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I was intrigued by AdZookie‘s marketing idea, promoting themselves with unique spectacular billboards … and reaching out to their small business target at the same time. Says AdZookie: “We’re looking for houses to paint. In fact, paint is an understatement. We’re looking for homes to turn into billboards.”
It definitely speaks to the times that the incentive is mortgage repayment …
Here’s their blurb: “Adzookie is a FREE mobile advertising network. If you have a website and want to increase your visibilty we can help. We place free advertisements for your business where ads get noticed the most … on smartphones.”
Their website is here.
- Are You Brave Enough To Have The Exterior OF Brooklyn New York Home Turned Into A Billboard While Having Your Mortgage Paid During The Time The House Is Painted In Bold Ad Colors? (cadogan1.wordpress.com)
- In exchange for mortgage payments, consumers’ homes painted with ads (springwise.com)
- Mortgage Troubles? Try a House Billboard (blogs.wsj.com)
- Turn your house into a billboard, get free mortgage (money.cnn.com)
- Would you turn your home into a billboard for a free mortgage? (sfgate.com)
- Looking for someone to pay your mortgage? (findwell.com)
- Life Inc.: A colorful way to avoid foreclosure (lifeinc.today.com)
- Would you turn your house into a billboard to live mortgage free? (thenextweb.com)
- Questionable Marketing in the Age of Desperation (blogs.forbes.com)
A Load of Crap: Charmin’s Go Nation
“Never mind that those ads featuring bears that can’t wipe properly are odd enough. Charmin now is on a mission to start a movement, we’re sure pun is intended, in which the entire nation can enjoy a “better bathroom experience.”
“We’re calling it the Charmin Go Nation,” it says on the website “… it’s made up of people who actually enjoy going to the bathroom because they have Charmin bathroom tissue.”
Sounds like the client wrote it. Utterly Ridiculous.
While we’re at it – shout out to the guys at Kleercut for telling it like it is.
- Charmin Ultra Strong: Enjoying the Go? (admonkey.org)
I am pretty jaded about advertising, but AMV’s effort for Walkers – featuring Crooner Lionel Richie and former England Captain Gary Lineker – is actually funny and well done.
Unlike AMV to use celebrities, I know … (irony dear reader).
- Walkers Pitch Man Tosses Lionel Richie Out the Window (adrants.com)
- Lionel Richie smashes glass window to snatch Gary Lineker’s crisps (telegraph.co.uk)
- Lionel Richie in new Walkers ad (mirror.co.uk)
Two Ad Students Make Cross-Country Pilgrimage to CPB
Meantimes, “two Miami Ad School students, Santiago Cosme and Vicor Javier Blanco, on September 3, plan to travel from New York to Boulder without spending a dime. The pair hope the kindness of strangers will feed, clothe, house and transport them to advertising nirvana.. Why? We have no idea. They aren’t even seeking a job at the agency as far as we can tell. They’ve got a website, a Facebook page, a YouTube channel, a Twitter account and a Foursquare account. Whether or not the pair ever make it, we’ll know everything there is to know about their journey thanks to social media.”
Alex Bogusky interview in Fast company: the narcissism, the rancor, the cruelty (adland.tv)
Is Alex Bogusky a Sociopath? [Redemption Song] (gawker.com)
Alex Bogusky’s whopper advertising freakout (blogs.ft.com)
Bogusky, Creative Ad Star, Is Leaving Advertising (mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com)
For Alex Bogusky, Money is Never an Issue (adrants.com)
How Engaged? Tips to Up iPad Ad Interactivity Even More
Early advertisers on the iPad – Target, Dove and Ford Lincoln – all sounded the same trumpet call: their iPad campaigns had higher levels of user engagement than their online campaign counterparts. Since then research firms have been scrambling to quantify just how much more engaged iPad users are with advertisers. New figures come from Mobclix, which just launched the Mobclix Index, a new monthly series of infographics that aims to shed more light on the constantly shifting mobile ecosystem. Platforms including Apple‘s iPhone and iPad, Google Android, Research In Motion‘s BlackBerry and Windows Mobile 7 will be highlighted. Based on advertising data resulting from the total number of iPad ads served by Mobclix (300 million impressions per month on average), the Index finds that, yes, there is increased engagement on gaming apps played on the iPad versus the iPhone.
Goodby Promotes Gareth Kay to Director of Brand Strategy
The inexorable rise of Gareth Kay. Always great to see one of the good guys getting to the top. And he’s rid himself of that perplexing title of “director of *digital* strategy” to boot. (Is digital strategy different? That’s a mindset rather than a different discipline, surely?)
Battles between agencies leading to failure
The “battle” between digital and traditional agencies is contributing to the failure of many advertising campaigns, Kristi VandenBosch, ceo of Publicis & Hal Riney, has said. VandenBosch was speaking at the Ad:Tech conference in San Francisco, covered in more detail by Geoffrey Precourt, Warc’s US editor, here. She suggested that rather than providing a coordinated service for their clients, traditional and interactive agencies frequently ended up in conflict with one another. “Traditional and digital agencies are caught up with who gets to lead, but neither has earned the right,” said VandenBosch. “[Often] it is not a battle for leadership or control, but for who gets the credit.” The main cause of this situation is that traditional agencies generally emphasise “objects”, whereas their counterparts that primarily focus on new media tend to think in terms of “systems”.