• Styling Your Hair: There's An App For That
    Random iPhone App of the week:The Pocket Hairstylist is an app that serves as a hair health, styling and beauty resource for women looking for different hair styling options. The app also allows users to experiment with new hairstyles before taking the plunge. Users select their hair length, hair type and face shape, and describe the occasion for the hair: Night on the Town, Work or Interview, Formal Event or Out and About. Based on responses, the app shows you hair creations and detailed instructions on how to make ...
  • Work Hard, Get Rewarded By A Snarky Trojan Horse
    This Trojan horse rewards you with prizes, if you’re willing to use a little elbow grease. ASICS and its agency, Vitro, built a 16-foot-tall wooden horse that doubled as a personal trainer. The horse whispered, or should I say taunted, passersby at San Diego’s Imperial Beach until they took the ASICS Epic challenge. Users could do push-ups, pull-ups, use the Olympic rings or tsumani ropes -- and for every rep completed, the horse asked the athlete to say something random, like name one of the seven dwarves, a president, sing a Christmas ...
  • Under The Bed's A Real Scream
    I love this family from DISH network’s series of TV ads promoting the Hopper. For them, family time typically takes place in the living room, around the TV. But the family received a free iPad after signing up for the Hopper. Now, family time brings them even closer together, like under a bed, for instance. Wherever the trio of men watches TV on their iPad, a news report tells them they’re in danger. The kitchen and treehouse are off-limits  -- and when a report says that underneath a queen-sized bed in the ...
  • Ageless T-Shirt Tells Sweet Love Story
    Who doesn’t have a favorite concert t-shirt? Downy helps one concertgoer get maximum weartime from his beloved shirt in a TV spot that tells his love story via the shirt. A young man scores a free shirt at a concert. He’s wearing the lucky shirt when he kisses a young woman, who later becomes his wife. The shirt has some staying power, as the man now wears it while playing with his young daughter. The spot ends with the young girl running around the house in the oversized shirt. See it ...
  • Collect Call From WeHadABabyItsABoy
    Rickie Fowler drinks strange coffee. Big dreams for unrecycled trash. Let's launch!
  • Mobile War Heats Up In Print
    T-Mobile is taking aim at AT&T and Verizon with a pair of ads running today in USA Today and The New York Times and tomorrow in The Wall Street Journal. T-Mobile believes consumers are getting shafted by upgrading via AT&T Next or Verizon Edge. The hot pink ads take quotes from The Verge and PCMag.com: “AT&T’s Next phone upgrade plans are a huge ripoff,” for example, and explain that consumers are paying more and saving nada. With T-Mobile JUMP, users can save money and upgrade their phone whenever they want, rather than ...
  • Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Banana?
    There’s a lot or orange in this ad for ESPN’s This is SportsCenter. “Decaf” stars golfer and Oklahoma State University alum Rickie Fowler strolling through ESPN headquarters in head-to-toe orange. Fowler chats with SportsCenter host John Anderson in the break room as he pours himself a cup of coffee. Although tired, Fowler reaches for the decaf coffee, with the orange handle. He then adds orange juice, thinking that it’s milk. Anderson asks Fowler if he’s colorblind, which Fowler strongly denies. Watch it here, created by Wieden+Kennedy New York.
  • In Love With A Ghost
    Nerve.com launched an online video unlike ads you typically see for a dating site. In “Ghost,” a woman is haunted by the ghost of her dead husband. He speaks to her at the gym, on the bus and while she’s at work, encouraging her to move on with her life and find someone new. The ghost believes that he’s not making much headway in convincing his wife to start dating, until one night when she walks past him, all dolled up for a date. The ghost man is taken aback. ...
  • A Downside To Advanced Technology
    This ad is heavy. What starts out resembling an ad for the latest iPhone features quickly shows just how much information about a person a smartphone contains. This is not good for a woman who is being abused. UNION created an online video for Interval House, Canada’s first shelter for abused women, illustrating that while technology has changed, domestic abuse hasn’t. The abuser uses an iPhone to see whom a woman has called, what she has eaten, who she spends time with, how she spends her money and “can even ...
  • Things to Do In Belgium
    Visit Antwerp launched a subway campaign in New York encouraging tourism to Belgium and a visit to the Red Star Line museum, opening in September. The campaign, created by Green Team, depicts the numerous elements of American culture--both past and present—that have origins in Antwerp, Europe’s second largest port city. Between 1873 and 1934, more than two million Europeans immigrated to the U.S. aboard the Red Star Line ship that departed out of Antwerp. These stories are being brought to life at the Red Star Line Museum, scheduled to open on Sept. ...
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