Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My blogging year

Sadly, my year-long blogging experiment has to come to an end. 

Thanks for reading!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pop-up theater

Here is an ambient stunt for the Intel Ultrabook:

A Pop-Up Team of 60 people used Intel Ultrabooks to create made a digital wall.  These mini-theaters showed video that cheered on skateboarders, provided menu options for diners, and other unexpected surprises.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Rough hands

Here are some outdoor ads for Craftsman Tools:

The outdoor posters were written on sandpaper and invited people to "Rub here to ensure a manly handshake."  The ads read:

"Delicate hands don't close deals"

"Dainty hands make a poor first impression"

"Soft hands won't impress her dad"

Saturday, February 18, 2012

To see this ad, place under direct sunlight

Here is a billboard from Brazil for Nivea:

Using one million light-reflecting beads that would reveal its color when exposed to ultraviolet rays, this billboard in Rio de Janeiro would only appear when the sun came out.  The brighter the sun shone, the more intense the color of the beads became.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Baked potato bus shelter

Here is an ambient bus shelter for McCain Ready Baked Jackets:

Bus shelters in York, Manchester, London, Nottingham and Glasgow allowed passersby to press a potato button to have a whiff of baked potato.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Interactive car entrance

Here is an outdoor ad from Germany for Mercedes:

Digital ad displays in the Berlin Underground were fitted with a system that allowed passersby to use their remote key entry systems to interact with the ad.  Each time they triggered the system with their key fob, a little surprise came out of the Mercedes.

Paper craft car

Here is a papercraft-style commercial from Brazil for Chevrolet:

Nice touches in the spot include the squirrel on the stick and the quick big-wheel tire change across the river.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Music to get down to

Here is a print ad tribute to Serge Gainsbourg for French premium television channel Canal+:

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Health insurance for travelers

Here are some print ads from Argentina for Medicus Health Insurance:

This health insurer provides "Medical assistance for travelers" and helps them with CUTs, GERMs, LUMPs, PAIN, and other kinds of ILLness.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

We claim this space ...

Here is a billboard for BBC America that reads, "We claim this space in the name of quality British television."  And its' nearby sister billboard...

Here are some transit ads for some of BBC America's programming that reads:

"Gordon Ramsay claims no responsibility for the dining car in this train."

"If you were a time lord, you would be home by now or 700 years ago."

"Ejector seats courtesy of the Graham Norton Show."

"Even the loudmouth next to you would sound better with a British accent."

"My other commute is in a Tardis."

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A brick in the head

Here is an outdoor flyer from Brazil for Norcon Safety Work workshop:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Flying people in the city

Here is an ambient stunt in New York for the film Chronicle:

Radio-controlled "humans" were flown around the city.  In the movie, three friends gain super powers -- including the power of flight.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Turning billboards into bags

Leftover vinyl from billboards, bus shelters and bus wraps were used to create these bags for Chevrolet Canada:

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

A chocolate Like

To thank Cadbury UK's one million fans on Facebook, a gigantic Facebook Like thumb was made out of chocolate:

It took two days and three tons of chocolate to make the gigantic Like thumbs-up.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The web is what you make it

Here is a clever video for Google:

The video tells the story of G. Rajendran, an artist from Southern India who used Google AdWords to revive the dying art form Tanjore, becoming a successful business man in the process. 

Here is a video for Google Maps:

A giant cube replica of New York city was placed inside a gyroscope to show how Google Maps can provide live traffic updates, bus maps and GPS navigation.  All with an extremely cool low-fi, Rube-Goldbergesque quality.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Gnomes galore

Here is an ambient ad from Germany for toom:

To raise awareness for the German hardware store, The Gnome Protest was organized.  Gnomes were placed in the city center with protest signs with slogans like "Seeds Not Weeds!" "Pain in the Grass!" and "Just Say Mow!"  The back of the protest sign had copy about toom hardware store and the associated Facebook and Twitter pages.

Here are some print ads from South Africa for Stihl Leaf Blowers:

Tuesday, January 31, 2012