Posts Tagged ‘Ads’


Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

A cool ad campaign using stop-action video mixed with flash menus and pretty people:


via FormFiftyFive

Oh Ikea! You’re so weird!

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Check this out:


It’s a strange interactive Ikea ad where music makes the actors/dancers move around (mostly backwards as far as I can tell).  It lets you choose from a couple of pre-selected tracks and use your keyboard for some midi-style canned drum samples.  The most fun thing I’ve found with it is to upload something from your music library and have them dance to it.  They seem to especially like TV on the Radio.

Kudos to whoever designed this.  I can’t imagine it was easy writing a Flash program where a video track responds to the amplitude of sound waves…

Thanks VSL

Who Designed That?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Because it’s awesome!!!


I’ve gotta admit — I’m such a sucker for things like this.  I just came across 24 Unforgettable Advertisements yesterday and loved it (well… not so much the PETA one — keep scrolling down to Woodland Shoes and the McDonalds bus stop).  I really love it when people take familiar objects and make you look at them in a totally different way — even if it’s for the sake of an advertisement.

Thanks again, FFFFound.

Poor Maligned Little PC

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

My pre-emptive response to the next phase of Microsoft’s ad campaign:

It comes in regular and extra-snarky:

As Seen on TV

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Ok. One more of these then I’ll quit I swear:

As Seen on TV: The 10 Most Laughably Misleading Ads

#1? The Magniscribe Pen, where the woman is ‘calling now’ to order the pen she so desperately needs USING one of the pens?  Classic.

And I’m not sure this is real or not, but check out the reviews page for #2: My Lil Reminder — a voice recorder/reminder system.  Click here and do a search for ‘Bob of Ohio’.