• Spy On Section 45

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    Local ad shop, Section 45, has set up a webcam broadcasting – you guessed it – their local ad shop. If you’re feeling a bit lonely working out of grandma’s knick knack-invested basement today, stop on in for a virtual look and chat.

    As a pre-warning to all employees, watch out where that thing’s pointing. Wouldn’t want the world to see what really goes on in ad offices, now would you?

  • Might Be Time To Take His Name Off The Door

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    According to AdWeek, the $1.5 million Exclusive Resorts account went out-of-town for their new campaign, bringing their work to Leo Burnett, Chicago.

    That’s right, Leo Burnett reached into Denver and picked up a $1.5 million account. This move shows little to no regard for the best way to spend a small marketing budget. Just a meeting at Burnett has got to ring the cash register at more than the majority of a campaign here in Denver.

    But at least the executives at Exclusive get to say they are working with Leo Burnett at their cocktail parties.

    The people we’ve got to question here are the leadership at what was once the pride of the midwest, Burnett. With their big building on the river, they were once the shining light of sensible, benefit-driven advertising doing memorable campaigns for McDonald’s, United and Altoids.

    Now they find themselves creating propaganda for the US Army and pitching $1.5 million dollar accounts.

    That’s not really reaching for the stars, now is it?

    (Thanks Jared)

  • JCVD Trailer: Van Damme Is Back!

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    When the life of Jean-Claude Van Damme collides with the reality of a hold-up in Brussels, Belgium, suddenly the huge movie star turns into an ordinary guy, filled with fears, contradictions and hopes. How can he be up to the legend he has built? What can a film hero do when the gun pointed to his temple isn’t charged with blanks? JCVD finds himself at the turning point of his “hero” life. Check out the trailer.

    Looks so damn good. Best line by far: “They took someone else. Steven Segal. He promised to cut off his pony tail.”

  • Specsavers Spoof

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    The in-house creative team at Specsavers, seller of glasses in the UK, has released this classic viral spoofing the Barclaycard spot that was spread around just a few weeks ago.

    The Spoof:

    The Original:

  • Crispin and Plum TV Launch 'Mr. Internet'

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    Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Plum TV are launching their first co-production over Thanksgiving Day weekend, Mr. Internet, a 30-minute show hosted by vp, group creative director Dave Schiff that aims to be the Talk Soup of Web culture.

    The segments run the gamut from informational discussions about how to find relevant content on the Internet using tools such as StumbleUpon to a discussion about Web-made celebrity with Wired cover girl Julia Allison and the controversial online hunting site set up by Texas hunter John Lockwood that has been reinvented as a venue where users can shoot paintballs at live targets like girls in bikinis rather than bullets at live animals.

    Produced in-house at a small studio near the agency’s Boulder, Colo.-office, the show mimics Web communication with guests appearing in chat windows rather than in a studio beside Schiff.

    The trailer doesn’t do it much justice, but we’ll see where this thing heads down the line.

    More story at AdWeek.

  • Hello Everyone

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    Hello Everyone,

    It’s been a slow month. Many of my clients are cutting back or canceling ad campaigns. If anyone out there needs some help with graphic design. motion graphics, production work, even filing or answering phones, I’m available.

    Feel free to pass my contact info on:

    Heather Crank

    Thank you,

  • Nokia N96: Bruce Lee Ping Pong Viral + Phone

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    This limited-edition Bruce Lee phone costs $1,200, but it comes with a doll, rare photos and nunchaku. Badass.

    (Via AdAge)

  • Paraquad SA: Wheelchair Cafe

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    This feel patronizing to anyone else? Copy: Don’t drink and drive this festive season.

    (Via Scary Ideas)

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