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For The Petite Bathroom – The Ladybird (GALLERY)

(TrendHunter.com) My tiny bathroom SO needs this. Designer Coco Reynolds presents The Ladybird, a compact free-standing integrated Basin and Bath unit, designed for petite bathrooms with limited space. The basin can be removed revealing a tub that is designed in the style of a Japanese tub. The unit also subtly inte…

Lifestyle: Beige

Lifestyle: Beige

Advertising Agency: Grey South Africa
Executive Creative Director: Mike Barnwell
Art Director: Gareth Pretorius
Copywriter: Andrew Moore

Lifestyle: Green

Lifestyle: Green

Advertising Agency: Grey South Africa
Executive Creative Director: Mike Barnwell
Art Director: Gareth Pretorius
Copywriter: Andrew Moore

Lifestyle: Black

Lifestyle: Black

Advertising Agency: Grey South Africa
Executive Creative Director: Mike Barnwell
Art Director: Gareth Pretorius
Copywriter: Andrew Moore

Author, Stats for Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle

Talk about viral: a LOL CATZ kind of meme with political flavor. Today, I’ve got four messages from different friends with a link to Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle. Call it consumer-generated subliminal propaganda. Here’s apparently the guy who did it, as well as some first-day stats.

Cadbury Dairy Milk: Face

Cadbury Dairy Milk: Face

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Mumbai, India
Executive Creative Directors: Piyush Pandey, Abhijit Avasthi
Creative Directors: Mahesh Gharat, Shekhar Jha
Art Directors: Mahesh Gharat, Anad Rane
Illustrators: Milind Basankar, Uday
Photographer: Ajay Salvi
Copywriter: Mahesh Gharat

Honda: Engines

Honda: Engines

Advertising Agency: DDB SA, South Africa
Executive Creative Director: Gareth Lessing
Art Director: Flash Mailer
Designer: AMI Collective
Retoucher: Adrian Smallpeice
Copywriter: Phil Mailer

Honda: Children

Honda: Children

Advertising Agency: DDB SA, South Africa
Executive Creative Director: Gareth Lessing
Art Director: Flash Mailer
Designer: AMI Collective
Retoucher: Adrian Smallpeice
Copywriter: Phil Mailer

Honda: Asimo

Honda: Asimo

Advertising Agency: DDB SA, South Africa
Executive Creative Director: Gareth Lessing
Art Director: Flash Mailer
Designer: AMI Collective
Retoucher: Adrian Smallpeice
Copywriter: Phil Mailer

Undercover Sex Fashion – Anya Hindmarch Kama Sutra Bag

(TrendHunter.com) You’re looking for one thing from him, one thing only. Hot monkey sex. This demure purse from Anya Hindmarch will remind you as the dinner wears on and you make your mandatory power room trek. The inside of the bag has Kama Sutra depictions of love, pleasure and hot monkey sex. As always practice sa…

Don’t Just Love the Puppies; Spread Puppy Love in Puppy Tongue

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Remember that Talking Pets campaign for Purina? Probably not — unless you’re from Canada or are just generally way into your animal chums.

Collapsible, Three-Piece Surfboard – Pope Bisect

(TrendHunter.com) Surfer dudes. Oceans. Whales. Tree-huggers. Small cars. Surf boards that collapse. That about sums up the need for the Pope Bisect brand of surfboard – a surfboard that breaks down into two pieces and is quickly reassembled when the waves are right. Radical design! I hate to tell Nicholas Notara tha…

Cupid Brings V-Day Color to ‘Hate Late’ Campaign

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To bring holiday color to its ongoing “Hate Late?” campaign for Pizza Hut, BBDO Guerrero Ortega ran this ad for Valentine’s Day.

Neil Powell to Go It Alone Again


NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — There's only one way to describe the first year of Neil Powell's new agency: a gigantic mess.

TBWA making the most of its musicians

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TBWA\Chiat\Day has found a way for the musicians in its ranks to bypass radio altogether and go straight to the Grammy Awards. The Playa del Rey, Calif., agency, which handled advertising for the 50th Grammy Awards telecast on Sunday, started a program called Disruptunes for its own frustrated musical artists. So far, more than 50 groups from 32 agency offices have contributed over 100 songs to an internal Web site, where iTunes sharing is encouraged and music is colleague-rated. This song (that’s an iTunes link) by production artist (and bass player) Eric Ortega’s rock band The Generators started as a scratch track for a 15-second in-show promo and wound up winning the approval of the Grammy client. It premiered during the telecast itself, and a 30-second version will appear on the merchandising pages of the agency-redesigned Grammy Web site.

—Posted by Gregory Solman

Beer Market Expansion – Anheuser Busch Launches BL Lime

(TrendHunter.com) Trendhunter has it’s own beer. (almost) According to Anheuser Busch, their new beer BL Lime is aimed squarely at “trendsetters and aspirers.” AB looked at the success of Miller Chill beer and is launching beer wars. Their research indicates that consumer demand for the lime and salt flavored, sweete…

The Viral and Digital Media Today

To say that the digital world is evolving would be both an understatement and stating the obvious. However it’s fascinating to observe the shifts and the push and pull from media and viewers alike. “Digital” and “viral” are no longer the marketing catchphrases they were a year or two ago, and many consumers are not pulled in by just any viral or digital marketing tool. With news of Havas planning a digital media arm, Havas Media Lab, and other agencies and holding groups attempting to similarly tackle the beast that is digital media, it’s becoming an interesting time to watch trends.

How does a YouTube video of Spongebob Squarepants clips mixed to Soulja Boy have nearly 27 million views and the evolution of dance video rise to the top YouTube clip with nearly 75 million views? Is there any possible application to branding and marketing at that level or is the “entertainment” vs. “advertising” paradox insurmountable in the YouTube age? I can’t say I have the answers, but it’s interesting to ponder as both the internet culture and the marketing structures are evolving.
It’s also interesting to see the changes in the media being produced. The novelty of “internet video” has all but worn off, so successful media has to be truly tailored. And just for some practical application and a bit of advertising candy, here’s one of the newer viral’s that has caught my eye, done by W+K Amsterdam for EA Sports FifaStreet 3. Interesting? Successful? Effective? Are those even questions that can be answered right now?

Funke & Will AG’s Hot New Convertible – 2nd Gen Yes! Roadster 3.2 (VIDEO)

(TrendHunter.com) The 2008 Yes! Roadster was one of the most exciting cars to make its first appearance at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2,000 pound car has a 3.2 liter V-6 engine that puts out about 255 horse power.

“Transmission choices include a standard equipped 6-speed manual or optional 5-speed automatic. Inside…

Funke & Will AG’s Hot New Convertible – 2nd Gen Yes! Roadster 3.2

The 2008 Yes! Roadster was one of the most exciting cars to make its first appearance at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2,000 pound car has a 3.2 liter V-6 engine that puts out about 255 horse power.

“Transmission choices include a standard equipped 6-speed manual or optional 5-speed automatic. Inside…