Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle Dot Com

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Virgin hires Green for online role

LONDON – Virgin Media has appointed Alex Green as its new managing director of Portal, a role that will see Green responsible for accelerating the company’s online presence.

Let’s Talk About the Weather


NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Prone as I am to wandering outside in shorts on 35-degree days, I find myself flipping over to the Weather Channel regularly to catch the net's trusty local forecasts or whenever nothing else on the tube catches my eye. That sounds like an insult — the Weather Channel as a fallback option — but it isn't intended as one. Rather, the network ranks as one of the only reliable entities on the cable dial, one of the few that — younger viewers and buzzily buzzy internet buzz be damned — has remained true to its core mission.

Guardian suffers readership decline

LONDON – The Guardian has suffered the biggest year-on-year drop in readership numbers across national daily titles between 2006 and 2007, according to NRS figures.

London Heathrow’s Facelift – Terminal 5 (VIDEO)

(TrendHunter.com) Airports are a huge part of a city or country’s pride, as it is often the first impression visitors have of the location. Chances are, if you’ve done quite a bit of traveling, you’ve gone through London’s Heathrow Airport. It’s one of the world’s most popular destinations, as well as being a locatio…

London Heathrow’s Facelift – Terminal 5

Airports are a huge part of a city or country’s pride, as it is often the first impression visitors have of the location. Chances are, if you’ve done quite a bit of traveling, you’ve gone through London’s Heathrow Airport. It’s one of the world’s most popular destinations, as well as being a locatio…

AOL adds IPC’s In Style to lifestyle network

LONDON – AOL UK is beefing-up its lifestyle content after striking a deal with instyle.co.uk, the online arm of IPC’s In Style magazine.

Schools ministry hands brief to Naked

LONDON – The Department for Children, Schools and Families has appointed Naked to handle communications planning for a new campaign promoting science and maths qualifications to students.

Havas up as Publicis dips below target

LONDON – Growth in the media sector drove a strong 2007 performance by Havas, while its larger rival Publicis Groupe failed to reach projected revenue targets, according to financial results published today.

Microsoft Office:Mac 2008: Simplify Your Work, The goods

Microsoft Office:Mac 2008: Simplify Your Work, The goods

Advertising Agency: McCann Worldgroup San Francisco
Creative Director: Rob Bagot, John McNeil
Art Director: Aviva Kapust
Copywriter: Juliana Cobb
Illustrator: Mr. Bingo
Producer: Rebecca Kidder
Art Buyer: Evelyn Chan
Production Company: Firstborn Multimedia

Microsoft Office:Mac 2008: Simplify Your Work, Same page

Microsoft Office:Mac 2008: Simplify Your Work, Same page

Advertising Agency: McCann Worldgroup San Francisco
Creative Director: Rob Bagot, John McNeil
Art Director: Aviva Kapust
Copywriter: Juliana Cobb
Illustrator: Mr. Bingo
Producer: Rebecca Kidder
Art Buyer: Evelyn Chan
Production Company: Firstborn Multimedia

Microsoft Office:Mac 2008: Simplify Your Work, Run numbers

Microsoft Office:Mac 2008: Simplify Your Work, Run numbers

Advertising Agency: McCann Worldgroup San Francisco
Creative Director: Rob Bagot, John McNeil
Art Director: Aviva Kapust
Copywriter: Juliana Cobb
Illustrator: Mr. Bingo
Producer: Rebecca Kidder
Art Buyer: Evelyn Chan
Production Company: Firstborn Multimedia

Microsoft Office:Mac 2008: Simplify Your Work, On the ball

Microsoft Office:Mac 2008: Simplify Your Work, On the ball

Advertising Agency: McCann Worldgroup San Francisco
Creative Director: Rob Bagot, John McNeil
Art Director: Aviva Kapust
Copywriter: Juliana Cobb
Illustrator: Mr. Bingo
Producer: Rebecca Kidder
Art Buyer: Evelyn Chan
Production Company: Firstborn Multimedia

Microsoft Office:Mac 2008: Simplify Your Work, Next level

Microsoft Office:Mac 2008: Simplify Your Work, Next level

Advertising Agency: McCann Worldgroup San Francisco
Creative Director: Rob Bagot, John McNeil
Art Director: Aviva Kapust
Copywriter: Juliana Cobb
Illustrator: Mr. Bingo
Producer: Rebecca Kidder
Art Buyer: Evelyn Chan
Production Company: Firstborn Multimedia

Microsoft Office:Mac 2008: Simplify Your Work, Ducks row

Microsoft Office:Mac 2008: Simplify Your Work, Ducks row

Advertising Agency: McCann Worldgroup San Francisco
Creative Director: Rob Bagot, John McNeil
Art Director: Aviva Kapust
Copywriter: Juliana Cobb
Illustrator: Mr. Bingo
Producer: Rebecca Kidder
Art Buyer: Evelyn Chan
Production Company: Firstborn Multimedia

The Changing Social Networks – Revolutionary New Advert Model

(TrendHunter.com) There will be a dramatic shift in online advertising according to the inventor of Meetup.com. Online users want to control their privacy and the data they put online. The change is that we want to be known as individuals – not members of a homogenized group. We choose our online friends and the busi…

Color Watching in Fashion – NY Fashion Week Blues (GALLERY)

(TrendHunter.com) It’s just blue. Remember the scene from The Devil Wears Prada? There was hardly a designer that didn’t have blue represented in a couple of fashions on the runway. See any Cerulean? The designers are Matthew Williamson, Karen Walker, Preen and Anna Sui. Each with a panache of it’s own making.

Happy freaky Valentine’s Day from Zune

Here’s a timely and trippy new love-themed Microsoft Zune video, a kind of PG-13 “Jack and the Beanstalk,” in which little chuckling furry creatures climb a giant veggie-pole to the heavens, where they cry ruby tears, shoot silver stones and red hearts out of their mouths, and rub each other suggestively. If this doesn’t want make you want to buy an MP3 player, then you have a heart of stone. Created by 72andSunny. Via Advertolog. UPDATE: In related news, here’s a perfect Valentine’s Day job opportunity: Submit your wittiest one-liner for a chance to work as a copywriter at a candy company, writing lines for “conversation hearts.”

—Posted by Tim Nudd

Mmm, That Pizza Was Good…OMG! WTF is That???

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We’ve seen all kinds of pizza box advertising. Some are better than others.

Pinky Vodka Competes With Forlorn Cupid

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Yes, today is Valentine’s Day. It’s suppose to be a happy day. A day filled with love. But poor Cupid is having a tough time of it.