January 27, 2009

How much plastic can you eat?


Lots of people are tired of hearing that our waste is killing the planet. But this visual makes the problem a bit more immediate without being too off-putting.

January 23, 2009

Do you trust me?

I’m sure you already know that Trust Me, TNT’s new show set in an ad agency, premieres Monday.

I’ve already seen the pilot and it’s a good show.
I thought most of the concepts they present are ridiculous (but so are most of the ones I come up with.)

"A new series about good guys and ad guys."

"Trust me... dogs love me, I'm an idealist, I don't do deadlines."

"Trust me... people respect me, I'm a realist, corner offices are good."

January 21, 2009

Are you spending less?

If so, one advertiser is glad to hear it.
ING Direct launched a teaser site to encourage people to save.

They followed up with a headline driven campaign:















January 19, 2009

No Advertising Monday - The Don't Slip And Sue Us Edition


The Metro-North Railroad scattered this flyer on the floors of trains.

(Well, they were probably left on the seats until disgruntled, frozen commuters tossed them onto the floor.)

January 16, 2009

Can heat cure the common cold?


Cool effect that looks like the ad was written with a finger on steamed up or frosted glass.

The latest in a string of nice work for the Tylenol brand.

January 14, 2009

How are you getting there?


This campaign has been up in Penn Station for months, but I usually pass though in too much of a hurry to take pictures.



Hopefully they're running these ads other places, because advertising trains in trains stations seems like a waste.
I've also seen this next execution as a taxi topper - which didn't make any sense to me. It would work better in an airport.

This one would also play better in an airport:

Having both of their brands (Amtrak and Acela) in the same campaign without any explanation throws me off a bit. But I like the style.

January 9, 2009

Have you washed your hands today?

Empire BlueCross BlueShield is doing their best to make cold and flu season fun for New Yorkers:



January 5, 2009

Did anyone make a resolution to drink more?

Pepsi’s New Year’s ads in Times Square have gotten plenty of coverage.

But have you seen the beach balls they gave away?

OK, let's forget my resolution to break big ad news this year.
Here’s a few of the ads blanketing the rest of the city: