Tag Archives: tv

Subway HD Screens: Round 6 – Bogota

Pixel Hacking – Decorando la publicidad If you missed the previous rounds, check em out here: Abstractor.tv – Ji Lee Light Criticism – Anti-Advertising Agency and Graffiti Research Lab Pixelator – Jason Eppink Hold Fast Sell Out – Posterchild Stained Glass – Posterchild And of course Aram Bartholl had a roll in the lineage.

Posted in News | Also tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Report: Advertising’s “mirror” of society is racist

Actors from black, Asian or other ethnic minority groups appeared in only 5% of the almost 35,000 TV ads screened in the UK last year, according to a report. The report by Clearcast, the body that vets all commercials before they are broadcast, found that TV advertising is “drastically under-representing” the ethnic minority groups. Black, […]

Posted in News | Also tagged , | Leave a comment

Charlie Brooker’s 10 Biggest Cocks and She-Cocks in Advertising… ever!

See also: Charlie Brooker’s 10 Biggest Cocks in Advertising

Posted in News | Also tagged , | 1 Response

“We’re All Going To Die,” Industry Laments . . . Again

An article in yesterday’s AdAge titled “Ad Skipping? Just Wait. It’s Going to Get Worse.” bemoans last week’s US Court of Appeals ruling that would allow—oh, it’s bad—”network DVR” technology, essentially allowing viewers at home to watch whatever they want on cable, whenever they want to watch it, without buying any fancy new equipment or […]

Posted in News | Also tagged , , , | 4 Responses

CBC on IllegalSigns.ca

Go Rami!

Posted in News | Also tagged , , , | 1 Response

…The greatest love of all

Reality TV has never been anything but a guilty pleasure for me. In high school I shunned my friends for watching the first season of Survivor and at home, if someone walked in on me watching The Real World I would change the channel as quickly as possible. But like it, secretly like it, or […]

Posted in News | Tagged | 3 Responses

Arguing From Both Sides

Sao Paolo’s Billboard Ban is about to have it’s first birthday. The ban went into effect and remains, despite threats of multiple lawsuits and cries about the loss of (corporate) free speech issued this time last year. For example: But advertising and business groups regard the legislation as injurious to society and an affront to […]

Posted in News | Also tagged , | 4 Responses

Packard Jennings in NYT

AAA member, Packard Jennings, who worked on the Bus Stop Ad Project, had a project on the front page of the New York Times on monday. The article discussed shopdropping and referenced the Anti-Advertising Agency’s shopdropping workshops for the PeopleProducts123 project. Update: Here’s some tv news coverage, with our friends from the Center for Tactical […]

Posted in News | Also tagged | 1 Response

Charlie Brooker’s 10 Biggest Cocks in Advertising

Yes, “Cock” is in the headline. I never said this was a family blog. A friend just sent these two bits of simple genius. You probably don’t want to watch this too loud at work, depending on where you work. I can’t make any sense over what the BBC does and doesn’t bleep. Also the […]

Posted in News | Also tagged | 3 Responses

Marketers, the Military, and Me

You may have heard already about the A&E billboard beaming audio to the street in New York City. A speaker mounted above the billboard sends ultrasound waves from 7 stories up to a specific location below. Because it’s highly directional, for people outside the target area it’s hardly, if at all, audible. Here’s a demonstration […]

Posted in News | Also tagged , | 6 Responses

“Real beauty” from the makers of Axe?

From our pal Carrie McLaren over at StayFree Magazine: It’s been a while since we checked in on the Dove “Real Beauty” campaign, but I would feel remiss in not pointing out the new round of criticism its getting. If you haven’t seen them, the Dove commercials are as genius as they are insidious (see […]

Posted in Articles, News | Tagged | 4 Responses