About 2-3 weeks ago, I saw one or two sentences that read something like this: "[RECENT THING was marketed at [COOL/YOUNG DEMOGRAPHIC] but turned out wildly popular with middle-aged white women instead." [more inside]
Does anyone know where to get the EXACT shoes Nate Berkus is wearing in this picture? http://nateberkus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Untitled-design-36.jpg
For many many years, I've heard about an early-90's commercial for British Knights sneakers featuring music written by Superchunk. It appears lost to the mists of time. UNLESS you know where I can find it or see it, or heck, even just listen to it. Anyone?
Imagine a political ad which addresses GOP voters and tries to persuade them to not vote at all in November. That is, it doesn't promote any candidate but simply targets GOP voters and tells them to "This year, stay home". Would such an ad be regarded as illegal, inappropriate or "bad sportsmanship" in the US? Or are these kind of "stay home this November" ads commonplace? Asking from outside the US!
I'm trying to find a humorous commercial for Levi jean that I haven't seen for years. Difficulty: 90's Australian TV. Google is failing me and this is driving me crazy!! Details inside... [more inside]
Help me impress my 14-year-old daughter (for once). Who is the young actor portraying the college student in this Southwest Airlines commercial? She thinks he might have been in one of the Harry Potter movies. [more inside]
I opened this (NSFW) YouTube video yesterday and before it played there was an ad made by Android that goes on for about 7 minutes basically imploring you to hit 'Skip Ad', it's hilarious and I would love to find the actual link to the video. [more inside]
I was shopping for sporting goods online when I came across an image on a retailer's website that baffles me. In order to avoid linking to a commercial site, I've rehosted the image here. At the side of the image it says: "Sorry for using a picture of a boy. I promise we'll make up for it." Can someone explain why they're apologizing? More details within. [more inside]
Can anyone explain this sign that I've seen in at least one DC Metro station? [more inside]
I've been with my company (a major Oil and Gas E&P company) for seven years now, and I've moved domestically three times with them. My major is in Petroleum Engineering with an emphasis on Reservoir Engineering and I'm currently getting my MBA. I am considering getting into investment banking for energy A&D (acquisition and divestiture) advisory activities. What is the career path (I was told I would start at associate level II) and what doors could this open for me? Say I do this for 2-3 years ... what makes sense from a career standpoint next?? I got into my industry to move oversees eventually. Is this an option with an A&D advisory position? Similarly, does this open doors to live places where oil is not, such as NYC or London or Chicago? Any general advice on a position like this? Has anyone made a move like this and are you happy or do you regret this move?
Couldn't Google this successfully - a recent car commercial in the US, guy is driving on a highway at night maybe. It sounds like NASA or other mission control and space noises are coming out of his radio giving the effect that he is driving a space ship. [more inside]
I need to create a collapsing web ad, similar to the specific one hosted on the homepage of ajc.com. Are there tutorials to do this? [more inside]
I saw some ads online showing a lable on the right top corner with a "i" in a triagle, by moving mouse to it it shows "AdChoices". Clicking on the label brought me to: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/#completed [more inside]
I have a Virgin Mobile android phone, and the following has happened to me about forty times now: I will be on a phone call and all of a sudden a Virgin Mobile song -- some kind of ad song for Virgin Mobile with guitars and synths and a perky lady singing "Virgin Mobile" every now and then -- interrupts the call. Is there a way to make this stop happening? [more inside]
Does anyone remember this really obviously manipulative ad that ran in teen girl magazines in the US in the late 80s or early 90s? I'm looking for an image of it. [more inside]
What was that old (80s/90s) British TV ad with the boy who comes home from a camping trip and says "Pretty exhausting, really"? I'd like to find it on YouTube if possible, but even knowing the name of the product would help.
Rheingold Beer had an ad in the 1970s that featured a hiker and lots of outdoorsy scenes with a song over it. I'm trying to find either a video of the ad or a written description. [more inside]
We have an ad which will be printed, and *ideally* would love to use that picture from the superbowl ad of the nerd kissing the model (godaddy ad). I know this is a longshot since they paid millions for it, but is my only legal option to ask GoDaddy and go this route? THANK YOU!
