Monthly Archives: April 2012

What’s the Point of Twitter, Anyway?

An intro for newbies. Or sceptics. (I have borrowed this image from a blog called ‘Tony Hannan’s Compendium of Games‘.  I’m not entirely certain what it’s about, but that’s probably because it has a lot of sports references in it.)…

The Best Ad I’ve Seen All Year

Proof that the most creative advertising happens when committees aren’t involved. It may have taken 10 writers and 3 producers to come up with Jennifer Lopez’s hit, “Jenny from the Block”, but I’ve long been convinced that when you look…

I don’t even know what to say about this

Has ‘stuffed crust’ finally gone too far? Normally I wouldn’t just post an advertisement without having some kind of ostensibly insightful opinion to offer about it, but this new Pizza Hut Middle East offering frankly has me speechless. For your…

Oreo Breastfeeding Ad: Too much, or too sensitive?

When are we going to stop having to talk about this? So this week, Kraft Foods and ad agency Cheil Worldwide had to do some damage control when this ad, for “milk’s favourite cookie”, went viral: The Mommyblogosphere lit up…

Has the internet ruined TV commercials?

…or am I just getting old?   The other day, my friend and former ad agency comrade Alanis and I were talking – via Twitter, of course – about the dismal state of television ads for yogurt, with specific reference…