For some strange reason, Steve Hall of Adrants, looking trimmer than in his sailing days, ranked The Spunker in his top 6 advertising blogs. wOOt! Considering Adrants was one of the reasons I wanted to start this blog, this is nice indeed. Screengrab from BlogBridge:
The Last.fm music player is the only to get through a day of mind-numbing creativity. Search for music similar to an artist or obscure genre and build a customized radio station. Content builds as users grow tag clouds around songs. No BS, many underground artists, takes no time to download the cross-platform app. If you have a buggy internet connection you may have to restart it often but it's totally worth it and free. I love Last.fm (see my profile page) .
CNN: "A lingerie store called Spellbound is grabbing attention with live
models in the window. Some people have complained, but police say there
is nothing illegal about the lingerie models... Spellbound owner Felicia Stockford said she has had no trouble finding
staffers. She said the young women enjoy strutting their stuff in the
shop window." The girls get paid in lingerie.
Marc Babej roasted some agencies recently, saying "Few notions in advertising are more overhyped and blathered about than
“creativity.” In fact, “creativity” has been used so broadly and
universally as to become an equal opportunity claim – invoked
regardless whether an agency demonstrates it in practice." Among those indicted, Publicis, Crispin Porter, FCB and W&K who replied: "Entertainment on its own is not enough. But in a world where it's
increasingly easy for people to avoid messages that are dull,
irritating or irrelevant, then it can't hurt to be entertaining. Who
wants a relationship with someone boring?" To communicate you have to be heard, necessitating a creative way to pierce the din.
Via Adpulp, in the category of "if only it were true" comes the following tale: "Allegations of flirtatiousness and promiscuity with a male passenger
are just some of the accusations being levelled at Lynxjet “Mostess”
Lola Allegra. It is alleged that in September of this year, Miss Allegra had
invited a male passenger, Mr. Michael Williams into the on board spa
bath with her and a co-worker. Mr. Williams, after accepting the young
lady’s proposition, then experienced a mild heart attack and is now
suing the airline. We managed to track down the embattled airline staff member who
seemed in surprisingly good spirits and was dealing with the situation
with “a broad grin”. “Look, I was just doing my job. It’s no different from any other
flight,” she said. ”I liked Mr. Williams and I think, if he hadn’t got
sick, he would have enjoyed the fullness of our in-flight hospitality.“ Miss Allegra lists her hobbies as clubbing, boogie boarding and the study of Victorian poetry between the years 1863 and 1895." To see what the legal pillowfight is all about, check out this promotional video.
On the way to work I spotted this fellow carrying some sort of special edition purple and yellow Coca-Cola lunch sack. One can only surmise he's an industry linchpin of sorts, for, as we all know, purple is the color of royalty. Large size version.
Ever ready with an eye for the pristine and fantabulous, Fredrick Samuel points to the beautifully inspiring design work of Scott Hansen. His typographical choices and geometric shapes remind me of Designershock. There's a poignancy heavily steeped in a dream sequence channeling 70's retroism but then thrusts beyond into a vision of a contemporary pyschdelian utopia.