Saturday, December 23, 2006

30-second Spot Na-na

"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes - the ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing that you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things." More from Timothy L. O'Brien

Logo showgo #3: 7/10

In a film, the poster is the logo. Is it?

The human side of advertising

If you are in advertising or want to get into advertising or wish to understanding advertising or just want to connect with humans, something which advertising endevours to do, watch Babel. It'll teach you how to talk to people no matter which language you're trying to communicate in. And yes, don't just watch it.

The inhuman side of advertising

I think the reason a film like Apocalypto works is because the Director understands how much human beings love watching fellow humans suffer. We're a perverted race and the sooner we, the practitioners of advertising, understand it, the better we will be at offering redemption. Through advertising.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Things we buy #9: Organic cigarettes

5 things about me

There's a cybertag doing the rounds of the blogosphere which hasn't, and probably never will, get to me. And that's what got to me.

1. I wish I were an Art Director.

2. I wish I could be celibate.

3. I wish I am what I'm not.

4. I wish I didn't wish.

5. I'm glad I got that off my chest.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Newtail #6: Pow!

Give yourself a surprise. Daily. It's good for your head. Maybe it's not so good for your heart. Or for that matter your ego. But then, if your head is in the right place, your heart will follow. I think. Pow!