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Morning Conference Call With London

6 Jan

I’m sure my counterpart in the London office loves these status calls just as much as I do. Takes me 5 minutes just to get acclimated to his Manc accent and him to my non-descript American accent that ends every sentence with a question mark.

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I Love Glue. Gluey, Glue, Glue.

6 Jan

Glue London‘s a pretty talented bunch. I like them. And I don’t like anyone, so that’s something. Another cute banner for the Mini Clubman  – very, very nice video work.

Mini Smile

A Holiday Ad I Actually Like

30 Nov

I’m so sick of Christmas advertising. If you work in an agency, you’ve probably been sick of it since May, when you had 5 kickoff meetings in a row for holiday campaigns. Or was that just me? This spot for a UK retailer, John Lewis, is both cleverly created and memorable. I can totally see an interactive component for this, but there’s not. Bah humbug. But in the spirit of the holidays, I do want to encourage you to make a little cocktail I call “JagNog” – 80% nog, 20% Jager. Sounds gross, but it’s sooooo damn good. Really.

(via Brand Flakes for Breakfast)

A Gorilla, Chocolate and a Pounding Headache

2 Sep

I thought the loud drumming noises were coming from inside my head (how many car bombs are too much? one.), but it’s actually from this very weird, but very cool spot for Cadbury Dairy Milk (by Fallon and A Glass and a Half Full Productions).

Gorilla 1
(via Adrants)

Strange and Beautiful

24 Aug

Looooooong loading time on this site, but it’s worth the wait – Fingal did an excellent job for the Aston Martin DBS. The Flash backgrounds are subtle but beautiful – very impressive.

Aston Martin DBS

Music Always Sounds Better..

23 Aug

..in your car when it’s dark. I don’t know why that is. VW has a nice microsite called Night Driving by DDB London. Really deep and very elegant video production. I especially like the mapped Great Night Drives section – I’m saving the ones in Germany for next month. What am I saying – I’ll be too drunk to see, much less drive. Although I do see pretty well with one hand over my eye.

VW Night Driving
(via AdverBlog)

Blindfolds and Virgins

12 Aug

Well, not really.  Smartly done interactive video banner by Lean Mean Fighting Machine for Virgin Bets.

Virgin Bets

(via BannerBlog)