Help me find the song of a YouTube ad featuring a beautifully tattooed hand sketching some amazing artwork? [more inside]
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Ridiculous question: Doppelganger or actor? Who is the guy in this Scott Brown campaign ad?! [more inside]
What is that radio commercial for Federal IT services that sounds like GLaDOS from Portal, and how can I find a copy of the ad? [Washington, D.C. area radio] [more inside]
What are some TV commercials of the past couple of years that showcase some of the cheesy tropes of American television advertising? [more inside]
I'd like to make certain documents at work (mostly PDFs) only openable to logged-in domain members based on group membership. Watermarking with account credentials would be a plus. [more inside]
What are some good places to find a certain kind of humor online? [more inside]
I have a sort of photo sharing website that breaks content up by category. There is not much text on the site, and we've been rejected by Google AdSense on that basis (not enough text). I'd like to find an ad network that will let me supply keywords (e.g., we have a gardening section, so we could sell space for gardening ads on those parts of the site) instead of scanning the site for them. Can anyone recommend an ad network that might do this?
What was that political video / TV ad that showed a montage of small children working a series of adult jobs (in a factory, for example)? [more inside]
Do the following pairs of "The Onion" books contain different content. The "Onion" Ad Nauseam: Another Year of the "Onion": v.14 (Vol 14) [Paperback] and The Onion Ad Nauseam: Complete News Archives, Volume 14 [Paperback] . Also: The "Onion" Ad Nauseam Complete News Archives Volume 15: v.15: Relations Break Down Between U.S. and Them (Vol 15) [Paperback] and Fanfare for the Area Man: The Onion Ad Nauseam Complete News Archives, Vol. 15 [Paperback] They have different names but the multiple volumes 14 and 15 are confusing. [more inside]
Where is the music in this Google Maps for Android demo video from? It seems really familiar, especially starting at about 0:18. I've already run it through Shazam with no luck. [more inside]
A disgusting Google ad is popping up on nearly every website I visit. Is there any way to make it stop? [more inside]
Looking for a car commercial that made fun of luxury brand "types," for Hyundai or Infiniti perhaps? [more inside]
I just came across this; it was a banner ad on a site that was linked to from a comment here. [more inside]
OK, System Admins, need your help! Can you give me a basic, high level, overview of how you integrate two-factor authentication into a Windows 2008 AD network where we currently only use a username and password? And then if you can some "nitty gritty" details of how it's done that would be great. See explanation... [more inside]
I vaguely remember an editorial cartoon or maybe a Doonesbury Sunday strip or maybe even a political ad that used a childlike crayon drawing of a missile hitting a magical bubble-like shield to illustrate the ridiculousness of Ronald Reagan's dream of the "Star Wars" Strategic Defense Initiative. It might have been a short animated film. But I cannot find this 1980s-era image online; can you?
I am an online publisher (have my own site) and want advertisers to advertise. I am pitching to an ad agency who has these accounts. I want to look at a few pitch presentation decks. Any place online where there might be sales presentation to agency powerpoint decks?
Facebook is showing a naked picture of my back (with a distinctive tattoo) on one of their banner ads. I did not authorize and do not like this. What can I do about it? [more inside]
Can I legally reprint an ad from 1930, or an ad from 1990 for that matter, in a pamphlet that I will profit from? If not, how can I get rights to do so? [more inside]
I have an idea for a web-based business. How do I sell it? [more inside]
Seeking a web ad management solution that doesn't suck. [more inside]
Who is this woman? I've seen her in all kinds of ads on all kinds of websites. Any ideas on how to find out?
For all the seasoned graphic designers out there, where have you found the best working environment when it comes to agency vs. freelance vs. inhouse design for a company? [more inside]
I'm looking for a pharmaceutical commercial that's been airing recently that features a middle-aged professional photographer. [more inside]
How do I get involved in copywriting and other creative endeavors in the advertising industry? As someone in the industry, what do you believe is essential for me to learn in order to become successful and happy? What books, blogs, etc. should I be reading? [more inside]
Is there anyplace online to find whatever television ad campaigns from a specific company happen to be playing nationally in the US currently? [more inside]
What's the most iconic blue-jeans video ad?
Saw a television ad several years ago with fantastic art direction depicting the stock market as a circus or similar frenzy of colorful, somewhat frightening characters. Can anyone help me track it down? [more inside]
Please help me find this magazine advertisement or tattoo/model. [more inside]
Exchange - How does it handle Outlook MAPI permissions when migrating users from one domain to another? [more inside]