May 05, 2011

Google and Daniel Lee makes me cry.


Holy schnikes is this awesome. If you're a parent, you will not be able to hold it together. Fine, fine stuff from Google. And that closing line, "the web is what you make of it" is terrific.

April 15, 2011

Concerning Hobbits (And social media and marketing.)


Years away from the premiere, Peter Jackson already has me FIRED UP. Here there be dragons.

November 16, 2010

Days of Our Lives and Product Placement – I peed in my pants a little.

Days chex

Jesus. This has taken product placement to an all-new low. Or is it a high? The soaps need money, they got screen time, they got dialogue -- that means cheeseball commercials right there inside the cheeseball storyline.  

Check it out.

October 11, 2010

You know you've made it when your campaign goes Muppet.

What's not to love?

September 30, 2010

This is one home-erotic blog post




First of all, I need to start working better, harder, faster and stronger to start creating work of this caliber. I mean, cheap sex jokes are one thing, but actually working them into the copy in a meaningful way? Well done, sir. I will say, though, that I'm quite disappointed Mr. Wanket isn't wearing an overcoat in his headshot. That's OK, though. I'm sure he's not wearing any pants.

Also, did anybody else notice that Mr. Wanket's copywriter (aka his right-hand man) felt the need to capitalize "Real Estate Masturbation?" Is that a real term? What does is mean? Can houses arouse themselves to the point of blowing something out of their chimney and shaking uncontrollably?

If there is, I can't find any videos of it on the internet. Too bad, really. That shit sounds HOT.

August 17, 2010

What happens when you stop trying to be all things to all people? You win.


I just came across this ad campaign today and am loving every minute of it. I love the fact that Piperlime is asking ladies to take a stand against sneakers, sweatpants and flip flops.

But what I love most is that, according to this, they understand the ramifications of taking such a stand. They know that some people simply aren't going to like it. And they've decided that's ok.

It appears that Piperlime (and Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners) understand that it's better for some to love you and some to hate you than for all to feel indifferent about you.

The proof is in the "likes" and the chatter:

Despite its critics, the campaign has generated plenty of interest on Facebook. According to Piperlime, its "likes" increased 934% between the weeks of Aug. 2 and Aug. 9, while there was a 479% increase to the number of comments on the page.

Way to go guys. Today, we salute your bravery (and marketing smarts, too.)

May 28, 2010

Keep Walking

This extended branding video (aka, corporate video) for Johnny Walker titled, "The Man Who Walked Around the World," has been making the rounds here at SHS and we thought it was worth sharing with everyone. It recently won Best of Show at the One Show and, well, it's damn worthy of the award.

It's an amazing piece of work from all angles -- the writing, directing, timing, casting, delivery, location. It has it all and it grips your attention from the onset. If this doesn't get your creative mind spinning, then I hope you find something that can. Enjoy.

May 20, 2010

The definition of "epic" courtesy of Nike and W+K.

The Magnificent Bastards score. Seriously, this is a stunner. My very favorite thing in a very long time. Thanks to Hey Whipple for the find.

January 13, 2010

W+K (whoops D6) makes a happiness machine to shame creatives everywhere.

Coke / Coca-Cola - The Happiness machine - (2010) 2:00 (USA)

Shaming creatives with the thought, "Why didn't I think of this?" the Magnificent Bastards strike again. Great, great, great. Makes me happy just looking at it. Thanks to Dabitch for the find.

UPDATE: AAK! We are informed the Magnificent Bastards were NOT the ones responsible for said same. We are happy to correct the record. This beauty was thunked up by Definition 6 in Hotlanta. Great stuff, D6. 

November 30, 2009

Master Jedi Copywriter Luke Sullivan Speaks.

Luke Sullivan from on Vimeo. Via adland.

If you still don't own Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This, it's time to get yourself an early Christmas present.

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