Oh mein Gott, I love this video. Bayern fans, enjoy. The rest of you poor saps, see you at the finals May 22nd.
Monthly Archives: April 2010
Okee, so it might just be the fact that I’ve been counting down the days to the 2010 World Cup since the last whistle sounded four years ago – but I think it’s fair to say this is a great commercial. Not only is it a well thought-out ad, but it really gets to the heart of soccer and what the cup means to the world.
And they’re not trying to even sell anything… well, maybe several billion dollars in advertising. And football.
In honor of Earth Day (what?! – Mama Earth loves Facebook just as much as the rest of us), Adbusters is sponsoring a digital detox week. Supposedly we are all supposed to unplug, get outside and communicate with our friends the old fashion way.
That’s why I etched this blog post into a pre-historic stone with, recited it in sign language to a tone-deaf monkey and sent that monkey by carrier pigeon to the WordPress headquarters for posting…
C’mon. How about this: have fun in the digital world and then go have fun in the real world. After all, moderation is the key (in moderation) and unless you’re name is Neo, there’s no reason to unplug and replug on a daily basis.
However, some of their activities in a post-PS3 world sound kinda cool… I guess. So check it out.
For those of you that still haven’t bought into the Facebook ‘fad’ – yes, both of you – maybe you should check out this cool infograph put together for Mashable.com by Muhammad Saleem.
50% of active users login everyday? The average user is on for 55 minutes a day?! Wow. In this day and age, I think that… WHOOPS, my magical alfalfa plants need fertilizing!…
Because after all the paperwork, sometimes you just gotta get out and drive…
…because they should have cast Ron Jeremy over Toby Maguire in the American version.
Weird is the new black. At least in terms of advertising… or at least in terms of fast food advertising. Remember the crowds of lemming-like red-headed ‘Wendys‘ running through the fields? Pretty weird. Or Checker’s gangsta feline, Rap Cat? Hilarious, true… but weird. And of course, the literal and figurative king of them all, Burger King’s bulbous-headed, mono-expression-wearing monarch, ‘The King’. Weird beyond belief.
So what? Apparently the new trend in fast food advertising is head-scratchingly amusing creative. That’s funny right? Well apparently some people aren’t laughing.
The King’s latest spot, in which he’s accused of being a lunatic because of his ‘crazy low’ deals on flame-broiled burgers, has mental health organizations up in arms.
“I was stunned. Absolutely stunned and appalled,” said Michael Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. “We understand edgy, but this is beyond edgy. Way beyond.”
Okee, we know that advertisers have to be sensitive to unfortunate conditions (thank god they didn’t claim he had athlete’s foot). But to be fair, the King isn’t exactly drooling from the mouth and babbling like an idiot. If you ask me, this is just another Lohan-like outburst at a funny commercial for the sake of hyper-sensitivity. I mean, look at the Wendy’s commercials. It’s not like red heads around the world are protesting…