So by know you should have worked out we LOVE creativity in pretty much any shape or form but mostly in ADVERTISING. We get bombarded with so much ad crap nowadays everywhere we look that to get sent a piece of work like this is like finally seeing a slight hint of light in an … Continue reading Advertising excellence from home!
Why? You dare ask! Very simple (like we have posted before) – because normal advertising generally makes us wanna take a drill bit to the brain! Normally creative genius’s are tied up by either budget or the limitations of conventional advertising (or I suppose the lack of bravery of their clients to do something a … Continue reading Don’t you love inappropriate advertising?
. . . why not fair you ask – well very simply because men have in general very small brains when it comes to dealing with adverts like this – we cannot work out what its for or why we should buy it but we do! I said they werent fair – i didnt say … Continue reading This kind of advertising isnt fair . . .
We’ve written about billboards that whisper and billboards that even talk back, but not until recently had we heard of billboards that give out free love. Sure enough, though, the outdoor outfitters at Austrian Northland Professional recently kicked off a campaign through which billboards give away free merchandise. Beginning early this month, Northland has been … Continue reading Clever advertising boys and girls . . .
I don’t quite know what it is about music. It somehow triggers emotions in the brain so easily and creates a feeling so quickly and so powerfully that it’s impossible to stop. I wish my brain could do this by itself as easily! After listening to Tim Noakes speak in South Africa when I came … Continue reading The power of a simple song!
When I started my first full time job I was a sales rep. I basically spent my day on the road driving from store to store doing the mindless crap that sales reps do. I also quickly realized that you tend to eat on the run which means you eat crap, and when I swelled … Continue reading Like all geniuses, I only fully appreciate Steve Jobs now that he’s gone . . .
There are some brands in the world who take their status for granted. Some brands that just suck on their past glories to fuel the current status just enough to maintain it without really giving a stuff about the people that matter – the consumers. These companies are most guilty when it comes to advertising. … Continue reading Why I will always buy great brands . . .
There is a simple reason that literally not one of the 1.3 billion Chinese people in China has a Blackberry, because they are really shit. Plain and simple. Blackberry are another example of a company that took its prominent market position for granted, assuming its market and consumers would never change and so before it … Continue reading Blackberry just love to lose . . . AT EVERYTHING!
Friday was World Children’s Day. I did even know this until I saw the now iconic GOOGLE DOODLE that day. I then started noticing more and more empty seats in my office and when I inquired, I found out that almost every mother had taken off work to spend the day with their children. As … Continue reading Wishing time away . . .
By now most of you probably have seen this as it has seriously done the rounds. As for me I picked this little gem up on the brilliant “Scribbling’s of Robs’ blog and could not let it go. As you know we at STM are absolutely infatuated with ADVERTISING GENIUS and I just could not help … Continue reading Go beyond the expected . . .
I like creativity in advertising, I like it when marketers push the boundaries of what’s funny, what’s comfortable and whats interesting – let’s just say it makes me feel like they give a F$#@ about what they are selling. So, when the uproar of the Red Bull & Jesus advert came up I thought it … Continue reading What would Jesus do (the religio-less version!)
The first question I asked myself when confronted with the Google wallet was how is this any different from the Visa Pay Wave I wrote about a while ago? I mean if you think about it the only difference is I swipe my phone past a receiver rather than my wallet. I carry both, always, … Continue reading Google wallet and how it IS going to change your world!
So you know North Korea right? Venezuela yes? Zim huh? Well now that I’ve hopefully scared you somewhat let’s get going – oh wait one more, Nazi Germany! Everyone with me? So in short the new info bill says the following . . . the government in order to protect, national security (what f*#king national … Continue reading The Freedom of information bill for dummies . . .
Once again the South African government has astounded me with how it chooses to spend its time (I mean other than misappropriating tax payers funds). First it was the time spent deciding to ban cigarette advertising. Now this was a quickie, cause pretty much the rest of the world had done it, but then they … Continue reading Ban alcohol and it’ll do nothing but waste time and money!