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Blogads’ pets in Halloween costumes

by Nick Faber
Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Pets in costumes are all the rage this year. Just ask Wendy Williams. A completely unbiased survey conducted by DogTime Media suggests that half of all pets will wear costumes this Halloween.

Those results are pretty close to our own findings here at Blogads, where about half of us have subjected — er — dressed our pets in Halloween costumes.

Gunner: Batdog


11 strange things to sell with sex

by Nick Faber
Thursday, October 6th, 2011

This week we witnessed the true influence of the blogosphere when JCPenney pulled its bikini-clad Phoebe Cates commercial after a flood of complaints. Although the commercial was pretty sexist, men’s slacks and polos are far from the strangest thing to be sold with sexy advertising.

None of the ads in this list are NSFW, but some get pretty darn close! (more…)

Agency merch: Goods for ad people, made by ad people

by Nick Faber
Thursday, September 29th, 2011

via redsquareagency.com

If you’re going to be a kick-ass branding agency, shouldn’t your agency’s own brand kick ass?

These agencies have the goods. And you can buy the goods from them. (more…)

This week in incredible stop-motion animation

by Nick Faber
Friday, August 5th, 2011

It’s been a great week for the 114-year-old art form. While Nokia’s “Gulp,” shot on the world’s biggest stop-motion set EVER, has gotten the most attention, at least 4 other killer stop-motion ads and films have made their own waves across the blogosphere.

Nokia – Gulp (Found on AgencySpy)


20 nerdy t-shirts for bloggers

by Nick Faber
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

So you’ve got a great blog. Your posts are getting retweeted, you’re talking with fans on Facebook, and you’re making nice with other bloggers. But all of this is happening behind a cloak of pixels.

How do you let someone know your passion at the grocery store? Or at SXSW?

Easy. Nerdy T-shirts! Behold, the best blogger T’s on the Internet — and IRL.


photo by Julia Roy


TV Commercial Power Hour

by Nick Faber
Friday, July 29th, 2011

Say advertising professional, want to let loose this weekend but don’t know how to leave your work in the office? Well have we got the drinking game for you.

It’s the TV Commercial Power Hour. As you watch the video, you take a shot of beer a minute for the entire hour. Sixty shots and over 100 commercials later, you’ll have had 6 whole beers, and maybe done a little creative brainstorming in the process. Don’t forget to jot down those inspired ideas!

10 American celebrities in embarrassing foreign TV ads

by Nick Faber
Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Mr. Sparkle from the Simpsons

It used to be that a famous American celebrity could make a quick buck overseas starring in a TV commercial he would never dream of making stateside. The only way an American could catch Hulk Hogan hawking Hitachis in Japan was if a friend overseas taped it off air.

That is no longer the case. In light of the attention the dancing Hugh Jackman billboards in Moscow have been getting, we now look back at foreign commercials starring American celebrities that were never meant to be see by American audiences.

1. Cindy Crawford – Pocari Sweat (Japan, 1986)


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