Art is what you make out of it

people of ads of the world this is art attack .......made only with adhesive tape .....hope you'll be favorite is the ne with the ducks lol

First AHA!

For all the creative people in London.




new and improved

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.

We've have some great news today!

Sites I started, and have been acquired by Jupitermedia Corporation. The two sites have a combined traffic of more than 1 million unique visitors per month and now, they will become part of Jupitermedia's network. One of the many sites you're probably using daily that are part of Jupitermedia are the stock exchange sites: and

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.

Ad-agency starts advertising-radio

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.

The station can be received via the website ( or directly put into your iTunes via Shoutcast (, Y&RNJF, tune in).

Ads of the World featured on MediaME

MediaME is a site featuring advertising in the Middle East. They did an interview with me recently. I thought you may be interested to read it:

iPhone ads boring

Yes, it's a great product, but the ads are boring. The only one that has an idea is the calamari one. The other two are just pretty infomercials.

What the..?

The official line is "This is the vision at the very heart of the new London 2012 brand."
But what do you all make of the 1980's cover band logo?


And now it's gone so far that people are referring to the logo as "Lisa Simpson giving head"

Don't understand? Let me draw you a picture.

And there's even an online petition, more an issue with the English and their love of both complaining and queing than anything else.

How safe can THESE be?

yeah..i feel sorry for the guy that came up with the idea..

save the account

if you have an account handler friend (something i doubt if you are a creative) anyway here's a site to save him

when watching the video look closely to the size of the logo on the layout

it might be old but its surely like a fine wine cheers


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.

Dr. Martens Responds to Ads Created by Saatchi & Saatchi




Dr Martens is very sorry for any offense that has been caused by the publication of images showing dead rock icons wearing Dr Martens boots.

Dr Martens did not commission the work as it runs counter to our current marketing activities based on FREEDM, which is dedicated to nurturing grass roots creativity and supporting emerging talent.

As a consequence, Dr Martens has terminated its relationship with the responsible agency.

David Suddens
Chief Executive

Sorry to hear! :(

Billy Reynolds

Pretty cool and fresh illustrations from Billy Reynolds. Commission him to execute your next award winning idea.

AotW groups

If you're into social networking you are invited to join one these or all three groups:

AotW YouTube Group — We share tv spots here.
AotW AdGabber Group — This is a dedicated advertising social networking site.
AotW Facebook Group — I'm not going to introduce Facebook.

You little prickie.

I'm not sure wether I love the actual buttons or just how good they look on this website...
mmmm delicious.

Time travel

Apparently it was a real ad posted in a newspaper classifieds section.

Milking the Cow

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.

Guess what happened on the day you were born........quickly!!!!

i hope this site would be resourceful for you to send it to all ya mates n' lovers and brothers
i sent it to you :)

I think this is just beautiful~

Hello fellow Admen,

Take a break from advertising n chk out these cool furniture designs will ya? Cool changing cupboard and furniture made from 'air'! :]

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Sorry guys, I had to disable this function temporarily. It will be back to normal soon.

Permacord by Mother's like being in the womb, but without space issues.

Unbelieveable Lust Objects

Unbelieveable Lust Objects from Lelo.
So aesthetic ads for such kind of product. Like it so much.

Like burgers?

Check out this crazy link to a site dedicated to hamburgers and toppings:

The winner of the best artist of the world

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

"for the love of art"

The good old days.

Some old school ads, Unbelievable.

Displaying Exhibition graphics inline

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.

See a few examples of what I mean:

Boredom in Advertising

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.

Successful Creative Briefs Webcast

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.

It's on May 17, 2007, 12:00PM CET go register here:

subliminal advertising

This is cool, and up for some heated debate.

Writer's block

Whose pencil is sharp?

Policy on taking campaigns down

I want your opinion. Please hear me out.

Recently there was a major meltdown at, 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.