Monday, March 30, 2009

Nice Juno rip-off

Someone please explain to me how this new spot for Comcast sells cable/internet/voip? Take a look and let me know what you think. All I can see is a blatant ripoff of the Moldy Peaches song "Anyone Else But You" from the Juno soundtrack (listen here); and overall theme of the film. In conjunction with this tv spot, Comcast launched a microsite, here, where you can get stupid ringtones, useless wallpaper and invite Comcast to be your friend on Facebook. Why?, because apparently this sells cable/internet/voip. I would love to see the attempted gauge of ROI on this campaign. "Dream Big" - yeah, uh huh.


Tap project continues to make waves

Jeesh, that was an awful headline. Here is a glimpse at some more great work produced by Denver's Sukle in promotion of the Tap project. Very well conceived and executed, I wonder how widespread this is and what else is in store. Nice work.


Via tde

The buck stays here

No, Colorado Springs is not for sale, at least that I know of.

Bernard Sandoval of Sandia Advertising and Marketing has come up with a logo and tag line, THE BUCK STOPS HERE, for a local campaign that could help our city out of the economic doldrums.

I have seen Buy Local campaigns in other cities but have no hard evidence that these hometown booster programs actually work. It is worth a shot, I figure.

I know Colorado Springs Utilities uses an ad agency based somewhere in Oklahoma.

The city’s website was built by a company out of Oregon.

How many other city or county contracts are with a company outside of El Paso County? What would happen to our city and county tax revenue if all 609,096 residents in the metropolitan statistical area stopped buying anything on the Internet and only purchased goods and services from local companies? Read more...

Friday, March 27, 2009

No! Never Surrender To Your Users, Facebook.

The camel/horse quote (no disparagement to camels meant, of course) perfectly captures the problem when too many people have input into a product. Seth Godin talks about how the Walkman would never have been built if Sony had asked its customers what they wanted (see Purple Cow). Read more...
Publish Post

People hate your website, now what?

So there you are, site has been completely built and in your opinion it couldn’t be better. Then it happens…. BAM… someone complains that they can’t find something on the site. Then another complaint…. BLAMMO… they can’t see the site at all in their IE6 browser. Suddenly you realize that though your site looks beautiful in Firefox, and to you it makes total sense navigating your way around, your users aren’t having the same experience as you are. Read more...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Everybody is against everybody

A buddy of mine tipped me off to this new spot for Amnesty International last night and it appears to be making it's way around the internets today. If you haven't already seen this, give it a looksie, powerful messaging and awesome motion graphic-ness. From Leo Burnett - Portugal.


Via ibia

A control freaks guide to social media

Losing control is a primary reason stated by brands who are unwilling to open themselves up to the conversation - and a major reason why most continue to use social media as little more than a brochure on the web. And yet the illusion of control is just that – an illusion. By not involving yourself you actually do more to remove control than if you did. Read more...

Via brandflakesforbreakfast


Thanks swissmiss

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Your logo makes me barf dot com

Check out this website.
Oh my...

Get in yer' vans and drive!

I love this spot from Rpa promoting the new Honda Odyssey. Good vibe.


Via ibia

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Upgrade your job not your job title

Love the concept of this campaign from Leagas Delaney London.


Via directdaily

I can't wait for this movie

The first poster for Where the wild things are.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

You should attend...

The first annual Denver Artcrank Poster show. Straight out of Minneapolis, and spear headed by my college buddy Josh Wills, this is sure to be a good time. The show will open across four galleries in downtown Denver beginning April 11th. Be sure to check it out! Click on the image for show details.



Spent the weekend in Breckinridge and had a blast. Stayed at a ski-in lodge, which is always great. This was a random snowboarder who posed for the camera with his crazy awesome non-matching gloves.

Overall I'd say the trip it was a success.


Friday, March 13, 2009

This Doodle was brought to you by...

A very cool article about doodling. Who would have thought Bill Gates of all people doodled?... probably more of you than I would have guessed. Still cool nonetheless.

I myself had one teacher in Middle school who allowed us to doodle because he knew that it helped some people to take in information and learn. Probably one of my better English Teachers honestly, thanks 'teach.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Blacklighter

Censorship of the press/free speech by oppressive governments around the world is a major issue of concern for the International Society for Human Rights. This campaign sends a message to German journalists and those in the press; bringing the issue to light and persuading them to get involved with the IGFM to help make a difference for their counterparts around globe. Nice work.

Via ibia


The office of Nothing

The agency made out of cardboard. Totally cool.

Quote of the day

“Evolved individuals know that people who are not intuitive can be dangerous to work with, since they are guided solely by the current appearance of things that are in reality, changing. Evolved individuals seek out others who have intuition and vision - a form of intelligence that comes from cultivating the instincts, observing the direction of change, apprehending the evolution of ideas.”
— Lao Tzu

Via swissmiss

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Jot it down

Fun campaign here promoting New York's School of Visual Arts; Playing on the fact that many of us, creative or not, turn to most any writable surface when we have a spark of imagination, or just need to remember that number.


Via ibia

Four rules

Vis swissmiss

Friday, March 6, 2009

These are crayons.

This is amazing, click here for the entire gallery.
Happy Friday.


Shameless plug

Handcrafted Media picks up an Addy (PPAF) for the multi-panel Pikes Peak Workforce Center brochure. The piece sold local business owners on getting involved and sponsoring the Business and Education Talent Readiness Project (BETR), a program that allows for the education of a new workforce while providing supporting businesses with tax credits and sponsorship opportunities. Handcrafted was responsible for creative from beginning to end including conceptual strategy, design, copywriting, printing.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Logos 101: for all you newbs

5 straight forward, elemental things that every mark should be able to do well. These are the basics folks.


Monday, March 2, 2009


I love ze Porsche.
A 911 Turbo is my dream car, but honestly a Carrera would work almost just as well.

Look at those lines! THE LINES!... gorgeous.


*edit* I just realized that wasn't the picture from our mainpage... that picture you can find here.

General Mills going old school

Apparently General Mills is going back to their vintage packaging for product sold at Target and other select locations. I love this idea, kinda makes me want to go buy a few of these. Now, I wonder if they actually threw-back the actual product? Maybe it's just me but theses cereals seemed to taste so much better back in the day.


Via thedieline

The future

Oh no.

Via swissmiss via this guy