Saturday, 27 June 2009

Love is my message

Jacko was better known for his Pepsi ads, but this is a beauty for Suzuki! What a guy. RIP.

Sign Michael Owen. He's Cool!

It's a right old mixed bag this blog. I also like football, and one player my club, Aston Villa, has been linked with this summer is sick-note special Michael Owen. This brochure has been sent around to tout Owen to prospective new employees. Beautifully designed isn't it?!

I feel a bit sorry for him as he's obviously being badly represented - this has turned him into a bit of a laughing stock. I love the 'Brand Values' that have been boiled down into brilliant key words! 'Charismatic!' Poor old Michael has about as much charisma as wet sock. 'Young'! Not really is he at 29. 'Cool'!!! This is the best one, the poor bloke must be cringing so badly.

I'd still take him at Villa though, on a pay-per-game basis. Him and Carew could cause a few problems up front.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

An advert that I've seen

Now I know just how difficult to get a decent ad out is...believe me, I know. If your spot is anywhere near decent after 3 internal hoops (average), the opinions of junior, medium and top clients, not to mention the dreaded research, then you should give yourself a big pat on the back.

I'm not really in that much of a position to be able to pass too much judgement on the work of others yet, mainly because I don't really think I've done anything of such note to warrant it...yet...but I've seen the new Foster's beer commercials on TV a few times now, and they've really got me thinking.

You see, to me it's a case of all the right ingredients being there, but the stars not quite aligning...for some unknown reason. Let's look at the statistics:

- Good client that has a history of buying decent work - Yes.

- Good agency writing the work - Yes.

- Good idea to hang your hat on and write to - I'd say so, Yes.

- A-list director agrees to shoot it - Yes. Most definitely yes.

So what happened here? Is it the scripts? Did the client muddy the waters? I'm a bit confused. The bit that really confuses me is that Frederick Bond's films are normally so simple in their construct - the Carling ads, Brylcreem etc. But this script, in my eyes, possibly over-complicates the idea...which is quite a simple one.

But then Frederick could've sort that out couldn't he? Hmmm, what do I know...

Monday, 22 June 2009

They Stick

Random park ranger, animals, animals licking kids in a slightly disturbing, awkward way...what's not to like here? Stick it in there.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

I'm Sorry

There really is no need for this kind of image now is there?

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Marriage: Box Ticked, Move On.

So I got married. And had a lovely honeymoon, where I saw some cool stuff like this...

and this...

But that's as much as i'm willing to share.

Now, how do I do adverts again?