advertising jokes

"This is the box PVC pipe and fittings came in, from Lowe's" said my pal and happy photo snapper Mr Bill who also has an interesting photo of the shadow of the old AT&T Bell logo vs the new logo on a building in his stream. The box body copy reads:

FOUL VARLET! I CHALLENGE THEE TO A DUEL! Whosoever doth possess the power to free the sword from the box shall be king. The gauntlet has been thrown - now draw thy sword and have a thee!

You could be forgiven if you for e abrief moment upon visiting Design Jargon Bullshit that it is simple yet another tumblr with hilariously buzzworded pullquotes of jargon, so familiar to us in the industry. But look a little closer and you'll realize.... The horrors.... The horror.. They are all real and link to one jargontastic site after the other. This is the sort of thing that will give me nightmares, kids. Hold me.

“Whilst others may produce visible and visceral work, it is the added consumer memorability that makes ours a success” source

Some smartarse out there has taken it upon themselves to make a tumblr out of the resolutions ad agency people make.

This year I will not take an idea from youtube and claim it as my own

Easy. Just go to Reddit instead.

The Ad pad is a plain paper pad designed specifically for advertising creatives. What makes it special? The squiggly black border that beckons you to fill it with an ad idea. It says I have 55 pages of CANNES LION WINNING POSTERS here if you'd only jot them down already, you lazy git. It challenges you to fill the blank. It screams "white space does not communicate".

Of course, the ad pad is everywhere too. On twitter: @the_adpad. On facebook The ad pad. Oh, and if your creative department runs out of ad pads, have them order some new ones with this handy form.

Because I am in a smartarse mood today, I'd just like to point out that Uncle Sam's "wants you" recruitment poster is totally a badlander as "Lord Kitchener Wants You" was the UK's call to personal action already back in 1914.

The "pointing at the viewer" guilt trip of the Lord Kitchener poster can be seen echoed in many more posters that came after it. Examples; Smokey the bear, Soviet Union poster by Dmitry Moor, 1941. A United States, World War I poster in Yiddish: "Your Old New Land must have you! Join the Jewish regiment". A British World War I recruiting poster with John Bull asking "Who's Absent? Is it YOU?" in 1915. A Reichswehr recruitment poster by Julius Ussy Engelhard, 1919. "You too must join Reichswehr". And so on. You, dear punter, are wanted as canon-fodder,

Clearly, people don't have enough to do at the agencies around the world in July, an assumption I base on all the writing that is submitted to the Fifty Shades Of Grey Advertising website. Yep, a tumblr dedicated to making a day at Grey (or any agency) sound like bad smut. "I discovered I was a submissive when I joined my first ad agency." admits the sites creator, and it seems they have found friends.

Earlier we retweeted the Pantone Merkel which is all kinds of funny, and now we found via Nextnature that these images of our rainbow-leader were collected by Noortje van Eekelen as part of her Spectacle of Tragedy project. The real tragedy is in the cut of that suit-jacket.
"Welcome to the Visual Database of the European Show and its Leading Actors" reads the tumblr Noortje has set up and there's even a full page of Berlusconi’s favorite girls. Trust me to find the titty.

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