Name a brand or media channel and Bill Green’s probably worked on and in it. An art director by trade, he’s focused on an overall holistic approach to brand madness that merges the worlds of traditional, digital and social – whatever it takes.
Having worked previously with Darryl and Humongo and current AdVerve podcast partner with Angela, he’s currently doing creative strategy and pitch development with BFG in Hilton Head. The ad blog Make The Logo Bigger is about his experiences in the world of advertising and beyond.
Angela Natividad is a strategist, copywriter and journalist based in Paris. She writes MarketingProfs’ #SocialSkim, is a frequent guest on marketing podcast The Beancast, and co-hosts AdVerve the podcast. Most of her secret thoughts are on her blog, Live and Uncensored.
Darryl Ohrt is a former punk rocker, and Executive Creative Director at Carrot Creative, in NYC. In addition to his posts here, he also writes for Advertising Age’s Small Agency Diary, as the voice of the small guy in a big, big world.
After founding the legendary agency Humongo, he sold out to the man, left the entrepreneurial life and joined Carrot. Now he’s the self proclaimed Prime Minister of Awesome, and he’s tweeting, blogging, and exploring the internets as if it matters. He knows just enough to be dangerous, and is always ready for action.
Designers, life just got easier. Built by creatives at Nurun, Stylify Me immediately gives you the colours and typography used on a given site. Saves you the trouble of having to inspect individual elements!
In response to Ambercrombie CEO Mike Jeffries’ anti-ugly and anti-poor brand policies, one Greg Karber’s decided to take the brand in his own hands. Follow along or pitch in with hashtag #FitchtheHomeless.
We think Karber’s intentions are good: outfitting the homeless, punishing Jeffries. But when you’re involving a less fortunate community in your work, it would help to tell them why you’re doing it — at the very least so they know what’s going on when people walk by, notice the giant A&F logo on their chests, and openly react.
They might not care what the politics of the act are. But they’re people, not just tools. Like everyone else, they have the right to opt in on a marketing operation — particularly when they’re at its heart.
If you’ve posted your number in a public place, perhaps you’ve asked for this kind of hilarious exchange. Textastrophe is here to make it happen, while entertaining the rest of us.
GeoGuessr lets you explore the world via Google maps, and guess where you might be. Pin it on a map, and see how close you really are. Get points based on the proximity of your guess. This is so much more fun than working.
THEY ARE LIKE ROACHES AFTER A NUCLEAR WAR, aren’t they. (Theme restaurants, not members of KISS.) Just when you thought you had closure, Gene Simmons and the boys cockblock your Fashion Cafe memorial service with plans for over 100 new restaurants in the U.S. (Via.)
GQ does it what it does best, in a new campaign: help guys be more fashionable, and less ridiculous. This is a fun campaign that actually demonstrates product benefits. And that’s what ads are supposed to do. Sometimes.
This Orphea billboard has been painted with glue to attract bugs, stick bugs, and use bugs for promoting the killer bug spray. While it doesn’t “prove the effectiveness” of the product as stated in the case study (the product isn’t what killed the bugs in the ad), it’s a pretty awesome display of death in motion.
A Great story calls for a great cookie. twitter.com/Oreo/status/33…— Oreo Cookie (@Oreo) 10 mai 2013
Today The Great Gatsby opened in the US. Why do I know that? Because of Oreo. Seriously. And we just love the subtlety with which they plug the film — based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic of our begrudging adolescence, and never quite perfected on-screen — without getting all extra-obvious.
Oreo. Do you just sit around all day trying to think up more ways to be awesome? Because if so, it’s working, and we’re so happy you exist.
You’re already tweeting while pooping, so why shouldn’t your baby be tweeting while he’s peeing? Huggies introduces a TweetPee device, which looks to be a little bird that your kids pee on. And then it tweets. Because that’s what PeeTweet birds to.
To plug its new series, “The Secret Life Of…”, The History Channel commissioned digital artists and history experts to take the portraits of historical figures and give them a modern revamp.
One @CandaceHetchler privately laments that the modernised Marie looks like a modern-day “loser”. But would the cast of Gossip Girl think so? That is the question.
The epic SharpSuits.net takes the worst of client comments and turns them into posters worthy of placement over your desk.
Better yet: next time you get an inane client remark, paste it directly into PhotoShop and wild out. It’s probably a better outlet for your creative rage than your passive-aggressive plan to slip penises into the printwork.
Among the many branded content fails is the occasional gem. Audi takes the typical “car porn” to a new level by giving gratuitous car shots a storyline with a sprinkle of Mercedes haterade and a boost of Spock-on-Spock fan pandering. But we’ll take any excuse to watch an interaction with Zach Quinto and Leonard Nemoy, so call us easy.