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Tag Archives: 2012
It’s been a pretty big year for Shameless Self-Promotion. I guess you could say that this blog has now served its purpose, because I finally landed myself a paid job in advertising, which I really enjoy! However, I still really like blogging, so I’m not going to stop. Here are the posts that got the most hits this year – and from what I can tell, it would seem that people on the internet are still totally enamoured with cute stuff…
ABSOLUT UniqueThese psychedelic one-of-a-kind bottles by Absolut proved to be a hot topic. Definitely a successful idea from Absolut, which surely generated a lot of hype and a lot of sales.
Cute Advert AlertWhen EDF rolled out the first TV ad starring Zingy, everyone started going batshit crazy, wondering where they could buy some Zingy merchandise. Unfortunately, EDF didn’t bother manufacturing any Zingy toys, which is odd because there was so much demand for it. I’m fairly certain that if they had made some Zingy plush toys that were given to new EDF customers, a lot of people probably would have switched their energy provider. It sounds like a patronising move, but let’s face it, people want this shit.
And Dior Created WomanThe new Dior advert, starring the delightfully Bardot-esque Daphne Groeneveld had fashion fans asking, “Who’s that girl?!”
Tres Bien, Ray-Ban!Ray-Ban’s rebellious print ads got the kind of attention that they deserved.
Choupette Lagerfeld in V MagazineIt seems apt in the absurd, beautiful world of fashion that one of the newest icons is a cat – namely, Karl Lagerfeld’s feline friend, Choupette. Her shoot in V Magazine with Laetitia Casta caused a fair amount of interest because, on the internet, cute cats pretty much rule supreme.
Kim Kardashian obviously cottoned onto this, briefly becoming the owner of Mercy – a teacup Persian kitten. Sadly, Mercy is no longer around because
Kim Kardashian is totally self-obsessed and has no soul she contracted a virus and died…poor little thing. But then, having said that, you know that she really has gone on to ‘a better place’.
I’ve liked PEACE for a while now, but I wasn’t really into the single version of ‘Bloodshake‘. Their new single, ‘Wraith’, is really great though.
This entertaining stunt by KesselsKramer involved turning a regular Dalston off-licence into an interactive musical experience, which was activated whenever an unsuspecting customer decided to pick up a can or bottle of Red Stripe. Devices were cleverly integrated with existing products on the shop floor and shelves – and in some instances actual food items were used to create the sounds. This presented an element of risk, because it was entirely possible that someone could pick up some instant noodles which were intended to act as maracas! However, as you can see from the video, the idea was successfully executed and received a warm reception. Below you can see how some seemingly innocent stock items were turned into digitally-activated DIY instruments.Watch the making of the video here.
Creative agency LOVE has worked with department store Selfridges on a window installation in the flagship Oxford Street store. The window display brings the Johnnie Walker ‘Where Flavour is King’ campaign to life and was created by set production company, Millington Associates. As much as I want to see it, Oxford Street during December is very much on my ‘avoid at all costs’ list. However, if you do end up squashed in the Christmas season rush, you should go check it out.
Or you could just watch the video below…