WTF QR Codes

I find it a personal pet peeve when people try and use the new “it”  thing and completely play it out. If something is up and coming.. research people! Learn how it’s used. Study best practices. Sure, testing is involved but use your head people.

The latest thing to be using on Billboards and Ads over the past year are QR Codes. I’m sure you’ve seen them before. Little square barcodes you scan with your smartphones. When used properly they take you to a Landing Page or Website.

When not used properly.. Well, you can see below. Check out the full list after the jump.

QR Code..on a website...

 

WTF QR CODES.

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Oscar Memories

With the Academy Awards rapidly approaching us, a lot of sites have compiled lists of memorable moments in Oscar History.

Take a look at this great slideshow from ABC News of their take on Academy Award history gems.

Are you going to be tuning in this Sunday? I know I will be! From the red carpet, to the main event. I love the Oscars! What is your favorite Oscar Memory?

Memorable Oscar moments since 2000.

Underwater Dog Photography

I’ve always been jealous of people who own dogs that LOVE to swim. I’ve had four dogs in the course of my lifetime and all of them hated going in the water. I’d envy my friends who could throw a tennis ball into a lake or pool and have their dog JOYFULLY jump in after.

Genius Seth Casteel took these shots underwater. Something I’ve never seen done before. The faces are hilarious. Enjoy!

This one might be my favorite.

Beautiful/Decay Artist & Design.

What’s in a name?

You can’t be a lover of all things Advertising, without giving homage to the heart of the creativity.. the agencies. Usually, these names are taken from the owner. ( ex. Ogilvy & Mather)

What about the ones with a little more..spunk in coming up with a name. AdWeek put together a list of some great and unusual agency names.

40 Strangest Agency Names, and Where They Came From | Adweek.

Lisa Frank Adult Clothes?!

Lisa Frank.. queen of the 90s has decided to make clothing for adults. First of all where was this when I was a kid. I wanted a plastic covered colored unicorn fleece and or flannel hat!

Girls (and boys, hey – no judgement) of the 90’s – Rejoice!

Holy Unicorns! Lisa Frank is Making Clothes for Adults : Lucky Magazine.

ChapStick is lacking in “fans” for this one!

We’ve all seen the print ads. The shock value, can-they-really-do-that ads. Personally, this one is very low on the “shock value” totum poll of advertisements if you ask me. I’ve seen a lot worse in an Abercrombie & Fitch storefront. ANYWAY I digress, Chapstick released the following picture on their site as well as their Facebook page.

The readers digest version: Blogger talks about how upset she is over this, goes to the Facebook page to complain. ChapStick then starts deleting comment after comment (instead of just deleting the damn picture, wouldn’t that have saved a lot of trouble?) People are livid and the rest is history. They “apologized” and I use that term loosely.

Personally, they should have quit while they were ahead. Now they just have a heck of a lot of angry people. And a lot of people like me, blogging about it. Some may not even dig around in old purses now to find that last big of Cherry Flavor Balm. Way to go guys. (Don’t worry I’m not that bent out of shape enough for that fiasco)

Check out AdFreaks take on it here.

What do we think all? Is this too much for a Lip Balm ad? Or is this my life on a daily basis (no judgement).

Welcome to the Future

You know its a new era when a baby thinks a magazine is a broken iPad.

Watch as an adorable one-year old is trying to flip through a magazine like they’re used to doing with a simple swipe of their little fingers.

Too funny!

Brad Paisley says it best. Welcome to the Future. 

 

 

Daycare, for your Man

Ikea. One of those crazy off the wall stores that everyone knows and loves. Is it a warehouse? Is it a furniture store? Is is a fabulous gourmet cafe where one can sit relax and dine on delectable Sweedish Meatballs?

Yes, yes and YES! Who cares that their furniture comes in a giant box and is harder to put together than a 10,000 piece puzzle. This place is awesome.

Ladies, I’m sure you’ve grabbed your man a time or two to “Just look around” which ends up taking you 3 hours to walk the monstrosity. Not to mention you need walkie talkies to find each other in there. Do they like it? Sure, I’ll bet there are a few of you think they love it but what do they really want to do? Lounge and relax while you take your pretty time. (or play in traffic)

Introducing Mänland: A Daycare for Men, while you shop! Instead of a giant ball pit and arts and crafts, your man can play Xbox, watch the game and basically do what they WISH they could be doing all afternoon!

Bravo, Ikea. Just Brilliant.

via Adweek

99 problems

This one goes out to all my coders, hackers, developers, designers – haters and lovers. After working nonstop on a major issue (yes, we know I have issues) yesterday I came across this photo.

It immediately made me not hate my life so much.

Hilarious.

Happy Friday 🙂

I got 99 Problems
Even if you don’t know a thing about code, how can you not crack a smile at this one?

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