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Inspired by Advertising

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I’m interested in checking out the new film documentary titled, Art & Copy.  It’s a behind the scenes look at the advertising industry from the perspective of a handful of the greatest creative pioneers whose ideas resulted in some of the most iconic advertisements… and who actually moved and inspired our culture with their work.  Sure, it’s easy to hate advertising when you get pop-ups online or bombarded with television commercials that take up more time then the program you are actually watching… but the madness of a creative mind is intriguing and down right addictive… just ask anybody in the industry.

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ATE – XII

Wallace & Gromit… Fashionistas?

For my twelfth installment of All Things English… let me break down my Wallace & Gromit obsession for you.  As a child I enjoyed their antics but when I was in college I found a W&G alarm clock that rang with “Morning Gromit!  Time for walkies!” in his famous English accent.  At that moment, my affection for them turned to full blown love which clearly is what Harvey Nics is banking on with their new rock-star ad campaign for their soon-to-open Bristol store

Wallace is wearing an Alexander McQueen navy cashmere and silk suit,
Dolce & Gabbana fitted white shirt and a Giorgio Armani tie. 
Gromit is in a navy silk
Paul Smith scarf.

Wallace is in all Paul Smith and Gromit’s scarf is by Duchamp.

Lady Campanula Tottington is wearing an Alexander McQueen dress,
Christian Louboutin heels and a bag by Zagliani.

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Bottoms Up!

So there is this theory that bikini-clad babes, sex and/or the combination of the two is the special sauce when it comes to marketing beer…

I have no comment on the theory… however, I would like to open the floor to the following questions:

  1. Is “missionary” making a comeback?
  2. Is swinging the new black?
  3. Is the subliminal message, “once you go black you never go back” or did I over-think it?

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Kool-Aid… Oh, Yeah!

I am sure all of us can remember the Kool-Aid commercials that would interrupt our cartoons on the weekends.  The Kool-Aid Man, a big smiling jug of cherry-colored, sugary kid-crack, was known for bursting suddenly through walls as though summoned by children in need of refreshment.

I think their guerrilla marketing has made leaps and bounds over it’s commercials of yesteryear… in a dare-I-say “subtle” way.

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