Provoking Images

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Hi World,

I recently read a Foreign Policy Magazine article that discussed Saudi Arabia and building weapons technology but that isn’t the main point of this post. my question is why does the image (the attention her of the magazine) have to be so negative? Particularly because Saudi Arabia as a country has never engaged in such activity.

Provoking Images But seeing this image without any context enables people to make harsh and unfair judgments without understanding the real issues. It conjures up hate among mankind and I think with the holy month of Ramadan upon us we should a little more to promote love and understanding. But what do I know? The side of says the magazine has the responsibility to its parent company.

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United Passions – Awesome

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I want to see the movie United Passions last night and contrary to my earlier point it turned out to be an awesome movie. The feature is the docudrama about the history and development of FIFA. Featured below is the trailer  that I’m sure most of you seen already, but wait there is more. The two production companies are Leuviah Films & Thelma Films and they received a majority of their funding from FIFA.

FIFA has full control over production and used it to make themselves seem like one of the greatest organizations in the world. What I don’t understand is why are people mad at them for this? FIFA is a business and it has an obligation to steak holders. Is there corruption? Probably.  but I mean really, what do you expect?  There is big money involved.

And nobody can deny that FIFA is responsible for spreading the beautiful game throughout the world.

ITA Getting into Movie Trailers

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Earlier today I took a photo of the Jurassic Park movie poster plastered all over my neighborhood. I did that with the intention of talking about how Inside That Ad plans  to feature more movie trailers as part of its regular updates.  Movie trailers are a form of advertising for movie. In fact, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a movie trailer as “a selected group of scenes that are shown to advertise a movie” So, I figured it would be fair game for this blog to discuss. Below is trailer for the latest addition to the Jurassic Park series “Jurassic World.”

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What Happened to agencycompile.com?

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AgencyCompileAgencycompile.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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Coke Continues to Show Caring Towards Disabled Community

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coca-cola-braille-hed-2015Hello world,

I always knew that the Coca-Cola Company was one of the greatest companies in the world. The advertisement that we’ll discuss today further strengthens my belief. What you see above are Coke can designs created so that blind individuals can read them. Now, here’s why I believe the company is one of the greats, I think these cans were designed so that blind individuals can also be a part of the ” Friend” campaign.

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Coco de Mer Does 18+ Campaign…No, Really?

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Hello World,

I know it’s been a while since my last blog post. But, guess what? I am done with my MBA program and I really wanted to talk about the above ad. As in, was it really  necessary? Also, I really don’t believe that there is any anyone else perusing the pages of Inside That Ad. So why not write about advertising and sex, right? Anyhow, on to the ad subject of the day.

Coco de Mer, the London-based sex toys and lingerie retailer recently was involved in a collaboration with TBWA\London and Rankin, the fashion photographer to produce an NC-17 ad campaign.  The commercial or short film depending on how you want to look at it is a collage of images and vignettes strung together to capture the perv in you, or the bizarre in you. The string of images don’t really make sense, in fact they’re kind of random but rather artistic. You see snippets of women in lingerie, a Viagra pill on the tongue, and a woman in BDSM leather just to name a few examples. Also, a rather odd scene of Whiplash the cowboy monkey riding a dog.

Coco de Mer launched the film at a gallery in Soho on May 18th, 2015.

And my question is was this short film/advertising necessary to further promote the company’s products? Didn’t really sell more toys and lingerie? Let me know what you think in the comments below. Also do you believe that this ad was dreamed up simply because of the old adage that says: “Sex Sells.”

The Friend Coke Campaign

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If any of you have recently bought a case of Coke in preparation for the upcoming holiday. You might have found synonyms for the word “Friend” on the back of the cans. Well, a couple of the words are synonyms for the word, anyway. Once I made the discovery, I realized that if the cans were properly positioned and can be part of a great print ad design. So above is my first attempt at creating creative work for a big name brand. My hope is to create a series of ads with a similar theme that can become a part of my friend campaign.

I would appreciate your feedback on the ad design in the comments below.

Type Art by PhreshSoldier

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I saw this beautiful piece of art on kissmyblackads.com and I just had to have it on IT A. The art was created completely using different fonts and text sizes. Of course, the attention grabbing piece of art had to be my sports hero, Micheal Jordan which is what grabbed my attention first. see more of PhreshSoldier‘s art on his gallery.

Ronald Getting new Threads

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Apparently, the most famous McDonald’s character is getting some new threads. The fashion upgrade will be done with the assistance of Tony award-winning costume designer Ann Hould-Ward, famous for designing for Broadway shows such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “Into the Woods,” according to Creativity.

I wonder what the reason is behind the new fashion statement? Ronald, where you starting to scare the kids with all the brightly colored clothes? Let me know what you think in the comments down below.