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.
To celebrate International Disability Day (December 3rd) and in support of disabled-persons organisation Pro Infirmis, retailers WE Fashion, modissa, PKZ, Schild and Bernies — all located on the same busy street in Zurich — worked with Jung Von Matt/Limmat to create display mannequins modeled after real disabled people.
People’s responses weren’t always favourable, but we attribute that less to wilful prejudice than to how deeply disability is buried in our communities. We’re not sure how to behave when faced with it, or what to say to our kids. And isn’t that weird when over 12% of the American population alone are disabled … and one in four 20-year-olds will be before they retire?
We haven’t felt this strongly about a promotional video since the debut of Dove’s “Evolution”. Here’s to changing how the world perceives normal.
Admittedly it’s a stretch to work Pepsi, Twinkies and Breaking Bad together but since this weekend is about addiction (carbs, shopping), so what. Credit to The Bigger Project equating sugar with the drug it is in this rap-fest, all wrapped up with a nice BK-inspired logo. Sugar-free as I’ve been for some time now, I won’t judge you your pumpkin pie indulgence though. I just won’t. Enjoy!
Hshtags.com lets you search for hashtag results across different networks: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, flickr, YouTube and more. A plus for ad folk and marketers: it also shows you related hashtags. We lovez it almost as much as sweet potatoes.
We give you Helvetica Perfume, whose aptly described “nothing” smell is a subtle melange of air, water … and you. It’s the swag of choice for self-described Modernists. (And only $62 a bottle!)
We tried not to enjoy it, Jean-Claude. We really did. But he was just doing what thousands of high schoolers all over America were gonna do anyway.
We just hope you’re not in the car while you’re doing it. British Airways has erected a digital billboard in Piccadilly Circus in which a captivated child leaps from his perch and encourages you, too, to #lookup when an actual plane flies overhead. The billboard wraps nicely by identifying the flight, where it’s come from or where it’s headed.
We don’t get to say this everyday (or ever), but that’s some goddamn masterful outdoor.
Kmart’s weird #Showyourjoe holiday ad for Joe Boxer is drawing oh-no! ire from faithful (?) shoppers who can’t live with the idea of testicle bells. Well, to them we say “run a search for Miley Cyrus on Google”.
Enjoy your holiday boxer show and welcome to gender equality, ladies and gents! #equalopportunityobjectification
The complete DVD box set of Breaking Bad includes series extras, which in turn contain the ultimate superfan Easter Egg: an “alternate ending” where Bryan Cranston wakes up as Hal from Malcolm in the Middle and tells Lois about the crazy, intensely-traumatic dream he just had.
We love how he describes Jesse: as a “man-child-kid” who “would use the b-word a lot. He would say, yo, b-word! Yay, science, b-word!” Oh, Hal!
Also, 100 Awkward Points for accidentally calling Lois Skyler. *facepalm*
Volvo’s killing it lately with its product demos, the most notable of late being the one in which its CEO tests a hook 20 metres over a harbour. But this one, where Jean-Claude Van Damme tests Volvo trucks’ stability and Dynamic Steering System, takes all the cake.
The demo was taken in one shot, with invisible safety lines in case Van Damme suffered leg cramps and fell to his roadside doom. There were also foot supports to ensure he wouldn’t slip between the two trucks. But still. Does anything beat Van Damme doing the splits between two moving vehicles? No. This product demo kills all the product demos that have ever been done in the known universe.
AdVervial homie Jeff Kwiatek pointed us to Get Coin, a futuristic card that unifies all the charge cards you own. It also freaks out and sends you a message if your phone is far away (indicating that you probably left it somewhere … but does that mean I have to start bringing my wallet to bed?).
Cool concept and gorgey design but we’re wondering whether phones will meet us halfway anyway. Still, if you’d like to shaft some wallet space in the meantime, Coin’s worth considering. Also a great conversation piece!