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#FTW: Blogads creation wins IAC “Best Advertising Online”

by Kate Studwell
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Blogads, Wieden+Kennedy, and ABC have been presented with the Internet Advertising Competition’s “Best Advertising Online Ad” award for 2013.

The award was given for a series of interstitial ads on PerezHilton.com that responded to reader behavior and tied into the theme of ABC’s “GCB,” which features former nemeses who hide their disdain behind the veil of Southern charm. The show starred Kristen Chenoweth and was produced by Darren Star (of “Sex and the City” fame).

If a reader wanted to tweet a PerezHilton.com story, a pop up reminded them “Thou Shalt Not Tweet More Than 140 Characters.” Other behavior on the site prompted similar commandments, such as “Thou shalt not look at sexy photos” or “Thou shalt not covet another man’s wife” when viewing stories about attractive married celebs.

A big congratulations to our sales, programming, design and project management teams for their work. Thank you IAC!

Blogads joins other IAC prize winners in other categories including The Coca-Cola Company, Target, Huge, and CNN.

[Image via reactiongifs.com]

Samsung’s new ad with David Beckham inspires four nearly-identical headlines

by Nick Faber
Thursday, May 24th, 2012

beckham bend it like beethoven

We Americans might not know much about David Beckham beyond that famous movie title, or what “bending it” even means. And the Australian news media is probably more interested in Australian Rules Football than other types of football. But still, doesn’t “Bend it like Beethoven” feel a little too easy when describing an ad in which David Beckham plays Ode to Joy with a soccer ball? Here are six headlines that think not! (more…)

Advertising agency R/GA goes back in time to imagine the future

by Nick Faber
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

We love when an agency decides to make something cool for itself, or for its fans.  Some folks from R/GA, an agency in New York known for its rabble-rousing Twitter account, have put together a video called “Retro Tech.” Employing a combination of overused-VHS aesthetic and AR-esque post-production elements, the video takes you on a trip down memory lane with agency staffers pining and opining about vintage technology.



12 people who thought John Stamos was typecast for the Greek yogurt commercial

by Nick Faber
Monday, February 6th, 2012

He may no longer be Jesse Katsopolis, but John Stamos is still Greek enough for Oikos.

(Video below tweets).

The “Shit Girls Say” meme is OVER!

by Nick Faber
Friday, January 13th, 2012

By my count, it took exactly one month for the Shit Girls Say meme to jump the shark. And the Knot pushed it.

Wasn’t the point of the original videos to say things that people actually say? This is why corporations should leave the funny-making to real people.

And, gosh, don’t they know it’s also supposed to be sexist and racist?

Daffy’s and DeVito/Verdi bring peep shows back to Times Square

by Nick Faber
Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Daffy's newest customer loves discounted apparel.

Sure, there may be 200-ft tall models lurking over every corner of Times Square, but do they take off their clothes for you?

After 12 years apart, discount clothier Daffy’s and agency Devito/Verdi have reunited, and it feels so good. Especially for people who like semi-nude women. (more…)

The Ultimate Guide to Gift Guides for Ad People

by Nick Faber
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

It’s not too late to find the perfect holiday gift for the advertising professional in your life. Here are ten guides with loads of gift ideas for new media types.

1. Brandflakes for Breakfast Gift Guide

This guide, from Humongo’s breakfast blog for adsters, is like a cross between SkyMall and Spencer Gifts, full of clever and ironic gifts that would give even the most jaded creative a good chuckle.

Typical gift: Air Quote Mittens


Holiday calendar: A gift from Blogads

by Nick Faber
Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Count down to the Holidays with Blogads’ Holiday Calendar. Come back every day in December for a surprise gift!

Kim Kardashian’s advertising legacy, for better or for worse

by Nick Faber
Friday, November 4th, 2011

The Today Show asks, “Did Kim kill the Kardashian brand with divorce?”

Oh, you mean this brand?

Carl’s, Jr.


Does any brand love Halloween more than Kraft?

by Nick Faber
Friday, October 28th, 2011

Kraft is wants you to associate its brands with Halloween. Which is funny because they don’t make a whole lot that you can toss into a kid’s pillowcase. “Ew, cheese!”

Nabisco may have its orange-cream Oreos, but nobody puts snacks in Halloween costumes better than Kraft. (more…)

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