Archive for the ‘advertising’ category

Doritos With a Kick

July 11, 2006

If anyone knows what the above package says I’d sure like to know why I’m laughing so hard! I think the yellow guy needs help…


Gemstar TV Guide buys Jump the Shark

June 22, 2006

The domain was just purchased by Gemstar (which has a significant presence here in Tusla). I think it’s cool. But:

Think about the audience of the TV Guide… Got a picture in your head? OK, now overlay the people who use the phrase “Jump the Shark”… How much of a demographic overlap do you see?

Yeah, me too.

New Apple Ads

June 13, 2006

Apple’s posted some of their new Apple ads. These seem to have been filmed a bit later (the Apple guy shaved and changed his shirt… that always means later for us Mac types I guess).

Something still bothers me about having Keanu Reeves Jr. as my emissary to the dark forces of the PC world. I dunno, maybe it’s just me. The more I think of the Jeff Goldblum days… well, the more I’d rather have seen HIM in that role. Yeah, castings my real calling. (WRONG!)

You know… they’re VERY creative spots in a minimal get-your-point-across kind of way. I sort of like them. At least they’re not brussel sprouts (right up there with Windows)! ICK!

No Freakin’ Way!

May 5, 2006

Just got turned onto Apple’s NAB 2006 reel.

Holy sweet hot mamma jamma! THAT is an awesome reel! How’d you like to have THAT in your portfolio?

Now, Michelle has Final Cut Studio Pro at the home office (a little underpowered dual-processor G4 to match). But, great gravy!… with a little applied imagination and a lot of her signature talent SHE could do THAT!? Yoweee!

This IS an Apple Ad and THAT is NOT!

May 5, 2006

The most recent iPod ad is awesome. It's exciting! It hits iPod right on the money. Great score and typical silhouetted groove is ON! (more…)

The New Apple Ads Are Loose

May 1, 2006

OK. Hmmm? Just took a gander at the new Apple ads and while they’re not iTunes… at least they’re not Jeff Goldblum. Yeah, remember that!? Ooooh, such a wreck. (more…)

“Too Many Magazines” – Jeff Jarvis

February 17, 2006

Yep. But, with publishers chasing a growing (not shrinking) ad market… More magazines are coming to limited shelf space near you. Just check out Folio [magazine] and you’ll see it’s true!