This Valentine’s Day, give and you shall receive

First off, Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

Being the ad geek that I am – my boyfriend often shares ads and commercials he sees with me if he thinks they’re good. This commercial was on last night and he thought it was a) hilarious and b) probably true.

I googled it this morning, and realized I had seen it during the superbowl. As with a few other companies (H&M, GoDaddy and let us not forget the Sexy and I know it – M&M commercial) we know that the main goal when making a commercial is grabbing the attention of the viewier.

Sex sells.

TeleFlora created this ad with Supermodel Adriana Lima. sidenote: that body has had a child and her name is Valentina – how appropriate

Giving the world known advice. “Give and you Shall Receive”

Cute, funny, sexy.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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How to Create the Perfect Movie Poster [infographic]

It’s always a treat going to the movies. With prices these days ($11, unreal) – I take my time in picking the movies I just can’t wait until DVD release. When I leave I often walk slowly and check up on upcoming movie posters. Taking a mental note on something I’ll be looking forward to seeing the trailer for. Usually, what grabs my eye is something simple that you really have to look at to see what movie is. (I know, you get it – I’m a big fan of understated).

However, what are best practices for making these posters? Check out this infographic to see what works!

via Adweek

Minimalistic Print Ads

Print is not dead people.

As much as some people want to say it is. Nothing puts a flutter in my tummy more than seeing something done some simply yet so perfectly.

I’m a huge fan of companies that really believe in the “Less is More” approach. One of my favorite groups of ads are from Absolut Vodka. Just a few play on words and they’re brilliant.

Speaking of brilliant. Check out some of these. The Chaplin/Hitler Hat ad is my absolute favorite and I’ve had this one saved since the year it came out. However there are some really wonderful ones below. See the rest after the jump!

26 Brilliant Minimalist Print Ads | Bored Panda.

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.

Irresponsible Advertising?

Miu Miu’s recent Advertisement featuring 14 year old Hailee Steinfeld was recently pulled by The Advertising Standards Authority.

They stated that she was seen in an “irresponsible place” – That being, rail road tracks wiping away tears from her eyes (hey, couldn’t it be dust?)

I really.. just have no words.

 

Movie Clichés and Infographics

What you’ll soon learn about me is two things.

1. I love Advertising Blogs

2. I love Infographics

What is an infographic you say?

infographic: Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly

In dummy terms they are simple designs that explain a more complex subject. When done correctly they are witty, informative and a piece of art. My cube is covered with plenty. From ones describing industry related material, to general fun information.

AdWeek, one of my favorite advertising blogs provided these gems. Ad agency Wing New York created these graphics to promote the New York International Latino Film Festival. They took common Hollywood Clichés and made something great. Enjoy!

You can read more about them here!

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