joint
believe it or not. the song is actualy quite catchy.
Find out different methods used in the arab countries and the rest of the world ....
You have two cows. You create a website for them and advertise in all magazines and Cable TV. You create a Cow City or Milk Town. You sell off their milk before the cows are milked, to both legit and shady investors, who hope to resell the non-existent milk for a 100% profit in two month time. You bring Bill Clinton and Tiger Woods to milk the cows to attract attention.
You have two cows. They've been sitting there for decades and no one realizes that cows can produce milk. You see what Dubai is doing; you go crazy and start milking the heck out of the cows, in the shortest time possible. Then you realize no one wanted the milk in the first place.
Since milking the cow involves nipples, the gov't decides to ban all cows in public. The only method to milk a cow is to have the cow at one side of the curtain and the guy milking the cow on the other side; or to hire females and train them to milk the cows ... the debate is still going on.
You have two cows. Some high gov't official steals one, milks it, sells the milk and pockets the profit. The gov't tells you there is just one cow and not enough milk for the people. The people riot and scream death to the govt and carry Iranian flags. The Parliament, after thinking for 11 months, decide to employ ten Bahrainis to milk the remaining cow at the same time to cut back on unemployment.
You have two cows. One is owned by Syria, the other by the Lebanese gov't, both are milked by Syrian Laborers during their free time as informers.
Hello to you all out there..... i know that this blog is not about advertising, knowing how picky you all are :) dunno if its due to the fact you work in advertising or you were born like that anyhow These r the paintings of the Persian Artists "Ayman Malky"
He was born in Iran 1976, started painting at the age of 15, his
Professor was the Iranian artist (Mortada Katouzian)
all you illustrators out there are invited to comment
To make it easier to judge work posted in the Advertising Exhibition section I will periodically edit all the content and will make the images appear inline.
So, when you upload the files they will appear as attachments initially, but I will edit the topic an make them appear within the post. Hope this will make it more comfortable for everyone to read through the topics.
I might be in the minority. I mean, you can hate advertising and still be in the business. But being bored and staying put?
Now this boredom creeps in when you move on to a well-demarcated medium – the online space. There isn’t much adventure here to begin with. And I believe it’s primarily because you can rectify your mistakes even as or even after you go live. Somehow that takes away something very vital to advertising. It takes away that big day feeling.
You’re somehow robbed of the delicious anticipation and the butterflies – what’s that term – butterflies in the stomach. You suddenly wonder if you made the right move at all.
Aquent and the American Marketing Association invite all designers, writers, marketers, and strategists to join creative consultant Emily Cohen as she discusses how creative briefs should best be used to link business objectives and creative strategies.
Done right, creative briefs share valuable information, align everyone’s expectations, and set clear objectives. In practice, this means better business results as well as a smoother, faster creative process. And yet, for many reasons, creative briefs are rarely used to their full potential.
Alongside practical advice on how creative briefs should be used to streamline your development process, Emily will provide concrete tips, tools, and techniques to ensure that your organization is not only creating great briefs, but also getting the most out of them. Most importantly, she’ll help you use creative briefs to tighten the link between goals, strategies, and tactics.
Recently there was a major meltdown at digg.com, a popular social bookmark sharing site. Somebody posted a topic with a certain number that digg decided to take down after a cease and desist letter from a big company. Retrospectively, this decision was wrong. Digg users revolted and practically broke the site by posting the same number over and over in thousands of different ways to protest against censorship on digg. Since than the digg admins acknowledged that they should have fought the cease and desist rather than taking the post down.
This made me think. Even though the rules of submission are clearly stated here, I had to take down at least 10 campaigns since the start of operation of ads of the world roughly 2 years ago. Some of them were kind requests from the creators or their agencies. Others went ahead and sent me a cease and desist letter through their lawyers. In all cases, although I was not happy, but I did comply with their request.
I did it for 3 reasons.
1. I didn't want the creatives behind the campaigns to get in trouble and lose their job.
2. I wanted them to keep sending me their work, so I can showcase them to you.
3. I didn't want to deal with lawyers more than necessary.
What do you prefer? Shall I fight such requests and keep the campaigns up risking that the whole site may go down in the result of a legal procedure? Or shall I adhere to such requests and sacrifice a few campaigns from the archive? Give me your kind opinion.