In the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, funerals became a commonplace ordeal as the nation dealt with unprecedented loss. Like most cultures, Japanese funerals are somber events accented with black and white, with any deviation considered inappropriate. For this reason, Japanese funeral home Nishinihon Tenrei approached Tokyo-based ad agency I&S BBDO to create an ad for a trade show that would buck the trend of muted colors so prevalent in the industry. Read the rest of this entry »
To celebrate Mother’s Day (coming up this Sunday), Procter & Gamble joined forces with Wieden + Kennedy to illustrate common motherly advice we all have heard over the years, but maybe neglected to follow. The ‘Thank You, Mom.” Campaign showcases typographically designed pearls of wisdom in poster form. Read the rest of this entry »
Microsoft teamed up with Americhip (a very trusted Engauge vendor) to stuffed a functional WiFi router into a limited number of the most recent issue of Forbes. Microsoft’s ad, which is for Office 365, is a T-Mobile wireless router that provides 15 days of free WiFi with a two- to three-hour battery charge. Read the rest of this entry »
SkinFare is a small company out of Western North Carolina that makes an organic body care coconut oil stick in biodegradable paper packaging. They’re also on a mission to get rid of single use plastic in the personal care industry. In a short time, they’ve created a thriving business that provides a living wage for a growing group of employees, while also replacing nearly 20,000 plastic packaged products with their biodegradable tubes.
Happy Earth Day.
Candy Wrapper Archive started as a personal collection of founder Richard Saunders and now includes more than 600 candy wrappers. Arranged by brand, the collection provides a fun way to browse nostalgic wrappers, from Snickers to Kit Kat, and many brands that fall somewhere in between, like Smooth Sailin and Chicken Dinner.
Thanks to Ken Lawton for today’s fodder.
Heineken is trying to tap into club culture with an interactive bottle design that uses micro sensors and wireless technology to interact with drinkers. The LED lights react when people toast each other and sip from the bottle, and they can be synchronized to music as well.
Thanks to Melissa Hodgdon for today’s fodder.
As most everybody suspected, Google shutting down YouTube was merely a hoax which was meet with almost unanimous negative feeback. Luckily for Google, Pizza Hut has stirred up some positive attention for YouTube with their marketing gimmick art. On Tuesday, Pizza Hut Canada streamed live YouTube video of an illustrator sketching commenter-suggested images on pizza boxes.
Thanks to Stephanie Williams for today’s fodder.
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It may be reality or it may just be an April Fool’s Day prank, but Google has announced that YouTube will be closing today. It turns out that the past eight years of the site was just a contest to find the best video in the world. It is now looking for the best video and has enlisted some top YouTubers, including iJustine and Antoine Dodson. The website will be shut down tonight at midnight and a winner will be unveiled in 2023, when the website relaunches featuring only the selected winner.
Thanks to Jorge Torneria for today’s fodder.
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