Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Blondes may or may not have more fun, but at least in the case of Beyonce, blonde makes for a more popular ad.Last week H&M rolled out two ads [below] featuring the pop star. In one, her hair is blond and she’s wearing a swimsuit, in the other it’s br…

“Fake Apple Store,” “Tater Tot” and “Barnacle.” All are contenders in the naming of Victors & Spoils’ new conference room, the latest crowdsourced project launched by the Havas-owned agency. It sounds over the top to put out a brief to come up with a m…

Dove took over the web this week with a moving video that uses a forensic sketch artist to show women that they’re more beautiful than they think. Now comes the inevitable parody — in which guys test their own self-image.Here’s the parody:And if you h…

If you’re an ad person, and you’re on Twitter, you’ve probably caught at least a few #AgencyLife tweets in your stream. The hashtag, which was fueled by the blog Adland, caught on like wildfire Thursday in the span of just a few hours, with hundreds of…

How does Don Draper measure up to the competition? And how does the work of today compare with that of the ’60s? Check out some of the classics from advertising’s golden age and see how far creativity has come — or not.
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It felt fairly obvious to us that P&G’s Bacon Mouthwash was just a fairly lame April Fool’s Joke.But marketers beware: Not all consumers have a funny bone. After Scope on its Facebook page yesterday announced that it was just kidding about Scope Bacon…

Procter & Gamble Co. has “launched” bacon-flavored Scope with a video from Publicis Kaplan Thaler, New York. The question is, is it real? Well, it’s got a hashtag, #ScopeBacon, and P&G has begun tweeting about it from its official @ScopeMouthwash acco…

“Mad Men” star Jon Hamm may be sick and tired of the obsession over his crotch — as he told Rolling Stone magazine in their current cover story “They’re called ‘privates’ for a reason. I’m wearing pants, for fuck’s sake. Lay off” — but brands want a …

Pound for pound, some of the stupidest commentary online and on TV as media prognosticators waited for the Pope to be revealed today was the notion that the next Pope needed to be on Twitter. Or what? Social media gurus were going to totally abandon th…

Pound for pound, some of the stupidest commentary online and on TV as media prognosticators waited for the Pope to be revealed today was the notion that the next Pope needed to be on Twitter. Or what? Social media gurus were going to totally abandon th…