Wings Fly into Fashion – Delicate Spring Accessories (GALLERY)

( One of the hottest ways to accessorize this spring and summer is with wings, be they feathered bird or angel wings, or delicate wings like those of butterflies and dragonflies.

The Victoria’s Secret Angels have been known for their dramatic wings for a long time, but other designers are beginning …

Snarky Animated TV Show Promo – Dirt Ads

To promote the new season of Dirt, a series of six really funky, animated clips were created featuring comic book style spoofs of the types of things you’d see in celebrity tabloids.

The ads created by Arsenal feature “vignettes of Hollywood stars and celebutaunts caught in the act of wild, unbeco…

BBDO Guerrero Ortega and JWT win big at Creative Guild

MANILA – BBDO Guerrero Ortega and JWT Manila were the two biggest winners at the 24th Annual Creative Guild of the Philippines Awards.

Lane Crawford launches first international push

HONG KONG – Hong Kong-based retailer Lane Crawford has launched a photographic campaign as part of its push for international expansion, following the opening of a store in Beijing last year.

Steam Powered Rowboat – New Boat Concept Lets Steam Do The Work (VIDEO)

( Although the actual boat, known as “Steam Rowboat II”, is still in the development phase, the proof-of-concept mechanism (AKA Steam Rowboat I) seems to work very well! Artist/inventor I-Wei Huang has also built many other steam powered devices, which are described on his website Unfortun…

Customized Robot Jeeves – Virtual Butler Summoned Through Magic Mirror (GALLERY)

( Imagine never having to stick your hand in a toilet bowl again, never having to scrape crusted on food off a pan or never having to scrub at scuff marks on the floor. In the future, you could have a robot that does all the messy work for you thanks to a new customized, Virtual Butler.

Even simpler…

iPhonic Phone With a Twist – Mooon+ (GALLERY)

( Another iPhone clone? Well, this one comes with a cool twist though. The Mooon+ by Korean Sunman Kwon has a very nice iPhone-like stylish design with a big gorgeous touchscreen, sexy metal accents, and a digital camera.

The special thing about it however, is that the mouth piece detaches and turns…

Texting on the Run – Padded Lampposts Protect London SMSing Pedestrians (VIDEO)

( How considerate! The charity Living Streets has teamed up with the British directory enquiries service on a pilot scheme of padded lampposts, now underway in a London street to protect inattentive pedestrians, mostly those texting on their phones. Brick Lane was found to have the highest number o…

iPhone Got Game + Application SDK – First Multi-touch iPhone Games (GALLERY)

( The flood gates have opened, await the iPhone applications Tsunami!! Along with making the long-awaited iPhone SDK available, Apple has announced the first official iPhone multi-touch games. The one and only Steve Jobs demoed multitouch games on the iPhone live on stage at Apple’s Infinite Loop camp…

Trivialising Serious Issues – Language School Ads (GALLERY)

( What is up with these ads? The idea of the campaign is to promote Senac Language School and how it teaches you the language well enough to deal with any situation. I totally get the Italian and Spanish Language ads, but I am confused by the English one. Each ad presents a scenario where a tourist is…

Hotline: Team Saatchi appointed

Team Saatchi has been appointed by the steel company Arcelor Mittal to develop a global recruitment campaign to launch this summer. The agency won the business after a three-way pitch against undisclosed agencies.

Hotline: JWT London hired by Coty

JWT London has been hired by Coty to launch its Playboy fragrance range following a three-way pitch against Air and Out of the Box.

Hotline: Agreement by The National Magazine Company

The National Magazine Company has agreed to acquire ACP’s 50 per cent stake in the joint venture ACP-NatMag. Colin Morrison, the chief executive of ACP-NatMag, will leave the business.

Hotline: Julian Spooner joins Reach

Julian Spooner, the former chief executive of Media Audits Group, has joined the sales promotion and field marketing agency Reach as its chairman. Spooner succeeds Clive Beharrell.

Hotline: Nickelodeon UK appointment

Nickelodeon UK has appointed Joshua G2 to handle advertising for its Nick Jr channel. The agency’s first campaign for the channel is due to break in May.

Hotline: Brylcreem selected as best cinema ad

WCRS’s Brylcreem spot “effortless” has been selected as the best cinema ad in the Pearl & Dean Creative Pearls Awards. The ad, created by the WCRS team Oli Beale and Tori Flower, will receive two weeks of free screentime.

Hotline: Stink hires Philippe Andre

Stink, the creative production house, has hired the director Philippe Andre for commercials representation. Andre is best known for his Peugeot 407 “toys” spot, which won 20 awards.

Hotline: Mini launch promotion for Clubman model

Mini has launched a series of films through Carlton Screen Advertising to promote its Clubman model in UK cinemas.

Hotline: Adam & Eve wins account

Adam & Eve has won the £5 million account for Westfield, the £1.6 billion West London shopping centre due to open this year. The start-up triumphed in a pitch against M&C Saatchi, The Red Brick Road and Leagas Delaney, which was handled by the AAR.

Hotline: Top 50 media buying agencies table revised

Nielsen Media Research has revised its top 50 media buying agencies table, inserting Mike Colling & Co at number 45, up one place on last year, with billings of £14.65 million.