Why Microsoft Killed Kin After Just Six Weeks

LOS ANGELES (AdAge.com) — In what may be one of the fastest launch-to-failure paths ever taken by a major marketer, Microsoft's Kin, the company's first phone product, is being discontinued just six weeks after its May 13 launch.

Os 100 maiores insultos do cinema

100 Greatest

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Você pode encontrar a lista dos filmes presentes na compilação nesse link.

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Depois do GP, a volta do “Old Spice Man”

Old Spice

O ganhador do Grand Prix de Film em Cannes Lions 2010, “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like”, voltou menos de uma semana depois de ter sido premiado.

O Old Spice man repete a performance de tomada única do comercial anterior, e que segundo a Wieden + Kennedy é tudo feito em computação gráfica.

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Lunesta Creative Returns to Deutsch

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Nearly nine months after Lunesta was throttled out of Interpublic Group of Cos.' Lowe due to the U.S. merger of that agency and Deutsch, New York, the combined shop has managed to reel the sleep-aid brand back.

Google Chrome Fastball

Google Chrome

Em mais uma ação para demonstrar a velocidade do Chrome, o Google criou um game dentro do YouTube como se fossem 6 vídeos conectados.

São diversos desafios integrados com outras plataformas, como Twitter, Google Maps, Google Translate e Last.fm, e o objetivo é tentar passar por cada um no menor tempo possível.

Minha performance foi péssima, levei minutos para passar de fases em que o recorde é 7 segundos, por exemplo. Mas também fui pego de surpresa, vou tentar de novo.

O projeto é um trabalho conjunto do Google Creative Lab e da BBH.

Google Chrome

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TVC: RAKBank to the rescue

Agency: Promoseven, Dubai
Post Production: Infinite Frameworks, Singapore
Production House: Footcandles Film Pvt Ltd
Director: Manav Menon

Well Done, Woot!: More Press Releases Like This, Please

Amazon has acquired Woot! And the acquisition has resulted in, among other things, a hilarious memo from Woot's CEO to his employees (The company's true business model? Preparing the way for the Lava People) and the following video using singing sling-monkey dolls to make the announcement.

Keith Weed at Cannes: ‘Unilever Will Increase Digital Investment’

In a session at the International Advertising Festival in Cannes with WPP Group Chairman-CEO Martin Sorrell, Unilever Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Keith Weed vowed his company will double digital spending this year. In an interview with Advertising Age after his talk, Mr. Weed explained more about why he believes the company needs to do that.

OfficeMax Helps Bail Out Nashville Schools

In an effort to help Nashville following the recent floods that devasted that region, OfficeMax joined the group Lady Antebellum to raise money through a live benefit concert earlier this month.

Disturbing Mouthless Photography – Pedro Donini’s Horror/Macabre Collection is Terrifying (GALLERY)

(TrendHunter.com) Pedro Donini has scared the bejesus out of me with his ‘Horror/Macabre’ Collection. These photos are extremely frightening yet definitely creative.

Pedro Donini’s photos are rather bizarre and are probably…

What Happens When the Brands We Work for Disappoint Us?

How do we deal with situations where the brands we work on not only disappoint us, but lead us astray. Surely every one of us that work on building brands — from a creative, account or strategic point of view — has thought about this.

U.K. Proposes Product Placement Alert

LONDON (AdAge.com) — As the U.K. finally gets close to allowing product placement on TV after years of debate, regulators are proposing that broadcasters be required to use an on-screen symbol — perhaps in the form of a giant letter 'P'– at the start and end of programs to alert audiences to the paid message embedded in the content they're about to watch or have just seen.

Haute Couture Witches – The ‘Black Magic’ Zink Magazine Shoot is Magical (GALLERY)

(TrendHunter.com) The ‘Black Magic’ Zink Magazine spread plays around with the darker side of magic. Although model Asia Bugajska doesn’t look like your traditional witch, the editorial’s features definitely suggest otherwise.…

Warner’s Latest Strategy Gives MTV New Clout in Online Video

LOS ANGELES (AdAge.com) — MTV Networks may have given up on music videos as prime-time TV content years ago, but music video on the web is another story. The company has formed a new partnership with Warner Music Group that will give MTV Networks exclusive ad sales rights to the Warner music video roster of artists like Madonna, Green Day, Kid Rock, B.o.B., Metallica and others on MTV sites plus outside sites such as YouTube and the artists' own web pages.

Kellogg marketing director Brennan jumps to Premier Foods

Kellogg’s long-serving marketing director Kevin Brennan is leaving the company to take up a senior role at Premier Foods.

Panda Cheese: Kitchen, Office, Hospital

Advertising Agency: Advantage Marketing & Aadvertising, Cairo, Egypt
Creative Director: Ali Ali/Maged Nassar
Copywriter: Ali Ali/Maged Nassar
Account Supervisor: Reem Ezz El Din
Production Company: The House, Cairo, Egypt
Director: Ali Ali
Producer: Hossam Fawzy
Editor: Mohsen Abdel Wahab
Sound Design/Arrangement: Hosny Ali
Art Director: Production Design: Hossam Fawzy
Post Production: Azman
Colorist: George Kyriakou (MPC)
Costume Designer: Martin Pec

Huffington Post Pitches Itself as Social-Media Company

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Huffington Post boasts ambitious plans for its business, having hired nine months ago Greg Coleman, a media veteran from the likes of Yahoo and AOL, as president and chief revenue officer. Ad Age sat down for breakfast with Mr. Coleman to talk about selling "social ads," the task of moderating three million comments a month and why the newest vertical will be big business.

Shikisai T-shirts

Le duo de designers japonais Noto-Fusai explore les possibilités d’interactivité en terme de création de t-shirts. En utilisant une impression noire sur du blanc, et en ajoutant des éléments cousus, le rendu procure une réelle fraîcheur. Plus d’images dans la suite de l’article.
















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Volkswagen Service: Souvenir

“We won’t let a hitch be your first memory. Volkswagen Service. Open even on summer.”

Advertising Agency: DDB, Milan, Italy
Creative Directors: Luca Albanese, Francesco Taddeucci
Art Director: Francesco Epifani
Copywriter: Nicoletta Zanterino
Illustrator: Volume 14
Photographer: FM Photographers
Published: June 2010