Why doesn’t Wieden + Kennedy/Portland spawn more startup agencies—something that Goodby Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco has successfully done for years? As someone who knows the Portland market, lack of client opportunities is the most obvious answer.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the NFL that didn’t involve concussions, criminal behavior or angry tweets from the president. In fact, this video of Travis Kelce and Greg Olsen challenging each other to eat one of Paqui’s hellishly spicy Carolina Reaper Madness chips is probably the most positive media coverage we’ve seen about professional football in months.
The chip is named after its chief ingredient, the Carolina Reaper pepper, which happens to be the world’s spiciest pepper. This year’s batch of chips is even hotter than last year’s, and individually sold in coffin-shaped boxes that ask if the purchaser has any last words. And here we thought hot sauces led the race in ominous packaging.
A new fashion-flavored campaign is putting a new spin on the idea of a full-body condom.
To prove how comfortable its proprietary non-latex material really is, condom brand Skyn decided to create a line of athletic wear, and put it to the test.
A smoky, sultry 1:30 ad from Sid Lee Amsterdam features tech-infused clothing designer Pauline von Dongen describing her approach to the project, including dragonfly-wing-inspired flaps on the arms of a shirt, which can supposedly give a long jumper more, um, lift.
JWT Canada released a digital campaign for Air Canada that advocates people give Canada a test drive by visiting as a tourist prior to moving there. I’d be willing to bet that they came up with this campaign based on research that people are increasing Googling “how to move to Canada” to avoid the possibility of a Trump presidency here in the U.S.
The spot begins with an Air Canada ticket agent watching a screen tracking how many Americans are searching for “How can I move to Canada?” — sitting at 1,367,899 as she says, “And there’s another one.” Then she proceeds to mention cultural and geographical differences that we, Americans should try out before booking a one way ticket up North. Differences such as the Metric system– successfully being funny.
Even more impressive is the fact that “Moving to Canada searches increased even more when the California primaries took place according to an AgencySpy article. Regardless of that little factoid, I still voted for the other guy!
What do you guys think of the campaign that debuted approximately in June, 2016.
The shoe giant Nike recently created the fastest commercial ever advertising their newest Zoom Air sneakers. the spot features some of the world’s best athletes doing what they do best at lightning speed. That lightning speed is demonstrated via time lapse video technology of course. Let me know what you think of the spot down below.
The spot was created courtesy of an agency with one of the funniest names I’ve ever heard of “Must Be Something” also based out of Portland. Being in close proximity to your client must provide extra incentive to produce outstanding work. Anyway, let me know what you guys think of the commercial that incidentally takes a minute and 30 not the traditional 30 seconds.
Some of the athletes featured include:
Kobe Bryant: 5-time NBA champion (basketball)
Wayne Rooney: 3-time England player of the year (soccer)
Richard Sherman: Super Bowl champion (football)
Marlen Esparza: Olympic bronze Medalist (boxing)
Odell Beckam Jr.: Offensive rookie of the year (football)
Rafael Nadal: 14-Time Grand Slam champion (tennis)
Serena Williams: 20-Time Grand Slam champion (tennis)
Marcus Mariota: 2nd overall NFL draft pick (football)
Katarina Johnson Thompson: 2014 world No. 1, heptathlon (track and field)
Shane O’Neill: Pro Skater (skateboarding)
Mo Farah: Olympic Gold Medalist: 5,000M/10,000M (track and field)
Allyson Felix: Olympic Gold Medalist: 200M/4x100M/4x400M (track and field)
Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce: Olympic gold medalist,100M (track and field)
So I’ve wanted to write about this advertisement for quite some time now but just haven’t got around to it. There are some ads that try to fake you out with what they’re trying to advertise and this is a great example of that. Then starts out by showing a young (at heart) couple where the wife is “ready to go-Pun intended.” The husband excitedly runs to the restroom to take a little blue pill. But, alas he accidentally drops it out the window and it goes for a ride through the city.
At the and of the tumbling journey of the blue pill it was swallowed by the The Fiat 500X which made the car bigger, stronger and faster. Oh, and let’s not forget obviously it’s ready for action. The commercial progresses everyone who comes in contact with the car gets a little excited too.
This commercial was a product of theThe Richards Group which reportedly shot the spot in Pitigliano, Tuscany according to Adfreak. that agency did a wonderful job filling the spot and of course picking the location. But, this file does take the viewer required a loop. When I started watching it I thought it was definitely advertising Viagra and not a rocket on four wheels.
I’ll say this again as I said it many times before: sex sells no matter what products you’re selling. What you guys think? Did you always know that this spot was advertising a car? Let me know in the comments below.
Agencycompile.com has changed significantly since the last time I tried to use it seriously back when I was living in Boston. I wanted to ask the community out there, why this change happened? What you guys think about it? Do you guys the site got better or worse since making the transformation?
I remember it as being a simple website, with a plain look, feel and login that was very appealing to me. That appeal stemmed from knowing of a site where I can look up agencies based on size, specialty, billing ranges and most importantly to me location so that I can submit my resume to open positions. Now, the site doesn’t appear to be so simple to navigate through. It has so many sections and functioned very poorly while I was trying to use it in Google Chrome that I’m surprised no one else has complained. Furthermore, I submitted another registration form and tried to contact some sort of support department because I wasn’t getting the confirmation email to complete the registration to allow me to use the site but I haven’t heard anything back. Has anyone else experienced the same type of problem?
Back when this blog was on blogspot.com I used a list agency compile as an advertising related resource. But these days, I don’t know if I would do the same thing on this blog should I ever build another advertising resource page. What’s the community think about the new site design? Have you all experienced the same types of problems?
It will be great if we could start a conversation about the site. Leave your comments and feedback below in the comments section.
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